YMCA to Host Back-to-School Rallies

The YMCA of Central Kentucky, in collaboration with Lexington neighborhoods, is hosting the sixth annual Ready, Set, Go! Lexington Neighborhood Back-to-School rallies on Saturday, Aug. 6. The free rallies provide 8,000 elementary, middle and high school children with backpacks and school supplies.

Registration for supplies runs 9-11 a.m. Supplies will be distributed at noon. Children must be with a parent or guardian in order to receive supplies.

Participating neighborhoods are: Bracktown, Cardinal Valley, Carver, Castlewood, Coolivan, Duncan Park, Eastland Church of God, Gainesway, Gardenside Christian Church, Douglass Park, Imani, Arlington Irocka, Mary Todd, Pralltown, Radcliffe Marlboro, Speigle Heights, William Wells Brown Community Center, Winburn and Woodhill.

Info: www.ymcaofcentralky.org.


The seventh annual Tri-Y Kids Triathlon will be Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Beaumont Centre Family YMCA. Check-in is at 6:45 a.m., and the triathlon begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration is underway and is $35 for Y members and $45 for non-members.

Children ages 7-8 will swim 100 yards, bike 2 miles and run one half a mile. Children ages 9-10 will swim 100 yards, bike 4 miles and run 1 mile. Children ages 11-14 will swim 200 yards, bike 6 miles and run 1.5 miles. All participants will receive a certificate and a T-shirt. The YMCA is offering clinics to help train for this event.

Info: 219-9622.