YMCA 5K YOUR WAY is an event that can be completed on your own time and in your own place – your neighborhood, even your backyard or living room. Find your “happy pace” – that might be running or biking a 5K (3.1 miles) or a 45-minute dance party. Run, walk, roll, bike, dance, jump. Find what works for you. As long as you can maintain appropriate social distancing, you can do it!


This virtual event aims to celebrate Whatcom County’s unstoppable strength and resiliency. Our goal is to unite the community by being active together as one (separately, in a safe way of course)!

Outdoor Training

Follow this simple four-week training plan to prepare your mind and body for the Virtual 5K.


Indoor Training

For those who cannot get outside for their exercise, here is a plan with plenty of options to get fit and participate in the Virtual event from inside your own home!