The YMCA of Lincoln ( invites families to kick-off their Fourth of July festivities at the 11th Annual YMCA Youth Sports Adventure Run on Saturday, July 1.

Held at YMCA Wright Park, kids and adults alike will climb their way through obstacles, run through fields and make a splash down the giant slip ‘n slide, all in the name of a good cause – the YMCA Annual Fundraising Campaign Strong Kids. Funds raised provide youth and families in need the opportunity to take part in the YMCA’s life-changing programs, including Youth Sports.

“We encourage the entire family to walk or run the course together,” shared Todd Johnson, executive director of YMCA Youth Sports. “Not only is it a chance for families to take part in a morning of healthy activities, but in doing so, they’re giving back to our community, ensuring that every family has access to YMCA programs like swim lessons, baseball leagues and day camps.”

Wave start times will be at 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with a limit of 100 participants per time slot. Registration is available online at and includes a t-shirt with the race fee.

One of Lincoln’s largest nonprofit organizations focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of Lincoln has served the community for over 150 years—promoting positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body for all. For more information, visit