Rise ‘n Shine Summer Races



Rise ‘n Shine 2020

Hope you’ve gotten your beauty sleep because it’s time to Rise ‘n Shine!

Rise ‘n Shine 2020 is taking place on Saturday, August 8th, 2020. As always, the day of races will feature a 5K for youth, families, and adults; the Children’s 1K; and the Kid’s Triathlon. All of the races take place right outside of our Y in beautiful uptown Bay City. After all of the races conclude (around 9am) the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA will be hosting a Family Fun Fest in the parking lot for all racers, members, non-members, community friends, family, and supporters to enjoy some August sunshine, play some games, and have a good time.

All three races will raise funds for our Financial Assistance Program. As a non-profit, the YMCA’s Cause is to strengthen the foundations of our community through Youth, Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. We refuse to turn anyone away from becoming a member or participating in our programming due to financial reasons. The Financial Assistance Program ensures that ALL are truly welcome to the YMCA. Your support by running in the races or donating to our program endorses your belief in creating a better, happier community by providing youth programming, health and wellness, and an opportunity to give back.


Super Early Bird Special! Now through the end of March pay only $20 to register for the 5K!

Register Here

Little Rays of Sun 1K

Children ages 3-12 years old are encouraged to participate in a fun children’s 1K from our YMCA into Bay City’s Uptown. The proceeds from this approximately .62 mile run will also benefit our Financial Assistance Program to continue giving back to our community. This race is very cute to watch as a spectator, and lots of fun for the kids, because each participant receives a medal and t-shirt! Sponsored by Copus Orthodontics.

Register now for only $12!

Kids Tri ‘n Shine

This miniature triathlon features a running, swimming, and bicycling portion, just like a full triathlon would! Kids 6-15 will love this challenge that takes place right around our YMCA. All proceeds from this event will benefit our Financial Assistance Program, and each participant will receive a medal and t-shirt. This event is timed, so it is a competition! And it introduces our youth to the fun that is participating in a triathlon. Sponsored by Copus Orthodontics and Bay City Morning Rotary.

Register now for only $15!


Ages 6-11:
Swim 25 yards (1 length)
Bike 1.2 miles
Run .5 miles

Ages 12-15:
Swim 50 yards (1 lap)
Bike 2.4 miles
Run 1 mile


Did you participate in 2019?

Check the 2019 5K Race Results here!

Look at photos from the 2019 events here!


The 2020 event is graciously supported by: