2021 Virtual Monster Dash

October 24, 2021 @ 5:00AM — October 31, 2021 @ 11:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Join Us for our annual Halloween-themed 5k/1m run at a time and place of your choice. This is an exciting fundraising event, raising money to provide financial assistance to families who are not able to afford after-school care for their children.

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The Stamford Family YMCA's Virtual Monster Dash 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run is an exciting fundraising run and event. It is now in its 6th year, raising money to provide financial assistance to families unable to afford afterschool care for their children.

The race begins on Saturday, October 23, 2021 @5am and ends Sunday, October 31, 2021, at @11pm.

Our 2021 Virtual Monster Dash has something for everyone. But wait! There's more! Choose your adventure! The fun keeps rolling! Since this is a virtual race, you decide when and where you will complete your race. Got a treadmill at home? That'll do! or would you instead feel the rhythm of the road (sidewalk) under your feet? It's great! Whether you're training for another race or just want to get moving, you can choose the distance and the method.

Race Fees:

Adults / Youth (ages 5 to 18) $20 (Register before September 21st and you'll receive a T-shirt)

Adults FREE / Youth (ages 5 to 18) (will not receive a T-shirt)

Children 4 and under: Free (will not receive a T-shirt)

Register as a “supporter” and pay $100 per person for your race entry, which includes a 100% tax-deductible gift to the Stamford Family YMCA. (supporters receive a small gift as a thank you!)

Proceeds benefit the Y's afterschool program, LEAD Academy (Leadership, Enrichment, Acceptance, and Development). LEAD Academy offers children academic enrichment, homework support, swim lessons, nutrition, fitness, mentoring, college preparation, and job skills in grades K through 12. The Stamford Y relies on support from donors to ensure our afterschool program operations are sustained. Families from low-income households are given the opportunity for their children to thrive.

To be one of our sponsors (sponsorships include complimentary race entries), please click the link above.

Here are some fun ideas!

Send us your photos and tag us at #stamfordy

What distance is this race?

We decided to make this virtual race flexible. So the minimum distance is 5k. The maximum length is up to you. Let's see how far you can go!

When will the race take place?

You can run your race anytime between now and Sunday, October 31, 2021. You want to run it on the date your race was supposed to take place. We use the honor system. We will create a pop-up Facebook group for registrants to share photos from their run.

How do I report my results?

We use the honor system. Most people will upload their results, or you can email your results to Patricia pat@stamfordymca.org. If you don't want to report your time- no worries!! This program is designed for you to make it what you want and live a healthier lifestyle.