Triathlon Workshop Cancelled

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak and prohibition of gatherings of more than a few individuals, we are canceling the April 4 Triathlon Workshop which was to be held at the Knowles YMCA. Consideration is being given to a future web-based presentation or posting information online.  Slide material and workouts from the 2019 TriathlonWorkshop can be found at:  For further information check the event’s website at JCMOTRI.COM or facebook page at: Season.

Luck of the Irish Update

In order to protect the health and welfare of all involved we have decided to postpone the Luck of the Irish 5k/10k for this Saturday.  Please stay tuned to the YMCA website and/or the YCMA Facebook page for updates and information on a reschedule date. 

Your Luck of theIrish race shirt will be available for immediate pick up at the Firley YMCA (525 Ellis Blvd.) Welcome Desk location only.

June 14: Jefferson City Triathlon

Stay up to date with triathlon information at:

We’ve added new event options to our classic Sprint Triathlon as noted below.

We appreciate your interest and support of our event and look forward to your continued interest.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at or visit our website at

Register Online at

Join us Sunday, June 14 at the Jefferson City Triathlon . . . The Great Escape at Ellis Porter Riverside Pool in Jefferson City. This event takes athletes from the snake swim in the 4 lane 50 meter pool at Ellis-Porter Riverside Park, to a 12-mile bike on city and rural roads from the pool to the outskirts of the new Missouri State Prison and back to the pool. The run is from the pool to the old historic Missouri State Penitentiary and back to the pool

This event is co-sponsored by the Jefferson City Area YMCA, Jefferson City Parks and Recreation and Jefferson City Outdoors. Anyone 14 years and older can participate.


  • Sprint Triathlon (Swim-400 meters, Bike-12 miles, Run-3.2 miles)$65/$75 after May 25
  • Duathlon (Bike-12 miles, Run-3.2 miles)$65/$75 after May 25
  • Sprint Relay (A 2 or 3 member team completes 1 or more of Sprint Triathlon courses) – $75/$85 after May 25


  • Super-Sprint Triathlon (Swim-200 meters, Bike-5.3 miles, Run-1.8 miles)$45/$55 after May 25
  • Double Triathlon (Do the Super-Sprint Course first THEN the Sprint Course) – $80/$90 after May 25

NEW for 2020: Team Award – Form a Team of 5 of moreScore points within age group. Contact TEAM Code to use when registering.

Age Divisions (based on your age as of 12/31/2019):

  • 15-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55-64
  • 65 and over

Awards – Event awards for the Sprint Triathlon will be presented to the overall male and female finisher and the top three male and female finishers in each age group. Awards for Super-Sprint will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers.  Duathlon and Team Relay Team will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event.  Organized team awards of teams of 5 or more participants will be awarded to the top 3 finishing teams.

Aquatics Now Hiring

Are you AWESWIM? The Jefferson City YMCA is hiring: Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and Swim Coaches for Spring and Summer 2020.

Have fun at work and make a difference in our community! We will train you! Enjoy a free YMCA membership when hired.

For more information, contact:

8th Grade Initiative – 8GI

Our Mission

The Y recognizes that as kids face the challenges of adolescence they are more likely to begin distancing themselves from formal organizations, friends and family to engage and experiment in unhealthy behaviors. The Jefferson City Area YMCA’s 8th Grade Initiative (8GI) offers an alternative where these youth can make new friends, discover their passions and begin to develop and cultivate a healthy lifestyle at a young age. As Jefferson City’s leader in promoting a strong mind, body and spirit we want to ensure these youth are set up for future success through an active lifestyle.

Our Program

Any 8th grade student is eligible for a free membership at the Jefferson City Area YMCA during the duration of their 8th grade year. A membership application must be completed for a student to take part. Registration for the program will open at the time of JCPS registration and will remain open through the school year. 8GI members have full access to all three Jefferson City Area YMCA facilities. Specialized programs and classes will be offered for 8GI participants throughout the year. Membership will be effective through July 31, 2020.

Our Goals

•Promote YMCA Character Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
•Increase physical and mental wellness.
•Provide a safe and secure atmosphere.
•Establish a sense of belonging in each child.
•Have fun!

How to Participate

A membership application must be completed for a student to take part. Registration will open August 12 and will remain open through the school year. To enroll, the student and a parent/guardian must complete an application at any of the Y’s three facilities. Proof of 8th grade enrollment for the school year is also required. Students who are already members, must enroll in order to participate in the activities.

8GI members have full access to the Jefferson City Area YMCA’s 3 facilities, which includes:
•Full use of cardio and strength equipment
•Group Exercise classes
•Pool use
•Basketball, tennis and racquetball courts
•Specialized 8GI programming opportunitie

For more information, call Isaac at 761.9504 or send an email to

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