Special Events

Race 4 Chase in Wallingford CT

Community Gatherings

Our mission is to strengthen the foundation of the community through programs, services and relationships that build a healthy spirit, mind and body. We aim to be an effective resource and influential partner of the community by strengthening meaningful, caring relationships and promoting healthy, productive lifestyles for generations.

Special Events

Fun For All Ages

Part of its commitment to serving the greater Wallingford community as a charitable organization, the Wallingford Family YMCA’s annual road race will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018, in partnership with Celebrate Wallingford. The Fishbein/YMCA Road Race features a 5K and 10K course, as well as a 1-mile walk, all to benefit the LiveSTRONG® at the YMCA program for cancer survivors and the Community Support Campaign.

The 5K and 10K are perfect for experienced runners, while the community atmosphere makes these events great for novice runners, as well. Our 1-mile walk encourages family and friends to walk together at a leisurely pace in support of cancer survivors.

Since 2014, proceeds from the annual Fishbein/YMCA Road Race have benefited our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program — a FREE 12-week small group exercise and support program delivered by specially trained staff that is designed to help those affected by cancer maintain and rebuild strength, endurance and function. While focusing on regaining physical strength and stamina, the program helps heal the whole person, offering emotional support and a caring community. A free 3-month YMCA membership is included with the program, as well as a pass for a supporter of the participant to join them in their fitness activities. The Wallingford Family YMCA is proud to offer this program at no cost to the participants.

Joe Franke on "Why The Y"

*Our 10th Annual Wine Dinner Sponsors*

Join us in thanking our 2018 sponsors, businesses that support this event and Wallingford Family YMCA programs & initiatives to help build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

  • Bankwell
  • Mangs Financial, LLC
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carbutti & Co. Realtors
  • Ion Bank
  • Wallingford Funeral Home
  • Aetna
  • Diversified Building Systems
  • Sound Homes, LLC

Meet New People and Have Fun

Our annual Italian Fine Wine Pairing Dinner to benefit our Community Support Campaign is held in early May. Your ticket includes a fantastic 5-course dinner, paired with complementing wines from Italian wineries such as Capezzana & Mionetto Prosecco, a DJ with dancing, cash bar, silent and live auctions, as well as a spectacular raffle. We thank all who attended in 2017 and look forward to seeing all in 2018!