Sat August 7, 2021 South Bend, IN 46615 US Directions
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5K Run/Walk

$25 8:00AM EDT Price increases after July 18, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Fun Run & Survivor Walk

$25 8:15AM EDT Price increases after July 18, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K Run/Walk

$25 Price increases after July 18, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 1 Mile Fun Run & Survivor Walk

$25 Price increases after July 18, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Potawatomi Park
500 S Greenlawn Ave
South Bend, IN US 46615

Join the YMCA of Greater Michiana for the first LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA 5K! Proceeds from this event will benefit the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA in the South Bend community. With this funding, cancer survivors may participate in the program at no cost to them.

COVID-19 Plan

We will follow all COVID-19 guidelines recommended by the local health department and State of Indiana.


Early Registration - April 1-July 18, 2021
$25 per person
$20 per person for households of 2-8 participants

Regular Registration – July 19-Race Day
$30 per person
$25 per person for households of 2-8 participants

  • No refunds. No additional discounts available.
  • Shirts not guaranteed after 7/18/21 registration.
  • Strollers are allowed; no fee for children in strollers.
  • Dogs are not allowed.
Virtual Event

This year, we have the option for virtual runners and walkers to participate with us!

With a virtual race, you can run the distance anywhere! For example, you can run in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, at a nearby park, or even on the original course!  Virtual runners will still receive this year’s race shirt and official race bib. Further instructions will be emailed to participants before the virtual race opens.

Our Cause

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA fills an important community need by supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors, who are in a transitional period between completing their treatments and feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to return to regular activity. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA offers:

  • Free, 12-week Y membership for the survivor and their family
  • Two 75-minute classes each week
  • Small group setting (1:6 instructor ratio)
  • Full access to YMCA facilities, including Childwatch childcare services
  • Designed for adults who are undergoing or who have completed their cancer treatment

The goals of this program are to Improve energy levels and self-esteem, build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, improve the functional ability to do everyday tasks, reduce the severity of therapy side-effects and prevent unwanted weight changes, and develop an ongoing physical fitness program so participants can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as a part of recovery but as a way of life.

Multi-Person Pricing

Multi-Person Pricing gives a $5.00 discount for up to 8 people in your household. Multi-Person pricing is available through race day.

Race Registration Locations

O'Brien Fitness Center
321 E. Walter Street
South Bend, IN 49916


Participants must register by Sunday, July 18 at 11:59 PM to be guaranteed a shirt. All participants, including virtual, will receive this year's race shirt.


In an effort to promote physical distancing, there will be no awards at this year's race. The 1 Mile Fun Run is a non-competitive event.


Parking is available at the Potawatomi Zoo (500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615) and John Adams High School (808 Twyckenham Dr, South Bend, IN 46615)

Timing & Scoring

Timing is done by T&H Timing. Results will be posted immediately following the event.

Race Contact Info
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