The Y believes that time spent outdoors helps us be our healthiest, best selves. At the Y, we provide healthy outdoor programming opportunities for all members of our communities.  YMCA of Silicon Valley utilizes outdoor spaces, program expertise, strong partnerships, and a broad reach in our many neighborhoods to provide access to safe and open spaces within the communities we serve. 

Reconnect with friends, family, your community, and yourself by getting outside. Engaging with the outdoors will keep you healthy, happy, and connected.

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Hike Club

Hit the trails with Y friends and family! Health, fitness, and fun can happen beyond the gym. Register for a group hiking excursion free to members. Find and register for your next hike under on the group exercise planner with the class name "Hike Club".
Running Group

Race Training Programs

If you want to participate in a 10K or 5K walk or run, but aren't sure how to take that first step, YMCA race training will get you up and on your way. Learn the basics of running through the practice of form drills, running intervals and eventually, non-stop running. Proper form and technique is emphasized so that participants can maximize enjoyment and minimize injury. Open to anyone interested in fulfilling a goal big or small. Wether you are training to run a marathon, half marathon, 5K or just getting started, this program welcomes all levels.
Walking Club

Running and Walking Clubs

Ditch the treadmill and hit the trails with fellow Y members. Why not get fit, explore your environment, and meet new friends by joining a running or walking club? It’s the perfect way to experience the outdoors while meeting new people.

Ask your local YMCA how to get involved.
Tri Club

Triathalon Club

Interested in joining a Triathlon group for a great training experience? Swim, run and bike your way to fitness with the Y’ Tri Club! Whether you are a triathlete, a newbie, or somewhere in between, this is your club. We offer coach-led workouts for all three sports, as well as an opportunity for athletes of all levels to meet training partners.

Ask your local Y how to get involved, and reap the training benefits today.

Adventure Guides

Adventure Guides is an action-oriented, year-long adventure program designed for parent/child pairs to strengthen their relationship through shared experiences. With a circle of families in their community, parents and children will enjoy weekend campouts, volunteer projects, monthly meetings and other activities centered around skill-building and fun. The Y’s core values — caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility — make up the guiding principles of the program.