Y Be Fit

Please note: Y Be Fit online registration is now closed.  However, event registrations are still being accepted in person, at the YMCA office, until Friday, Oct. 5th, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Also, we will have on-site event registration on Sunday, Oct. 7th, from 6 a.m. until 8:40 a.m.

Call Us With Any Questions! (760) 341-9622

Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge

Sponsored by the City of Palm Desert

Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge is a health and fitness fair, which will include a reverse triathlon, a 5K run/walk, and a 2K color run. There will be vendors, booths, music, and pool play.

5k Run/Walk - sponsored by Prime Time International
Reverse Triathlon - sponsored by Burrtec
5k run/walk → 10 mile bike ride → 300 meter swim

Take on the challenge individually OR participate as a relay team; 1 person runs, 1 person bikes, and 1 person swims. Each team member will receive an event shirt along with a finisher medal.

Looking for a Relay Team? Join Our Facebook Group!

2k Color Run - sponsored by First Bank

5 color stations along the course. 600 pounds of color along with 25 gallons of florescent paint will be part of the run!

Chairman of the Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge

John Lane, past member of the Harlem Globetrotters, will conduct a free basketball clinic and show to be held at the outdoor basketball courts in the Civic Center Park.


The Mayor's Cup

This perpetual trophy will be presented at the awards ceremony to the top female and male performer in the triathlon.  Their names will be engraved on the award and it will be featured at City Hall and the YMCA throughout the year.

Fitness Club Challenge

There are two awards up for grabs in the Fitness Club Challenge.

  • The Fitness Club with the most people registered in the 5k and triathlon will be presented a special plaque.
  • The Fitness Club with the fastest relay team in the triathlon (among all Fitness Club teams) will receive a special plaque.

Dates and Times for Race Packet Pick Up

Thursday October 4th, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday October 5th, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: YMCA, 43-930 San Pablo Ave., Palm Desert, 92260

 If you are unable to pick up your race packet on the scheduled dates, please call 760-341-9622, ext. 228, to make arrangements.

Also, you may pick up your race packet on race morning, Oct. 7th, starting at 6:00 a.m., at the registration table at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center.

Please note: Each competitor must pick up their own packet and sign their own waiver.

Y Be Fit Event Course Map

Special thanks to all of our sponsors: