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7th Annual YMCA Sock Soaker is September 11

Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA 7th Annual Sock Soaker returns to Lake Clare on Saturday, September 11, 2021 beginning at 9 a.m.

“The Y is excited to offer this annual event that promotes fun, fitness and philanthropy,” says YMCA race coordinator, Vanessa Macias-Hannie. “We encourage community members to grab a few friends, coworkers or family members and sign up to join us.”

The Sock Soaker is a three-mile multi-faceted obstacle course race that appeals to individuals of any skill level. The race will kick off at 9 a.m. in front of Our Sunday Visitor, 200 Noll Plaza. Racers will follow the paved trail toward Lake Clare and racers will be confronted with several fitness challenges such as burpees and jumping jacks in addition to a variety of sock-soaking obstacles throughout the course around the area of Lake Clare. Once they complete the fitness challenges, racers continue to make their way back to Our Sunday Visitor to finish the race.

Racers may register for the September 11 event on the YMCA website at or by calling the Y at (260) 359-9622. Registrants will receive a race t-shirt.

“The Sock Soaker is a fun and accessible event for everyone,” said Macias-Hannie. “Funds raised from the Sock Soaker benefit the YMCA’s annual campaign for financial assistance. In 2020 the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA awarded over $87,000 in scholarships to the Huntington community. The annual campaign enables the YMCA to not turn anyone away from membership or programs based on their ability to pay the full rates.”

Racers may contact Vanessa Macias-Hannie at or (260) 359-9622 with questions.