Boyertown YMCA kicks off 7th Annual Summer Blast

Photo by Aimee Herbert
Runners start their 5k race.
Photo by Aimee Herbert Runners start their 5k race.

The community was recently invited to the 7th Annual Y Summer Blast held on Saturday, July 27, at the Boyertown Area YMCA William S. Hollenbach Center, Gilbertsville.

Activities included the 6th Annual Summer Fun Fest 5k, 2.5 mile walk and Kids Fun Run; Yard Sale, Kid’s Obstacle Course and athletic challenges, Wiener Dog Race, food for purchase, Miller Keystone Bloodmobile, and raffles.

Members of the Boyertown Area Responsible Canine Owners (BARCO)were on site to raise awareness to their cause. They’re trying to raise money to build a 1 acre dog park in Boyertown. Donations are welcome and can be made through their website:

Sponsors for The Y Summer Blast include: Platinum Sponsors– New Hanover Chiropractic, PC and Media Fusion Technologies, Gold Sponsor- National Penn, Bronze Sponsors – Dick’s Sporting Goods, E.G. Landis Jewelers, Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation, Apple Valley Sportswear, Silver Sponsors – Road ID, Bike Line – Pottstown, Chester County Running Store, Max’s Moon Walk, and Robin Zimmer’s Pets.


Proceeds from the event benefit Y programs and services..

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