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2019 Spring & Summer Information
Online Registration Starts Friday, April 5th @ 12:01am
In Office Registration Starts Monday, April 8th @ 8am

Your satisfaction is important to us.  Due to program costs, including instructors, supplies, and to help maintain our minimum numbers, we ask for your cooperation when requesting a refund or credit.  Our policy is to provide a full refund or credit, your choice, to anyone who cancels by the deadline.  Anything after the deadline, will not receive a refund/credit unless your spot can be filled.

Have you had your blood pressure checked lately?  You can have your blood pressure checked monthly or weekly for free.  A personal card will be filled out just for you and kept on file at the HRC Fitness Center.
Staying motivated to lose those extra pounds can be very challenging.  A personal card will be started for you and each week you will chart your progress toward your goal.  There is no charge!
Keep track of your mileage and at 100 miles receive a t-shirt. You must register with us and walk 100 miles in one calendar year. Individuals must walk the HRC GYMS routinely to be eligible for this.  Times are available all day to walk, however, the best time to walk is between 5:00am - 3:00pm Monday - Friday.  Check our web page or call the office to confirm the open gym time.
Walk all 3 gyms - 9 laps = 1 mile
Walk Gym #1 & #2 - 12 laps = 1 mile
This is a runner’s club designed for those who love to run. We will meet weekly and be part of a group that shares a common interest and love for running. The annual fee includes a running jersey and discounted entrance fee to HRC running and triathlon events. You may choose to get additional individualized running programs from 5k, 10k, 1/2, and Full Marathons.
Annual Fee: $30.00
Individual Running Programs: $40.00
Entry fee to HRC running event: $5.00
Ages: 16 & older
Get in shape and get a total body workout without the gym.  This 6-week program is designed to teach you to use the outdoor environment as your training facility.  Our Certified trainer will structure workouts designed to increase your cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility, all with non-traditional methods.  No drop-in or punch cards.
Entry Deadline: April 17
Entry Fee: $30.00
Held on: Tue. & Thurs.’s, April 23 – May 30
Time: 6:00pm
Ages: 12 & older
Location: HRC Fitness Center
Instructors will lead you on a run from the Hays Rec Fitness Center to a park where they will break into groups and lead you through a series of fat burning circuits. You will return back to the Rec with a cool down.
Drop in: $3.00 each session
Held on: Saturday’s - May 4 & June 22
Time: 9:00am
Location: Fitness Center
Join us at Bickle Schmidt Sports Complex for a relaxing outdoor evening. We will take part in a series of yoga poses overlooking the scenic waves of grain at sunset. Snacks, souvenir, wine or other beverages will also be available to those who chose not to drink. (MUST BE 21)
Entry Deadline: June 19
Held on: Friday, June 21
Time: 8:00pm
Ages: 21 & older
Location: Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex
Fee: $5.00
This day is designated for you runners to show your passion for running.  It is also a good day for beginners to begin a life-changing commitment to running.  Whether you run a few miles or just around the block, by yourself or with our group of friends, this is a perfect day to go for a run!  Whatever the distance, National Running Day is about putting one foot in front of the other and enjoy the day.
Entry Fee: Free
Held on: Wednesday, June 5
Time: 6:00am
Ages: 0 - 99
Location: Fitness Center
Calling all families to join us for our family underachiever race.  We will have the course set up with fun obstacles between stations of pop and a bite of pizza. The fun begins and doesn’t end until you reach the finish line. Come on foot and put the kids in the strollers. Let the weekend fun begin.
Entry Deadline: July 17
Entry Fee: $10.00 - Includes shirt/drink/pizza
Held on: Saturday, July 20
Time: 9:00am
Ages: 0 - 99
Location: Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex
The Hays Recreation Commission, Progressive Physical Therapy, and Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza are proud to offer our ninth annual Summer Slam Triathlon.  This event consists of a 400-meter swim, 12-mile bike ride, and a 5k run.  All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt.  Door prizes and medals awarded to winners of each division. Sign up at 
Entry Deadline: July 24
Entry Fee: $18.00, $22.00 after the deadline
Held on: Saturday, July 27
Times: Registration starts at 7:15am
Event begins at 8:00am
Ages: 12 & older
Location: Hays Aquatic Park - 4th & Main
Have you ever taken a walk under a full moon and felt …loved? Join me as the full moon rises for an evening of yoga poses.  Poses will include the sun salutation as it sets and full moon as it rises.  We will relax with refreshing drinks and lite evening snack.
Entry Deadline: September 11
Fee: $5.00
Held on: Saturday, September 14
Time: 8:00pm
Ages: 21 & older
Location: Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex
The ninth annual Free Spirit Run is being held in memory of Jordyn Claiborn, who was killed in a car accident September 11, 2009.  All proceeds for the run will benefit the Free Spirit Award at Hays High and the Jordyn Claiborn Memorial Scholarship at the FHSU Herndon Clinic for Speech and Language. The run is named in honor of the way Jordyn lived her life - Free. The Free Spirit Run will feature a 5K and 10K division as well as a “Free Spirit” division for those who want to make a contribution and set their own distance. Sign up at
Entry Deadline: September 13
Entry Fee: $18.00, $22.00 after the deadline
Held on: Saturday, September 16
Times: Registration starts at 9:15am
Race begins at 10:00am
Ages: All Ages
Location: Dusty Glassman Ballpark - 4th & Milner
Limitations: Min. 15
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