NILES, Mich. – The 38th annual Niles-Buchanan YMCA Thanksgiving Day Run was held on Thursday, November 28 and boasted its highest turn out since the inception of the race in 1981 with 2,736 participants competing in the 10K run, 5K run/walk, and 1 Mile Fun Run.

The YM would like to thank the sponsors for their generous contributions to the race. Chemical Bank was the lead sponsor for the 7th year in a row, AEP sponsored the 1-Mile Fun Run, and Niles Precision Company was the bib sponsor for both the 5K and 10K.

Other sponsors include Jimmy Johns, 1st Source Bank, Allied Solutions, HDS Investments, Indeck Energy Services, Joy’s Johns, Tire Rack, Wolverine Electrical Contracting, WSMK, Smokin’ 99.1, Aetna Better Health of Michigan, Campbell Ford, Culligan, Fleet Feet, Fuller Studio, Honor Credit Union, Inertia Cycleworks, John DeVries Agency, Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C., Lazer Graphics, Leader Publications, Life Fitness, NSG/Pilkington, OrangeTheory Fitness, Pearson Construction, Dr. Richard Beckermeyer, D.D.S., Spectrum Health Lakeland, The Niles UPS Store, Weidner CPA, Wings Etc., ADP, Camden Appliance, Clark’s Service, Green Building Automation, Kachur Tree Service, Kruggel Lawton, Marsh Auto Repair, Milano’s Pizza, NCP Coatings, Niles Vision Clinic, Precor, Redbud Health Services, Selge Constructions, SEMCO Energy, Martin’s Super Markets, Michiana Recycling and Disposal, Michigan Pizza Hut, and The Missing Sock.

Proceeds from the race support the Y’s annual campaign, which supports youth programming such as Summer My Way®, Y-Club After School Program, youth sports, and community outreach water safety, just to name a few,as well as financial support to families through membership scholarships.

For more information about the Niles-Buchanan YMCA Thanksgiving Day Run, please visit or contact the Niles-Buchanan YMCA at 269-683-1552.

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:21am