Buehler Miles for Smiles
feb. 25, 2023 - Buehler YMCA 1400 W Northwest Hwy Palatine, IL 60067

Buehler YMCA Miles for Smiles

Join us on February 25, 2023 and get moving to help raise funds for youth served by the Buehler YMCA.
In celebration of the fifth annual Miles for Smiles fundraiser, a group of donors has pledged $5,000 if 100 people complete a 5K (or 45 minutes of any activity) on February 25. So run, walk, bike, swim, Zumba, Body Pump, play in the snow, whatever – just get moving and bring your friends!
The Buehler YMCA is proud to host Miles for Smiles. In the past four years, the event has raised nearly $40,000 to support youth initiatives in our local community, such as summer camp scholarships, after school care, and access to programs like swimming and gymnastics.

How to Get Involved

  • Like Miles for Smiles and the Buehler YMCA on Facebook.
  • On February 25: Log a 5K (3.1 miles) or 45 minutes of activity.
    • Stop by the Buehler Y to log your miles (and get some great swag!), or you can log your miles/activity from anywhere in the world.
  • Post a selfie or group photo and tag Miles for Smiles and the Buehler YMCA.
    • If you don’t have social media, please feel free to stop by the front desk of the Buehler Y from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to log your miles.

Great Ways to Get Moving on February 25

  • Cycle with Christine: Buehler YMCA Cycle Studio: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
  • Run outdoors with Mike and Kristin: Barrington High School parking lot: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. (3.1 miles to 20 miles)
  • Run indoors with Suzanne: Buehler YMCA Track: 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
  • Body Conditioning with Agnes: Buehler YMCA Basketball Court: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (for all you regulars, we’re moving from Studio 2 to the basketball court for the day!)
  • Zumba Gold with Nori: Buehler YMCA Basketball Court: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Kick off Miles for Smiles on February 22 with Yoga with Ashley Soriano Lernor!
    • Slow Flow Yoga - perfect for all levels 
    • Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. virtually
    • Click here to sign up! Meeting ID: 932 1036 8098, Passcode: #Yoga123

Make a Donation
If you are able, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Miles for Smiles. You can support a participant or simply support our cause and help us reach our 5-year goal of $55,555! As always, 100% of funds raised will support youth initiatives at the Buehler YMCA, including scholarships for summer camp, childcare, and youth programming. 

Donate Today

Support Local Businesses and the Buehler Y

  • Our friends at Zyia will again be hosting an athletic wear event, with a portion of proceeds donated directly to Miles for Smiles!
  • More details to come about other opportunities to support local businesses with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Miles for Smiles.

Spread the Word
Share our Facebook posts and your own updates with your networks and help amplify our impact on kids’ lives. If we get 100 people to complete a 5K or 45 minutes of activity on February 25, we’ll unlock a $5,000 donation!
Thank you for helping to strengthen our community one mile at a time.