Niles Buchanan YMCA

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Niles-Buchanan YMCA

The Niles-Buchanan YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


Want to win a 6 month membership to the Y? Are you creative?

If you're nodding along with us, enter the 2016 Thanksgiving Day Run Logo Design Contest. We need someone to design our logo for the 35th annual race this year, and we want you! Show us what you've got.

Rules and Regulations

1) All media is acceptable. It is preferred that the design be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in the format of a jpeg and pdf. Alternatively, design may be dropped off at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA either printed on 8.5X11 paper or on a disk with both jpeg and pdf formats. A maximum of 4 colors may be used. 300 pixels per inch is preferred.

2) Design must be vertical in orientation with the width being smaller than the height. Keep in mind, the logo will be printed on t-shirts, banners, and various other marketing materials.

3) The artist/designer may choose to include the following text within or around the image area: a) 35th Annual b) Thanksgiving Day Run c) Niles-Buchanan YMCA. Artist/Designer understands that the Niles-Buchanan YMCA Race Committee may add text into or around the design for the purpose of marketing and promotion.

4) Entry Form must be completed, signed by the artist/designer, and attached to the email, printed copy, or disc when submitting entry.


  • Contest opens on September 5th and runs through September 9th at midnight. Mailed entries must be delivered to the Niles-Buchanan YMCA on those said dates. Out of town entries are to be addressed to Niles-Buchanan YMCA, C/O Alexa Tupper, 905 N. Front Street, Niles, Michigan 49120.
  • Thanksgiving Day Run Race Committee will meet and decide a winner on September 12th. Winner will be notified via phone on September 13th. Winner will be announced to the public via media and websites on September 13th.


  • Chosen logo will be placed on all race marketing material including: race brochure, t-shirt, banners, various websites, and any other source of marketing and promotion of the 2016 Thanksgiving Day Run.
  • Designer/Artist name will be announced when the 2016 Thanksgiving Day logo is revealed.
  • Press release will be written and designer/artist will be given recognition.
  • Winner will receive a banner with their logo design, 5 t-shirts, 5 race entries, and a 6 month free Y-membership.

All entries become the property of the Niles-Buchanan YMCA.

I certify that this is my original work. I give permission for this work to be reproduced for purpose of advertising and promoting the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, Thanksgiving Day Run 2016, and the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. If selected as a winner, the entry becomes property of the Niles-Buchanan YMCA. The Niles-Buchanan YMCA will retain permission and all legal rights to the artwork selected, including reproductions and photographic rights. Signature is required.

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