Marshfield Clinic Health System YMCA  •  410 West McMillan Street  •  Marshfield, WI 54449  •  Phone: 715-387-4900
the Y

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors that makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.


YMCA Cheese Chase - June 2020

The 29th Annual YMCA CHEESE CHASE scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2020 has been CANCELLED. The staff and board executive committee of the Marshfield Area YMCA, Inc. believe this is the responsible action to take in an effort to keep everyone safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It became clear that we were unable to proceed in the manner that our community has come to expect from YMCA events, where the safety and security of our participants, volunteers, sponsors, spectators, staff and community are our main concern. We know this news is very disappointing, and all of us at the Y feel the same, but we know that this is for the best.

Heading into our 29th year, we have never had to cancel the Cheese Chase, so we appreciate your understanding as we navigate these new waters. Taking into account all of the planning and preparation that is coordinated within our organization and with our partners in the community, unfortunately, postponement is not a viable option. Your support and participation in the Cheese Chase event in past years has allowed the Y to bring our community together, while promoting our core values of Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility for people, no matter their ability to pay membership fees - and for that, we are grateful!

Looking ahead, we sincerely hope you are able to celebrate our 30th Anniversary of the Cheese Chase next year on June 5, 2021! The anniversary event will provide a merited occasion to be grateful that we partake in a sport that endures all circumstances. A sport that will come back from this crisis even stronger - because together we are stronger.

If you have any questions, please contact Rochelle Hill, Cheese Chase Race Director and YMCA Marketing & Development Director at Thank you!