The OSPREY

What is the Ocean SPRings opEn water swim Y'all (OSPREY)?

The OSPREY is a multi-sport race that takes place in Ocean Springs, MS typically the first Saturday in May. All the proceeds from the race benefit the Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA. Through 2018 the OSPREY has raised over $40,000 for various programs offered by the Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA.

How did it Start?

OSPREY was started by a group of fun-loving friends who like to exercise and travel together, sometimes both at once.  After traveling to events all over tarnation they realized that everything they needed for some good fun was right here in their own backyard!  For great food and great fun, Ocean Springs has it all.

Why come?

First of all, come for the swim, the run or both.  Then stay for the party afterwards.  Make some new friends.  Check out historic Ocean Springs and all it has to offer.  Feel good about supporting the YMCA and its commitment to build programs that benefit the Mississippi Gulf Coast.