Cherry Blossom 5K

Participate in the Cherry Blossom 5K this year! Proceeds benefit the Cherryville Family YMCA  Annual Giving Campaign.

Friday, April 21 @ 6:00pm; 1 mile LIVESTRONG (Memory and Survivor) walk 6:05pm

In 2016, the following sponsors have helped to make this all possible:

Carolina’s Independent Truckers Service, Inc.      Mac’s Grill      First Presbyterian Church

Compleat Rehab and Sports Therapy      Papa’s Pizza     Food Lion     Merrill Lynch

This race  begins and ends at First Presbyterian Church, 107 West Academy Street, Cherryville and is part of the Cherry Blossom Festival. After the race, you can walk downtown to enjoy carnival rides, vendors, and music.

Registration:

Register online or download the registration form here (coming soon!)

5K (INCLUDES SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT) Fees:

» $25 through April 14
» $35 April 15 through Race Day
» $75/$105 per family up to 5 registrations

1 Mile LIVESTRONG (Memory and Survivor) Walk: 

» $10 donation to LIVESTRONG at the YMCA suggested,  waiver on race day required. You may purchase a T-shirt after the race if available.

Other Details:

Trophies to top male and female runners.

More medals this year: Medals will be given to top 3 male and female ages 9 and under, and in 5-year increments beginning with age 10.

Run with your dog on a fixed- length leash, and the first dog to finish gets a “Top Dog” tag.

 

 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

When is  early packet pickup?

Early packet pick up will be Thursday, April 20  at First Presbyterian Church from 4:30-5:30 pm.

Can I walk the 5K?

The 5K is open to walkers and runners alike. We will not have an awards division for walkers.

Can I wear headphones, run with my pet or push a baby stroller?

Headphones are allowed, but please be aware and cautious of your surroundings. We try to lessen as much traffic as possible, but realize we cannot close off traffic 100 percent. Your leashed dog can run with you for no extra charge, and may even win the dog division- just hold on when our New Year Shooter shoots the starting musket! Strollers are allowed.

Where can I find information on the course?

Our course is certified by US Track & Field. The map and details can be found here.

My family wants to volunteer. How can they?

Great! Please click HERE to fill out a volunteer form and we will contact you directly.

Who made this all possible?

We have some incredible sponsors to make this race possible. They are listed above and on the brochure, and will be on the back of your shirt.  More sponsors may be added- if you would like to sponsor!

More questions? Feel free to contact the Cherryville YMCA at  (704) 445-9622