YMCA Gastonia Grizzlies 5K presented by Precision Machine

YMCA Gastonia Grizzlies 5K presented by Precision Machine

Join us for the 5th Annual YMCA Gastonia Grizzlies 5K!

Sims Legion Park
1001 Dr. Martin Luther King  Jr Way
Gastonia, NC 28054

Friday, June 9th @ 6:00pm

Kick off the Gastonia Grizzlies Friday night baseball game & fireworks with the fourth annual YMCA Gastonia Grizzlies 5K. Runners start in the outfield of Sims Park, wind through the North Gastonia Greenway, and finish at home plate. All runners will receive a game ticket, t-shirt, and all the entertainment that evening.

Course map and race certification here Note: The race starts in right field and ends with a 1/4 mile run around the inside of the baseball field.


Register online until June 7th or download the form (available soon!) and drop off at any Gaston YMCA or mail to 615 W Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28052. Use the online promo code GROWL when  registering the 4th and 5th member of your family.

How do I register online for the Grizzlies 5K?

  • Click here to register
  •  Select the race you would like to run
  • Click the race distance for any details and then the green button on the right to register
  • To complete registration you will need to log in to your account or create one if you are not currently in our registration system. The box on the left is used to log in with your email and password if you already have an account online. The middle box is for those who have participated at our Y in the past but have not registered online and need a password. The box on the right is for those new to our registration system.
  • For those new to our registration system – Online registration requires you to sign up in our database. Please choose any default branch and then  “participant” as your membership type if you do not wish to join our Y.



» $25 through May 31, $35 after June 1, if space available. Family fee (up to 5 participants is $75/$105). Limited to 500 participants.

Other Details:

Awards will be given to the first overall male & female runners, overall masters male & females, and  five year increments for male and female runners.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

When and where is  early packet pickup?

Early packet pick up will be Thursday, June 8  at Walk & Run Belmont, 200 N. Main Street in Belmont,  from 1-6PM. Day of packet pick up will be at Sims Park from 3-5:30PM.

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. Strollers are allowed, pets are not.

My family wants to volunteer. How can they?

Great! Please click HERE and fill out the volunteer application. We will contact you directly.

Where does my hard earned money go for this race?

Your fees support  the YMCA Annual Campaign. Through public support and contributions to the Gaston County Family YMCA and its branches, we are able to provide access to quality programs and services to everyone regardless of ability, gender, age, or socio-economic status. We thrive on serving as many people in the community as possible, but cannot do so without your help. Every day nearly 100 programs and services help shape our neighborhoods, but the call for assistance keeps growing.

Who can I contact for more information?

The race director is Steve D’Avria and can be contacted at steve@gastonymca.org or call 704.865.8551.

Who made this all possible?

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors –

Presenting Sponsor

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Bib Sponsor

InStride GFA

Title Sponsor


Contributing Sponsor


Jia Asian Fusion

WALK & RUN LOGO Official 11-13-12 copy

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Cathy Young Allen Tate Realtors



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