|Welcome to the newest branch of the Gaston County Family YMCA! The William J. Pharr Family YMCA is located in the former Community Center within the beautiful, historic McAdenville, NC or better known as “Christmastown USA!” Please stop by the Pharr Family YMCA during business hours for a tour of the facility and to complete your membership application!||
Address & Phone:
208 Main Street
Monday – Thursday: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Pharr Family YMCA
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Ages: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11
This recreational league teaches fundamentals while learning to appreciate basketball and refine physical skills using a small team size for all ages! We focus on family involvement, team building, confidence, and developing our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith with all of our kids.
Practice Locations and Information:Practice sites are offered at the Central YMCA in Gastonia and the Stowe YMCA in Belmont. Practice options are on Mondays at the Central YMCA, and Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday at the Stowe YMCA. Teams will practice twice a week before games start on their practice day and Saturday. Once games begin, teams will practice one time each week on their practice day. There will be a break from December 23rd through January 2nd for the holiday season.
Season: Practices begin the week of December 15th, Games begin January 9th and 10th, 2014. 3-4 year olds will play games on Friday evenings, while 5-11 year olds will play games on Saturdays. Games will take place at both, the Central and Stowe YMCAs.
Registration: Now – Sunday, December 4th, 2014
Volunteer Coaches Needed: We need volunteer coaches in every age group. Please consider volunteering to make an impact in your community.
Members – $52
Program Participants – $77
Download PDF Registration Form and return to your local YMCA member services desk
Click on the links below for race results
Y-Races Series Update (Race 4 of 5): Males
Y-Race Series Update (Race 4 of 5): Females
November 29th – ChristmasTown 5K
TAG for Kids (Triathlon Around Gaston): Age group results
May 25th – Belmont Classic 5k
May 4th – Girls on the Run Spring Race
April 26th – Cherry Blossom 5K
Celebrate the kick off of ChristmasTown USA with a festive 5K under the lights. Co-organized with the McAdenville Women’s Club, the race will start and end at the J.M. Carstarphen Bridge in McAdenville. Proceeds benefit the Pharr Family YMCA & McAdenville Women’s Club.
Saturday, November 29th @ 6:00 PM.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.
How do I register online for the ChristmasTown 5K?
- Click here to register
- Select the race you would like to run
- Click the race again 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 and default branch and then ”participant” as your membership type if you do not wish to join our Y.
Will there be an early packet pickup?
Yes, and this is encouraged. Early packet pick up will be Wednesday, November 26th from 10am – 3pm, Friday, November 28th from 10am-6pm at Walk& Run Belmont, 200 Main Street. Packet pickup on race day will be at Legacy Park will be held from 3-5:30 pm. You can pick up your friends bibs but must sign off.
Where will the 5K go?
The route can be found here. The race will begin at on Elm Street by Legacy Park and go left to the Carstarphen Bridge. The route will turn around near the end of the bridge and go up Wesleyan Dr to the roundabout. It will go left at Church Street, left at Cedar and turn around at the stop sign. The route will head up and back on Cedar Street and Church Street, and go left on the roundabout towards McAdenville School. It will turn around near Forest Heights and run down the Wesleyan Dr. hill. Next the race will go left on Main street. It will turn around near the Main Street median divide and end back down Elm Street near Legacy Park.
Can I walk the 5K?
The 5K is open to walkers and runners alike. However, be mindful of runners competing. There will be a one hour limit for walkers to complete the race.
Will the ChristmasTown Lights be on?
The lights will be on for the runners and walkers to enjoy. However, they will be turned off after the race has been completed, except in the area of the post party.
I see registration is full. Is there ANY way I can run the 5K?
Once we have reached the capacity. This number was based on the recommendation by the experts from US Track & Field, Cramerton Police, and race committee approval.
Where should I park?
McAdenville streets will close by 5:15PM. Prior to this time, parking is available at the field next to Pharr Yarns corporate office by the Carstarphen Bridge. Parking and shuttle transportation will also be at Cramer High School, beginning at 4:30PM.
I am unable to attend the race? What should I do?
Unfortunately, race fees are non-refundable.
Can I wear headphones, run with my pet or push a baby stroller?
Headphones and strollers are allowed, but please be aware and cautious of your surroundings. Pets are prohibited.
How many water stops are there?
There will be at least two water stops for the 5K.
What awards can I expect for my fantastic performance?
Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd per gender and in increments of five year age groups will be awarded. The post party will be held at Legacy Park near the finish line.
My family wants to volunteer. How can they?
Please have them contact Kelly Jones at email@example.com. Volunteers will a receive t-shirt, snacks, and lots of love from the YMCA.
Where does my hard earned money go for this race?
Your fees support the Pharr YMCA and the McAdenville Women’s Club.
Need more info? Feel free to contact Race Director Steve D’Avria at firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Race Results here
School Year Gymnastics and Dance Classes
Parent/Child for ages 18 months and up
KinderGym for ages 3 & 4.
JuniorGym for ages 5, 6, & 7
SeniorGym for ages 8-11.
Ages:KinderDance for ages 3 & 4 JuniorDance for ages 5, 6, & 7 SeniorDance for ages 8 and up
The Pharr Family YMCA is excited to offer dance and gymnastics classes for ages 3– Teens. Our dance and gymnastics classes are designed to enhance fine and gross motor skills and cultivate imagination, creativity and social development in a caring environment. Students will grow and develop as they learn the fundamental vocabulary and skills associated with gymnastics and dance. Classes start September 2, 2014 and run through May 20, 2015. Registration is continuous.
All class are held at the Pharr YMCA.
Days & Times:
PARENT/CHILD GYMNASTICS (18 mos. & older with Parent Participation) Tue 3:00 pm
KINDER GYMNASTICS (Ages 3-4) Mon 3:00pm Mon 3:45pm Mon 6:00pm Tue 3:45pm Tue 5:15pm Wed 3:00pm
KINDER DANCE (Ages 3-4 Ballet &Tap) Mon 4:15pm
JUNIOR GYM (Ages 5-7) Mon 3:45pm Mon 6:00pm Tue 3:45pm Tue 6:00pm Wed 3:45pm Wed 6:00pm
JUNIOR DANCE (Ages 5-7 Ballet & Tap) Mon 5:00pm
SENIOR GYMNASTICS (Ages 8 and up) Mon 4:30pm Tue 4:30pm Tue 6:00pm Wed 4:30pm
SENIOR DANCE (Ages 8+ Ballet & Tap) Wed 4:30pm
INTERMEDIATE GYMNASTICS (Returning Students Ages 5 and up) Tue 4:30pm Wed 5:15pm
ADVANCED GYMNCASTICS Wed 5:15pm
Class fees: Non-refundable registration fee $20.00 per studentMembers – $40.00/month Program Participants – $50.00/month
Contact Ben Oeser at email@example.com or (704) 824-1131.
Have your next function in Christmas Town, USA! Great place to have your wedding, reception, Christmas party or your childs 1st birthday party. We have a ballroom that is approximately 36 ft wide and 60 ft long with beautiful hardwood floors and a fireplace with gas logs. Rental includes a kitchen that has ice machine, commercial size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and stove. We also have chairs and tables available for your use.
Four Hour Rental: Member $100 /Program participant $180
Eight Hour Rental: Member $200 / Program participant $360
Each additional hour: Member $25 per hour / Program participant $45 per hour
Weddings and receptions are subject to a $100 fee.
A refundable $100 deposit is required to reserve the space.
Contact Teresa Jacobs or (704) 824-1131.
Ensuring A Brighter Future
The YMCA provides a quality, Christian-oriented experience that is safe, fun, and convenient. Y After School operates throughout Gaston County providing enrichment from school dismissal until 6:00 pm daily. During this time we aim to shape character by modeling, teaching, and reinforcing positive values to all students. The YMCA believes in the character development traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith. The YMCA offers two on-site After School locations and fifteen off-site locations throughout the county.