The Gaston County Family YMCA is always on the go, and we love members and volunteers to join us.

Throughout the year, YMCAs have opportunities for family events, races, walks, volunteer projects, special holiday events and more.

Volunteers are always needed! If you are interested in volunteering please contact Susan Blanton at sblanton@gastonymca.org or 704.865.8551.


Be a part of the 2020 Gaston County Family YMCA Races Series by completing all of our race events! Compete against other local runners in any of our three annual races. With trail runs, obstacle courses, holiday spirit, and local flavor options to choose from, we know we will have just the event to get you excited to move! Register today and make your footprints count!

Cherry Blossom 5K – Friday, April 17, 2020
It’s spring and a great time to get outside with this 5K evening run through Cherryville! Our race will kick off the Cherry Blossom Festival and will benefit the Cherryville Family YMCA Annual Giving Campaign.

P3 Challenge – Saturday, May 16, 2020
Accept the challenge at the Warlick Famliy YMCA as we race through every terrain this amazing campus has to offer. The race includes a 2 Mile Trail Run on the Sytz Trail System, Robinwood Lake paddle, and boot camp field challenge.

Trick or Trail – 2020 Date Coming Soon
Grab your costume and join us for a 5K trail race and 1 Mile Fun Run on Sytz Trail at the Warlick Family YMCA followed by our Fall Festival!

ChristmasTown 5K – Saturday, November 28
Celebrate with the Pharr Family YMCA in McAdenville the kick off of ChristmasTown USA with a festive 5K under the lights. Join 1,300 of your closest friends in the jolliest town in the area for a fun 5K race!

Check out our 2020 Sponsors and Sponsorship Opportunities!