Races/Events

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.


Cherry Blossom 5K- Saturday, May 8, 2021
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.

Trick or Trail – Saturday, October 23, 2021
Grab your costume and join us for a 5K trail race and 1 Mile Fun Run on Sytz Trail at the Warlick Family YMCA!

ChristmasTown 5K – Saturday, November 27
Celebrate with the Pharr Family YMCA and McAdenville Women’s Club 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!

Yoga Fest – Saturday, September 25
Flow, relax, and enjoy a day of centering the mind, feeding the soul, and inspiring self-discovery. Blending elements of wellness and mindfulness in a natural, outdoor setting, Warlick Yoga Festival features a variety of yoga classes and workshops across the spectrum to invigorate and energize both the curious first-timers and the seasoned yogi.