Races and Events for 2022

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, April 23, 2022
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 22, 2022
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 – TBD
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 24, 2022
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.

Pledge 2 Plunge – Saturday, April 30, 2022
Pledge toward one of our local plunging teams, sign up to jump in the fridged lake yourself, or just come out for the celebration! No matter how you choose to participate you’ll have an absolute BLAST kicking off our Annual Campaign.