Cherry Blossom 5K with Cherryville Family YMCA

It’s spring and a great time to get outside. We are excited to get back together and challenge you to run or walk through the rolling hills of Cherryville! Our race will begin and end at the First Presbyterian Church, located on the corner of Academy and Mountain Street before heading northeast towards Cherryville Elementary School. We will celebrate together at the finish line with music and snacks!

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Cherryville Family YMCA Annual Giving Campaign which provides access to Y programs and services for individuals in need of financial assistance as well as sustaining the Y in Cherryville. The Y is passionate about community and what being part of a small group can do for your spirit. Learn more about the Campaign HERE.

Dogs are welcome! Bring your pup and let them get in on the exercise and fun! The fist dog to cross the finish line will receive a Top Dog tag!

First Presbyterian Church
107 W Academy Street
Cherryville, NC 28021


Saturday, May 8 at 10am


  • 5k Run/Walk $25.00
  • Cherry Blossom Child 10 and under 5k $15.00 (untimed)
  • Cherry Blossom LiveStrong 1 mile walk $15.00

NEW! This year we are offering a VIRTUAL option!

We would love you to participate at your own pace! Earn your 2021 Cherry Blossom 5K shirt by running your own course and submitting your time! The race window will be open April 24 – May 8.

  • Virtual Race $20
  • Show your support and share a selfie #runCherryville #CherryBlossom5k

Other Details:

  • Trophies to top male and female runners.
  • Medals will be given to top 3 male and female ages 9 and under, and in 5-year increments beginning with age 10.
  • Dogs Welcome! Run with your dog on a fixed- length leash, and the first dog to finish gets a “Top Dog” tag.

COVID Details:

  • Please remember to social distance and wear masks when not actively running, walking, or sitting with your group.
  • Due to COVID-19, please note that all race and event guidelines outlined below are subject to change. We will review the race in late April and make any necessary adjustments at that time.



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Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities!


Learn more about our LiveStrong Program.


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Are you interested in sponsoring the Cherry Blossom 5K? We LOVE our sponsors and would LOVE to talk to you more about supporting the YMCA. Contact Molly D’Avria at today.



Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

How do I register?

This year we are registering through Run Sign Up – Click here to sign up for the race.

Online registration will end Wednesday, May 5 at midnight.

Will I get a race shirt?

Yes! Runners and walkers will receive a race shirt as long as they register prior to Thursday, April 29.

When is  packet pickup?

Packet pick up will begin Saturday, May 8 at 8:150 am at the First Presbyterian Church, 107 West Academy Street, Cherryville.

Can I walk the 5K?

The 5K is open to walkers and runners alike. We will not have an awards division for walkers.

This race also offers a 1 Mile walk option.

Will the kids be timed?

Kids racing at the reduced price will not receive a time. If your child would like to be timed please register them for the full 5K.

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. Your leashed dog can run with you for no extra charge, and may even win the dog division- just hold on when our New Year Shooter shoots the starting musket! Strollers are allowed.

Is this course flat or hilly?

This course is hillier than it looks! It offers a challenge and includes several rolling hills.

Where can I find information on the course?

Our course is certified by US Track & Field. The map and details can be found here.

My family wants to volunteer. How can they?

Great! Please contact Tammy Dickerson at directly!

2019 Race Results

More questions? Feel free to contact the Cherryville YMCA at  (704) 445-9622