Cleveland County YMCA


When: Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00 am.
Where: First Baptist Church, 605 W. Kings Street, Kings Mountain, NC
Why: Proceeds benefit the "We Build People" scholarship fund.
Events: 5k @ $25, 10k @ $30, Kids Fun Run @ $10 and Phantom Dasher @ $25. Prices will increase after November 21st so register early. (Non-YMCA members pay $5 more for the 5k & 10k)
NOTE: The Phantom Dasher donates to the cause and receives a T-Shirt, but doesn't run.

REGISTER at any Cleveland County Family YMCA or ONLINE AT

View or download/print RACE BROCHURE 


**10k also has 5 year age group divisions rather than 10 year divisions as before. More winners!

**"Dasher” the rockin’ reindeer will appear to have some fun and photos with the crowd!

**All race participants under age 10 will receive a free inflatable guitar so they can really rock this years race!  They will also be available for "big kids" to purchase for $1 so everyone can get in on the fun!

**To make this a truly "Rockin Run" we're looking for musicians who would like to motivate runners and show off their talents by performing energetic music at designated places on the race course. Contact Daron Dwyer for details at 

**Daisy Yoga will be doing FREE, pre-race, warmup yoga beginning at 8 AM.

In addition to supporting the wellness of our community, the race benefits the "We Build People" scholarship fund. This makes YMCA programs and services available to those who may need various levels of financial assistance.  Whether its single moms, kids needing after school, summer camp, sports programs or seniors needing a place to remain active. This fund helps ensure the Y is accessible to EVERYONE.

Want extra motivation and coaching to run your best 5k? Register for our fun “Couch to 5k” program! We will provide you with an easy to follow program to boost your performance, and you can meet once a week with one of our running trainers and the couch to 5k running group for that extra encouragement and insight to help you be your best on race day! The program runs 8 weeks during Oct. & Nov leading up to the race, and it’s only $10 to participate. 

Great awards for Top 3 Overall Winners and the following Age Groups of the 5k and 10k: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 +.

Early Packet Pickup will be at First Baptist on Friday, December 2nd from 3-7:30 pm.

Race Day Pickup/Registration will OPEN at 7 am and close promptly at 8:30 am.


For those not familiar with our facility, we gladly provide tours. Some of the programs available at the Kings Mountain Family YMCA are Youth Sports, School Year Child Care, Water Aerobics, Pilates, year round pick-up basketball and MUCH more.

Want to learn more? Click here for our current Membership Brochure or Browse our website for details about all we have to offer. We invite you to visit for a tour; one of our friendly membership staff would be happy to help you!

Get in shape with one of our personal trainers, a full range of free weight and strength equipment, FitLinxx, Wellness Coaches, a variety of cardio exercise equipment and much more! Stop in today and take a look around. We’d love to show you all we have to offer!


Child Watch: Ages 8 Weeks to 8 Years Old
Monday-Thursday 9am-Noon REOPENS 4:30pm-8pm
Friday 9am-Noon
Saturday 8:30am-Noon

Kids Zone: Ages 8 to 17

Tues, & Thurs: 4:30pm – 7:30pm





Mon - Thu: 5am - 9pm
Fri: 5am - 7pm
Sat: 8am - 3pm
Sun: 2pm - 5pm

Pool Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 2pm - 6pm


211 North Cleveland Avenue
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Phone: 704-739-9631
Fax: 704-669-3691




Youth Winter basketball

The Kings Mountain Family YMCA Youth Basketball League is for boys and girls ages  3-15. The program is a youth recreational league that allows participants of all skill levels a chance to play. At the Y, every child will be given the opportunity to play at least half of every game. The league will emphasize basketball skill development, good sportsmanship, character development, teamwork, and most importantly: FUN!


Registration Deadline - November 19th at 11:59 pm

                  ***Any registration after the deadline will include a $10 late fee


When: Practices - Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 5:15 pm

   Games - Fridays starting at 5:15 pm, Saturday Mornings starting at 


Cost: YMCA Members $30/ City Resident $40/ Program Members $55


Dates: Practices begin December 4th, Games begin January 5th


Ages:        3-18


Register at Kings Mountain Family YMCA with the Front Desk or online at:

3-4 Little Hoops

5-6 Coed Basketball

7-9 Girls Basketball

7-8 Boys Basketball

10-12 Girls Basketball

9-10 Boys Basketball

11-12 Boys Basketball

13-15 Coed Basketball

16-18 Coed Basketball


We Build People Campaign



We’re more than a gym. We give families and kids in need the support to help them thrive. From providing children safe places after school and in the summer, to teaching them to be safe in and around water, to developing leadership and confidence to help them soar, our Y nurtures potential. Funds raised also provide cancer survivors the opportunity to participate in LIVESTRONG which is a free 12 week program that focuses on emotional and spiritual wellness as well as key areas of muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility. 

We have an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for our community. Your gift to the Kings Mountain Family YMCA will have a lasting impact in the community by helping us to reach more people through life-changing programs and services. 

The Y. For a better us.