Cleveland County YMCA

Dover Foundation

The Dover Foundation YMCA, is a full facility YMCA located in Shelby, North Carolina, offering a wellness center, family programs, aquatics, and...

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Kings Mountain

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...

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River Bend

River Bend YMCA Golf Course is ideal for anyone with a passion for challenging golf and spectacular scenery. This course is the perfect setting for...

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Ruby C Hunt

The Ruby C. Hunt YMCA, named in honor of Mrs. Ruby Crowder Hunt, is a full facility YMCA located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, offering a...

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Group Exercise Schedules

To find the group exercise schedules for the YMCA branch nearest to you, CLICK HERE.

A Note from our CEO

Welcome to the YMCA, where everyone matters, everyone belongs and everyone has something to contribute.


At the YMCA, you will experience a community that will work together to help ALL people reach their GOD given potential in spirit, mind and body. You will encounter caring and helpful staff, wonderful facilities, a wide variety of equipment, innovative classes and a nurturing and respectful environment.  As a member, you’ll sense our commitment to building a healthy community by helping each individual achieve their goals. No matter where you are on your journey, you will find plenty of opportunities to grow, get connected and give back.


Choose from our four convenient facilities across Cleveland County to find the YMCA closest to you.


We encourage you to share your story and journey with a community that is focused on traveling together!




Cameron Corder, CEO

Cleveland County Family YMCA



Great event for the entire family on Thanksgiving Morning, November 23.
Our 5k Run/Walk starts at 8:30 am and the 1/2 Mile Fun Run begins at 9:30 am. Early Registration is going on now until November 12; $25 Y members or $30 non members and $10 Fun Run. Our USATF certified course takes you through the heart of Boiling Springs, NC and around the campus of Gardner-Webb University.
Participants may register at any Cleveland County Family YMCA or by clicking our link  and through our timing company  at  .
All early registration will receive a long sleeve t-shirt or a short sleeve performance shirt.
Packet Pickup begins on Wednesday, November 22 from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm at the Ruby C Hunt YMCA or on Thanksgiving Morning at 7:00 am at the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center on GWU campus.
Childcare is available during the race and Light refreshments will be available for runners.

Are you training on our route? Check out the map here......2017 Turkey Trot Route.pdf


Held this year on Saturday, December 2 at 9am at First Baptist Church of Kings Mountain, the 16th annual JBRR 5k/10k/Fun Run is one of the best and funnest races around, with costume contest, pictures with Santa, and Dasher the Rockin' Run Reindeer!!

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

REMEMBER, we try to have enough shirts for everyone, but to be guaranteed a race shirt, you need to register by Nov.20 for the JBRR!

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.


Click HERE to go to our Jingle Bell Rockin' Run FACEBOOK PAGE and learn more about this 5k/10k/Fun Run that raises money for our WE BUILD PEOPLE campaign that makes Y programs and services more affordable for all those in our community.

QUESTIONS? Contact Race Director, Daron Dwyer, at



At the YMCA we are for Healthy Living and we focus on nurturing the potential of every individual by supporting their unique health and well-being journey through holistic programming. At any stage in life, the YMCA provides all with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life.


At the YMCA we are for Youth Development and we focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey through holistic programming. From cradle to career, the YMCA provides all youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life. 

Take a look at all of our Youth Development Programs from After School to Summer Camp and beyond that we offer at the Cleveland County Family YMCA in Boiling Springs, Kings Mountain,  Rutherford County and Shelby.