Alexander County Family YMCA

The Alexander County Family YMCA is a state-of-the-art facility conveniently located near downtown Taylorsville. The Y offers great group exercise programs, a comprehensive wellness center, as well as a wide range of youth development programs.

Click here to check out our Program Guide

Hours of Operation:

Mon – Thurs: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 5:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 2:00pm

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Child Watch Hours:

Ages: 6 wks - 11 years

Monday – Thursday: 9am-1pm; 4-8pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm

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Address & Phone

260 Black Oak Ridge Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
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Phone: (828) 632-9699
Fax: (828) 635-1016

Rocky Face Trail Race 5K and 10K

Run the Rock

Saturday, May 24


The race course is very hilly, making it one of the most challenging trail races in the state. The course map is available by clicking here. In fact, race coordinators believe the course is so challenging that the race registration fee will be refunded to anyone who finishes the 10k race in less than 60 minutes.

Special awards will go to the top three (3) overall males and females in each race. All finishers will receive a custom medal. Awards will be presented as participants finish. There will be no age-group awards.


Early entry fee for the 5k and 10k is $20 if postmarked by May 15. Registration will increase $10 for all race registrations after May 15, including race day. Tech water-wicking shirts are guaranteed for all pre-registered runners, so early registration is encouraged.

Checks should be made payable to Alexander County, and mailed to Rocky Face Trail Race, 621 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Except for the 10k one-hour challenge, no refunds will be available.

Race numbers and shirts may be picked up at the park on Friday, May 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Late registration will be also be accepted at that time. Registration will also be available on race day from 7:00-8:00am at the picnic shelter.

To register, contact Rick French at (828) 632-9332 or Click here for the race form.


The public is invited to attend RockyFest 2014 on Saturday, May 24 at Rocky Face Park to celebrate the park’s second anniversary. In addition to the trail races, the day-long event will feature rock-climbing classes, children’s activities, live music, food, and guided nature hikes. For more information, visit or call 828-632-1093.

$0 Joining Fee – Now Through April 30















Tell your friends! Refer a friend and get $25 off your next month’s dues!

Local Race Events

Click here for a Running events calendar for Alexander County, NC.

Also, for a list of all YMCA-affiliated races coming this year, click here.


Register Now For Summer Camp

The summer months are just around the corner. Summer is meant to be filled with learning enrichment, new experiences, and making new friendships and memories that can last a lifetime. At the Y, we focus on programs that allow children to explore and get involved in activities that help them grow both mentally and physically.

Options available for all ages and many schedules and interests. Click here for more information, session dates and times, or to register.

Looking for a traditional resident camp experience? We have all that and more at the 400-acre Memory Maker YMCA Camp Hanes.

Body Revival

I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Do you need your Spirit lifted and your body revived? Do you want to be spiritually fit while getting physically fit?

Body Revival is a program that combines faith and fitness that will enhance your faith and transform your health. You will move to uplifting praise worship music and leave feeling energized!

Come and join the fun while praising and sweating in the Spirit. Workout and worship as a family.

Combine your desire to get healthy with the Power of your Faith for the complete BODY REVIVAL you’ve been waiting for. Come praise your way through to a more complete you!


Mondays at 12:15pm and 4:15pm


Studio A/B


Free to members, $5 for potential members

Apple Festival 5k Race

Mark your calendar!  5k Road Race on certified course with Chip Timing


Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:30 am

Who is the race for

Great for Runners, Joggers, Walkers, Beginners, strollers, and all ages


Matheson Park, click here for a map of the park


Register between August 1-October 4: $20 (Guaranteed a t-shirt)

Register between October 5-October 18: $25 (No t-shirt guaranteed)

Same day registration will be from 7:00am-8:00am

Register online by clicking here or here to download a paper registration form.

Packet Pick Up

Early packet pick up: Friday, October 17 from 3:00-6:00pm at the YMCA

Race day packet pick up: 7:00-8:00am at Matheson Park


For more information contact the YMCA at 828-632-9699 or contact Karen Martin at

123 Go Play AC

The Alexander Family YMCA is proud to be a part of 123 Go Play AC, a coalition group made up of local community volunteers. Our goal is to keep kids healthy through exercise and nutrition. Click here for more information or check out the video.

Lake Hickory Triathlon

Test your endurance and prepare for a great race season with this fun event – ideal for beginners and serious athletes alike. Race proceeds to benefit the Alexander County Family YMCA and Through Healing Eyes organizations.


Saturday, May 31, 2014
7:30 AM


400 Yard swim
20 Mile bike
5K run


Dusty Ridge Access Park
366 Dusty Ridge Access Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681


Click here to register online and for more information.

Want to help?

Please contact Karen Martin, Wellness Director at 828.632.9699 or

Get On Your Weigh

Get On Your Weigh

Do you need extra motivation and instruction to lose weight? Get On Your Weight is an 8-week weight management program that helps you create a healthy lifestyle habit!

First place winner receives a 3-month Adult Membership. Must have permission from a physician to participate.

The program includes:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Workouts twice a week
  • Weigh-In sessions including measurements and BMI calculations
  • Weekly Nutrition Sessions
  • Free T-shirt
  • LOTS of team and coach support


Registration begins February 3, 2014

Program will run April 8-May 29

Group workouts will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:15 to 7:15pm. (Included Nutrition 30 minutes per week)

Must have a minimum of 8 participants to hold program

$95 for members
$190 for potential members
(Program is $650 value)

Sign up now!
Registration forms are available at the Welcome Desk.


Share Your Thoughts

Now Accepting YMCA Secret Shoppers

We value you as a member and always welcome your feedback. Become a YMCA Secret Shopper to evaluate our facilities and help us continue to improve as an organization so we can deliver the very best member service possible.

If you’re interested in participating, please contact the Welcome Center for more information or apply at You’ll work directly with Strategic Reflections, Inc., an independent customer research firm, to conduct “mystery shops” and receive compensation for evaluating the quality of your member experience at a YMCA branch in your area.

See the membership desk with any questions.