Wilkes Family YMCA

The Wilkes Family YMCA is active in the local community and offers a wide range of programs for the whole family including swim lessons, after-school care, and youth sports. The Y includes a comprehensive Wellness Center with on-duty staff, group exercise programs, and SilverSneakers® classes. Dedicated to social responsibility with efforts such as LIVESTRONG at the YMCA  and will begin Diabetes Prevention programming in 2013.

Click here to check out our Program Guide.

Hours of Operation

Mon – Fri: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

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Water Park Hours

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
Hours from August 24-Labor Day
Mon-Fri: 4:00-7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–5:45pm
Sunday: 1:00pm–5:45pm
Labor Day, Monday September 7: 10:00am-3:45pm

Pool breaks for all pools will happen every hour on the hour for 10 minutes. All swimmers under 18 must take a break.

Child Watch Hours

Ages: 6 weeks-5 years
Mon – Thurs:
8:00am – 1:00pm
4:00pm – 8:30pm
8:00am – 1:00pm
4:00pm – 6:45pm
8:00am – 12:00pm

Tween Time
Ages: 6-11
Mon – Thurs:
4:00pm – 8:30pm
4:00pm – 6:45pm
8:00am – 12:00pm
You may not sign your child in any later than 30 minutes prior to close.

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Address & Phone

1801 YMCA Blvd.
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(Do not use the above address for GPS)

We are located on Highway 268 North in Wilkesboro, about a mile away from Wilkes Community College
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Phone: (336) 838-3991
Fax: (336) 838-0979


Rivers Edge CrossFit

There is fit and there is CrossFit

CrossFit is now at the Y! CrossFit is a challenging, yet rewarding, training program structured around the ten components of fitness: strength, stamina, endurance, accuracy, power, agility, balance, speed, coordination, and flexibility.

All WODs (Workout of the Day) can be modified and are appropriate for all fitness levels. Classes are available for members and potential members age 16 and older.

For more, click here!

Free Cardiovascular Screening

Don’t let the hot summer months derail your dedication to a healthy lifestyle!

Join Novant Health for a free screening that will assess your values for:

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Waist Circumference

Blood Pressure

Cholesterol (Total, Good, Bad)



Hemoglobin A1C

We will also help you to identify ways to improve your numbers and/or stay on track throughout the remainder of 2015.


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Wilkes Family YMCA

Call us at 336.838.3991 to sign up!

King of the Hill 5K & 10K

The Stokes Family YMCA invites you to the 16th Annual King of the Hill 5K Run/Walk and new 10K on September 12, 2015.

And new this year: Healthy Kids Fun Run Obstacle Course! The YMCA will provide a safe, quality event for athletes of pint size proportion. Ages for the Healthy Kids Fun Run are 3 years old through 5th grade. Participants will be divided into age-appropriate categories.

The YMCA will provide a safe, quality event to accommodate the serious competitor as well as athletes of all levels. Proceeds will benefit LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program. Click here to read more about LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA.


Click here to register online, or you can register at the Y.


5K Run/Walk: $25 through September 11, $30 on race day

10K Run/Walk: $30 through September 11, $35 on race day

Shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 participants who register by August 28. Online registration ends Thursday, September 10 at 6:00pm

Healthy Kids Fun Run: $5 per participant. The first 75 kids who register will receive a free Y drawstring bag!

Race day schedule

7:00am: Registration/Packet Pick-up

7:30am: 10K race begins

7:45am: 5K race begins

Awards Ceremony immediately following completion of 10K.

Race Packets are available for early pick-up the day before (Friday, September 11) from 2-6pm at the Stokes Family YMCA. Childcare available 7:15-11:00am the day of the race.

Click here to see the King of the Hill routes.


Trophies awarded to the Top 3 Male/Female Overall and Top Male/Female in each of the following categories: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Apple Festival 5k Race

Mark your calendar for the oldest race in Alexander county!

5k Road Race on certified course with Chip Timing/1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fun Run at 8:00am

5K Race at 8:30am

Registration Dates Cost
1 Mile Fun Run Ages 12 & under August 1-October 17 $12 Guaranteed shirt through October 4
5k Race Ages 12 & under August 1-October 4 $15 Guaranteed shirt
5k Race Ages 13 & older August 1-October 4 $20 Guaranteed shirt
5k Race Ages 12 & under October 5-October 17 $15 No shirt guarantee
5k Race Ages 13 & older October 5-October 17 $25 No shirt guarantee

Race Day registration will be from 7:00-8:00am

To register, click here or click here for the registration form!

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

Click here for race location directions

Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup: Friday, October 16 from 2:00 to 6:00pm at the YMCA

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


Click here for the Results and Click here for photos!

For more information, contact the YMCA at 828-632-9699 or contact Karen Martin at k.martin@ymcanwnc.org

Boot Camps

Boot CampS

Find out how strong you really are! Boot Camps are a great small group training session that utilizes all aspects of movement. Agility, cardio, strength, cross training, and more! Out of the box type workouts are programmed to help you reach your maximum fitness level and boost your goals!


September 1-29

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00-6:00am with Trainer Dakota

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:15-9:15am with Trainer Lisa

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm with Trainer Andy


Members: $60/Potential Members: $75

All Boot Camps run the 1st of the month through the last day of the month. Fee is to attend on of the Boot Camp times listed. Fees must be paid before you attend the 1st session. Each Boot Camp is between 5-10 participants.

Registration is underway!


Please contact Heather Barnes at h.barnes@ymcanwnc.org

Turkey Trot 5K

Run a 5K on Turkey Day!

6th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

Start a new healthy holiday tradition with your family this year and feed the hungry this holiday season! We challenge you to bring four pounds of food for our neighbors in need on race day and we’ll donate it to Hope Ministries Food Pantry.


Thanksgiving Morning!
November 26, 2015 at 8am


Anyone! Walkers, Joggers, Runners, Strollers, Beginners, and Athletes are welcome.


Wilkes Family YMCA Back Parking Lot


Register from September 1-October 15: $25
Register from October 16-November 26: $30

Registration starts September 1 at the Wilkes Family YMCA or Wilkes Express YMCA. Onsite registration will be from 6:30-7:30am on race morning.

Click here to download the registration form. Online registration coming soon.

**Please Note** Participants registered on or before October 15 are guaranteed a t shirt! NO shirts will be ordered for anyone not registered by October 15.


For more info, please contact Heather Barnes at h.barnes@ymcanwnc.org.

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 strategicreflections.com. 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.