Special Events

The Sumter Family YMCA prides itself on providing quality events for the membership and for the community.  Our seasonal events provide a fun and safe atmosphere for all involved.

Turkey Trot

Join us Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018

Be thankful for all of life’s blessings…especially your health! Start Thanksgiving off the right way with the Sumter Family YMCA’s Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk. Bring your family, your friends and even your pets as we celebrate health and wellness.

Race Day Registration begins at 8 am.

Race begins at 9 am

Gobbler Dash: Free, Ages 4- 9

Prize to all participants, Awards to overall top three finishers

Turkey Trot: Certified course, finish line & chip timers by Strictly Running, *T-shirts, & more!

Register by Nov. 20:

18+:  $20

17 & Under: $15

Late Registration: Nov. 21-22:

18+:  $30

17 & Under: $25

Special Prizes & Awards:

Craziest Hat, Ugliest Shoes, Most Decorative Water Bottle, Oldest and Youngest finisher, First Dog and First Stroller across finish line, Person that traveled the farthest, Stan DuBose Award for Oldest Finisher

*T-shirts only guaranteed to first 500 early registrants.

Online Registration available September 1 through November 21.

Download 2018 Registration Form and Flier

Course Map

Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Please follow the link HERE to register. Type the word “volunteer” in the Search box. For more information, contact Denise Lewis at 803- 773-1404


Also, consider being part of our Turkey Fit program. We’ll help you get ready for the 5K, one week at a time.

Healthy Kids Day

YMCA Healthy Kids Day encourages families to “Put Play in Their Day” during a free, fun-filled day to encourage children and families to adopt behaviors that support a healthier lifestyle.

The whole community is invited to participate in this free event!

Date: Spring 2019

Where: TBA

Father/Daughter Princess Ball

The annual princess ball is now for princes and princesses! Enjoy a night of dinner, dancing, games, and most of all a night with your child!

Date:  TBA

Time: TBA

Registration: look for information in January 2019

Cost:  $40 per couple, $10 additional prince or princess

Includes: DJ, meal, beverages, tiara/crown and color professional photo