Spencer Mountain 10 Mile and 5K

Susan Blanton, Gaston County Family YMCA
10 Mile and 5K
11/5/2016 8:00 am
Warlick School Gastonia, NC Location Map

Participate in the Spencer Mountain 10 Mile & 5K this year! Proceeds benefit LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

Saturday, November 5th. Both races begin at @ 8:00 a.m. at Warlick School, 1316 Spencer Mtn. Road, Gastonia, NC 28054. Some GPS devices may note this as Ranlo, NC.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. This program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their “new normal”. The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not disease.


10-Mile Fee:
» $30 until October 31st, $40 after November 1st, family up to 5 registrations $90/$120

5K Fee:
» $25 until October 31st, $35 after November 1st, family up to 5 registrations $75/$105

Other Details:

Awards given in five year increments for male and female runners, overall, and masters division.

10 Mile Certified Course Map; interactive features here

10 Mile US Track & Field Certification & Mile Split Listing

5K Course Map & Elevation Chart

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

How do I register online for the Spencer Mountain 10 Mile or 5K?

  • Click here to register
  • Select the race you would like to run
  • Click the race distance for any details and then the green button on the right to register
  • To complete registration you will need to log in to your account or create one if you are not currently in our registration system. The box on the left is used to log in with your email and password if you already have an account online. The middle box is for those who have participated at our Y in the past but have not registered online and need a password. The box on the right is for those new to our registration system.
  • For those new to our registration system – Online registration requires you to sign up in our database. Please choose and default branch and then “participant” as your membership type if you do not wish to join our Y.

Will there be an early packet pickup?

Yes, early packet pick up will be Friday, November 4th at the Walk & Run Belmont, 200 Main Street in Belmont from 10AM – 4PM.

Can I walk the 10 Mile or 5K?

The 5K is open to walkers and runners alike. However, the 10 Mile course is limited to 2 1/2 hours so we can fully open up the roads to traffic.

Where should I park?

Please park at Ranlo Baptist Church, one block north of the school.

Can I wear headphones, run with my pet or push a baby stroller?

Headphones are allowed, but please be aware and cautious of your surroundings. We try to lessen as much traffic as possible, but realize we cannot close off ten miles in five towns 100 percent. Pets are not allowed for the safety of all runners. Strollers are allowed for the 5K (good luck).

How many water stops are there?

There are two water stops for the 5k and five water stops for the 10 Mile. Please stay hydrated.

What awards can I expect for my fantastic performance?

Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd per gender and in increments of five year age groups will be awarded. Grand masters winners for over 50 years old will receive awards. In addition, all 10 mile finishers will get a medal for completion.

Where can I find information on course layout and elevation?

Updated information can be found through mapmyrun.com by visiting Map My Run

My family wants to volunteer. How can they?

Please have them contact Steve D’Avria at sdavria@gastonymca.org or call 704.865.8551. Volunteers will a receive t-shirt, snacks, and lots of love from the YMCA.

Who made this all possible?

We had some incredible sponsors to make this race possible. They include Walk & Run Belmont, the Community Foundation of Gaston County, Thermal Conditioning, Blake Contracting, American & Efird, Mr. Nobody Tire, NutriShop, Eagle Direct, Inc., and Gaston Foot and Ankle.

If you are interested in sponsoring this or a different race please contact Steve D’Avria today!

Where does my hard earned money go for this race?

Your fees support the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Click here for more details.

More questions? Feel free to contact Race Director Susan Blanton at sblanton@gastonymca.org or (704) 865-2193.