YMCA Families On! Challenge Information

two people trying to climb on a giant green couch
Saturday, March 10, 2018

The YMCA Families On! Challenge is a fun, family race specifically designed for all ages and athletic abilities. Family, friends, co-workers and teammates experience a unique race theme, “Everything You Can’t Do at Home.”

Race participants throw paint on walls, jump over a huge 20 foot, green sofa, enjoy a massive food fight and much more.

Date and Location

The race will be held on April 28, 2018, at Vollmer Farm, 677 North Carolina 98 Hwy E, Bunn, NC 27508. With ample space for a race course, family activities and parking, this beautiful property is a perfect location for the YMCA Families On! Challenge.

What to Expect

The race course is approximately 2.5 miles with multiple obstacles. Participants will run the race heats throughout the day.

Families are encouraged to make a day of it. After completing the race, families can spend the day touring the farm, enjoy games, activities and food trucks as part of the Celebration Station.

Get Registered

Click here to register.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I’m not in good shape?
If you can drive carpool, cut the grass, push a buggy at the grocery store, or walk the dog, then you are in perfect shape for the YMCA Families On! Challenge. The course is self-timed. We want you to race at your pace.

Do I have to do all the challenges?
Of course not. We think you’re going to want to, but you can easily walk around any of the challenges and cheer on your family team from the other side.

What should I wear? Will I get dirty?
Let’s just say keep your pearls at home and throw on whatever you normally wear to exercise. You might get a little wet, foamy, and find some paint along the course, but we aren’t going to make you crawl through mud or barbed wire.

Can I bring my pet?
No. We love dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, snakes, birds, ferrets and more, but please leave them at home. 

What should I bring?

  • Change of Clothes
  • Towel (just in case)
  • Folding Chair
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra cash for parking, food, games, awesome products and more.

Will I get an official race time?
YMCA Families On! Challenge is a self-timed event designed to create an adventure for your family team. We will have a clock at the start and finish lines for you to track your own race time.

What if it rains?
We are going to have too much fun to let a little rain stop us! Most of our challenges are designed to be completed rain or shine. If it rains, you may want to bring a raincoat or some shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. In the event of severe and threatening weather, the race may be postponed or canceled. The logistics of planning and setting up the YMCA Families On! Challenge make refunds impossible.

What if I’m pregnant?
Congratulations! We are so excited for you and your family. We suggest you participate based on the recommendations of your doctor. You can easily walk around any of the challenges and cheer on your family team from the other side.