Special Events & Leagues

The HORNELL AREA FAMILY YMCA is your destination for special events all year long!

Self Defense for Women

This 3 hour class dispels the myth that women cannot or should not defend themselves by presenting a program that every woman can effectively apply regardless of age or physical condition. This class will teach a woman to fight like a woman, not like a man. The fact that she is usually smaller and weaker than her opponent can actually be an advantage.

Who: Women age 13 and up

Intro to Karate

It gives you confidence, builds your physical fitness, increases your flexiblity and it's fun! In addition to these obvious attributes martial arts can also teach you:

  • To control your emotions so they don't control your actions
  • The skills foundation to become a well-rounded individual
  • The positive values of respect, accountability, honor and self-control
  • The ability to stand up to peer pressure when your values are challenged 
  • To step outside your comfort zone and try new things

 Who: Students grades 3rd-6th

Men's Basketball League

  • January - March
  • Maximum of 12 teams
  • 8 game season plus post season playoffs
  • Maximum of 12 players per roster
  • Team Fee: $350


This is a 3.1 mile race. Many participants have made this part of their St. Patricks Day tradition. This is a certified race route that starts and finishes in front of the HORNELL AREA FAMILY YMCA. Register at RunSignUp

When: March 11

Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Gus Macker returns to take over Main St. in downtown Hornell. Age groups for the tournament start at 10 and under and go up to 40+. Register online at Gus Macker. Volunteers are needed to make this event a success! Sign up at the Y.

When: July 29-30       Mail In Registration Form