Monthly Nutrition Series

A Complimentary Class for Y Members - No Cost - No Registration

with Registered Dietician Olivia Obertello
Next Event: Is Sugar Really That Bad?

Join us for our October Monthly Nutrition Series event as we dive into the world of sugar! In this session, we will separate fact from fiction to answer the burning question: Is sugar really that bad for you?

This class is open to anyone interested in learning more about the role of sugar in their diet. Whether you're looking to make healthier choices, manage your sugar intake, or simply satisfy your curiosity, this session is for you!

WHO: YMCA members - adults and children age 8+

WHEN: Tue. 10/17, 6-7pm in the Community Room

Remaining 2023 classes: 11/21, 12/19



Halloween Hustle 10k & 2 Mile Family Walk

Join the Y for some Halloween fun!

This family-friendly event is a great way to get some exercise, enjoy the fall weather, and give back to the community!

Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costumes, and there will be plenty of treats and surprises along the way.

Best of all, the proceeds from the event support YMCA financial assistance, ensuring that no one is turned away for inability to pay for Y membership and programs for children, teens, adults, and seniors! 

WHEN: Saturday October 28, 8:30am - 10:30am

WHERE: Starting line @ Brooks Family YMCA, finish @ Charlottesville High School Track 


  • 10K RUN: $55 in September, $65 in October

  • 2 MILE WALK: $20 in August, $30 in September, $40 in October
    • Children ages 0-12 walk for free

The YMCA Fall Festival will follow, 10am-12pm on 10/28! More info to come.


Register for the 10k or 2 Mile Family Walk today!

For more information, visit our dedicated Halloween Hustle 10k & 2 Mile Family Walk page

2023 YMCA Fall Festival

After our Halloween Hustle 10k & 2 Mile Family Walk, the Halloween fun continues at this thrilling, free family event! Put on your costume and bring the family & friends for a morning filled with spooky activities and yummy treats.

FREE and open to the public

WHEN: Saturday, October 28 | 10am - 12pm
WHERE: Brooks Family YMCA

Fall Festival Activities:

  • Bounce House: Jump into the Halloween spirit with bouncing fun.
  • Pumpkin Patch: Pick your perfect pumpkin to decorate.
  • Spider Darts: Test your aim and win spooky prizes.
  • Spooky Bus: Step aboard our Spooky Bus for a thrilling adventure.
  • Face Painting: Transform into your favorite Halloween character.
  • Photo Booth: Capture memories with your loved ones.
  • Candy, Popcorn, and Cotton Candy: Satisfy your sweet tooth.
  • Obstacle Course: Race through the Halloween-themed challenge.
  • Trick-or-Treat Bags: Collect treats for your little ghouls and goblins.

Don't miss out on this spooktacular Halloween celebration. Join us for a day of family-friendly fun at the Fall Festival!

Teen Night Out

TNO is back with the 2023 Scream Fest!

Join us for an evening filled with thrills and chills:

  • Haunted House
  • Costume Contest
  • Games
  • Basketball
  • Raffles
  • and more!

WHO: All kids grades 6-12

WHEN: Saturday, October 21 | 7pm-9:30pm

WHERE: Brooks Family YMCA

FEE: $5 for members, $10 for non-members

Ticket includes food, fun, & friends! 

Questions? Email Ashley Wright at