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Join us for the 40th anniversary of the Mistletoe Half Marathon, 5K and Fun Run on Saturday December 2, 2023!

Registration is open!

A run in the cold can warm the heart! This year we are excited to be celebrating our 40th anniversary! In addition to our half marathon, 5K and 1 mile Fun Run, we will have bounce houses, music, cheerleaders, community mascots, donuts at the finish line, & more! Every participant will receive a limited edition 40th anniversary race shirt and 5K and half marathoners will also receive finisher medals as they cross the Finish Line! 

While our course is a USATF sanctioned course, we are also an event for the entire family! Whether you are completing your first 5K or an experienced racer, we hope you will kick off your holiday season with the Mistletoe Run at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA in downtown Winston-Salem, NC!

The Mistletoe Run is proud to be the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina's largest fundraiser and proceeds benefit the children in our community by providing financial assistance and funding for youth programming like swim lessons, summer camp, before and after school care and more!

Race Schedule

Saturday, December 2, 2023
Fun Run: 7:30am
Half Marathon: 8:00am
5K: 8:15am

Registration: Click here to register!

Our Course: We are excited to announce updated and improved courses for 2023! Click here for gps and interactive turn-by-turn directions. View printable pdf maps here: Half Marathon and 5K

Elevation Map: Half Marathon elevation map and the 5K elevation map here.

Questions? Interested in volunteering? Interested in registering as a community or corporate team? Contact our race director at

Contact details: email us at


Upcoming 2023 Race


Half Marathon



5K Run



1 Mile Fun Run



Our Mission: "Helping all people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body."