2022 Christmas City Classic 5-miler
& Candy Cane 5k run/walk

Saturday, December 10, 2022
9:00AM, Bethlehem YMCA

The Christmas City Classic 5-Miler and 5K will challenge you on the racecourse and send your Christmas Spirit soaring! The Christmas City Classic has been around for over 30 years, a long-standing tradition in the running community! Most of our runners dress in Christmas colors or costumes, which add lots of merriment to the races. With fun and flat course, a festive and durable long sleeve shirt, post-race refreshments included. We’re sure you’ll be calling this event one of your most favorite running events during the most wonderful time of the year!

Come and join us in December 2022! Thank you for your support!

Race Details

YMCA, 430 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Event Times
5M at 9:00 am
5K Run/Walk at 9:10 am

Packet Pickup Dates

  • Friday, December 9 at the YMCA in Bethlehem from 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Race Day Packet Pickup at the YMCA. Saturday, December 10 at the YMCA from 7:00 – 8:45 am

Park early in the lot at the YMCA or on any of the side streets around the YMCA location. We kindly as that you do not park in The Center at Lehigh Valley church’s parking lot (across from the YMCA) as they may have church-related activities the morning of the race.

Sorry, dogs are not currently permitted to participate.

Baby Strollers
Yes, you may use a baby stroller. Use caution and be safe. If the temperatures are too cold or the path is snow-covered, we recommend leaving junior at home.

The 5K course will be the same course as used in previous years for the Candy Cane 5K. The 5-mile course will look very familiar to the course we ran prior to not running the race in 2020 and 2021.We will have volunteers offering course guidance as well as marked course signs.

View 5K Course Map

View 5-Mile Course Map

Chip timing for both 5 mile and 5k runs
Beautiful long-sleeved shirt for pre-registered runners and walkers.
(You will be given the choice of selecting the long-sleeved shirt OR a fun Christmas mug)
Post-race refreshments and snacks.
Christmas music at Start/Finish
Christmas Costume Contest!

No cash awards this year.  Ribbons and swag/gear bags for top two finishers male/female in the 5-miler and 5k events.


5-Mile & 5K Run Overall

Top three finishers in each age bracket will receive recognition

14 and under

We will be observing individuals and groups in costume throughout the event. We will select two individuals and one group (up to 4 people). We hope to announce the winners PRIOR to the end of the race day and will also award winners with a swag/gear bag and post pictures on Facebook.

No Refunds/No Registration Transfers.

Fees & Registration

Register before November 28 to guarantee a shirt.

Schedule of Fees and Deadlines 5K Run (Chip Timed with Awards)

$30.00 + $3.86 Signup Fee before November 12

$35.00+ $4.16 Signup Fee before December 7

$45.00 + $4.76 Signup Fee December 10, Race Day

Schedule of Fees and Deadlines 5-Miler (Chip Timed with Awards

$30.00 + $3.86 Signup Fee before November 12

$35.00+ $4.16 Signup Fee before December 7

$45.00 + $4.76 Signup Fee December 10, Race Day

Schedule of Fees and Deadlines 5K Walk (Not timed, No Awards)

$25.00 + $3.56 Signup Fee before December

$35.00 + $4.16 Signup Fee December 10, Race Day

Platinum Sponsors ($1,000)

Gold Sponsors ($750)

Silver Sponsors ($500)

Bronze Sponsors ($250)