2021 Christmas City Classic 5K

Saturday, December 11, 2021
9:00AM, Bethlehem YMCA

VOTED THE #1 Themed Race in the Lehigh Valley

According to The Lehigh Valley Running Scene

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 2021! Thank you for your support!

Race Details

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

Due to COVID, we will not have access to inside the YMCA.

Event Times
5K Run/Walk at 9:00AM

Packet Pickup
Race Day Packet Pickup at the YMCA, 7:00AM-8:45AM

Park early in the lot at the YMCA or on any of the side streets around the YMCA location.

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. We will have volunteers offering course guidance as well as marked course signs. Course Map

Chip Timing for both 5K runners and walkers
Beautiful long-sleeved shirt for pre-registered runners and walkers.
Post-race refreshments and snacks.
Christmas music at Start/Finish
Christmas Costume Contest!
5K Walkers division is not scored (no awards)

5K Run Overall

5K Race – $50 top male and female plus gift, $ 35-second male and female plus gift
5K Run Age Groups for both Races (Top 3)

14 and under
COSTUME CONTEST– We will be observing individuals and groups in costume throughout the event. We will select two individuals and one group (up to 4 people) to receive free entries to the 2022 race. Award winners will be announced on Facebook after the race!

No Refunds/No Registration Transfers.

Due to COVID, runners may be required to remain outside of the YMCA with no access inside. (Port-o-pottys will be provided)

Fees & Registration

Register before November 21 to guarantee a shirt.

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

$30.00 before November 13

$35.00 before December 8

$45.00 Race Day

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

$25.00 before December 8

$35.00 Race Day

Platinum Sponsors ($1,000)

Gold Sponsors ($750)

Silver Sponsors ($500)

Bronze Sponsors ($250)