Salem Lake Frosty Fifty Trail Races 5K. 25K. 50K. 50K Relay

Fri January 6 - Sat January 7 Winston Salem, NC 27107 US Directions
Friday Night Race

5K Night Race

01/06 5:30PM EST Price increases on 11/30/22!
Open to ages 5 - 99.
$5 off for TCTC Members


01/07 7:55AM EST - 2:55PM EST Price increases on 11/30/22!
Open to ages 16 - 99.
$5 off for TCTC Members


01/07 7:55AM EST Price increases on 11/30/22!
Open to ages 14 - 99.
4 Person Team Price

Gwyn's Grace 50K Relay

01/07 7:55AM EST Price increases on 11/30/22!
Open to ages 6 - 99.
2023 Race Recap Video by FOX8 Sports WGHP

You do not want to miss this years Frosty Fifty Trail Races! In conjunction with the Twin City Track Club's Winter Seminar, DES LINDEN, 2012 and 2016 women's marathon Olympian and first American in 33 years to win the women's open at the Boston Marathon, will be running the 25K race! 

Join us at Salem Lake for one of FOUR races fit for any distance! Celebrate your run with post race food, homemade soup, beer from Radar Brewing and a DES LINDEN sighting and if you are lucky a selfie!


  • Night 5K (Friday, 1/6/23)
  • 25K (15.5 miles: 2 loops. 12.5K/loop) -- DES LINDEN COMPETITING
  • 50K (31 miles: 4 loops. 12.5K/loop)
  • Gwyn's Grace 50K Relay: 4 person relay team. Each leg = 12.5K loop

Registration closes at 11:59PM Saturday, 12/31. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION! See Packet Pick-Up tab for details on date/times.

Packet Pickup available on Friday and Saturday!  Click here for details. 

New for 2022! Tri-Blend Long Sleeve Race T-Shirts available in female and unisex sizes. Shirts guaranteed for all registrations through 12/16/22! **Shirts run true to size but if you prefer a looser fitting shirt, size up!**

Join Tailgate Town! Reserve your spot today. Only 10 spaces available. Be close to the action and have a place for you or your group to hang out between races! Register here!

TCTC Winter Seminar! Make it a weekend with the Frosty Fifty Trail Races and the TCTC Winter Seminar. Two great events planned. Click here for more details!

** Race Transfer Requests: Must be made by Wed, 1/4/23. Email No exceptions! **

** 50K: 7 HOUR TIME CAP. Participants are allowed to start at 7AM but are not eligible for awards. Check-in with the Timing Trailer before starting**

815 Salem Lake Road
Winston Salem, NC US 27107
Fit 4 Race Series

The "Fit 4 Race Series" includes the following Winston-Salem Trail Races hosted by Twin City Track Club: Hobby Trail to You! (August 20), Salem Lake Trail Races (September 24), Black Friday Relays (November 25) and Frosty Fifty (January 6-7, 2023) at Salem Lake.

Save $$ and register for all 4 races at one time! Finish all four races, any distance and earn great swag including Fit 4 Race Series apparel! Presented at the Frosty Fifty in Jan 2023. Click here to register today! 

See you on the Trails!

Charity Partner: Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston-Salem

We are thrilled to partner with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston-Salem for all 4 races in the 2022-2023 Fit 4 Race Series. Donations can be made during registration or on-site at the races to help support our local association!

Click here to learn more about the partnership and all the wonderful things this organization is doing in our local community! 

The Winston-Salem Street School is dedicated to the belief that a quality education is the most effective way of transforming many disenfranchised members of our society into productive citizens.

To learn more about the Winston-Salem Street School and the great things they are doing in our community, click here!

Monarch Studio 651

Handmade coasters made by artists at the Monarch Studio 651 in downtown Winston-Salem will serve as overall and masters awards for this years winners! Age group awards not included.

30K finishers will receive a handmade magnet featuring a mural of Salem Lake. 

Monarch’s Studio 651 is a vocational activity center and adult development day program (ADD) with a focus on creative arts and community engagement. Artwork is available at

Gwyn's Grace Relay

The Gwyn's Grace Relay is returning for its second year and we are excited to welcome more teams to the event! The relay will be an exciting team effort composed of all male, all female, or mixed teams with 9 total awards including master and grand master! 

Read more about Gwyn's story here.

Tailgate Town

Join the tailgate fun at Frosty Fifty and reserve a great space near the finish line for you or your group!

  • 10 spaces available (10x10 area) to set-up as you like (1 space can handle a vehicle; tents encouraged!)
  • Spaces are first come, first serve 
  • Space set-up: Friday, 1/6 3-7pm OR race morning, 1/7 starting at 6pm!

Follow this link to reserve your spot today!

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COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases will be in place as required by local and state regulations and recommended by public health officials at the time of the race.  Specific guidelines and procedures will be updated closer to the event.  

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