Location: Winston Salem, NC US 27107 Directions
Type: Ultra, Trail Race
Event Time Price Details
50k - Frosty Fifty
8:00AM EST - 4:00PM EST
25k - Frosty Fifty
8:00AM EST - 4:00PM EST
50k Relay - Frosty Fifty
8:00AM EST - 4:00PM EST
50k Relay Team - Frosty Fifty
8:00AM EST - 4:00PM EST
1001 Salem Lake Road
Winston Salem, NC US 27107

Note to all participants - THIS RACE WILL BE RUN AS SCHEDULED.  We have heard from at least one registrant of rumors of a postponement, and that is not true.  Yes it will be cold, but you are a hardy bunch and we are making plans to deal as much as we can with the cold temperatures.

Plan to Dress Warm!

With a forecasted low of close to 10 degrees on Friday night, it promises to be a chilly morning when the Frosty Fifty starts on Saturday.  We plan to hold race as scheduled with the current forecast.  Runners and volunteers should plan to dress accordingly.  Wear layers and consider aids such as hand warmers.  We will have hot drinks at the start/finish line. Most of all, keep moving and have fun!


Note: registration closes on Jan 1 at 11:59 PM.  No registration after that.

A well-supported 50k, 25k, or 50k relay around beautiful Salem Lake in the outskirts of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  The course begins and ends at the Salem Lake trailhead at the end of Salem Lake Road and is run on a wide rolling dirt trail around the wooded shoreline of Salem Lake with a small portion on a paved bike path along Salem Creek.  The course is a loop around Salem Lake (7 miles) with an out-and-back trail add-on so that each loop is 12.5k.  A very spectator-friendly event.  Course map here. Average temperature in early January is a high of 49 and a low of 29.

Note:  Directions to Salem Lake have changed over the past year due to road construction.  Click here for directions to Salem Lake.

No Late Registration

No registration after January 1, 2018 and no race day registration.

Online is the only way to register.
No mail-in registrations.
Sorry, No Refunds or Comps.

Total runners - 1000
50K - 300
25K - 300
Relay - 100 teams

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Awards will be given for:

50k and 25 individual - Top 3 overall M & F, top 1 in age groups 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over - all M & F

Relay - 9 overall awards - Top 1 Open - Male, Female, & Coed.  Top 1 Masters - Male, Female, & Coed.  Top 1 Grandmasters - Male, Female, & Coed.   Note: Coed teams must have at least 1 male and at least 1 female.  Each relay team must have exactly 4 runners.  No one can run team and individual races.  For masters teams - all runners must be 40 or older.  For grandmasters teams - all runners must be 50 or older. 

No duplication of awards.



For safety reasons, no wheelchairs, headphones, baby joggers, strollers, roller blades/skates, or dogs are allowed in this event.  Do not enter unless you are medically able and properly trained to complete a trail ultramarathon.