Salem Lakeshore Frosty Fifty 50k and 25k

Fri January 7 - Sat January 8 Winston Salem, NC 27107 US Directions
Friday Night Race

5K Night Race

01/07 5:30PM EST
$5 off for TCTC Members

50k - Frosty Fifty

01/08 8:00AM EST
$5 off for TCTC Members

25k - Frosty Fifty

01/08 8:00AM EST
4 Person Team Price

Gwyn's Grace 50k Relay

01/08 8:00AM EST
Virtual Race

5K Virtual Race

1001 Salem Lake Road
Winston Salem, NC US 27107
Race Start Time

Elite runners will start at 7:55 am on Saturday morning.  All other runners (25K, 50K, 50K Relay) will start shortly thereafter.  Chip start times will be recorded.

50K runners that expect to take 6 hours or more can begin their race earlier if desired.  Report in to the timing trailer so they can make a record of your actual start time.


The race begins and ends outside the marina/office in 4,000 square feet overlooking the lake. Wear distinct colors and have your fans bring binoculars to spot you across the lake. If the weather is warmer than the 11 degrees it's been in the past, the large deck area provides ample seating and views.

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. You will 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.  This is a very spectator-friendly event.  The average temperature in early January is a high of 49 and a low of 29.

All finishers will receive finisher medallions.

T-shirts, in requested sizes, are guaranteed to those who register 3 weeks prior to the event. This will be a long sleeve tech shirt in male/female sizes.  Virtual runners must pick up their shirt during one of the packet pickup periods unless the shirt shipping option was selected.

Registration will close at midnight on Saturday, January 1. You must preregister to participate.  No race weekend registration.

Click here for a map and more information about the course.

The 50K finish line will stay open until 3:00 pm (7 hours).

Relay Teams

Looking for a relay team or a relay team member?  You can find a list of current teams by clicking here.  Reach out to race director Bill Gibbs at if you need assistance and he'll try to match you up.

No Late Registration

No registration after January 1, 2022 and no race day registration.

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

Total runners for Saturday races - 1000
50K - 350
25K - 350
Relay - 75 teams
5K Night Race - no cap

Packet Pickup Information

Packet pickup will be available on Friday and Saturday
Click Here for Packet Pickup Details

Gwyn's Grace Relay

The Frosty Fifty 4 Person Relay is being renamed to Gwyn's Grace Relay this year to honor Gwyn Gibbs Corum who tirelessly helped special needs children and those who needed extra help in this life. 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.

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 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!


Volunteer Opportunities

As with any race, the overall runner experience is largely based upon the number volunteers that help put the event on.  The Twin City Track Club has an incredible club with hundreds of dedicated members, however if you are coming to spectate and can offer to volunteer at an aid station or turnaround spot, it would be greatly appreciated.  Please email Bill Walker at for additional details.

How To Submit Results for Virtual Races

Results can be submitted any time between 8am on January 2 and 12 midnight on January 8. You can submit online by logging into your RunSignup account. 

Click Here to Post Results

Click Here for Results FAQ


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.

COVID 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.  Keep in touch with the latest guidance here: 

Race Contact Info

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


Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.

Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.