Salem Lake Frosty Fifty Trail Races 5K|12.5K|25K|50K|50K Relay

Fri January 5 - Sat January 6 Winston Salem, NC 27107 US Directions


Post Race Announcements

Congrats to all finishers!  It was a wet and chilly day.  We're thankful that the temperatures didn't drop below the forecasted lows and we were able to avoid any icy conditions.  Still, it was a tough day for an endurance race and especially for the 50K runners.  To all the participants, you are awesome!

While we believe the posted results to be mostly complete and accurate, there are few known issues that we will sort through over the couple of days by checking out backup systems and finish line video.  We appreciate your patience as we work address any known issues.


  • Registration is now closed! No race day registration. 

  • Race Transfers are allowed up through midnight on Wed, 1/3/24. Click here for transfer instructions.

  • Packet Pickup available on Friday 3-7pm and Saturday beginning at 6:30am!  Click here for details.

  • 2024 is the 25th Anniversary for the Frosty Fifty Races!

  • The Frosty Fifty 50K race is the official 2024 RRCA North Carolina State Ultra Championship.

Race Weekend Schedule

Friday, 1/5/2024
3-7pm      Packet Pickup at Salem Lake Marina
5:30pm   5K Night Race
Saturday, 1/6/2024
6:30am    Packet Pickup Opens at Salem Lake Marina
7:00am    Early starters allowed to start (50K only)
8:00am    Race Start: 12.5K, 25K, 50K, 50K Relay
3:00pm    Race timing cutoff


Salem Lake Marina
815 Salem Lake Road
Winston Salem, NC US 27107


Join us at Salem Lake for one of FIVE races fit for any distance! Celebrate your run with post race food, homemade soup, and beer from Radar Brewing.


  • Night 5K (Friday, 1/5/23)
  • 12.5K (7.75 miles: 1 loop. 12.5K/loop)
  • 25K (15.5 miles: 2 loops. 12.5K/loop)
  • 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 Monday, 1/1/2024. 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. 

T-Shirts: Tri-Blend Long Sleeve Race T-Shirts with 25th anniversary retro design are available in female and unisex sizes. Shirts guaranteed for all registrations through 12/15/23! **Shirts run true to size but if you prefer a looser fitting shirt, size up!**

Certified Course:  The race is run on a USATF Certified Race course #NC23001DF.

Join Tailgate Town! Reserve your spot today. Only 13 spaces available. Be close to the action and have a place for you or your group to hang out between races! Register here!

** Race Transfer Requests: Must be made by Wed, 1/3/24. 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 Early Start Station before starting**

RRCA North Carolina State Ultra Championship

The Frosty Fifty 50K race is the official 2024  RRCA North Carolina State Ultra Championship.  RRCA Awards will be presented for the first place finishers in each of these categories:

  • Open male and female
  • 40+ male and female
  • 50+ male and female
  • 60+ male and female
  • Open challenged athlete male and female (upon special request)

Click here to learn more about he RRCA Championship Event Series.

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 19), Salem Lake Trail Races (September 23), Black Friday Relays (November 24) and Frosty Fifty (January 5-6, 2024) 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 2024. 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! 

Triad Today TV Preview of Frosty Fifty 2024

Triad Today 12/16/23: Frosty 50 Trail Races

2023 Race Recap Video by FOX8 Sports WGHP

Charity Partner: Winston-Salem Street School

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!

Awards Made By: Monarch Studio 651

Handmade coasters made by artists at the Monarch Studio 651 in downtown Winston-Salem will serve as awards for the 2024 races.

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

UPDATE: As of 3:30pm on 12/26/2023, the 3 additional tailgate spots have been reserved.  All 13 spots are now taken.

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

  • 13 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 between 3-7pm OR race morning starting at 6am!

Reserve a spot here!

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