Race Details

Event Date

December 11, 2021 (12.11.21)


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

Friday, December 10, 5:00-7:00 PM – Emmaus Run Inn, 322 Main Street, Emmaus, PA

Saturday, December 11,  7:00AM-8:45AM – Race Day Packet Pickup at the YMCA


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
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65+

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)