The 2013 Christmas City Races Were a HUGE Success!

Perfect weather, snow started falling lightly right before the 5K kicked off and lasted the duration of the races. It was MAGICAL!

Thanks to all the volunteers, officials and of course, the RUNNERS who made this race a big success. Thank you!

Coming in 2014: Chip Timing, Walkers Division and More!

2013_Christmas_City_Races_Overall_and_Age_Group_Winners.pdf

5K Complete Results!

5M Complete Results!

Please read the Weather_Policy.pdf

Save the Date: 12-13-14


Christmas City Classic 5-Miler and Candy Cane 5K

December 14, 2013 9:00AM

The Bethlehem Christmas City Classic 5-Miler has been a long standing tradition in the running community. We were voted the most popular themed race in the LVRunning Scene race poll. The Candy Cane 5K is in it's third year and looks to be a quick sellout again!

Don't forget to wear your red and green or Christmas costume and enter our Christmas Costume Contest!

Join 850 runners in these traditional Bethlehem races!



BOTH RACES ARE NOW SOLD OUT

Dogs Are Not Permitted.



Thank You For Your Cooperation and Understanding.
 

There is no race day registration.

Race Start 

YMCA Bethlehem, 430 E. Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018



Race starts and ends at the YMCA.

 

Race Courses

5-Miler, 5K - Race courses are the same as in 2012.



Course_Maps.pdf, Course_Turn_by_Turn.pdf



You must be able to complete the 5-Miler in one hour.



 

Start Time

9:00 AM. All runners to the start line by 8:55 AM, races start approximately 5 minutes apart

 

Amenities

Goodies- while they last



Genuine Philly Soft Pretzels and other refreshments



T-shirts for all registered runners



Music at Start/Finish and on course



Showers and locker facilities at the YMCA open to all (bring a lock for the locker)

 

Packet Pick-Up

7:00-8:30AM at the YMCA on race morning. Also on Friday, December 13- Location to be announced race week

 

Awards

5 Miler- $50 top male and female, $35 second male and female + gift



5K - $50 top male and female, $35 second male and female + gift

Age Groups for BOTH races (Top 3):  14 and under, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74

Costume Contest: $50 to the best male and female costume.



Show your Christmas spirit and wear a great costume!

NOTE: There will be no awards ceremony after the race this year. Overall and age group award winners will be posted on this site on race day and awards will be mailed on Monday 12/16/2013. Enjoy some refreshments inside the YMCA after the race and then head out at your convenience.

Fees

Either race - $25 by November 1, $30 by December 1, $35 by December 10 or sellout.

Race is held rain or shine.

Contact

Race Director: Rick Weaver, rw262@yahoo.com

Note: You must run the race you registered for. No switching. Once the races sell out, no more entries can be taken. Sorry.

RACES ARE SOLD OUT. SORRY WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY MORE REGISTRATIONS

 

Race Results

2013 - See result links at top of page

2012 5K Results- 2012_Candy_Cane_5K_-_Results.pdf 

2012 5M Results- 2012CCC5miler.pdf 

Photos

Visit USCandids.com

 

Registration

 CLOSED. SOLD OUT.

 

 

Sponsors

Aardvark Sports Shops

Emmaus Run Inn

Bethlehem YMCA

Premier Choice Real Estate, LLC

City of Bethlehem

Philly Soft Pretzel Factory