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2021 Christmas City Classic 5k

Starts Saturday December 11th, 2021

Bethlehem, PA

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Voted the best themed race in the Lehigh Valley, the Christmas City Classic 5K is BACK for 2021 (5 miler to return in 2022).  The race is fun, challenging, and rewarding. With amenities, music, festive costumes, a great course, a five star organizing effort, and the best runners in the Valley, we think you'll agree this is a tradition you'll want to repeat every Christmas season. See you in December!

Registration will be closing at 11:59pm on Wednesday December 8.

See ChristmasCityRaces.com for complete race details!

Event details and schedule

Event Times

5K Run/Walk at 9:00AM

Packet Pickup


Pre-race packet pickup will be held from 5pm - 7pm on December 10, 2021 at Emmaus Run Inn.  Any runners who are able to attend early packet pickup are encouraged to attend.

Race Day Packet Pickup at the YMCA, 7:00AM-8:45AM.  Due to COVID, runners may be required to remain outside of the YMCA with no access inside. (Port-o-pottys will be provided)


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 (must register by 11/21).
  • 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.

Race Distances

Price Register
Walking-5K (Untimed) - Individual Age grou... Click to Find Out Btn active register yellow
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open $35.00 until Btn active register yellow

Places to Stay

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Start Location

430 E. Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA

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