Salem Lakeshore Frosty Fifty

Salem Lakeshore Frosty Fifty

Salem Lakeshore Frosty Fifty

( 2 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Winston Salem ,
    North Carolina,
    United States
  • January
  • 50K, Other, Relay
  • Trail Race
  • Event Website


Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
4 5
"Frosty? Fast? Fun? Check."
Aid Stations
Course Scenery
Expo Quality
Elevation Difficulty
Race Management
Melissa 's thoughts:

Reader's Digest Version: loved the course, the swag, and the aid stations were stocked. Can't wait to run the 25K next year!

Course: GORGEOUS. Salem Lake is really pretty, some hills, and hugs the lake the entire way around. On a rainy day, it's probably muddy, but the paths were clear and dry. There was a weird out and back to make mileage towards the end, but then you went up a steep incline, across an overlook of the lake, and banked into a hard downhill at the finish. For just about every uphill, you are rewarded with equally pleasant flat stretches and downhills.

T-shirts/Swag: handstamped clay medals for each finisher. Gender specific tech shirts, and they are so comfy (it's a new favorite). For the registration, you can't beat it.

Aid stations: I can't speak for those doing the longer distances, but there was ample water and gatorade when I visited the station (at about mile 3.5). At the finish area, there was ample sustenance (PB&J, hot broth, Gatorade, jelly beans, bagels & cream cheese, etc.).

Parking/access: if you arrive SUPER early (at least an hour ahead of time), there's parking right at the start by the lake. If not, you're about half a mile down the road. It's not terrible, but since it's an ultra and a lot of folks are bringing gear, changes of clothes, or fuel, it means a lot of back and forth or carrying your things a ways.

Relay option: The relay was great, and lots of fun to watch. The chip bracelets though were a bit of a pain. They were slap bracelets, and our group had a timing issue with our first leg, then another runner lost it because they didn't clasp well.

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