Davie Y to benefit from Mistletoe Run

Published 7:37 am Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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The 39th annual Mistletoe Run is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA in Winston-Salem.

The family-friendly event is a sanctioned race for runners of all ability. The one mile fun run will begin at 7:30 a.m., the half marathon at 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:15 a.m. Runners can participate in-person or virtually.

The Mistletoe Run is the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina’s (NWNC) largest fundraiser. Funds support youth development programs like Bright Beginnings, which provides clothing and school supplies for local students in need, and Reaching Our Potential, which utilizes Y facilities to provide a safe place and free membership for students ages 12-18. Additionally, proceeds are used to offer financial assistance for summer camp and before and after school care.

Davie Family YMCA is among those benefitting from race proceeds.

“Mistletoe is a long-standing tradition that truly reflects the Y and its mission,” said Darryl Head, president and CEO of the YMCA of NWNC. “On race day everyone is welcome and each person is successful. Friends, family and neighbors come together to focus on their health and through their participation strengthen our community.”

Free childcare will be provided for runners and there will be music, food trucks, vendors, a kid’s zone and an awards ceremony.

“We are so excited to see our runners, their families, outfits and smiles in this year’s Mistletoe,” said Race Director Danielle Boyd. “I can’t think of a better way to usher in the holidays.”

Registration for all race options are open and more information is available online at ymcamistletoe.org.