Register now to be on Team UNCSA in Mistletoe Run

Team UNSA at the Mistletoe RunThe campus community is invited to participate in the Dec. 2 YMCA Mistletoe Run – for free. Register by Monday, Nov. 6 to guarantee a team t-shirt. Registration deadline to participate is Tuesday, Nov. 28.

The Mistletoe Run is the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina’s largest fundraiser and proceeds benefit the children in our community by funding youth programming.


For many years, UNCSA students, faculty and staff have run this race independently. Now, UNCSA is covering the registration fee for the entire campus community. 

Chancellor Cole is committed to promoting healthy lifestyle habits, including nutrition and fitness. The health and well-being of students, faculty and staff is a critical component of the UNCSA Strategic Plan.

UNCSA will cover the entry fee* and provide transportation for students from campus on race day. Registrants will receive a UNCSA Fighting Pickles shirt, and access to training preparation tips.

*UNCSA will cover the full registration fee for the 1-mile fun run and 5k. Half-marathon participants will be invoiced a reduced rate from the Mistletoe race organizers.


Faculty/staff can use the button below to volunteer at the run/walk instead of participating.

Volunteer Sign-up 

For more information, visit or read about UNCSA at the 2022 Mistletoe Run.

Contact: Nick Gawlik

Sept. 10 2023