February in Chicagoland normally means short, cold days, bundling up beneath 47 wollen layers, and lots of time spent indoors. But normal is boring.
The Frozen Five Trail Race is anything but normal. It’s a root leaping, rock jumping, tree dodging run through the (probably snowy) woods of Poplar Creek Forest Preserve in the heart of winter. The beautiful looped course is normally 2.5 miles long, but being the usual folks that we are as trail runners, we’re going to do it twice. The course will be well marked and is great for new trail runners, while still presenting challenges for the most seasoned trail junky among us.
The race will begin at 10am on Sunday, February 10, 2013. There will be three aid stations on the course (approximately located at miles 1.5, 2.5, and 4). Free snacks, water, hot chocolate, and coffee will be available following the race and locally crafted beer will be available for purchase. Live results will be available both on our big screen on site and online immediately following the race.
Finisher’s awards will be given to all runners and awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers.
All trail runners will receive a finisher’s award, a Frozen Five sweatshirt, a race bib, and a frozen good time!
All finishers will have this race count towards the “Popes of Avignon” and “Plenary Indulgence” challenges.
A course map will be posted here at least one month before the race. Click here for the exact location of the start/finish area.
Registration is $35. Online registration will close on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11:55pm CST. The race is capped at 500 runners, so be sure to register soon. Get a team of 5 or more together and everyone on your team will receive a discounted registration price! Season pass holders can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive their free entry.
When & Where
We love people. We love Chicago. We love trail running. And we love good beer. We thought it would be a good idea to combine them all. Why not, right?
Our goal is to provide Chicagoland with the best possible trail running experience. From the course design to the staff at the aid stations to the beer served at the after party, our #1 goal is for you to have the best time possible.
We are partnering with local small businesses in the Chicagoland area to start a series of trail races beginning in the fall of 2012.
Hope to see you on the trail soon!