Tanya Baer, [email protected]
Green River – The annual Frostbite 5k, 10k, and 1-mile family fun run will be returning this year on Saturday, February 19. The 5k and 10k will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 1-mile family fun run will start at 10:30 a.m. Both the starting and finish lines are located at Expedition Island in Green River. The Pavilion will be open for the duration of the event to provide snacks and will also be a spot for people to stay warm before and after the race.
Both the 5k and the 10k courses begin on the north side of the bridge that enters Expedition Island. They will cross the Island parking lot and enter the Greenbelt Pathway system. The 5K and 10K courses will run together down the southside of Riverside Memorial Park to the boardwalk. Runners will then pass the Green River horse corrals and enter the Union Pacific loop on left. Once the runners enter the loop, the 10K runners will pass through the loop, and move on towards Stratton Meyers Park. The 5K runners will turn to the right, finish the loop, and then head back to Expedition Island to finish their race.
The 10K runners will pass Stratton Meyers, cross the gravel road, and enter back onto the Greenbelt, to the left around the bike park, and up the hill to Edgewater Park. Runners will make a small loop in Edgewater Park, and head back to the Union Pacific loop, where they will retrace the outside loop, staying close to the Green River.
The male and female first and second place winners, in each age division, will receive a medal, and as an overall award for the 5k and 10k, men and women will also be awarded a $25 Chamber Certificate that can be used at businesses within Sweetwater County.
Participants are encouraged to register by February 3. T-shirts will be given to all participants who register by then, but participants who register late are not guaranteed a shirt. Registrations will not be accepted on the day of the race. Entry fees are $20 for adults 18 and up, or $30 for late registration, $15 for ages 17 and under, or $25 for late registration. For the 1-mile family fun run, it will cost $10 for children 10 and under and also includes a shirt.
Race packet pickup will be on Friday, February 18th from 4-7 p.m. at the Expedition Island Pavilion. Participants can pick up their bag on Friday, and be entered into a drawing for a basket.