Frigid 5K Run & Plunge

Kick off Valentine’s Day by taking the plunge in the Frigid 5k. Warm up with a 5 kilometer run along the length of Whitewater Center Parkway, then cool down very quickly as you leap into the chilly waters of our man-made whitewater river. This unique race is sure to get your feet and your heart racing.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, February 14, 2015
  • Distance – 5K
  • Time – 8:00 a.m.
    • Course closes at 8:45 a.m.


  • Pre-Registration – Must register by February 12
  • *Note: Must register by February 8 to secure a sweatshirt
    • $25 – Frigid 5K Running Hat (no sweatshirt)
    • $50 – Frigid 5K Running Hat AND Recover Brand Sweatshirt
  • Race-Day Registration – if available
    • $30 – Frigid 5K Running Hat (no sweatshirt)
    • *Note: Frigid 5K Running Hats will be given out as supplies last


Friday, February 13th

  • 5:00-7:00pm – Packet pick-up location TBD
  • *Note: We encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines

Saturday, February 14th

  • 6:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins
  • 7:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 8:00am – Frigid 5K begins
  • 8:45am – Awards
  • 8:45am – Course closes (runners may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)

NOTE: All outbound traffic leaving the USNWC will be prohibited between 8:00-8:45am on race day


Be sure to bring a towel and stick around for fire pits, hot chocolate, cookies, bananas, drinks, beer from NoDa Brewing Company and raffle prizes.


Awards will be given to the top three male/female finishers in the following age groups:

14-under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-better.

2014 Results:

2013 Results:



Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at
  • Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • See Course Map for water stop location
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Locker rooms are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • There will be no gear/bag check at the start/finish for this race
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $5 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass.
  • Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $40
  • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are discouraged for the safety of all participants
  • Remain attentive and courteous at all times, trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
  • No pets allowed on the course
  • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants are encouraged to call 911 THEN notify event staff if an emergency is encountered.

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