Frigid 5K Run & Plunge | U.S. National Whitewater Center

Frigid 5K Run & Plunge

Get your feet and heart racing as you take the plunge in the Frigid 5k. Warm up with a 5 kilometer run on the brand new Greenway Trail along Whitewater Center Parkway, then cool down very quickly as you leap into the chilly waters of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, February 13, 2016
  • Distance – 5K
  • Time – 8:00 a.m.
    • Course closes at 8:45 a.m.
    • Participants must be able to complete the course in 45 minutes
    • Vehicular traffic on the parkway will re-open at 8:45 a.m.

Registration:

  • Pre-Registration – Must register by February 11th
    • $30
  • Race-Day Registration – if available
    • $37
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Schedule:

Friday, February 12th

Saturday, February 13th

  • 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

Post-Race:

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

Awards:

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.

Course:

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Sponsors:

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Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at racedirector@usnwc.org.
  • 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.

Questions / Comments

  1. Kristen February 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Hi! Is there a sweatshirt this year line there was last year?

    • race director February 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Hey Kristen, the race giveaway this year is a custom USNWC towel. We are doing the sweatshirt add on with Color Me Green this year.

  2. Kim February 6, 2016 at 9:08 am

    I would like to participate in this 5K but do not want to jump in the water. Can I still register?

    • usnwcadmin February 8, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      Hey Kim, you are not required to jump in the water to participate in Frigid. We look forward to your visit.

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