Frosty Run 10k And 5k

Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 at 8:00am

Gatehouse Tavern
960 Gateway Commons Cir
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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2020 is the 5th year of the Wake Forest Frosty Run. Started in 2016 by Rebecca Warriner, the Frosty Run 5k/10k has grown into one of the most popular runs in Wake Forest. Find out why you don't want to miss out on the 5th year celebration.

Come out and warm up with a great, festive run. Enjoy a frosty 6.2 or 3.1 mile run that winds through Heritage neighborhoods.

Both the 5k and 10k are stroller-friendly and dog-friendly (please keep your dogs on a leash) - don't leave your loved ones at home!

In case you need another reason, this is one of the primary fundraising events benefitting the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, and everyone who participates can make a difference by helping to provide food for families who might not otherwise have a meal on their table.

The FIFTH annual Frosty Run 10k and 5k is the fastest growing 10K in Wake Forest! This is the perfect winter run - a fun event made just for you. The course is perfect for all runners. It includes flat roads, trails, a few hills, pretty neighborhoods, and aid stations to keep you hydrated.

Events Schedule:

6:30am-7:45am Packet Pickup in front of Gatehouse Tavern, Wake Forest

6:45am - 10:00am Food Drive

8:00am: Start of 10K

8:15am: Start of 5k

9:30am: Awards

10:00am: Finish Line Closes

Course Information:

Both courses are USATF Certified. The 5K course is an out-and-back on the first 1.55 miles of the 10K route.

The run starts and ends in front of Gatehouse Tavern in Gateway Commons and will conclude with a post-race party including face painters, coffee, and snacks for everyone.

On the route you will have three aid stations: at approximately miles 1.5, 3, and 4.7. 

Course Map


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