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Are You Tough Enough for the Frozen 5K?

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to endure a 5K in the middle of a cold Illinois winter? Well bundle up because we’ve got just the race for you!

Frozen 5K | Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 9:00a | Hessel Park

Ages 13+ (unless directly supervised by guardian)

Race's starting line with racers lined up running in the snowfall

You’ll have to search far and wide to find a challenging winter race like the Frozen 5K.


Bring on the rain, the sleet, the wind, and of course the snow! Only thing that will stop this grueling race is a windchill of -18° F!


You’ll stay toasty during the race with a cozy race hat and taste sweet sweet victory (or hot chocolate) out of the Frozen 5K mug! Register by Monday, January 3, 2022 to secure your race swag.

two girls smiling holding their Frozen 5K mugs

Stay tuned to our social media pages for pictures of this year’s race swag!


Top male & female participants will receive winners’ plaques for conquering this frosty race! 


Even if you’re not a top finisher, you’ll still be able to flaunt those bragging rights of surviving the coldest 5K in Champaign-Urbana!

Group of adults outside in coats and Frozen 5K Hats while it's snowing

After the race, make sure to thaw out with some complementary hot chocolate! 


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