Frosty 5K

Sun January 1, 2023 Guilford, CT 06437 US Directions


11:00AM EST

2M Fitness Walk

11:00AM EST

Kids Fun Run

10:30AM EST

Celebrate the beginning of a New Year by participating in the 38th annual Frosty 5K New Year's Day race hosted by the Guilford Rotary Club. As New Year's Day 2023 falls on a Sunday, the event which includes a certified 5K run, 2-mile health walk, and a Kids Fun Run, will start opposite Calvin Leete School and finish at East Creek Landing (formerly, Knights of Columbus), 390 S Union St, Guilford. The course will take you past many iconic sights in this celebrated coastal New England town - the green, marina, and fairgrounds. Packet pick up day of race will be at the East Creek Landing (Knights of Columbus)  as will post race awards, and refreshments, including hot clam chowder!

Registration will only be possible via this online platform and with it you will be able to register until 10:30 am on race day, January 1, 2023. All registered participants will be able to collect bib/race packets from Branford soundRUNNER  Friday, Dec. 30 from 10-6 and Saturday from 10-4,  or at East Creek Landing prior to race start. Immediately following the race, refreshments and award presentations will take place immediately after the race. Those picking up packets at Sound Runner are offered a 20% discount on running merchandise that day from the Branford Sound Runner.

Race Schedule:

  • Register online at anytime until 10:30 am on race day, Jan 1, 2023
  • Race Day
    • Register on-line before 10:30 am (NOTE: online registration only, accepted)
    • Limited parking will be available at Calvin Leete School, 280 S Union St, Guilford, CT 06437. Please allow plenty of time to park before collecting your race number.
    • 09:30 am-10:45 am Race Day check-in and bib collection at East Creek Landing.
    • 10:30 am Kids Fun Run Start
    • 11:00 am 5K Run & 2M Walk Start
    • 11:45 am Post-race celebration and awards presentations

Entry Fees:

  • 5K & 2M Walk - $30 online (until Dec 25, 2022), thereafter $35 from Dec 26, 2022 through to Jan 1, 2023
  • Family Group Registration - 5K or Fitness Walk (up to 4 people) - $100 online (until Dec 25, 2022) thereafter $125 from Dec 26, 2022 through to Jan, 1 2023.
  • Kids Fun Run - $10 online through Jan 1, 2023. Includes Frosty Fun Run Tee Shirt and participation ribbons

Race Shirts:

  • Entrants who register before December 16, 2022 for the 5K and 2M Fitness Walk are eligible to receive long-sleeved tech shirts. For registrations after this date, shirts will be subject to availability. 


  • 1st male & female winners receive soundRunner gift cards; 1st male & female winners from Guilford receive Planet Fitness gift cards.
  • Top male & female finishers in each age group receive medals:
    • 12 & under
    • 13-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70-79
    • 80+
  • Fun Runners will each receive finisher ribbons and Frosty 5K cotton long-sleeve shirts

Post-Race Party:

  • Refreshments will be available after the race at East Creek Landing.

Your participation at the Frosty 5K benefits local community programs. You can DONATE to help these and other community based programs:

Frosty 5K Promotional Video

Check out our video for a brief overview of this popular event.


Race Course Map


Warm The Children is a non-profit organization providing new winter clothing for needy children on the shoreline. With community support, Rotary volunteers take families in need shopping for coats, boots, gloves and other apparel.


The Guilford Rotary Club Memorial Educational Fund, Inc. provides scholarships to people seeking educational financial aid for job training, community colleges and under graduate and graduate studies at colleges and universities. In 2020, we awarded a total of $24,000 in scholarships.

Guilford 2009 Boys Soccer Team

The Guilford 2009 Boys Soccer Team invites you to help support New Haven’s Community Soup Kitchen at the Frosty 5K on race day. The Soup Kitchen caters to more than 250 guests each day, your contribution will help the kitchen buy much needed hot beverage equipment to warm the hearts and hands of their growing community. Let us warm your hands on race day by stopping by our table at the finish to purchase hot cocoa and hand warmers. All proceeds will benefit the soup kitchen.

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East Creek Landing (formerly Knights of Columbus)
390 S Union Street
Guilford, CT US 06437

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