Frigid 5 Miler - PA

Saturday, February 13, 2021 Allison Park, PA 15101 US Directions
Events
Challenging and Fun Course with a FAST Downhill Finish

5 Mile

8:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST
Challenge Yourself When You Are Ready!

Virtual 5 Mile

The live race is sold out! Virtual still available!

New Date: February 13, 2021

Thank you Pittsburgh for your support.   We are looking forward to a frigid and fun event this Saturday.

Place
North Park Skating Rink Lot - Pearce Mill Road
Allison Park, PA US 15101
Description

The 16th Annual Frigid 5 Miler will be a race like none before it.    New this year and one time only, - YOU WILL RUN THE COURSE IN REVERSE AND FINISH DOWN THE GIANT HILL!

For one year only, we will be starting and finishing at the Olympia Shelter parking lot on Pearce Mill Road and running the course in reverse.   Runners will head out on Pearce Mill Road, make the left turn onto North Ridge Drive after passing the boathouse.  They will then climb the 2.5 miles to the lodge and water tower before roaring down the fast DOWNHILL FINISH!  How awesome is that!

All runners will receive a custom finishers medal and great race SWAG as always. 

 

NEW THIS YEAR (Location, Course, Packet Pick Up)

As we continue to navigate the new era of road races, some changes have been made to this years race.   Please review below so that everyone understands this years new set up.

  1. NEW START AND FINISH LOCATION
    1. This year, the race will start and finish at the Olympia Shelter, in the skating rink parking lot on Pearce Mill Road, across from the skating rink.   This is the same location as the Two Face 10K.
  2. NEW COURSE
    1. This years course will run the route BACKWARDS and finish coming down the hill back to the start.
    2. CLICK HERE for map
  3. MANDATORY PRE RACE PACKET PICK UP
    1. As we will not be starting and finishing in the warmth and comfort of the lodge, there will be NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP!
    2. In order to maximize social distancing on race morning, as well as limit volunteer exposure to potential extreme cold on race morning, all bibs and SWAG will need to be picked up at one of several packet pick ups prior to race day.
      1. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
    3. When you arrive on race day, you will be able to stay in the warmth of your vehicle and then simply go to the start line and run.
  4. NO POST RACE FESTIVITIES
    1. Out of safety for all involved, we will not be serving our famous hot pancake breakfast post race this year.
    2. After running your race, you will receive your finishers medal and be able to head back to the comfort of your warm car to head home.
  5. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
    1. There will be no on site registration available.

Thank you to everyone who will be coming out to participate in the race and we hope to return to normal operations for the Frigid 5 in 2022.

RACE MEDAL AND SWAG

 

COURSE MAP

CLICK HERE for map

START / WAVE LOGISTICS

As per Allegheny County, we are allowed to have 250 participants per heat.   Additionally, we need to keep everyone spaced out.   So we will be following the details set forth below.

HEAT 1 - 8:30 AM START

  • The first 250 people to register will run their race beginning at 8:30 am.  
  • The race will go off in waves as GCXC has been doing throughout the COVID era.
  • Runners will be sent off in groups of no more than 50, divided by pace, and socially distanced.
  • Runners will line up next to cones in the coral area prior to each wave.  Comes will be set socially distant apart.
  • Runners will waterfall start under the direction of the timing director.  Please listen for announcements. 
  • There will be approximately 90 seconds between waves.
  • Masks ARE REQUIRED PRE AND POST RACE
    • You may remove your mask once you cross the start line if you are able to maintain 6ft from other runs and park users.   If you can not, you are required to 

HEAT 2 - 10:30 AM START

  • Should we sell out HEAT 1, we will add a second heat which will begin at 10:30 am.  It will be clearly announced when you register whether you will be in the first or second wave.
COVID 19 SAFETY RULES

CLICK HERE for all the details you need to know to stay safe.

RESULTS / AWARDS

There will not be an on site awards ceremony after the race but all overall and age group results will be listed on the Athlinks results page, our GCXC PA results page and also posted on our Facebook page after the race.  

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