Sat February 6, 2021 South Haven, MI 49090 US Directions
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Kalamazoo Street near Eagle Street by Black River Books (start)
South Haven, MI US 49090

7th Annual Break the Ice 5k Run, Walk, and Kid's Frosty Dash! 

Separate results and awards for walkers! As you sign up please select either 5K Run or 5K Walk.

Fundraising races for the South Haven Public Schools Middle and High School Cross-Country teams.

This race is professionally timed using chip timing.


PACKET PICK - UP AND LATE REGISTRATION INFORMATION: FRIDAY February 5th at South Haven High School from 5 - 7 pm. Please try to park in front of the High School. SATURDAY February 6 at Black River Tavern downstairs (located very close to the start of the race) 8 - 9:45 am. Restrooms will also be available at this location. 

RACE DAY INFORMATION: Late Registration Downstairs at the Black River Tavern 8-9:45 am (restrooms available as well). Race Starts at 10 am at the corner of Eagle and Kalamazoo St. Finish line area will be on Water St. next to the Municipal Marina. All post race food and awards will be at the Municipal Marina on Water St.

The event kick-off at 10 a.m. with the start of the 5K Run/Walk

Late Registration and Early Packet Pick-up:

Day Before: Friday, February 5th from 5p.m.-7p.m. at the South Haven High School in the please park in the front of the high school and go in the front entrance.

Day of the Race: February 6th at 8a.m.-9:45a.m. at Black River Tavern (downstairs) in downtown South Haven on the corner of Kalamazoo Street and Phoenix Street. Restrooms for your use are also located at Black River Tavern.

Event participants will begin the 5K Run/Walk starting in downtown South Haven and enjoy scenic views of our downtown area. The Kids Dash will take place on Water Street near South Beach at 11 am.

Run and Walk Award Divisions:
Awards: Male and Female Overall Winner Awards, Masters Male and Female Overall Awards & Awards to Top 3 in Each Age Group
Male and Female Age Groups:
1-11 12-15 16-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-69 70+

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In addition to our road race events the infamous South Haven Ice Breaker Festival will also be taking place! 
Ice Breaker Festival, now in its 28th year, Ice Breaker Festival (February 5th - February 7th 2021) promises winter fun for the whole family. West Michigan’s predominant and growing winter festival is showcasing dazzling ice sculptures, Chili Cook-off, Pub Slide, outdoor ice skating, horse drawn wagon rides, s’mores roasting, snowball throwing competition and many more exciting activities throughout downtown South Haven.
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All checks must by made out to:

SHPS - Break the Ice 5k

All checks must be mailed to:

South Haven High School

Attn: Athletic Secretary: Alisa Hanny

600 Elkenburg St.

South Haven, MI 49090


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NEW in 2020... Custom Race Bib

The first 200 registered participants will receive a custom race bib.

Register online by Friday, January 9 to guarantee a personalized bib!



UPDATE: In past years the awards mugs were engraved at the school. Unfortunately, the laser engraver at the school went down before the awards mugs could be engraved.

However, we were able to get Break the Ice 5K medals for age group awards in time for the race on Saturday.

We apologize for the last minute change, but we do plan to bring back the mugs in 2021.


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