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Additional race information can be found at https://www.stlouistrackclub.com/frostbite-series.
The St. Louis Track Club is excited to offer the 2021-2022 Frostbite Series as an in-person event with an option for runners to register as virtual participants (series only for virtual). We will continue to monitor the conditions surrounding COVID-19 following local health and safety protocols for the protection of participants, volunteers, and supporters.
Dates and distances:
Sat., Dec. 11– 3K/12K
Sunday, Dec. 26 – 2M/10M (please note that this race only is on a Sunday)
Sat., Jan. 8 – 5K/20K
Sat., Jan. 22 – 4M/13.1M
Sat., Feb. 5 – 3M/15K
Registration and pre-race details
The Frostbite Series will take place as its usual short and long course series of races starting at the Forest Park Visitors Center. While we strongly encourage participants to preregister, race day registrations will be available. For those who cannot compete in the entire series, single race registrations are also available.
The short and long course series will each have its own set of starting times. Races will have an open start window to allow for social distancing. The start line for the short race will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:15 a.m. and participants can start anytime in that window. The start line for long races will open at 8:45 a.m. and close at 9:00 a.m. Bib numbers can be picked up prior to race day - time and location TBD. Bibs should be kept and used for the duration of the series. Replacement bibs will be available should you lose/forget yours.
Prerace instructions will be sent to participants prior to race day, including details for entering the starting area.
PACKET PICK UP: Friday December 10 from 12-6pm inside the Forest Park Visitor Center. Also each race morning outside the visitor center starting at 7am
*St. Louis Track Club MEMBERS, please sign use the email you use for your Track Club membership in order to acquire your race discount. Non members can join today and get a discount for Frostbite and all future Track Club races.
Race day details
Starting lines will be near the Visitors Center in Forest Park. As with last year’s Series, we do not have a permit this year to use the Visitors Center on race day. While the Visitors Center is open, participants will need to follow its requirements for guests. Portable restrooms will be available in the parking lot across from the Visitors Center. We encourage participants to wait in their vehicles or outside before their start time.
Water and safety stations will be set up on the course. Stations will have water and sports drink in cups. Participants will be required to pick up their own drinks at water stations. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottle or hydration device.
Postrace refreshments will consist of water, sports drink, and pre-packaged products that participants can pick up on their own.
COVID-19 safety protocols
St. Louis Track Club encourages health and safety considerations regarding participants and volunteers. Participants will be required to follow any health and safety mandates that are in place for the City of St. Louis at the time of the race. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mask to wear before and after their race. Running in a mask is not required. Social distancing in start and finish areas, on the racecourse, and while around any other participants or volunteers is also encouraged.
Shirts and awards
All participants will receive a race shirt and series commemorative event medal. Virtual runners will receive the T-shirt, medal and bib- info on how to get it will be sent out soon.
Awards will be given for each series (per gender) in the following age groups: 12 & under; 13-16; 17-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80 & over. Your age on December 12 will determine your age for the series. You must complete at least three races to be eligible for a series award. There will be 3 awards per age group. A runner’s best four races will be awarded points based on their age group placement using the following scale: 1st – 50 points; 2nd – 45 points; 3rd – 40 points; 4th – 35 points; 5th – 30 points; all finishers receive 25 points. Details on receiving awards will be sent to recipients following the conclusion of the series. Awards for virtual runners will be given to the top male and female runners 1,2,3
Cancellations and weather policy
As with any race year, the safety and well-being of everyone is our utmost concern and we will keep all event options within the guidelines of the CDC, the State of Missouri, and the City of St. Louis. Should an in-person Frostbite Series not be permitted by government or health authorities, we will allow runners to convert to the virtual option or offer a deferral to a future St. Louis Track Club event.
Races will be held rain, snow, or shine and will not be cancelled except for cases of severe weather or unsafe road/course conditions. Less threatening conditions may cause alterations of the course or race day activities to ensure participant, volunteer, and community safety. The St. Louis Track Club is a nonprofit organization and all net proceeds are used to further the SLTC’s mission in the community. As such, no refunds or credits will be given in case of cancellation due to weather.
Charity Shoe Drive -
We will be collecting your used running and other athletic shoes (cleats included). It doesn't matter what shape they are in, just bring them with you and drop off in the pile near race registration. Money raised from recycling the shoes will go to our Scholarship fund.
CANNED FOOD DRIVE
We will be collecting canned goods to benefit OPERATION FOOD SEARCH at every race. See below link for most wanted items. Just bring and drop off near the information/check-in table.
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