Freeze Your Buns Off 5K

Sat December 4, 2021 Spencer, NC 28159 US Directions
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5K Run / Walk

$25 2:00PM EST Registration ends December 3, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Fun Run (1/2m for ages 12 and under)

$15 1:30PM EST Registration ends December 3, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
Place
414 S. Salisbury Avenue
Spencer, NC US 28159
Description

FREEZE Your Buns Off 5k and Fun Run at Winterfest in Spencer, NC - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021!  There will be a 1/2-Mile Fun Run at 1:30 p.m. before the 5K!

Race Location:  414 S. Salisbury Avenue, Spencer, NC  28159

This race will be held in conjunction with and to benefit the Town of Spencer's 1st Annual Winterfest, a German Christmas Marketplace, held on the first two weekends in December. Friday nights from 5 - 8 P.M. and Saturdays 2 - 8 P.M. Wooden Huts and Pop-up tents will be filled with holiday gifts, crafts and festive foods. Lights, trees, fire pits and merry music will create a warm holiday experience for our community and visitors alike. The festivities will include a 26 foot Christmas Tree, gigantic bounce house, Biergarten, performances and more. Children will be able to have their photo taken with Santa or send their letter to the North Pole at the special onsite Post Office with a special Winterfest postmark.  Come participate in the 5K and join in the community fun and holiday spirit!!!

5K Registration Fee: $25 (through December 3)
                                     $30 (on-site on December 4)

Fun Run Registration Fee:  $15

Awards (5k):  Top 3 overall male/female, top masters male/female, and top 3 age division male/female

Medals will be given to the top 3 in each of the following divisions for male and female runners:  12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & over.   

Overall winners not eligible for age group awards.  Awards will not be mailed.

Awards (Fun Run):  Top 3 male/female ages 12 and under.

T-shirts – 5k run/walk participants receive a long sleeve technical T-shirt.

Check-In:  1:00 - 1:55 p.m. check-in and race packet pick up

Inclement Weather Policy:  In case of inclement weather, the race may be delayed for one hour.  We reserve the right to cancel any portion of the race if we determine existing weather conditions pose a safety hazard for the participants.

Contact Information:  Beth Nance - 704-239-3729 (cell or text), bethmnance@gmail.com

Timing and scoring for the 5K will be provided by Salisbury Rowan Runners.

Sponsors

All proceeds from this 5K will benefit Winterfest!  Come participate in the 5K and join in the community fun and holiday spirit!

The Town of Spencer will host the 1st Annual Winterfest, a German Christmas Marketplace, on the first two weekends in December. Friday nights from 5 - 8 P.M. and Saturdays 2 - 8 P.M. Wooden Huts and Pop-up tents will be filled with holiday gifts, crafts and festive foods. Lights, trees, fire pits and merry music will create a warm holiday experience for our community and visitors alike. The festivities will include a 26 foot Christmas Tree, gigantic bounce house, Biergarten, performances and more. Children will be able to have their photo taken with Santa or send their letter to the North Pole at the special onsite Post Office with a special Winterfest postmark. 

FREEZE Your Buns Off - In Honor of David Freeze

David Freeze has been the long-time president of the Salisbury Rowan Runners. He has completed more than 90,000 running miles, plus 24 marathons including multiples at Boston, New York City and Jacksonville. He has also done marathons in Detroit, Montreal and London. David was the five-time top masters runner in North Carolina per the Tar Heel Tour series of events. He regularly writes running and fitness related articles for the Salisbury Post and other publications. With his help, Salisbury achieved national status as a “Runner Friendly Community,” one of about 50 communities across the country to receive this honor. Rowan County hosts about 25 races of varying distances annually, including the regionally recognized Winter Flight 8K/5K and fun run. Winter Flight is the oldest 8K and the fourth oldest race of any distance in North Carolina.  

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