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This is the 39th running of Frostbite, one of the Richmond Road Runner's Club's signature events. We had such an amazing time being back at the #OGcourse last year and it looked liked you all did as well. We're happy to be back there again for 2023 and hope to bring you a bit of snow again, too. #itswhatwedo.
And you know that the beloved Harry the Hipster Moose will absolutely be back, and he'll be rocking his unique RVA style, too. We know that you all love the challenge of this race (so we say at least, ha), then throw in the fact that you'll get #Biteshirt (so dreammmmy, BUT be sure if you sign up early enough to guarantee one) and the Harry bling, too, it's a #winwin!
You'll definitely want to get signed up before it sells out! #makeithappencaptains!
Ps: Oh, and don't forget about the Dunkin donuts, you know they'll be back!
The in-person Frostbite 15k (9.33 rolling RVA miles) will be run in the Byrd Park/Randolph area on Sunday, January 15, 2023 Registration is capped at 1000 runners or walkers. The chip-timed race will use staggered starts. The Virtual Frostbite 15k will allow you to run when, where, and with whom you please on Sunday, January 15th (or on Saturday or Monday).
Both events are RRRC Grand Prix (GP) events for 2023. RRRC GP participants receive a race point for posting a time for either event. RRRC GP participants in the in-person race will receive place points based on overall and/or age group finish times.
NOTE: Details provided below about packet pick-up and race day activities are tentative and subject to change. Registered participants will receive updated information a few days before the race.
Because these are winter road races, runners must be 9 years old or older to participate in the in-person 15K race and 5 years or older to participate in the virtual 15K race. In-person is capped 1,000.
Pricing Schedule (In-Person & Virtual)
Youth Pricing: Runners 5-12 years of age, the price is $10 plus a processing fee for both the in-person a Youth runners do receive a medal if they are a finisher of the in-person race or are one of the first 200 registered participants for the virtual 15K. Youth runners do not receive a race shirt but may purchase a shirt (adult sizes only) for $10.00 during registration until January 5.
Any discounts will be applied at check out.
If race registrations for the in-person Frostbite 15K reach the participant cap of 1000 runners/walkers, you may sign up on the waitlist. Selection from the waitlist will be on a first-come, first-served basis, as spots become available.
There are no refund options for registrants for the in-person or the virtual event.
Registrants for the in-person race may transfer to the virtual event at no cost. Transfers to virtual must happen by January 14, 2023, @ 11:59 PM.
If the in-person race must be canceled, there will be no refunds. All registered runners will be transferred to the virtual event.
All entry fees and processing fees are non-transferable. Registrations cannot be deferred to a later race. Bib numbers are not transferrable. In the event of postponements or cancellations due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refunds.
Water stops will support runners The water stop will be hands-free and cup-less. Bring your own cup or bottle.
This is a road race conducted under the rules of USATF and RRCA. In consideration of the safety of all participants, the following are not allowed on the course during the race: baby joggers, baby strollers, animals on or off leash, skateboards, inline or roller skates, or bicycles. The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, RRRC encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Frostbite 15K.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY. BE ALERT, WATCH FOR TRAFFIC & PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FELLOW RUNNERS, COURSE MARSHALS, AND POLICE.
Packet pick-up will be held at Lucky Road (the Willow Lawn location) on Saturday, 1/14/23 between 11am-4:45pm.
We will also have a limited packet pick-up on race day between 7 am-8:15 am.
The in-person race is scheduled rain/snow/shine. In the event of weather or unforeseen circumstances that cause the race to be postponed or cancelled, an email will be sent to all participants. In the event of postponements or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refunds.
Final Gravity will be opening early for Frostbite runners on race day! Be sure to swing by our amazing title sponsors brewery (address below) to enjoy it a $4 celebration beer for tackling #allthehills!
Final Gravity Brewing Company
6118 Lakeside Ave, Richmond 23228
Oh that's right, not only will there be amazing #FBGbeer to enjoy after the race (at Final Gravity, not the school of course), there is also going to be a stellar food truck at Final Gravity too. #winwin
That's right, Cocina Calle wil be at the brewery serving up #amazingdotcom food for you to enjoy after tackling #demhills! And let's be honest, can you ever go wrong with tacos and beer? Absolutely not.
We know you'll enjoy their food, shout out to Cocina for mixing in some breakfast inspired food for you Biters ' as well!
You know you have some shoes in your closet that you're no longer wearing, Frostbiters, so why not donate them to Shood? #youtotallyshould #thepuns!
We're excited to partner with Shood again this year! Shood will be joining us on race day, they'll be bringing collection boxes with them that morning to collect your shoes! #letsgo
Please remember that the shoes should be gently worn, Shood will accept new shoes as well, feel free to bring some along if you'd like!
Race Shirts (in-person and virtual races)
Awards (in-person race only)
Mara George and Chris Mason
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