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This is the 38th running of Frostbite, one of the Richmond Road Runner's Club's signature event. While we had a great time in 2020 running the loops of Bryan Park, we are excited to be back on the streets of RVA! #AllTheHills #RunToStayWarm
And have no fear, Harry the Hipster Moose will absolutely be back, and he'll be rocking a uniquely RVA style, too. You know you love the challenge, that #FBite shirt (so dreammmmy) and the bling so get signed up before it sells out!
The in-person Frostbite 15k (9.33 rolling RVA miles) will be run in the Byrd Park/Randolph area on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Registration is capped at 1000 runners or walkers. The chip-timed race will use staggered starts. See our COVID-19 Precautions & Procedures (Subject to changed based on current guidelines). The Virtual Frostbite 15k will allow you to run when, where, and with whom you please on Sunday, January 16 (or on Saturday or Monday).
Both events are RRRC Grand Prix (GP) events for 2022. 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 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.
Registrants for the in-person event may request a partial refund and withdraw from the race before Sunday, January 9, 2021 @ 11:59 PM. Refunds will be 75% of the registration fee for those withdrawing before Sunday, December 26, 2021 @ 11:59 PM and 50% of the registration fee for those withdrawing after that date.
There are no refund options for registrants for 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 15, 2022 @ 11:59 PM.
If the in-person race must be cancelled, 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 cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refunds.
Race Shirts (in-person and virtual races)
Awards (in-person race only)
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 held at Lucky Road (the Willow Lawn location) on Saturday, 1/15/21, between 12-4pm. Please note that we will be following social distancing protocols at pick-up, and we ask that you wear a mask at all times while inside Lucky Road.
We will also have a limited packet pick-up on race day between 7am-8:15am. You will be required to wear a mask at race day packet pick-up as well
Thanks for your understanding as we want to ensure we're doing our part to keep everybody safe!
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!
Also, Final Gravity has lined up River City Wood Fire Pizza to be on-site starting at 11am! I mean, what's better than a 9ish miler (that feels like 13) followed by beer and pizza? Uh, not much!
Final Gravity Brewing Company
6118 Lakeside Ave, Richmond 23228
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.
Mara George and Chris Mason
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