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Join us for the RRRC Frostbite 12K, presented by Final Gravity Brewing Co.
This is the 37th running of Frostbite, one of Richmond Road Runners Club's signature events. Because of COVID-19, this year has to be different with an in-person option on a shorter course in a new location and a virtual option. Both events provide the much-beloved Frostbite race shirt and a finisher medal (if you meet the deadlines).
REGISTRATION LIMITED TO RRRC MEMBERS ONLY FROM 12:00 NOON TO 1:00 PM ON SATURDAY, DEC. 26!
The in-person Frostbite 12K (7.46 miles) will be run as two loops within Bryan Park on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Registration is capped at 225 runners or walkers. The chip-timed race will use staggered starts. See our COVID-19 Precautions & Procedures.
The Virtual Frostbite 12K will allow you to run when, where, and with whom you please on Sunday, January 24 (or on Saturday or Monday).
Both events are RRRC Grand Prix (GP) events for 2021. 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.
The 12K (7.46 miles) race will consist of 2 loops through Bryan Park. Course details will be posted at a later date.
One water stop 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 12K.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY. BE ALERT, WATCH FOR TRAFFIC & PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FELLOW RUNNERS, COURSE MARSHALS, AND POLICE.
Race Shirts (in-person and virtual races)
Awards (in-person race only)
Because these are winter road races, runners must be 9 years old or older to participate in the in-person 12K race and 5 years or older to participate in the virtual 12K race.
Youth Pricing: For all 12K runners 5-12 years of age, the price is $10 plus processing fee for both the in-person and virtual race. Youth runners do receive a medal if they are a finisher of the in-person 12K or are one of the first 225 registered participants for the virtual 12K. Youth runners do not receive a race shirt, but may purchase a shirt (adult sizes only) for $8.00 during registration until January 12.
Any discounts will be applied at check out.
If race registrations for the in-person Frostbite 12K reach the participant cap of 225 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 Frostbite 12K may request a partial refund and withdraw from the race before Sunday, January 17, 2021 @ 11:59 PM. Refunds will be 75% of the registration fee for those withdrawing before Sunday, January 10, 2021 and 50% of the registration fee for those withdrawing after that date. To request a refund, log into your RunSignup account, find Frostbite 12K under your Upcoming Races, and click "Manage Registration."
Registrants for the in-person Frostbite 12K may also transfer to the virtual Frostbite 12K at no-cost through Friday, January 22, 2021.
If the in-person Frostbite 12K must be cancelled, there will be no refunds. All registered runners will be transferred to the virtual Frostbite 12K.
There are no refund options for registrants for the virtual Frostbite 12K.
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.
Registrants for the in-person Frostbite 12K have two options to pick up their bib, timing chip, and shirt (if registered by January 12):
There is a $5.00 fee for replacing a lost or forgotten bib and chip on race day.
Registrants for the virtual Frostbite 12K have two options to receive their race shirt (if registered by January 12) and medal (if one of the first 300 registrants):
We encourage you to visit our presenting sponsor Final Gravity Brewing Co. anytime, but especially after the in-person race on Sunday, January 24. Final Gravity Brewing Co. will open at 9:30 AM on Sunday, January 24. The River City Pizza food truck will be there at 10:30 AM.
Final Gravity Brewing Co. has outside seating with patio heaters and socially-distanced seating in the taproom.
Final Gravity Brewing Co. is located at 6118 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228 -- less than 2 miles north on Lakeside Avenue from Bryan Park.
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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