Happy (almost) Fall Ya’ll!
Waking up these cool mornings has made me, *sigh* realize that Fall is indeed coming, and I’m forever grateful that I have a wicked-good heater in my car for my morning work commute. Before you stop reading because you think I’m some sort of “Fall hater”, that’s not entirely true. I love the ‘coziness’ of the season, leggings, boots, pumpkin-spiced everything and the resounding cheers of Packer fans on Sundays.
One of my other favorites about Fall is the cooler weather for running. I’m much more motivated to go outside and crank out a few miles knowing I won’t melt into a puddle of sweat.
Fort HealthCare has capitalized on the “chilly weather” component with the annual Frosty Rock 5k/12k run/walk. This race, which is taking place this year on November 11th, has been known to be cold, cold, cold, or like last year…downright balmy!
Maybe you’re reading this and thinking “Hey! I’ve done that race before and LOVED it”, and we hope to see you on the 11th! Maybe you’ve heard about this race, but don’t know a whole lot about it, or are on the fence about participating. OR, maybe, you’ve never heard about this race and have no clue about it. Whichever category you fall into, I hope this blog helps!
Alright, here are the details in handy FAQ-style format:
The Frosty Rock is a run/walk event that features a 5k (3.1 mile) course through Fort Atkinson, a 12k (7.45 mile) course through Dorothy Carnes County Park, AND a 1 mile Kid's run. *New this year* will be a vendor/craft fair for before/during/after the race event, and a community celebration for Fort HealthCare's 75th anniversary. There will be lots of fun activities for everyone to enjoy.
The Frosty Rock event will take place on Saturday November 11th, 2017. (Put it on your calendar now!)
The Kid's run will kick off at 9:00 am with the 12k following at 9:30 am and the 5k at 9:45 am
The event will take place at the Fort Atkinson High School, located at 925 Lexington Blvd in Fort Atkinson
Kids Run: $5
Veterans run free!
In all seriousness, Fort HealthCare is excited to share this opportunity and celebrate with ALL community members, and we want this to be the biggest and BEST Frosty Rock yet. There is an option for additional donations, which all go to GREAT causes!
You can register online at www.forthealthcare.com/frostyrock under "Register Online"
Yes, of course! This event is open for runners, walkers, joggers, speed walkers, slow walkers, skippers, those paying to just get a t-shirt, etc. The more the merrier! Come on out and celebrate the community and Fort HealthCare’s 75th!
There is also lots of awesome things to do besides participate in the races. There will be a vendor/craft fair available for you, along with food options for purchase. Another option to join in on the festivities is to volunteer for the race if you want to be part of the action.
This year, we are giving you the option to where you want your registration money to go towards. The local charity options are as follows:
Tomorrow's Hope: www.tomorrowshope.org
Fort HealthCare Foundation: www.forthealthcare.com/ways-give/foundation
Jefferson County Cancer Coalition: www.jeffersoncountycancercoalition.org
Of course! Various kid-friendly activities are being planned outside of the Kid's run.
You can mail the race coordinator at FrostyRock@forthc.com
You can email the race coordinator at FrostyRock@forthc.com or call 920-563-4144
Hopefully this helps motivate and convince you to join. This is a wonderful, safe, and FUN event that is unique and a great family opportunity. We hope to see you out on the 11th of November.