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Fort HealthCare Frosty Rock Challenge slated for November 16

Health, Wellness & You
Thursday, September 12, 2013

The inaugural Fort HealthCare Frosty Rock Challenge 5k &12k will be held on Saturday, November 16. Beginning at the Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center in Fort Atkinson, participants will have a choice between a 5k road course run or walk and a 12k mixed course run. The 12k race commences at 9:00 AM and is followed by the start of the 5k at 9:15 AM. Registration begins at 7:30 AM.

On the 12k course, runners will amble through the oak savannah, past the marshes and wetlands, and over the prairie at Dorothy Carnes County Park. If the distance or the course seems intimidating, the 5k course takes in beautiful city and river views. Both courses start and end at Fort HealthCare’s Therapy & Sport Center, 1504 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson. Music will be provided by the DJs of Good Time Music. Chip timing is provided by It’s Race Time, Inc.

Early bird registration is available. Participants registering by September 15 receive a $10 discount on registration fees. Registrations by November 8 provide for a $5 discount. After that date, the fee for the 12k mixed course race is $40 and the fee for the 5k run/walk is $35. On-line registration closes on Thursday, November 14. All participants pre-registered by October 15 will receive a race shirt.

The official race shirt is a frosty blue long-sleeved cotton tee. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each of the following divisions: 12k men, 12k women, 5k men and 5k women. Winners receive a handmade Frosty Rock Challenge commemorative mug created by artist Peter Beck.

Packets will be available for pick-up at the Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center on Friday, November 15 from noon to 6:00 PM and the morning of the race from 7:30 AM until race time. Registrants will be asked to display a photo ID at pick-up. Advanced packet pick-up is strongly encouraged.

The Frosty Rock Challenge benefits Tomorrow’s Hope, whose mission it is to foster health related research, education and support activities that have a direct impact on area individuals touched by Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, seizure disorders and other life-limiting illnesses.

The Frosty Rock Challenge is presented by Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center, Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates and Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care. Gold level sponsors to date are Nasco, Fort Community Credit Union and RateWatch. Crimson Salon & Spa is a Silver level sponsor. Individuals or organizations looking to participate as sponsors should contact James Shulkin, Fort HealthCare Marketing Department at

To learn more about the Frosty Rock Challenge and download training plans, become a volunteer, or register as a participant, visit