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12/02/2017 @ 8:00 am
Frosty Run 10k/5k
10K, 5K Run
Wake Forest, NC
Packet Pickup Sponsor
Frosty Run 10k/5k
The 2nd annual Frosty Run 10k and 5k is the ONLY 10K in Wake Forest! Join us Saturday, December 2nd for a fun 6.2 miles made just for you. There's flat road, trail, a few hills, neighborhoods, and a few aid stations in there too.


The 10K course is a USATF Certified and Sanctioned with a 5K course out-and-back on the first 1.55 miles of the 10K route.

The run starts and ends in front of Gatehouse Tavern in Gateway Commons and will conclude with a post-race party including a bounce house, coffee, and snacks for everyone.

On the route you will have 3 aid station: mile 1.5, mile 3, and mile 4.7. 

Schedule of Events
Packet Pickup

Friday, December 1: 4pm-6pm at Run-n-Tri Outfitters, Wake Forest

Race Day ::: Saturday, December 2

  • 6:45am-7:45am Packet Pickup at Gatehouse Tavern, Wake Forest
  • 7:58'ish am: Snowman Costume Contest
  • 8:00am: Start for 10K & 5K
  • 8:05am: Self-starting 1-Mile Family Walk 
  • 9:30am: Awards
  • 10:00am: Finish Line Closes

Training for a 10K

I know... you may be thinking "I can't do a 10K/6.2 miles"; I disagree! You CAN, you may not want to, but you CAN. If you can do a 5K then you can do a 10K. Run the first 5K, then walk the last 5K! You'll get a medal, and prove to yourself that you CAN do 6.2. Don't think, just do it. You may be surprised by what your body can do when given the chance! THEN next year work towards the goal of running the entire 10K! You can do it - and yes, you can absolutely walk up the hills - that counts as "running".

Minimum pace requirement for 10K. A 15-minute/mile pace for the 10K will be enforced (you CAN walk a 15-minute mile!). If you need to go slower than a 15-min/mile pace please note that awards will be announced at 9:30am, and volunteers will be released after the last "official" runner. HOWEVER, you will still get a medal and our finish line will be open until 10am! There is not a minimum pace for the 5K.

Both the 10K and 5K will start at 8am.
  • 10K (6.2mi) chip-timed run/walk
  • 5K (3.1mile) chip-timed run/walk
  • FREE 1-mile run/walk: there is a paved 1-mile loop around the shopping center. Please walk, keep warm, and get a little exercise
  • FREE Itty bitty 25meter dash for runners 5 & under 
  • Donation or Shirt Only: no racing, just the goodies! Come to packet pickup on Friday to pick your swag, or make arrangements with Rebecca to pick up your items post-race.

As this race is USATF certified and sanctioned, bicycles, tricycles, skates, boards, or scooters are not allowed.

Medals & Shirts

Everyone who finishes the 10K or 5K will receive a medal! As soon as we have the design, it will be announced! Every runner registered by October 15 is guaranteed an awesome long-sleeved, super soft, race shirts.

Costume Contest

It's winter, it's cold and just seems right that we encourage you to bundle up! So we will have a Snowman costume contest! Put on your warmest whites! The winner gets a free entry to the 10K next year!

And in memory of my very first fun run ever (done in College Station, Texas in 1993), we will also have Jingle Bells avaialble for all runners and walkers to attach to their shoes. If you come covered in Jingle Bells I may just offer you a prize too. So y'all get festive! 

Race Day Food Drive

The Tri Area Ministry Food Pantry will bring their box truck out accepting donations. Please don't just clean out your pantry and bring all the things you don't want... old pickles and olives? Seriously? Just grab a jar of pasta sauce and a box of noodles next time you are in the store 🙂 If you're not sure what to get, staple items like canned veggies, non-perishables like peanut butter, and soup are always appreciated. 

Sponsor Openings

Want to support this race? Let's talk! Email or call 214.564.6654 and we can work something out. Our goal is to cover the cost of the race with our sponsor support so we can send 100% of our registration fees to charity!


The Tri Area Ministry Food Pantry located in Wake Forest will be the beneficiary of The Frosty Run with our race weekend food drive. It is our goal to make a substantial monetary donation to the Food Pantry. To do this we need more sponsors. Would you like to tap into the generous running community? I can help!