If you’re looking for a great way to jump start your health and fitness goals this year, Pigeon Forge’s annual February Freeze 5K (Feb. 9) is a pretty good way to start. The race is challenging enough for en experienced runner, but also easy enough for those first timers that are just getting into the sport.
And you don’t have to worry about hills and steep inclines during the race. Officials categorize it as fast and flat with only a singular incline along the whole course to worry about. In all, the race will start and end on Butler Street across from Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge. The Old Mill district, as it’s called around town, will make up the brunt of the course. The race will make its way to River Road, utilizing the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. Hey, if you decide not to run, at least come out and watch and cheer on all the participants. You might even see someone you know.
The February Freeze 5K is a run/walk race with a course time limit of 1.5 hours. Runners are encouraged to dress in warm clothing as it is held during the heart of February and temperatures in the Smokies that time of year tend to be on the colder side.
Following the race there will be an awards presentation including overall awards, age group awards, and an award given to the best lighted costume. So figure out a way to string lights around yourself and be able to run with them on.
Race day registration will be in the parking lot of Patriot Park.
For additional information, contact the following:
- Silvia Owens, Email: email@example.com