FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tiffany Hoover
Assistant Recreation Superintendent
Parks and Recreation Department
Frozen Toes 5K & 15K Trail Run on Kessler Mountain Next Saturday
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department kicks off 2020 with the Frozen Toes 5K & 15K Trail Run on Saturday, January 18. This event is perfect for runners looking to transition to a longer distance trail race or for those who want to race on a trail for the first time. The singletrack trails of Kessler Mountain are technical in some areas, but the views are worth the effort. Unfortunately, we can’t promise frozen feet, but we will have post-race events that include awards, prizes, and hot soup for participants.
The trail run will start and finish at the Kessler Mountain Regional Park. Runners should arrive between 7:45-8:45 a.m. to pick up race packets. Both races will start at 9:00 a.m. The 15K course will have a water/aid station that runners will pass twice. The 5K course will have one water/aid station. Packet pick up will also be available the evening prior to the event with a location to be announced later.
City staff will be marking the course on Friday, January 17. Trail users should note that the trail system on Kessler Mountain will be in use for the race on Saturday, January 18 from 9 a.m. to -12:30 p.m. The trails will be open to the public outside of that time.
The registration fee is $30 and includes chip timing, custom logo socks, finisher medals, post-race soup, and downloadable race photos. Register online at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/recreation.
Awards and Age Groups:
Prizes will be awarded to the overall top three male and female finishers and to the top male and female finishers in each age group. (<14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-49, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, >70).
Sponsors and Volunteers:
Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department would like to recognize 2020 Frozen Toes sponsors: American Trail Running Association, Backpacker Pucks, Clif Bar, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Fossil Cove Brewing Company, Newk’s Eatery, Orangetheory Fitness, Raising Cane’s, and University of Arkansas Medical School – Northwest Regional Campus.
Several volunteer opportunities are available for this event. If you are familiar with the Kessler Mountain Trails, or just like supporting trail running events, please contact Parks and Recreation. Volunteer registration can also be found GivePulse website here for the 2020 Frozen Toes Trail Run.
For more information on Fayetteville Race Series events, please visit www.fayetteville-ar.gov/parks or call 479-444-3463.