The running conditions were as good as they have ever been for the run. The day was a little overcast, virtually no wind and the temperature hovered around -7˚celcius with no wind chill to speak of.
The lack of a river trail didn’t prevent us from organizing 5 mile and 5 kilometer races. Runners headed south along the Churchill Parkway instead. The 5 milers headed all the way to Kingston Row, while the 5 kilometer runners turned around just past the St. Vital Bridge.
Prior to the start runners and volunteers warmed up with porridge, fresh fruit and bagels. After the run everyone enjoyed chili con carne, buns and coffee or hot chocolate and an optional shot Baileys Irish Cream (very popular with the runners and definitely returning for the 2018 Frost Bite River Run).
Full race results and photos can be found online at frostbiteriverrun.ca.
This year the Frost Bite River Run was supported by some awesome sponsors. IBEX Payroll and Chaeban Ice Cream shared lead sponsor duties, A-Phase Electric sponsored our amazing winner’s plaque and Lowe Mechanical supported many of our random draw prizes.
The Frost Bite River Run depends on a great crew of volunteers to keep our runners safe, going in the right direction and well fed before and after the run. Without this contribution of time and energy, the Frost Bite River Run couldn’t happen. I’d also like to thank the Frost Bite River Run organizing committee members – Aaron Letts, Rhian Christie, Tavia Nelson, Quinn Fletcher, Till Friehammer and Nat Kosteckyj – for working so hard to make this event such a great success.