Head out for an evening run through the luminaries in the park!
Our race begins near twilight in Glen Miller Park, setting the scene for a beautiful evening run through the park as thousands of luminaries light the way.
For the area's runners, it is the last chance to be able to compete in the last race in the Wayne County Challenge, bringing to an end the year's eight 5K race commitment. For the walkers, it's a 5K like no other.
Being the only evening run/walk in the Wayne County Challenge gives us the perfect backdrop to light the park with luminaries, play holiday music throughout the race, serve hot chocolate, and showcase performances throughout the event.
With us, you're risking Frostbite, but it's an experience you don't want to miss!
The Rosemary Weigel Frostbite 5K is special to the Richmond Parks and Recreation staff. Our race is named after Rosemary, a long-time park employee, who passed away February 2012 after battling cancer. We can think of no better way to keep her spirit alive than to name our 5K after her. She was always a fixture at the races and very involved in our programs.
2017 Frostbite 5K General Information (Looking for volunteer information?)
Glen Miller Park will be very busy on Saturday, December 2nd, with Richmond Park and Recreation’s Rosemary Weigel Frostbite 5K. We’re excited to be the last stop in the Wayne County Challenge are happy to have so many people joining us. Download the 2017 Frostbite Registration Form! Because it is a big event, we need to share some important information:
- Map – The race amenities are spread out across the park. Please take a moment to look over the Frostbite Map. We've outlined the race course, important locations, entrances, parking, and more.
- Park Entrances – Park entrances will be barricaded. Only those participating in the Frostbite 5K will be allowed to enter, until parking fills us. Please enter through our Highway 40 Entrances (by the Madonna or Rose Garden) or through Grand Blvd. No traffic will be allowed in from 4:45-5:45. Please keep this in mind while planning your arrival on race day.
- Parking – We will have limited space for parking. Please carpool if possible. Parking will be first come, first serve. Locations to park include Bandshell, Don’s Cabin, Charles House (next to the Rose Garden), the Golf Course, Roosevelt Hill, and at the Park Office. Please reference the Frostbite Map for more information.
- Pre-registration – Pre-registration ends Nov. 22 and costs $20 (if under 12, we offer a child discount). If entries are mailed in, they must be postmarked by Nov. 22. Early packet pickup will take place December 1st at Anytime Fitness from 9am- 6pm. They are located on 2500 National Rd W, Richmond, IN. Packets that are not picked up will be available on race day at Don's Cabin. Packet pick up begins at 3:45 p.m. All packets must be picked up by 4:45 p.m.
- Register Day of – To register the day of the race, visit the Mac Shack to fill out a form and pay the $25 fee (if under 12, we offer a child discount). Registration opens at 3:45 p.m. and will close promptly at 4:45 p.m. Runners/walkers are more than welcome to download the 2017 Frostbite Registration Form and fill it out before coming to the park. It will make things go faster.
- Race – The race starts at 5 p.m. The race starts and ends next to the Natural Water Spring. Bibs must be on the outermost layer of clothing. It needs to be clearly visible when you cross the finish line. Timing chips must match the bib, and securely fastened to shoes.
- Door Prizes – Door prizes will be draw after the race begins. Winners will have names posted at the awards ceremony. Winners who do not pick up their prize on Saturday after the race will be called with the number listed on their registration sheet. They will have 2 weeks to pick up their prize at the Parks Office (765-983-7275). If prizes are not picked up within 2 weeks of the race, items will be surrendered to the Parks Department.
- Awards – Awards will be taking place at Shelter #2. All entries will be eligible for a door prize. Top three male/female overall and top three male/female in each age group will receive awards. Warming stations, refreshments, and snacks will be available to participants.
- Exiting the Park – Please be on the watch for walkers. People who parked at Don’s Cabin, please use Grand Blvd exit. Due to our Celebration of Lights taking place right after, we’re trying to minimize the amount of traffic in the park.
- Celebration – Afterwards, we would love for you to stay in the park for the Celebration of Lights! We’ll have carriage rides around the lake, a holiday movie playing for those in line, carolers, hot chocolate at our concessions, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!
A huge thanks to Anytime Fitness, G101.3, the Wayne County Challenge (which Whitewater Valley Rehabilitation sponsors), Runnels Chiropractic, Indiana Cuddle Cot Campaign and Road ID. Food and beverage donations are from Dot Foods, Kroger, McFarling Foods, Roscoe’s, and Walmart. A huge thanks to our volunteers too!
Feel free to email Ashley Miller any questions at email@example.com, or call her at the office, 765-983-7420. We’ll see you Saturday!