Frigid Five Run
Contact: Kristy Blosch
Mgr. of Marketing, PR and Events
Edmond RunNing Club to host 18th Annual frigid five run
EDMOND, Okla., January 17, 2013 – On Saturday February 9, 2013, The Edmond Running Club will host its 18th annual Frigid Five 5-mile run and 1-mile fun run to benefit Allied Arts.
The event will be held at Edmond’s Mitch Park, and consists of a 5-mile run (9:00 a.m.), a 1-mile fun run (9:15 a.m.) and the McMurtrie Children’s 1-mile run (8:30 a.m.), which will count as an official mile in the OKC Memorial Children’s Marathon. There will also be awards, door prizes, and food and drinks.
Participants can register online at www.signmeup.com or www.edmondrunningclub.com, and packets will be available for pick-up on Friday, February 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at a location to be determined, or on the morning of the event starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Mitch Park MAC. Registration for the 5-mile race is $25 including an event tech shirt, or $20 without one; $20 for the 1-mile adult fun run with a tech shirt, or $10 without one; and participation in the children’s run is free for children 11 years old or younger. Registration will be available on the day of the event, but the entry fee will be $28, and there is no guarantee that shirts will be available.
Adult awards will be given for the 5-mile race to the standard 5-year USATF age groups, the top three overall male and female winners, and top three masters (50 years of age and older) male and female winners. Youth awards will be given for the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-15, and 16-19. There will be no awards given for the adult 1-mile fun run.
The Frigid Five is the first jewel in the Triple Crown of February/March racing, followed by the Panera Jack Rector Beacon Run on March 2 (5K, 15K or 25K) and the St. Paddy’s Day Great Race of the Great Plains 8K on March 16. Each racer’s finishing position in that age group in each race is totaled and the lowest number for each age group wins the Triple Crown in that division. The male and female who have the lowest total points over the course of the three races will be the overall winners of the Dr. Tom Coniglione Chalice. Entry for the Triple Crown is $65, or $50 for age 19 and under.
About Allied Arts
As Oklahoma’s only United Arts Fund, Allied Arts works to broaden support for the arts by raising financial support for the arts and related organizations, encouraging participation and attendance, advocating for arts education, and promoting excellence in the arts and arts management. Founded in 1971, the organization has raised more than $47 million to advance the arts in central Oklahoma.
Allied Arts member agencies include:
- Ambassadors’ Concert Choir
- Arts Council of Oklahoma City
- Canterbury Choral Society
- Carpenter Square Theatre
- Cimarron Opera
- City Arts Center
- Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO)
- Lyric Theatre & Thelma Gaylord Academy
- Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
- Metropolitan School of Dance
- OK City Chorus
- Oklahoma Children’s Theatre
- Oklahoma City Ballet
- Oklahoma City Museum of Art
- Oklahoma City Philharmonic
- Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park
- Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC)
- Oklahoma Youth Orchestras
- Prairie Dance Theatre
- Science Museum Oklahoma
For more information, contact Allied Arts at 405-278-8944 or visit www.alliedartsokc.com.
Where: Mitch Park
Address: 1501 W. Covell