Leesburg, Va. (November 13, 2014) – Celebrate Thanksgiving a little early this year and take the opportunity to have fun, exercise, and perhaps win a turkey, as you freeze your gizzard at Ida Lee Park!
The Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Loudoun Interfaith Relief, is hosting the 12th Annual Freeze Your Gizzard Cross Country 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Runners of all skill levels and ages are invited to join the fun in this cross country style race.
The race will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 and will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the front field of Ida Lee Park. The entry fee for pre-registration is $25.00 for the 5K, $10.00 for the 1 mile, plus two cans of food to be brought the day of the event. Day-of-event registration is also available beginning at 7:00 a.m. with $30 for the 5K and $15 for the 1 mile, plus two cans of food.
Canned food will be donated to Loudoun Interfaith Relief’s food bank. More than 1,800 lbs of food was raised at last year’s race. All ages are welcome. Click here to check out the course map.
The race will be timed by Potomac River Running using the IPICO timing system, a state-of-the-art timing system used in top races nation-wide. Pre-registration can be done at the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center or registration can be completed on-line at www.prraces.com. Pre-registration will be available until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
Pre-registered 5K runners will receive a long-sleeve commemorative T-shirt and 1 mile runners will receive a race medal. Refreshments for all runners will be provided following the race. Thanksgiving-themed prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place male and female finishers of the 5K for each age category. Age categories are 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over. Door prizes will also be awarded following the race. Dogs, wagons and strollers are not permitted on the course.
The race will start and finish at the Gazebo in the front field of Ida Lee Park. Please follow parking signs for the event, as the parking lot can be accessed from Route 15 Business (North King Street) not through Ida Lee Drive.
For more information, please call 703-777-1368 or visit our website at www.idalee.org.