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Additional race information can be found at https://www.stlouistrackclub.com/frostbite-series.
St. Louis's classic winter running series, the St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series, returns for 2023-2024 in Forest Park. As with recent Frostbite Series, there will be an option for runners to register as virtual participants.
We are proud to announce that our Title Sponsor again this year is SSM Health Physical Therapy. SSM Health Physical Therapy will partner with you to heal, relieve pain and get you back to the things that are important to you. Call (800) 518-1626 for more information and to find a location near you. We will send out more information about the services they offer and how they will be there to help you after our races.
Dates and distances:
Sat., Dec. 9 – 3K/12K
Sat., Dec. 23 – 2M/10M
Sat., Jan. 6 – 5K/20K
Sat., Jan. 20 – 4M/13.1M
Sat., Feb. 3 – 3M/15K
Registration and pre-race details
The Frostbite Series will take place at its usual short and long course series of races starting at the Forest Park Visitors Center. We strongly encourage participants to preregister as limited race day registrations will be available. For those who cannot compete in the entire series, single race registrations are also available.
The short and long course series will each have its own set of starting times. The start for the short race will begin at 8:15 a.m The start for long races will begin at 8:20 a.m. Bib numbers can be picked up prior to race day - see below. Bibs should be kept and used for the duration of the series. Replacement bibs will be available should you lose/forget yours.
Pre-race instructions will be sent to participants prior to race day, including details for entering the starting area.
PACKET PICK UP: Friday December 8 from noon to 6 p.m. inside the Forest Park Visitor Center. Also each race morning outside the visitor center starting at 7 a.m.
*St. Louis Track Club MEMBERS, please sign use the email you use for your Track Club membership in order to acquire your race discount. Non members can join today and get a discount for Frostbite and all future Track Club races.
Race day details
Starting lines will be near the Visitors Center in Forest Park. As with last year’s Series, we do not have a permit this year to use the Visitors Center on race day. While the Visitors Center is open, participants will need to follow its requirements for guests. Portable restrooms will be available in the parking lot across from the Visitors Center. We encourage participants to wait in their vehicles or outside before their start time.
Water and safety stations will be set up on the course. Stations will have water and sports drink in cups. Participants will be required to pick up their own drinks at water stations. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottle or hydration device.
Post-race refreshments will consist of water, sports drink, and pre-packaged products that participants can pick up on their own.
Health safety protocols
St. Louis Track Club encourages health and safety considerations regarding participants and volunteers. Participants will be required to follow any health and safety mandates that are in place for the City of St. Louis at the time of the race.
Shirts and awards
All series participants will receive a race shirt and series commemorative event medal. Virtual runners will receive the T-shirt, medal and bib- info on how to get it will be sent out soon. Participants in single races can purchase a shirt during registration.
Awards will be given for each series (per gender) in the following age groups: 12 & under; 13-16; 17-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80 & over. Your age on December 12 will determine your age for the series. You must complete at least four races to be eligible for a series award. Only races that are completed in person will count towards series awards. There will be 5 awards per age group. A runner’s best four races will be awarded points based on their age group placement using the following scale: 1st – 50 points; 2nd – 45 points; 3rd – 40 points; 4th – 35 points; 5th – 30 points; all finishers receive 25 points. Details on receiving awards will be sent to recipients following the conclusion of the series.
For the individual races in each series, the top five runners in each age group by gender receive a ribbon. Results are posted by Start2Finish at the conclusion of each race. Participants may claim these awards by coming to the registration table.
If you are signing up as a virtual runner please only sign up for the virtual series option. You will receive instructions prior to the series start on how to record your run times.
Cancellations and weather policy
As with any race year, the safety and well-being of everyone is our utmost concern and we will keep all event options within the guidelines of the CDC, the State of Missouri, and the City of St. Louis.
Races will be held rain, snow, or shine and will not be cancelled except for cases of severe weather or unsafe road/course conditions. Less threatening conditions may cause alterations of the course or race day activities to ensure participant, volunteer, and community safety. The St. Louis Track Club is a nonprofit organization and all net proceeds are used to further the SLTC’s mission in the community. As such, no refunds or credits will be given in case of cancellation due to weather.
Charity Shoe Drive -
We will be collecting your used running and other athletic shoes (cleats included). It doesn't matter what shape they are in, just bring them with you and drop off in the pile near race registration. Money raised from recycling the shoes will go to our Scholarship fund.
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