The Town of Leesburg is proud to offer family-friendly events and festivals to residents and visitors alike. Stroll the streets of Historic Downtown Leesburg while enjoying one of our many festive events. Or search for the perfect gift during one of two annual fine arts and crafts shows held at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center. No matter your interests, the Town of Leesburg is home to an event for everyone.
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CANCELLED: Freeze Your Gizzard 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
- Date: 11/17/2018 9:00 AM
- Location: Ida Lee Park Recreation Center
60 Ida Lee Drive, NW
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Due to poor course conditions as a result of the winter storm on Thursday, November 15, this year's Freeze Your Gizzard has been cancelled. Everyone who pre-registered will receive a refund.
Don't miss the Town of Leesburg’s 16th Annual Freeze Your Gizzard 5K Cross Country Race, to be held at Ida Lee Park on Saturday, November 17th.
The 5K race start time is 9:00 am. The 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 9:45 am. Pre-registered 5K runners will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt at check-in and registered 1 Mile Fun runners will receive a commemorative medal following the race. Refreshments will follow both races. This race runs through a scenic cross country course where you will tour Ida Lee Park’s 138 acres. No dogs, wagons or baby strollers are allowed on the course due to uneven terrain.
The race will start and finish at the gazebo in the front field of Ida Lee Park. Please follow parking signs for the event; the parking lot can be accessed from Route 15 Business (North King Street), not via Ida Lee Drive.
Prizes will be given out to the first, second, and third place male and female winners of the 5K run for each age category, as well as top overall male and female runners. Winners must be present to receive a prize. Age categories are 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. Prizes will also be given out for best costume so come dressed to impress! Register online at www.prraces.com or at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center. Pre-registration will be open until November 14th at 8:00 pm. After this date, all additional runners must register at the gate, beginning at 7:00 am; race time is 9:00 am.
Race fees are as follows: $25 in advance, $30 day-of for the 5K and $10 in advance, $15 day-of for 1 Mile Fun Run. All participants are asked to bring 2 canned goods or non-perishable items to donate to the Loudoun Hunger Relief Food Bank.
Bid and shirt pick up will be available on Friday, November 16th from 4pm-7pm at Leesburg Potomac River Running.