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16th Annual “Freeze Your Gizzard” 5K Cross Country Race and 1 Mile Fun Run Set for Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sponsored by Trip II - Dulles Greenway, event will collect donations of non-perishable food for Loudoun Hunger Relief.

Post Date:11/07/2018 10:19 AM

Leesburg, VA (November 7, 2018)  - The Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Loudoun Hunger Relief, is hosting the 16th Annual Freeze Your Gizzard Cross Country 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Runners of all skill levels and ages are invited to join the fun in this cross country style race timed by Potomac River Running.

The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the gazebo in the front field of Ida Lee Park. It will run through a scenic cross country course along Ida Lee Park’s 138 acres. No dogs, wagons or baby strollers are allowed on the course due to uneven terrain.

Parking for the event will be in the festival field and can only be accessed from North King Street (Business Route 15). There will be no access to race parking from Ida Lee Drive. 

The entry fee for pre-registration is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the 1 mile fun run. Day-of-event registration is also available beginning at 7:00 a.m. at $30 for the 5K and $15 for the 1 mile fun run. All participants are being asked to bring two canned goods or non-perishable items to donate to Loudoun Hunger Relief. 

Pre-registration can be completed in-person at the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, or online at until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018. All pre-registered participants are encouraged to stop by Potomac River Running (Village at Leesburg, 1601 Village Market Blvd) from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16th to pick up their bib numbers and event t-shirt. Bib numbers and t-shirts can also be picked up at the pre-registration table the day-of-event.

For more information, please call 703-777-1368 or visit

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin, Public Information Assistant

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