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17th Annual “Freeze Your Gizzard” Scheduled for Saturday, November 23, 2019

Participants are asked to bring two non-perishable food items for Loudoun Hunger Relief.

Post Date:11/04/2019 10:01 AM
2019 Freeze Your GizzardLeesburg, VA (November 4, 2019)  - The Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Loudoun Hunger Relief, is hosting the 17th Annual Freeze Your Gizzard Cross Country 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Runners of all skill levels and ages are invited to join the fun in this cross country style race.

The 5K 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. A 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 9:45 a.m. 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, using WebTrac, or at until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. 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 22 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
Assistant Public Information Officer
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