Once we fill up we will open up waitlist
50k/10k race starts at: 7:45
Clock stops at 4:15 pm.
Frozen Gnome race shirt & finisher medal for all runners
Finding the starting line: 431 Walkup Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Veteran Acres park is on Walkup Road a short distance north of Route 176.
Packet pick up will be at the large building by the big/main parking lot- beginning at 6:15 am.
There are two parking lots on Walkup Road. The one farthest north is closest to the start but it is a smaller and will fill up quickly. The other lot is very large and a short walk to the start. If you arrive early for packet pick up and are looking for somewhere less Frozen Gnomey to hang out there is a Starbucks a couple of blocks away (so you will want to drive). The address is 40 N Williams Street, Suite A, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. There is also a Panera Bread Company at 6000 NW Highway (Route 14) in Crystal Lake.
TRIPLE BLACK DIAMOND RACE COURSE
There’s no race like Gnome! VERY CHALLENGING, TRIPLE BLACK DIAMOND rated, fun and frosty run in Crystal Lake on January 14th, 2023.
The Frozen Gnome’s beautiful single-track course will take runners through the winter wonderland of Veteran Acres and Sterne’s Woods. Folks may choose either the 50K ultra run or the 10K race for speedsters. Gnome doubt about it, both courses will be tough.
The course is a 10k loop that will be repeated 5 times by the 50k runners. Enjoy butt slide hill, hot food, coffee, heat, and volunteers at the Gnome Depot Aid Station.
The Frozen Gnome is everything you could wish for from a winter wonderland race!
***For those that do not know what Triple Black Diamond course means. It is really freaking hard.
All finishers get a Finisher medal
Finisher award for all 50k & 10k runners
*Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall Male and Female
*Age Group awards for 1st place in Age Group
Interested in Coaching or Nutrition Services?
- Custom Plan & Training Adjustments: You’ll get a custom plan designed to help you reach your goals. We know life happens, that’s why your coach will adjust your plan as needed. We’ll accommodate for your schedule, commitments, and any unexpected events.
- Coach Communication: We’ll match you with a coach who understands your needs and can support you to reach your goals. Plus, you can communicate with your coach via phone, text, video, or email. You get to choose. Your coach will stay up-to-date with your progress through a free Final Surge account.
- Race Preparation: We’ll match you with a coach who understands your needs and can support you to reach your goals. Plus, you can communicate with your coach via phone, text, video, or email. You get to choose. Your coach will stay up-to-date with your progress through a free Final Surge account.
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Frozen Gnome Testimonial
'I just wanted to say thank you very much for putting on such an awesome event today! I had found it ...(online)... and my friend, John D'Agostino gave me a little more info, and said how cool all of the trail runs and participants are. He was so right! This was my first, and I loved it! I only did the 10K, but the course was full of beautiful scenery, was well marked and challenging. Every single volunteer was incredibly helpful and friendly. The camaraderie amongst the runners is like nothing I've experienced before. The emails beforehand with info were thorough and a big help. The weather updates and tips too were great! Thank you for all you did to prepare for today and make it such a smooth running event. Hopefully you all stayed warm! ~Michelle Mankiewicz, 2015 participant
Refund policy on waiver & on was listed on registration
Event's current local time: 6:35 AM CT
We take pride in working hard to keep our race prices down. In an effort to keep our cost low, we have come up with this policy.
Rollover Race entry as long as you let us know by 70 days before event. Do this on Ultrasignup
50% OMR race credit as long as you do this by 25 days before event. Do this on Ultrasignup
NO EXCEPTIONS. OUR POLICY IS FAIR AND CLEAR ON REGISTRATION. WE NEED THIS TO PLAN FOR A SUCCESSFUL EVENT