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Running Review – VA 5K 36th Annual Memorial Day 5K

May 30, 2023

This run has always been a favorite of mine for years. To be truthful it has been years since I have run it.

2023 turned out to be another great run. Read below are some of my thoughts.

The Course

This year was a new course due to some onsite construction. Based on my Garmin the route run was actually 3.3 miles. The path we ran was fair with equal amounts of down hills and up hills. All hills are gradual rather than steep. If you are looking for a flat fast course this, is it!

One downside was the start and finish line set up. There were mats, a couple cones and a flag. No arch, banners or no truss set up. They got the job done but left me feeling uninspired.

The Atmosphere

Both pre-race and post-race the air of runners enjoying themselves was everywhere. The music in the background complimented the overall feeling but did not drown it out. You could see groups of runners talking, laughing, and having fun. What a race should be.


Registration and race day packet pick up went smoothly. Using the tools that Runsignup has available made everything go quickly. When there was a line, it was typically 5-6 participants and moved quickly.

The Swag

I got a great bag that was insulated and would be great for keeping your lunch cool. Inside was some good stuff. A stress ball, small notebook, and information on veterans’ services. I can’t rate the shirt because I did not get one. I registered online the week before race day but was told I didn’t get one although there did seem to be a good supply.


There were some downsides with the course length and start/finish line design. Overall If you are looking for a great race experience, I give two thumbs up to the VA 5K.


Just Run,


Frozen Foot Race 2

February 17, 2022

2022 Frozen Foot Series.

The first 5k race took place on January 16th .  The next two will take place on February 20th and March 20th, in.

Come run to build your custom finisher medals and enjoy some hot soup and a massage after the race.

The race takes place At Elizabethtown College 1 Alpha Dr, Elizabethtown PA.

Registration opens race day at 12:30 pm, race starts at 2:00 pm. The registration fee is $35 per race.

There are custom finishers medals for each race that build into one custom medal

Series Awards $500 prize money for overall male and female Series winners. $100 for master’s male and female Series Winners. We have age group awards 3 deep in 5-year age groups.

We have a lot of door prizes running shoes, Yeti mugs, Oakley Sunglasses and lots more.

Meet us after the race at Funk Brewing for a free drink and some food specials with your bib number.
Register online at Get more information at or email

Frozen Foot 2020 Race 3

June 12, 2020

Hello!  I hope everyone is well and you are continuing to get some miles in!

Since it is still uncertain when we will be able to hold our third race of the Frozen Foot Series, we have made some decisions regarding the race and distribution of metals and t-shirts to the series participants.    

For those that signed up for the March race only.  We will offer you registration to one of the 2021 races or the cost off the full series registration.  Please contact Chuck Wells for details and arrangements for that to occur. 

For those of you who were participating in the race series:  We will be completing the series with a virtual run.  Anytime between Friday, June 12th and Sunday June 21st run 3.1-miles.  You can send your times to Chuck via email, but it is not required.  This run will earn your 3rd finishers metal.  The times will not be counted towards the series awards.  Series awards will be determined by the 1st and 2nd races only!!

Finisher’s metals, series awards and t-shirts will be available for pick up in the parking lot of Christ Church United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown, PA on Sunday, June 21st from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and Sunday, June 28th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  The Church address is 247 South Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA. You will be able to have someone else pick up your shirt and metal, however they will need to sign that they did so. No proof of third race times will be needed for pick up of these items. 

If you are unable to make either of these times for pick up, please email Chuck at and other arrangements can be made for pick up.  Please understand that we will not be able to mail shirts and medals.

If you have any questions, please email Chuck at

We are working on the 2021 race and hope to be implementing some new ideas.  Keep your fingers crossed that we will be able to gather at that time!

Stay safe and happy running!

Frozen Foot 2019 Summary

March 23, 2019

Thank you to all the participants of the 2019 Series!!! The proceeds raised will be used to help fund a trip to help with the rebuilding efforts in Volusia County FL. This area continues to work towards recovery after being hit by hurricanes in both 2016 and 2017.

I would like to give a special thanks to a group of participants that made donations beyond the money paid for registration. Your extra donations are greatly appreciated.   So Thank you……Sydney Tefft, Stephen Fean, John Gilbert, Paula Lehman, Dan Hoffmeier, Richard Troutman, Frederick Kohler, Joshua Thompson, and Dean Newswanger. There are six others who wish to be anonymous. You know who you are and Thank you!

Series results are posted. They are again calculated cross country style based on overall finish position. Consideration was also given to best overall pace.

We are looking forward to 2020.  I am working to set the dates.  When finalized the Run Signup site will be back. We had a lot of changes in 2019. I have heard several comments that some participants like the start and finish in the parking lot. It had some advantages for traffic control.  Let me know your thoughts!

If you are looking for other races this year we will be back with a bigger and better Great Turkey Hunt on Thanksgiving morning. Proceeds will again go to ECHOS to help local families at during the holiday season. We have the Blue Jay 5K on Homecoming weekend here at Etown College. I am also working on another longer race that may just be SCARY!

All the best to you

Stay healthy…and Keep Running


Frozen Foot Price Increases Soon!!

December 8, 2018
2019 Frozen Foot Race Series 5K and
10K Idiot’s Option

January 20, February 17, March 17

Price change December 15, 2019

Race Start: Elizabethtown College-Meeting House

Time: Registration starts at 12:15
Race time 2:00

Price:  Race Series (5K or 10K) through December 15th: $75.00
Race Series (5K or 10K) through January 20th: $80.00

Great Christmas present idea for the runners on your list!
Register today before the price increases!

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