The Frosty 5K is one of the most awaited holiday happenings that takes place annually. Exclusively known as Frosty 5k and Merry Mile (and the Frosty 5K Frisco) the event took place on Dec. 7, 2019, and was hosted by the department of Frisco Parks & Recreation.
Frisco Parks & Recreation says it is their mission to promote play among every age group and gender. This improves our physical and mental health in unbelievable ways. Their website mentions research-based medical benefits of play and recreational activities such as stress reduction, refined brain function, enhanced self-confidence and improved relationships and social interactions.
One tends to feel positive and physically fit when you participate in activities. The city, in collaboration with its Parks & Recreation office, firmly believes in community service and activism, for which they have established a scholarship program that gains benefits by donations that are collected in special events like Frosty 5k Frisco. This fundraiser race in particular benefitted the Frisco Parks & Recreation Scholarship Opportunities for Activities and Recreation (S.O.A.R.) program.
What Happened at the 2019 Frost 5k Frisco?
The frosty morning was cheerfully warmed up when men, women, children of all ages gathered near Simpson Plaza at City Hall. And if you weren’t there, you missed out on a day filled with lots of fun and fitness.
The event officially started at sharp 6:30 a.m. in the morning where the Frosty 5k race packets were to be picked up by the participants who had registered early online. After an hour, registrations were opened for all the attending racers at 7:30 a.m., but a $5 late fee was applied making a total of $40 per ticket.
Breakfast with Santa was another bonus for participants before starting the race. To boost up energy for the entire race day, citizens joined Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph for breakfast. The Frosty 5K Frisco race commenced at 8:00 a.m. at Twin Lakes Park. The course map was provided to all the runners.
This route started from Twin Lakes Park through the adjacent neighborhoods and finished back at the same location. It was the same course as that of 2018’s Frosty 5K Frisco and was admired by previous year’s participants because of the smooth and paved-surface roads.
The marathon ended around 10 a.m., and post-race celebrations were enjoyed by the runners beneath the trees at Twin Lakes Park. Race finishers were awarded medals. Those who were present just for the sake of holiday spirit took pleasure from their favorite Merry Main St.food vendors, carriage rides, and several other attractions that were part of the event.
The day got even better when the outdoor event finished by the annual tree lighting at 6 p.m., which is a holiday tradition at Frisco events.
The registered runners were gifted with amenities like:
- Custom Frosty finisher’s medal
- Costume Competition with prizes for best creativity
- Custom Frosty 5k Frisco awards
The event had a total of 800 attendants and was a perfect December holiday. We can’t wait until next year’s race!
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