Ice Breaker registration opens Monday

The 40th Annual Ice Breaker Road Race is April 28 and registration begins March 11.

The five-mile road race offers a competitive format; and the three-mile run offers both a competitive and recreational format. Pacer the Penguin will be entered in the one-mile race and will be challenging kids of all ages. Register the entire family in the one-mile jog and fitness walk and take advantage of the special family rate.

Registration begins March 11 and is Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park and Recreation office at 1700 River Drive North.

Special registration will be held at Scheels in Holiday Village Mall 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 13. 

Registration moves to the Civic Center Convention Center on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and race day at the Convention Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A late fee of $2 per registrant will apply beginning April 22.

Register by April 21 to be included in the drawing for early registration.

All participants who register during early registration will be entered into a drawing for two prizes: two bicycles, donated by Pepsi, valued at $200 each; and a three-month membership from the PEAK Health and Wellness Center, a $174 value.

Online registration is available at www.icebreakergf.com.  Registration forms will also be available at Universal Athletic Stores and Scheels stores throughout the state.

Entry fees are $14 for 10 and under, $20 for 11 and older, $58 for a family of four (family of four includes parent(s) and dependents, ages 1-18 from the same household); each additional youth in the same household is $12.

Each participant will receive a 2019 Ice Breaker long-sleeved t-shirt, a unique finisher medal and lunch after the race. The awards ceremony will begin in the Convention Center at approximately 4 p.m. and will include prize drawings.

On race day, the schedule is:

12:40 p.m.: stretch/aerobics to music, front steps of Civic Center *

1 p.m.: 5-mile run

1:40 p.m.: stretch/aerobics to music, front steps of Civic Center *

2 p.m.: 3-mile race

2:40 p.m.: stretch/aerobics to music, front steps of Civic Center *

3 p.m.: 1-mile race

4 p.m.: awards ceremony

* Stretching and Aerobics provided by PEAK Health and Wellness Center

Lunch starts at 1:30 p.m.

Awards for the 5-mile race are $1,500 to the first place winners; $750 for second; $500 for third, gift certificates for fourth through 10th place; $200 for the first place finishers in the masters division and $100 for the second place finishers.

Awards for the 3-mile race are $100 the overall male and female winners; overall winners in second through 10th receive gift certificates.

Male and female age group division winners will receive a special Ice Breaker Medal in the five and three-mile races for first and second places.

For more information contact the Park & Recreation office at 406-771-1265 or at www.icebreakergf.com.