Frozen Toes 5K & 15K Trail Run

Frozen Toes 15k 2020

Event Information

The City’s annual cold weather trail running race at Kessler Mountain Regional Park. The Frozen Toes 5K & 15K Trail Run is perfect for runners looking to transition from a 5K or 10K to a longer distance OR for those who want to try their first trail running race. The singletrack trails of Kessler Mountain are technical in most areas, but the views are worth every step of the course! Take a break from the pavement and give trail running a try! 

Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be in place at the race to protect runners and the trail running community.
2021 will offer both an IN PERSON RACE and a WEEK LONG CHALLENGE registration option. The challenge options entails completing the 5K or 15K on the marked course at Kessler Mountain anytime during the week of the challenge.

In Person Race: Saturday, January 23, 2021. 9:00am. Read our Race Safety Plan approved by ADH.
DIY Challenge: January 24-31, 2021

  • Both options include the participant goody bag, featuring the infamous "Frozen Toes Socks" 
  • Both options include the finisher medal
  • Both options will require runners to be self-sufficient (no on course water stations)
  • The race will include overall and age group awards
  • The challenge will not feature awards

Results & Photos

The 2021 Frozen Toes 5K and 15K Race Results are now available. Congrats to all finishers!
Overall Results
Age Group Award Winners
Event photos from 1611' Photography are now available for viewing. 2021 Race Photos.

Course Information

5K Course Map (PDF) ----- 5K Route on Strava
15K Course Map (PDF) ----- 15K Route on Strava

Packet Pick Up

Friday, January 22, 4-6pm at Kessler Mountain Regional Park (north entry of baseball complex)
Saturday, January 23, 8:30-9:30am at Kessler Mountain Regional Park (baseball complex)


If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities such as event set up, participant check in, water/aid stations, course monitors, and more. Register for this or any Fayetteville Parks and Recreation events via Give Pulse or contact Tiffany Hoover, Assistant Recreation Superintendent, by email.


Support this trail race as a sponsor! The Fayetteville Race Series would not be successful with out support from our event sponsors. Thank you to those who have contributed! For information on sponsorship opportunities, please refer to the above linked sponsorship deck and contact Fayetteville Parks and Recreation.

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Results & Photos

2020 Frozen Toes:

2019 Frozen Toes:

 2018 Frozen Toes

2017 Frozen Toes

2016 Frozen Toes