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The FreezeFest 5k

Becky Drexler on Thursday, 26 February 2015. Posted in Festivals

Recently RIT's College Activities Board held it's annual FreezeFest. "The goal of the FreezeFest initiative is to provide a unique festival that celebrates Rochester's cold and snowy months. Since its inception in 2010, FreezeFest has brought students, friends, family and the RIT community at large together for an assortment of winter themed programs and events."

One of the events that I participated in this year was the freeze fest 5k. This was my second year doing the FreezeFest 5k, and I plan to keep the tradition going until I graduate.

The race starts behind Grace Watson Hall, and follows the road past the Gene Polisseni Center and towards global village. In Global, we cut in and run back towards Grace Watson on the Quartermile. There's a short detour back towards the field house, and then you finish back at the start behind the res halls.

The temperature was in the mid-high 20s for the race – which felt so nice compared to the single digits earlier in the week.

The top 200 finishers got free FreezeFest shirts. The turn out wasn't as great as last year, but there was still a pretty decent number for this year's race. I was so excited to get a shirt when I finished.