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Frigid February 5K Run Sign Ups Underway

The first and coldest 5K run of the year will take place again in Occoquan.

The Frigid 5K Run and Walk will mark its second year in the small town on Feb. 8. The event is sponsored by the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Neabsco Optimists Club (OWN).

“O.W.N. Optimists were looking for a fundraiser that didn’t compete with efforts of others, was fun and different from the typical 5K,” said spokeswoman Connie Moser.

The hills that lead into in Occoquan make the event challenging, she added. Additionally, some merchants will be open early for coffee as the event starts bright and early at 8:30 a.m.

About 60 people participated in the race’s debut in 2013, and this year OWN is looking to have 80 to 100 people sign up to run or walk.

“In our first year, we learned how to set up the race, design the course, order commemorative shirts, get sponsors, so this year we just need more of the same,” said Moser.

The race is limited to $250 participants and those who sign up get a free t-shirt. The net proceeds raised from the Frigid 5K will go to benefit OWN.

Photo credit: Occoquan — Woodbridge — Neabsco Optimists Club


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