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Frosty’s Frozen Five and Ten

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Frosty’s Frozen Five & Ten is a flat and fast 5 mile and 10 mile race held each January in Littleton, Colorado. The race starts and finishes at Hudson Gardens and the course travels the paved Platte River Trail. An innovative technical running shirt, chip timing, and a great finish line expo make this epic winter race the best in Colorado!

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4 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Josh V
"Pretty awesome event, especially for a winter one. Things ran really smooth,..."


Sara M
"Second time running this race and first time running the series. The course is..."


Brock B
"This was my first time running in this event. It was a great race with great..."
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How to enter the Frosty’s Frozen Five and Ten

  1. 10 Miles

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Frosty’s Frozen Five and Ten routes

Starting at Hudson Gardens in front of the gift shop, Frosty’s Frozen Five & Ten will run south on Vinewood towards Denver Seminary before turning on the southernmost dirt access road for Hudson Gardens. Runners will loop around Hudson Gardens and enter the Mary Carter Greenway bike path at 0.75 miles. Runners will turn north on the bike path and run on the east side of the river to the Big Dry Creek Trail. Runners will cross the bridge to the west side of the river. 5M runners will turn south and run back to Hudson Gardens on the west side of the river. 10M runners will turn north and run 2.5 miles to a turn around point. Once back in Hudson Gardens, runners will circle through the “Rock Canyon” and exit through the concert entrance. The finish line and the start line are in the same spot.

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What’s Included
  1. All participants will receive an innovative Frosty’s Frozen Five and Ten gender specific technical running shirt.
  2. All finishers will get a finishers medal.
  3. Indulge in cookies, muffins, oranges, bananas, and bagels at the post race party.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, and animals, are not allowed in the race.
  • 10M aid stations will be located at 2.5 miles, 3.5 miles, 5.25 miles, 6.75 miles, 7.5 miles, and 9.25 miles. 5M aid stations will be located at 2.5 miles and 4.25 miles. They will have water and Gatorade.
  • Dogs at not permitted on the grounds at Hudson Gardens and due to the out and back nature of the course, we are not allowing dogs on the course. Please leave your pooch at home. Failure to adhere to this policy will cause the disqualification and may force Hudson Gardens to pull our permit for the event.
  • A safe course free from vehicular traffic, with medics on bikes patrolling the race.
  • Stay warm in The Inn at Hudson Gardens before the race.
  • While our insurance regulations prohibit the use of headphones, you may wear them at your own risk.

Weather & Safety Issues

We all know that the weather in Colorado is day to day. The average low temperature in mid-January is 15 degrees and the average high temperature is 45 degrees. There may be snow or ice on the course, there may be rain, it may be muddy, and it may be nice. We will just have to wait and see what shows up on race day. The race will be run no matter what the weather!

Frosty’s Frozen Five and Ten weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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Colorado Runner Events is an event management company serving metro Denver. Whether you are a walker, beginner, weekend warrior, or an elite, we have races to help you perform your best. We currently produce multiple events with more than 10,000 participants annually. Our passion for running is transparent with each race that we produce. We aim to provide a unique experience in an unforgettable setting all while providing a great value to our participants. Come experience the Colorado Runner difference.



Frosty’s Frozen Five and Ten reviews (4)

4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 5 Miles in 2019

    This was my first time running in this event. It was a great race with great organization. It also has 5 year age group awards!!!
  • Did the 5 Miles in 2019

    Wonderful RD, races started on time, awesome having the Inn to stay warm in. There were a lot nice sponsors that had booths and the t-shirt is fun! Age group and OAawards are gift cards to Runners Roost- a nice surprise!
  • Did the 5 Miles in 2019

    Second time running this race and first time running the series. The course is great, mostly flat and I love that it's along the river. It's a smaller race, everything is well organized and the volunteers are wonderful! It was great, I have no complaints and I'm looking forward to the next race in the series!
  • Did the 5 Miles in 2019

    Pretty awesome event, especially for a winter one. Things ran really smooth, and the course was awesome.
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