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The annual Freezeroo Series is a series of six winter races directed by GRTC, with the assistance of some of the local informal running groups (Sal’s Runners, Gold Rush Runners, Oven Door Runners, and the Bagel Bunch Runners). The races are intended to be low-key and fun! Prizes are awarded, … MORE
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    seagroves87 FIRST-TIMER '22

    The freezeroo series is a series of 6 races of varying distances held throughout the Rochester area during the winter months. They are sponsored by the Greater Rochester Track Club … MORE

    The freezeroo series is a series of 6 races of varying distances held throughout the Rochester area during the winter months. They are sponsored by the Greater Rochester Track Club and are low key events to help keep local runners motivated during the cold months. The series was not held last year during the pandemic and this year I only did this race due to travel conflicts, injury, bad weather, etc. The winter has been especially rough this year and the series definitely earned the name Freezeroo. This race takes place in Webster, a suburb of Rochester, by Webster Park. Packet pick-up is in the White House Lodge and there are bathrooms indoors and you can hang out indoors to avoid the cold. The morning looked pretty miserable and was snowing on my drive but it cleared up for the 10am race start. The race is manually timed which is fine for a small, local, cheap race. It starts in the park about a block from the lodge and is two 2.2 mile loops around a long block. It is a very easy, straight forward course. There were marks on the corners to turn but it was easy to figure out. It is just through suburbs and past the park but it’s a pretty area so not an unpleasant course. The 2 loops is a little boring but understandable for not wanting to have deal with traffic and course marshalls. There were mile markers on the course as well. The course was medium difficulty. Some hills but nothing crazy. The hardest part was since it just snowed and the temps were in the high 20s there was some snow/ice on the ground. There would have been no way to clean the street before the race since it literally snowed like 20 mins before the race. I wore trail shoes even though it was road for more traction and it was fine. My time was kind of slow but okay for me still being in recovery mode and building up endurance again. The finish line itself was anti-climatic with someone just recording times. But there was a nice post race celebration in the lodge with pizza, cider and donuts. Very happy with the post-race food. It was better than some larger, more expensive races. Overall this was not the most exciting race but did what it was supposed to do in terms of providing a cheap, low key, winter race for local runners. I wouldn’t plan my schedule around these races but I would do them again.

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