43rd Annual Freezer 5 Road Race

  • 01.01.2024 @ 12:00 PM
  • Sterling, Massachusetts
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The event administrator has closed online registration for this event, but you can still register on site starting at 9 AM on January 1. We do hope we\'ll see you there!
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We heard your comments on our post-2023 race survey and are changing up some things!!
The ALL NEW Freezer 5 Finisher Medal will be worth getting up on New Years' Morning For!

**BEANIES ARE SOLD OUT** This year the first 350 (you read that right) registrants will receive Freezer 5 pom pom beanies. -- **NOTE: AS OF DECEMBER 27, BEANIES ARE SOLD OUT!!!** We still hope to see you January 1, but we won't have a hat for you!

We'll have pre-race stretching and great giveaways.
Day after Thanksgiving Rehearsal Run - you don't even have to register for the race to participate!
Pre-race stretching with Muscular Connections Clinical Massage & Yoga of West Boylston
Free Racewire finisher pictures and course photography by the amazing Delaney Morrissey Duff
Mile markers, finish line clock, and water @ 2 miles (weather permitting).
Fitness expo featuring local small businesses & charities
Hot chocolate bar and baked goods, as well as the traditional post-race offerings.
Also, a happy coincidence, a majority newly paved course!
A "grand prize" raffle for all registered runners--we've got a surprise in store for you!
Male/Female/Non-Binary Winner Awards
Largest team wins an outing at West Boylston's School Yahd for team members and their +1
Medals for all finishers
The flattest 5 miles of Sterling's rolling hills on a (mostly) out and back course.

Check out our course on strava and mapmyrun:


$30 until November 25, 2023
$35 from November 25 through December 30, 2023.
CMS Members age 70+ are free at race day registration.

Pre-registration closes as 11:59 on December 30 2023. Race day registration available for $40 on site via cash or check.

70+? You're our hero and your registration (on-site only) is FREE!
We love our sponsors because they help keep our race costs low and our runner experience high! We've also made the concerted efforts to partner with local businesses that add value to our local communities, and would like to thank:

The School Yahd
Ultimate Obstacles
Muscular Connections Clinical Massage, Stretch and Yoga
YATCO Energy
Regrettably we cannot offer refunds. While we reserve the right to cancel the race in case of "force majeure" ("unforeseen circumstances or acts of God"), such as extreme weather, terrorism, war, safety concerns, COVID restrictions and similar, as well as any other circumstances beyond our control. In the event that we are forced to cancel the live race, we will offer a virtual race option. Should this become necessary, we will make an announcement as soon as possible with details at that time.
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   Join a Team: Pick from a list of team names on the next page and join your team.
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   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.
Please enter me in the 43rd Annual Freezer 5 Road Race. I agree to assume all responsibility for all risk of damage or injury to me as a participant in this event. In consideration of being accepted as an entrant in Freezer 5 Road Race. I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, release and discharge the RRCA, the USATF, the Central Mass Striders, and any and all other individuals, entities, and organizations associated with the race from all claims, damages, rights of action, present or future, whether the same be known, anticipated, or unanticipated resulting from or arising out of, or in incident to, my participation in the event. I hereby certify that I will not participate in Freezer 5 Road Race unless I am physically fit and sufficiently trained for competition in the race. I also grant permission for the use of my name and or picture in any broadcast, photograph or other account of this race. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, or strollers, roller skates, or blades, animals, and radio headsets are not allowed in the race and I abide by this guideline. I also agree that I will participate in the full distance of the race and will not take any deviation off the course. To do so could result in immediate disqualification if validated. SecureFeeā„¢ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.