2/13/2021 Frostbite 5K Prediction Race Munroe Falls, Ohio


Frostbite 5K Prediction Race

Munroe Falls, Ohio

Race Review By Scott Orlando

120 runners and walkers took to the service roads of the Munroe Falls Lake Park for the Summit Athletic Club’s annual Frostbite 5K Prediction Race.    The race conditions were the best that I have seen in several years.  Temperatures in the 20’s kept things chilly, but there was little to no wind and the roads where almost entirely free of ice and snow.   I was unable to run this year due to a calf strain so I volunteered to help with the race.   I was assigned a post on the course directing runners and walkers to either head straight on the first lap or turn right to the finish on the second lap.   I brought along a portable speaker and cranked it up as loud as it would go to help add some energy to the course for the runners and walkers.   I was also able to take pictures of all participants and posted them on the SARC Facebook page.   I found the entire experience a lot of fun and I was thankful to be able to give back and support the local running community.   All participants received logoed fleece blankets.   Due to COVID safety measures awards where a little different this year with the top 25 finishing closest to their predicted times receiving their choice of a selection of items at Ritchie’s Sporting Goods.   As always, Summit Athletic Club, North Coast Multisports, and Ritchie’s Sporting Goods did an excellent job organizing and producing the race.