Smart Farm of Barrington says we’re all invited to join their fourth Frozen Zucchini 5K Snowshoe Adventure coming up at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at Citizens Park. No snowshoe experience is necessary and it’s a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the winter while supporting Smart Farm’s sustainable gardening initiatives in Barrington.
Plus – it’s your only chance this year to shake hands and have your picture taken with Smart Farm’s mascot, a giant human zucchini!
The fee to participate is $35 for the 5K registration alone with no snowshoe rental. If you want to participate in the 5K race plus you need to rent snowshoes, the cost to register is $45.
Smart Farm of Barrington is a local 501c3 non profit organization working to cultivate a healthy community by providing educational opportunities focused on sustainable gardening techniques, promoting the benefits of sustainable gardening and donating fresh produce to local food pantries to support our neighbors in need.
The 5K course is located at Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road in Barrington. The course will consist of an open field start to spread the racers out. Then, it will narrow into meandering prairie and wooded trails looping back to the start. All that’s needed is Mother Nature to cooperate with the snow.
Rental snowshoes are limited. Once the rentals are gone, you must be responsible for providing your own snowshoes to participate in the race. Early registration is recommended.
In Case of No Snow/Minimal Snow
If there is no snow or minimal snow, the race will become a 5K run on the same course or a similar course. Snowshoe fees will be refunded if necessary or you may request to have your fee donated to the Smart Farm. No race registration fees will be refunded.
Snowshoe and Packet Pickup
Bonus if you pick up at Erehwon Mountain Outfitter in advance, located at 20505 North Rand Road in Kildeer. Pickup hours are:
Friday, January 24th – 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, January 25th – 12 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, January 26th – (Race Day) pickup is also an option at Citizens Park, though they they recommend you pick up your snowshoes at Erehwon in advance.
Divisions and Awards
Awards and prizes will be presented to the top overall male and female finishers as well as the top finishers under age 19 and in each 10-year age group up to 50 and above. Total merchandise prize awards from Erehwon will be over $1,000!! Each participant age for awards will be determined by their age on December 31, 2013.
Goodies and Goodie Bags
You can expect close in parking lot, plenty to eat and drink including a hot chocolate and coffee station. Goodie bags will be loaded with lots of great winter items.