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Frostbite Half-Marathon to unite community

Steven Sullian| Courtesy Photograph

The Frostbite run attracted people from all over Starkville last year (pictured). The run will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning on Main Street. Registration packets are still available tonight from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and at 8 a.m. before the race.

Beginning at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Chick-Fil-A of Starkville will be hosting the 31st annual Frostbite half-marathon.

According to the website,, the run now includes a 5K, 10K and mile fun-run option for all avid runners, beginners and families. 

Brad Jones, event organizer, said over 400 people from Starkville and surrounding areas have already registered for the race. 

The run began over 30 years ago. This year, it will start and end on Main Street. It will also make its way through Greensboro County, Green Oak, the Cotton District,     Starkville’s Historic District and part of Mississippi State University’s campus.

The website also stated that “chip timing, higher quality apparel and custom medals” are expected to help the Frostbite run appeal to more runners and improve community involvement. Part of the event’s proceeds will be donated in support of the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter. 

Jones said he hopes people of all skill levels feel welcome to participate.

“Many of these changes were just made this year in hopes that, not just runners, but everyone in the community would participate,” Jones said.

Runners will be able to pick up registration packets Friday night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. If participants are unable to attend that night, packets will also be available at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Dri-fit, long sleeved T-shirts, custom-made water bottles and stickers will all be included in the registration packet.

Jones said a late registration option for those interested in running will also be available at the same time. 

“Although a late registration option is available, T-shirts may or may not be available for those who did use that option,” Jones said.

 Registration prices for the fun-run, 5K, 10K and half-marathon vary from $10, $25, $40 and $55. Proceeding late registration, the half-marathon will start at 10 a.m. sharp with the other races following about five minutes after. 

Freshman Josh Zdon said he hopes many students will get involved in this event. 

“I’m extremely excited about this race,” Zdon said. “I hope that I can convince some of my friends to participate as well.”

After the race, all participants can head over to The Dawg House Sports Grill at approximately 1 p.m. for the post-party. Food, music and awards will be available. Later that night, live music by The Molly Ringwalds will be provided. 

Every runner that pays regular concert admission prices can show their race bib, or number, to receive two tickets for free drinks at The Dawg House. 



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