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Rapid City
Regional Hospital
Cardiac Services
- February Freeze
PO Box 6000
Rapid City, SD 57709

For more information:
Cardiac Services
(605) 719-8045

Or email:
Mary or

February Freeze 5k Fun Run/Walk
Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

Start time: Noon

Welcome to Rapid City Regional Hospital's National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week February Freeze - 5K Fun Run/Walk! Now in it's 16th year, February Freeze hosted 646 (registered) participants in 2013 and we're looking forward to a great 2014!


1) Download a registration form and return it to one of the locations below
2) Mail registration form and payment to Cardiac Services
3) Register online at Active.com  

• Early registration:
$15 - received by Friday, Jan. 31.
T-shirt included for all entrants.

• Race day registration:

$20 - 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in RCRH east and west auditoriums
(Limited number of t-shirts available on race day)

Runners and walkers are encouraged to enter early to guarantee a long-sleeve t-shirt is available on race day.

Shirt Pick-up Dates: Beginning Jan. 2 at RCRH Cardiac Services. Jan. 27 and 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in RCRH front lobby. Or, Race Day in front of the electronic board in the race headquarter auditorium. 

Mail registration form (due by Jan. 31):

Rapid City Regional Hospital
Cardiac Services - February Freeze
PO Box 6000
Rapid City, SD  57709

Or, if you'd rather:

Return registration or
pre-register at these locations:

1) Regional Hospital Cardiac Services, 353 Fairmont Blvd.
(Use the West Entrance located on the north side (front) of the hospital and follow the signs)
(Open M-F: 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.)

2) The Runner's Shop
41 E. Omaha, Rapid City
(Open M-F: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

3) Fitness Plus
665 Mt. View Road
(Baken Park, West Main St.) Rapid City
(Open M-Th: 4:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.: 4:30 a.m.-9 p.m.;
Sat.: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun.: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.)
4)  Koko FitClub Rapid City
5312 Sheridan Lake Road, Suite 105
Rapid City
(Open M-F: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.) 

Race day registration:
$20 - 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in RCRH east and west auditoriums
(Limited number of t-shirts available on race day)

Shirt pick up 
If you pre-registered and still need to pick up your shirt, on race day come to the cardiac rehab gym to pick up your shirt.

You can still register on race day! 
We try to order enough shirts for race day, but it is always a guess, so we cannot guarantee a shirt when you register on race day.

What to expect on race day

The 5K run/walk course is out and back. The race begins on 5th Street near the ambulance bay. Runners will go 1.55 miles south on Fifth Street and return on the same course. Walkers have a new course this year.

Race begins at Noon. Some traffic control is provided near the start/finish line, but walkers and runners should remain on the sidewalk.

Where to Meet: All runners and walkers will meet in Rapid City Regional Hospital's East and West auditoriums prior to the event. February Freeze 5K runners will start on Fifth Street near the Emergency entrance of Rapid City Regional Hospital. From there it's an out-back-course that follows 5th Street.

Parking: We ask that February Freeze participants park in the employee parking area to keep patient parking available for Regional Health patients.

Entrances: There are two entrances that quickly lead to the auditoriums.

What to expect pre-race:
When you reach the auditorium, help yourself to some healthy treats, coffee or water. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow runners, hospital staff and cardiac patients.
About 10 minutes prior to the race start time, an announcement will be made and runners/walkers will head for the starting line.

After the race:
Return to the auditorium for post race snacks and prize drawings made possible by our sponsors.

It's not called February Freeze for nothing. Race day can be mild and calm or just the opposite - 2013 was a case in point at 28 degrees and 30 mph wind gusts. 

Be prepared for the worst and expect the best! 

National Cardiac
Rehabilitation Week

 Cardiac Rehabilitation Week is a national effort by cardiac rehabilitation professionals and the patients they serve to reduce the effects of heart disease. Special events like February Freeze 5K Run/Walk are held across the country to raise awareness and celebrate cardiac patient's special accomplishments.

Read more about cardiac rehabilitation at the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) website or at cardiac services.

760 participants 

2011 Top Times:
Male: Jesse Monroe - 18:22
Female: Summer Kleinschmidt - 22:59  

900 participants

2012 Top Times:
Male: Brandon Zelfer - 18:20
1st Female: Abbie Harrelson - 21:08 
2nd Female: Nicki Shinkle - 21:53  

646 registered
190 attended race day 
Male: Brandon Zelfer - 20:37
Female: Robin Yamaguma - 25:17

520 registered
350 attended race day (7 degrees, light wind and snow)

Top 3 males:
Jesse Sewell at 21:25
Brandon Zefler at 21:37
Peter Yusker at 22:52
Top 3 females:
Emily Person at 23:15
Emily Neel at 24:18
Kirsten Dirks at 25:42