- February Freeze
PO Box 6000
Rapid City, SD 57709
For more information:
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 15th year, February Freeze hosted 900 (registered) participants in 2012 and we're looking forward to a great 2013!
New in 2013:
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 dayThe 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!
Historical Weather Data
2013 Door Prizes & Sponsors
- Great Harvest of Rapid City - race rolls
- Tails 'n Training: 1-30 minute Pet Self Wash for one dog and a bag of homemade doggie treats
- Starbucks on Mt. Rushmore - fresh-brewed coffee
- SD Beef Industry Council - beef jerky samples
- Coca Cola Bottling Company - refreshing Powerade
- The Journey Museum - one-year family membership
- Elks Theatre - movie passes (2 sets of 3)
- Rush Hockey - Team autographed hockey stick
- SD Beef Industry Council - assorted door prizes
- American Heart Association - assorted door prizes
- RCRH Gift Shop - 2 $10 gift certificates
- Rapid City Regional Hospital, Cardiac Services - 2 pedometers
- Main Street Square - Family of Four ice skating pass
- Regional Rehab Institute - 2/60 min massages
- Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar - $30 Gift certificate
South Dakota Beef Industry Council, on race day. will be providing beef jerky samples to February Freeze participants and door prizes. Check out South Dakota Beef Industry Council's new program "Team BEEF."This program was developed to promote physical fitness and educate individuals on the importance of protein in the diet. Team BEEF members have the opportunity to receive race entry fee reimbursement assistance for our qualified events.
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
2011 Top Times:
Male: Jesse Monroe - 18:22
Female: Summer Kleinschmidt - 22:59
2012 Top Times:
Male: Brandon Zelfer - 18:20
1st Female: Abbie Harrelson - 21:08
2nd Female: Nicki Shinkle - 21:53
190 attended race day
Male: Brandon Zelfer - 20:37
Female: Robin Yamaguma - 25:17