20th Annual “Freeze Your Gizzard




20th Annual “Freeze Your Gizzard” Scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2022

Non-perishable foods & Monetary donations will be collected for Loudoun Hunger Relief.

Freeze Your Gizzard LogoLeesburg, VA (July 27, 2022) – The Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Loudoun Hunger Relief, is hosting the 20th Annual Freeze Your Gizzard Cross Country 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, November 19. Runners of all skill levels and ages are invited to join this community tradition.

The cross county style 5K run will begin at 9 a.m. at the gazebo in the front field of Ida Lee Park. It will run through a scenic cross country course along Ida Lee Park’s 138 acres. A 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 9:45 a.m. No dogs, wagons or baby strollers are allowed on the course due to uneven terrain.

Parking for the event will be in the festival parking field and can only be accessed from North King Street (Business Route 15). There will be no access to race parking from Ida Lee Drive.

Anniversary pricing is currently available. Registration for the 5k is $20 through August 31. Registration for the one mile fun run is $15. Prices will increase on September 1. Register here.

All pre-registered 5k participants will receive a commemorative “Freeze Your Gizzard” long sleeve performance t-shirt. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers. As well as the top three male and female finishers of the 5k in each age category. One mile fun runner will receive a commemorative finishers’ medal.

All participants are being asked to consider a monetary donation for Loudoun Hunger Relief, which can be made during online registration. Participants may also bring non-perishable food items on the day of the race.