The 39th Freeze for Food is confirmed for Saturday, March 7, 2020.
On the spot race times provided by ItsRaceTime!
Our race is never canceled due to weather.
Join the RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison in celebration of Peace Corps Week for our 39th annual Freeze for Food. Run or walk to raise funds to support programs of Madison’s Open Doors for Refugees. Open Doors for Refugees is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the resettlement of refugees in the Madison area and welcoming them into the community. All proceeds from Freeze for Food will be used for relief efforts for incoming refugees.
Help us promote the race. Download the 2020 Race Brochure. To post the information at your workplace or special spots, print only Page One.
Registration: Register online by midnight February 17, 2020. All fees go up on February 18, 2020.
We offer a special student rate for <21 years of age.**
||Early Bird Online
Race Day Reg
|Race Start Time
|5K + 10K
**REMEMBER: Overall registration is limited to 320 participants and student rate is limited to 50 participants.
Register online with Its Race Time anytime, including the day of the race.
All registrants receive a free 2020 International Calendar.
AWARD AGE CATEGORIES: Male and Female categories <20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
and top Male and Female Overall
We rely on many volunteers, like Tamara England, Joy Amessoudji and Amy Amessoudji, pictured here in 2018.
The 2020 race committee consists of Lauren Troxtel, Kate Schachter, Madeline Uraneck, Tom Felhofer and Joyce Muxfeld. If you can help with many different tasks both before and on race day, access the Volunteer Signup form and select a task or three. If you would like to be part of the 2020 race committee, contact the Race Director.
We rely on our sponsors to provide chip timing services and access to running shirts. Their support allows all of your registration fee to go to Open Doors for Refugees. Thank you to our 2020 sponsors! If you'd like to be a sponsor, contact the Race Director.
Fleet Feet level ($400+)
- Movin’ Shoes
- RPCVs of Wisconsin
- Smart Motors
- UW-Madison International Division
Swift Feet level ($200+)
- Karls Family Dentistry
- Old National Bank
- Willy Street Co-op
Happy Feet level ($100+)
- Just Coffee
- Anonymous x 2
THE RACE COURSE
Both races start and end at the Vilas Park Shelter, 1602 Vilas Park Dr., Madison, WI 53715
The 5K race is held in the scenic Vilas Park roads and sidewalks and other nearby roads at the northern part of Lake Wingra.
The 10K race circles Lake Wingra and passes through the Arboretum.
Contact the Race Director.
Stay up to date on details by Friending us on our Freeze Facebook page.