Freezeout Challenge

mr freeze

Event Info

Saturday January 24th, 2015
10:00 am
Gem County Fairgrounds
Emmett, Idaho 83617

Course Description

The Course starts and finishes at the Gem County Fairgrounds, in Emmett Idaho.  It should be cold, it should be hard, but it should be great!  Beat old man winter, or Mr. Feezeout by taking on the challenge of both the environment and the hill.  The loop course is a 12K just slightly over seven miles, and the short course (no Freezeout Hill) is just under four miles.  Both courses are challenging but they are great runs for training for other events and for trail running.  While on the county roads in Emmett the course will “Follow the Rules of the Road” running on the right with traffic, however the roads used aren’t very populated nor busy, and Old Freezeout will be closed to the public.

Links to the course maps are here:

Freezeout Challenge 12k

Freezeout Challenge 3.7 mile

The Elevation at the start is approximately 2205 Ft above sea level, and climbs just under 578 Ft before turning around for the descent.

Aid Stations

We will have one aid station supplying two miles of the race.  The aid station at Cowboy Bridge on Old Freezeout Rd will cover mile 2 for the short run and long run.  It will also serve as a transition for the races as the long run goes up the hill, and the short run takes the canal bank at that spot in the race.  It will also serve mile 4.5 on the way down the hill for the long run as they transition to the same canal bank used by the short run.  Emmett Baseball staff’s this station, and is the benefactor of the event.


You can register at for this race and all City of Trees Marathon Association Inc. Races.

Specific Event Page: 

12k Freezeout Challenge

$28 for pre-re gistered
$10 additional for late or race-day registration
Late entry fee is for ALL registrations after January 18th.
Register @ Race 1/24/2015 9:00am to 9:50am

3.7 Mile Freezeout Challenge

$23 for pre-re gistered
$10 additional for late or race-day registration
Late entry fee is for ALL registrations after January 18th.
Register @ Race 1/24/2015 9:00am to 9:50am

Packet Pick Up

Prior to Race Start Saturday, January 24th
Race day 8:30am to 9:50am


Awards will be given to the top three overall Male and Female finishers, as well as top 1-2-3 in each 10yr age group.
Prizes will be awarded during the Awards presentation

Beanies will be available at the Packet Pick-up Saturday.  All races are non-refundable, non-transferable. The City Of Trees Marathon Association Inc has the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason.


We will be using the Virtual Races Bag to share sponsor, vendor, and other offers.  Please look in your registration profile inbox for the Freezeout Challenge Virtual Race Bag.

Special Bonus! Included in your registration is a one year subscription to a magazine of your choice – a $20 value! Select from titles such as: Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Bicycling, Prevention. Details on how to claim your subscription or request a refund will be found in your Virtual Goody Bag.


Freezeout 12K Hill Climb

2014- 12K



2011-6.6 mile

Freezeout 3.7 Mile (No Hill)

2014-3.7 mile

2013-3.7 mile

2012-3.7 mile

2011-3.7 mile



2012 –




The City Of Trees Marathon Association Inc. would like to thank our sponsors for providing product, services, donations, and money towards bringing the participant a quality event.

Finish Line Sponsor

Shu’s Idaho Running Company

Shu dude

Timing and Registration

BCS Logo

Other sponsors include

New Balance Boise

Sockeye Brewing 

The Freezeout Challenge is an approved race for the City Of Trees Marathon Association Inc.


11 thoughts on “Freezeout Challenge

  1. Great turn out, super course, cool venue and the chili ROCKED! Little foggy (OK, a lot foggy!), but it added to the Freezeout Challenge Hill. YES THERE WAS ONE THERE! Training for the events for the rest of the year? This is a great way to get started. Like the chili…..IT ROCKED! One to do next year!

  2. “Yes, another great event! Thanks, Jeff!”
    Well, I survived the Freezeout Challenge which lived up to its name. Only a couple of slick spots on the course, thankfully. It was a great first-year event and I look forward to doing it again next year. :)

  3. Wow- what a great race today! We all had such a fun time. The chili was perfect, the course, even the fog was a nice touch as it obscured the top of the hill, and the shirts are awesome-you guys did an outstanding job. Looking forward to next year!

    Thanks again for putting on a good show!

  4. “It was great! And thanks for all the support for this newbie runner! Proudly wearing the Freezeout shirt since my much needed shower!:-)”

  5. Thanks Jeff!!! Your races are always my favorites, Please tell your crew that they are the best and I’m looking forward to seeing you all at Les Bois!!!


  6. Jeff ~

    What a super race yesterday, absolutely loved it! It’s fun being in on the inauguration of a race, what a super job you all did! Ü

  7. I just wanted to let you know that I had a great time at the race and will definately be back next year. I’ve already told everyone I know about how much fun I had and will hopefully bring them along next year with me.

  8. Thank you for putting on a great event in Emmett! And much thanks to your mom and wife for making the chili and all the hard work they did!

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