Chill Your Cheeks 5K Registration Now Open
Get your running shoes on and your most festive holiday gear ready! Yukon Parks and Recreation is bringing back the Chill Your Cheeks 5K, presented by Academy Sports and Outdoors, on Saturday, November 18.
Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Chill Your Cheeks 5K coincides with the opening of Christmas in the Park, Yukon’s annual Christmas light display. The race course starts and finishes at the Chisholm Trail Pavilion in Chisholm Trail Park. More than 400 runners from all over the state and surrounding states descend upon Yukon for this great holiday run.
The Chill Your Cheeks 5K begins at 5:00 p.m. The course will close at 6:00 p.m. to open to drive thru traffic. Runners must be able to finish the 5K in that time frame.
In addition to the 5K race, the Jingle Walk begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Boot Trail in Chisholm Trail Park. It is a half mile fun walk that travels through Chisholm Trail Park’s millions of glowing Christmas lights. On-site registration begins at 5:30 p.m., and the event is free. All participants in the Jingle Walk will receive a festive jingle bell necklace. For details, contact Dennis Warren at [email protected] or 350-8920.
A $100 gift card to Red Coyote Running and Fitness is awarded to the Best Decorated Runner. So get creative, get dressed up and have a chance at a $100 gift card!
Online registration is available at www.raceentry.com through November 15 (search “Chill Your Cheeks”). In-person registration is available at Jackie Cooper Gym, 1024 E. Main St., or the Yukon Community Center, 2200 S. Holly Ave. To receive a registration form, please call 350-8920.
The price for the Chill Your Cheeks 5K is $25 for adults and $20 for youth through October 27. The registration fee includes a long sleeve t-shirt. A $5 late fee is added to any registrations received after October 27. Race day registration is $40 for adults and $35 for youth.
For more information, please contact Tim Rhodes at 405-350-8920 or [email protected].
Chill Your Cheeks is presented by Academy Sports and Outdoors. Other sponsors for Chill Your Cheeks are Vernon Turner, Gatorade Athlete of the Year, Dr. Richard Johnson, DDS, True Sky Credit Union, BracesU, Yukon Optimist Sports Club, Doyle Chiropractic, Miller Fit, Celerity Prosthetics, Bounce Academy, Red Coyote, McBride Orthopedic Clinic, and Yukon Friends of the Park.
The Chill Your Cheeks 5k is one of Yukon’s best Parks and Recreation events. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do. To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.gov or call 405-350-8937.