Come “Chill Your Cheeks” at Popular Yukon 5K - City of Yukon

Come “Chill Your Cheeks” at Popular Yukon 5K

Posted by City of Yukon on 09/28/2016

Get your running shoes on and your most festive holiday gear ready!  Yukon Parks and Recreation is bringing back the Chill Your Cheeks 5K on Saturday, November 19. 

Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Chill Your Cheeks 5K coincides with the opening of Christmas in the Park, Yukon’s beloved annual Christmas light display.  The race course will start and finish at the Chisholm Trail Pavilion in Chisholm Trail Park.  More than 400 runners from all over the state and surrounding areas will descend upon Yukon for this great holiday run.

The Chill Your Cheeks 5K begins at 4:30 p.m.  The course closes at 5:30 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 the Small Pavilion in Freedom Trail Playground at 5:30 p.m. The Jingle Walk is a one-mile stroll through the lights of City Park and back to Freedom Trail Playground.  Pets and strollers are welcome in the Walk, but not the 5K course.

New this year, Yukon Parks and Recreation and the Yukon Fire Department are teaming up to host a toy drive for Santa’s Toy Shoppe.  The purpose of Santa’s Toy Shoppe is to provide toys to children in need during the Christmas Season, and your donation will be used specifically for children in Eastern Canadian County!  Runners, fans and the general public are encouraged to bring a new, unopened toy on race day. Yukon firefighters will walk the race course and accept donations. 

A $100 gift card to Red Coyote Running and Fitness will be 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.active.com through November 16 (Search “Chill Your Cheeks”). In-person registration is available at Jackie Cooper Gym or the Yukon Community Center.  To receive a registration form, please call 350-8920. 

The price for the Chill Your Cheeks 5k is only $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for youth through November 4. The registration fee includes a long sleeve t-shirt.  A $5 fee is added to any registrations received after November 4.  Race day registration is $40 for adults and $35 for youth.           

For more information, please contact Tim Rhodes at 350-8920 or [email protected].

The Chill Your Cheeks 5K is one of Yukon’s best events.  Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do.  To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.cityofyukonok.gov or call 405-354-8442.