Runners will have to freeze their gizzards by themselves this year.
The Town of Leesburg announced Monday that the 18th annual “Freeze Your Gizzard” Cross Country 5K will be a virtual event this year, due to precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants are encouraged to pick a course to run or walk in place of the traditional in-person event, which is usually held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving at Ida Lee Park. A run or walk can be done in a neighborhood, on a trail, at a park, or on a treadmill between Nov. 21-28.
Registration costs $25 per person, or $80 for a family of four, which can be done online at prraces.com. Registration will close at midnight on Nov. 28.
All pre-registered runners will receive a commemorative long-sleeved shirt and custom race bib in their race packet, which will be mailed to runners in mid-November.
The Town of Leesburg will once again partner with Loudoun Hunger Relief. In lieu of non-perishable food donations, participants are asked to consider a monetary donation, which can be done by clicking on the donation link found on the registration page.
For more information, call 703-777-1368 or go to idalee.org.