Runs & Special Events


Frost Fever poster
Frost Fever Registration Form

The annual Frost Fever is back! 

Wear your craziest hat for this wintery fun run/walk along the Riverfront Trail System. Choose from the new 1-mile or traditional 5K route. Register by Jan. 11 for a discounted price and the guarantee of a performance-wear cap on race day! Great prize drawings and awards for the top finishers in each category AND the best hat! That’s right, dress in your coolest/craziest/most unique hat and you could win some cool prizes. All racers get a 50% off Currents coupon good during the Frost Fever weekend...warm up in the sparkling spa after the race with friends!

New this year: Parks and Recreation welcomes the different ways we all move and recreate, and is proud to introduce wheeled division in this year’s Frozen Frolic. Wheeled division will start 15 minutes before the foot race and racers may participate in either the 1-mile or 5K course. 

Early Registration (Dec. 1 - Jan. 11)
Adults 16+: $20
Youth: $15

Late Registration (Jan. 12 - 24)
Adult 16+: $25
Youth: $20

Frost Fever 5K Route
Frost Fever 5K Route
Frost Fever Run/Walk Training Group
Jan. 6 - 20: Tuesdays at 5:30pm and Saturdays at 9am
Join us for a fun way to prepare for the 2015 Frost Fever 1-mile or 5K race. Beginners and experienced participants welcome! Whether or not you’ve done a fun run/walk, you’ll enjoy preparing for Frost Fever with like-minded individuals. The group will help keep you motivated and trained for an enjoyable experience on race day. All participants receive support from a Sports & Wellness staff, tips on a successful fun run/walk, a “vintage” Frost Fever long-sleeve shirt, and a fun way to stay active in the winter months. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight on Tuesday evenings!

Marshall Mountain Classic
Marshall Mountain Classic Snowshoe and Nordic Ski Race AND Winter Carnival
Sunday, February 22, 11am-4pm

All proceeds benefit our REACH MORE program, which makes adventure and recreation accessible to people with disabilities. 

Snowshoe and Nordic Ski Race:
$30 for adults, $15 for youth 
Race registration includes swag bag filled with goodies, a Buff® multi-function ski cap, and raffle tickets for door prizes. Adult and youth divisions available. 
Registration Form

Snowshoe Race:
Elite Course 3 mile loop: 860 feet of elevation gain
Greenhorn Course 1.5 mile loop: 336 feet of elevation gain
Moose Gallop 1 mile loop: flat course

Nordic Ski Race
1.5 miles, with some elevation gain. 

Not sure if you're ready for these events? Sign up for the training sessions that will begin January 24! Cost of the race is included in the training fee. See more information below. 

Winter Carnival
This free event will feature
  • Informational booths 
  • Ski-tuning stations 
  • Avalanche and snow safety programs with West Central Avalanche Center 
  • Adaptive sport demonstrations with Eagle Mount Therapeutic Recreation and Montana U.S. Paralympics hopefuls
  • Dog sledding demos
  • Food and beverages
  • Live music and MUCH MORE!
There will be a free shuttle from McCormick Park to take you up to Marshall Mountain. 
Marshall Mountain Classic Snowshoe Training
Jan. 24 - Feb. 14: Saturdays 10am-12pm
Whether you’re an experienced snowshoer or new to the sport, these classes are perfect to get you ready for the race. Classes are held on the four Saturdays leading up to the day of the race. We will instruct on technique, course navigation, and physical endurance. Price includes four weeks of instruction, free entrance into the race, MORE program Buff®, free use of snowshoes for class, and the inside edge!
Fee: Youth $15/$12 with CityCard
Adult $45/$40 with CityCard
Meet at Marshall Mountain Ski Area, 5250 Marshall Rd