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Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk

  • Edgewater 1001 Wisconsin Place Madison, WI 53703 (map)

Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk


Join Clean Lakes Alliance for our Frozen Assets 5K and run or walk ENTIRELY on a frozen lake!

Take a break from the hilly pavement and bring your stride to the ice. In this 5K race, participants will run or walk across the ice on iconic Lake Mendota with beautiful views of downtown Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The course will start and end at The Edgewater, right in the heart of the Frozen Assets Festival!


Your registration to this event includes admission to the race with optional chip timing. Online registration closes Wednesday, January 30th. The registration pricing schedule is below:

December 31 $40 :: Regular price
February 2 $45 :: Same day

Best of all, your registration supports work to protect and improve water quality in our lakes!


The event will be chip-timed for runners, or sign up for the walk pass for an untimed event. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers.


Skip the lines and come to our EARLY packet pick up on Thursday, January 31st from 4-8 p.m. at The Edgewater. Day-of packet pick up will begin on Saturday, February 2nd at 9 a.m. on Lake Mendota.

Ice Access

You may access the ice down The Edgewater outdoor stairs, indoors through The Edgewater, at the end of N. Carroll street to the west, and from James Madison Park to the east.

Stretching Tent

Warm up for a chilly race at our FREE stretching tent provided by Capitol Physical Therapy! They'll be at the starting line with Physical Therapists who love to help athletes!

The Festival

The fifth annual Frozen Assets Festival will run on Saturday, February 2nd Sunday, February 3rd at The Edgewater. As always, this family-friendly daytime event will be FREE and open to all. Learn more

Terms & Conditions of Entry

By registering for this event, you agree to the Frozen Assets 5K Terms & Conditions of Entry. All entrants must read and agree to this declaration.


Race organizers reserve the right to alter the course due to factors including, but not limited to, ice conditions and weather. If conditions are deemed unsafe, the event may be cancelled or moved to an alternate location. Participants will be notified of any changes ahead of the event.


If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, email our Director of Marketing & Development Adam Sodersten


Is there parking available?

Participants may park at The Edgewater ($5 event parking). You may also find street parking or use City of Madison parking ramps.

When can I check-in or pick up my bag?

Participant check-in and registration the day of the event will begin at 9 a.m. on Lake Mendota at The Edgewater. An optional bag pickup will be held on Thursday, Jaunary 31st from 4-8 p.m. at The Edgewater.

What happens if ice conditions are unsafe?
Clean Lakes Alliance will make every effort to hold this event, while keeping safety in mind for all competitors. If conditions are deemed unsafe, the event may be cancelled or moved to an alternate location, with entrance fees being considered a tax-deductible donation to support our lakes.Participants will be notified of any changes ahead of the event.

What is the refund policy? 
Registrations are transferrable and non-refundable. Thank you in advance for your donation to support our lakes!

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