2024 Fireside Frostbite
5 Miler

Ambler Area Running Club proudly presents the 25th Fireside Frostbite Five Miler.

The race was postponed due to inclement weather
the new date is:
February 24, 2024, 9:00AM at Wissahickon High School

Race Day registration will be available from 7:30 to 8:45AM in the school gymnasium.

Proceeds and donations for the race will benefit Girls on the Run, Safe Harbor and I'm Still Running.


Register online at Run The Day.

Registration for in-person race will be limited to 1500. Online registration ends on Feb 15.

Registration Fees 
From 11/1 to 12/3 
Adult: $30 Student: $28 
From 12/3 to 1/7 
Adult: $35 Student: $32 
From 1/8 to 2/15 
Adult: $40 Student: $37
After 2/15
Adult: $50 Student: $45

Please register by Jan 21 to ensure that we have sufficient shirts in your size


Post-race food and refreshments provided by our title sponsor The Fireside Bar and Grill.
USATF Certified 5 mile course.
Chip timing by Run The Day
Indoor restrooms
Gear check
Complimentary digital photos by Jack McCoy Photography

This race will be held in snow, sleet, rain or shine unless cancelled for safety reasons (Sorry, NO REFUNDS)

Avoid the race-day lines and pick up your bib on Friday night at the Ambler Theater from 4:15-7:45 PM.


Age Group Awards to top 3 Male & Female runners in each category:
14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49
50-54, 55-59, 60-04, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79
80 & over

Cash Awards
$250 to overall Male and Female
$100 to 2nd place Male and Female
$50 to 3rd place Male & Female
$100 to Top Male & Female Masters

Grand Prix Event

The Fireside Frostbite Five Miler is the traditional first stop on the USA Track & Field's Grand Prix circuit in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The annual circuit consists of 11 races of varying popular distances using USATF-certified courses and offering USATF sanctions. Read more about the circuit here.


We thank our sponsors who regularly support AARC, our races and our race beneficiaries. Proceeds from our two annual races allow us to make generous donations to non-profit organizations in the community and to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at local high schools.
Click here for a description of sponsorship levels and benefits, or to print a registration form. Click here to register online as a sponsor for either or both of our annual races.

We have training runs on Sundays at 8AM from Dec 3rd through Feb 11th. Meet in the Wissahickon HS parking lot and run the course to familiarize yourself with the route and distance. The fun continues afterwards with coffee in Ambler.


Wissahickon High School
521 Houston Rd.
Ambler, PA 1900


Race Director: Ira Meyers, DPM
Email: frostbite@aarclub.com
Mobile: 215-813-8930