2021 Fireside Frostbite
5 Miler

Ambler Area Running Club proudly presents the 22nd Frostbite Five Miler.
February 19-28, 2021

The 2021 race will be run VIRTUALLY due to Covid-19 health and safety guidelines.

Proceeds and donations for the race will benefit the Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard.


Registration will be exclusively online at Run The Day
(i.e. no in-person registration)

Registration is open until Feb 28.

Registration Fee 
Adult: $15 Student: $10

Long-sleeved tech t-shirts are available for an additional $15 when registering.

You will have the opportunity to run the traditional USATF Certified course starting and finishing at Wissahickon High School or any 5 mile course of your own choosing.  You will need to indicate which way you plan to run when registering.


5-mile marked and certified course option.

A GPS-tracking app will be available to time your race.  The app will also let you share your progress with friends and relatives.  If you prefer to not use the tracking app, you can enter your race time manually.

Training runs on 3 Sundays prior to the race. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide many of our usual race day amenities due to Covid-19 health and safety restrictions.

Runner Information

You will have the opportunity to run the traditional certified course starting and ending at Wissahickon High School or any five mile course of your own choosing.

For both options, the certified course or your own, you will be running on roads that are open to traffic and unsupervised.  Make sure that you are cognizant of traffic and pedestrians at all times.  The certified course will be well marked, however, if you have not previously run the race, we recommend joining us for one of the training runs.


The Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard offers food, clothing, employment assistance/job help/resume building, medical referrals, housing referrals and emergency financial assistance.
We are a 501 C (3) non-profit food pantry located in Montgomery County. For over 40 years, the Cupboard has relied on the generosity of the people in the communities we serve. We do not receive federal funding and raise all of our operating costs through the support of local fundraising efforts.
Please refer to the Community Cupboard website for food distribution and donation hours at the Ambler and North Hills locations.


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.

Training Runs

We'll have training runs on Sundays at 8AM.  Meet in the Wissahickon HS parking lot and run the course to familarize yourself with the route and distance.  The fun continues after the run at Wake Coffee in Ambler.

  • Sunday, Jan 21
  • Sunday, Feb 7
  • Sunday, Feb 14


Wissahickon High School
521 Houston Rd.
Ambler, PA 1900


Email: frostbite@aarclub.com