2022 Fireside Frostbite
5 Miler

Ambler Area Running Club proudly presents the 23rd Fireside Frostbite Five Miler.
February 19, 2022, 9:00AM at Wissahickon High School

The 2022 race returns to the fast streets of Ambler, PA.
Can't join us in person?  We have a virtual option as well, complete with shirt.

Proceeds and donations for the race will benefit Wissahickon Trails and the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund.


Register online at Run The Day.

Registration for in-person race will be limited to 1500. Online registration ends on Feb 17.

Registration Fees 
From 11/1 to 12/4 
Adult: $30 Student: $28 
From 12/5 to 1/16 
Adult: $35 Student: $32 
From 1/17 to 2/17 
Adult: $40 Student: $37
After 2/17
Adult: $45 Student: $40

Please register by Jan 20 to ensure that we have sufficient shirts in your size. Virtual participants will have their shirts mailed to them after the race.


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 5-7:45 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 & over
Top overall award for non-binary runners.

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. Meet in the Wissahickon HS parking lot and run the course to familarize 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