Frozen Assets 5k Run/Walk – The Edgewater Hotel
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People participating in the 5k walk and run on frozen Lake Mendota

Frozen Assets 5k Run/Walk

February 3

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk


  • 8 – 9:30 a.m. check in
  • 10 a.m. start
Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk Off, Workout On!
Lake Mendota is covered with ice. However, with warm weather expected through Saturday, February 3rd, the integrity of the lake ice quality will become questionable. In the interest of safety for all of our Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk participants, we have decided to pivot the event to become Madison’s largest winter workout.

Join us on Saturday, February 3rd at The Edgewater to pick up your event t-shirt, receive your free beer/seltzer (courtesy Michelob Ultra), and participate in a Barre3 workout . While you won’t get to run or walk on the lake, this tailored Barre3 workout will incorporate strength, cardio, and mindfulness during these “coldish” winter months.Your registration supports work to protect and improve water quality in our lakes.

Before or after your workout, enjoy food and drinks at The Edgewater. The Market Café on the 7th floor of The Edgewater will be open starting at 7 a.m. for coffee and grab-n-go breakfast items. The Boathouse will be open at 9 a.m. and will have coffee and breakfast items as well.

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.

The Market Café and Icehouse at the Edgewater

The Market Café on the 7th floor and the Icehouse on the 5th floor will be open for coffee and grab-n-go breakfast starting at 7 a.m.


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


Is there parking available? Participants may pay to park at The Edgewater parking ramp. Parking in the ramp fills up quickly, so arrive early. You may also find street parking or use City of Madison parking ramps.

When can I check-in or pick up my race packet? Participant check-in and registration the day of the event will begin at 8 a.m. on LEVEL 5 of The Edgewater. The run/walk will begin promptly at 10 a.m. on Lake Mendota.

What shoes should I wear? Participants are encouraged to choose their preferred footwear with weather, ice, and snow conditions in mind. Past runners and walkers have worn spikes, boots, snowshoes, and regular running/tennis shoes.

What is the course like? The 5K course begins off the end of The Edgewater’s pier. Runners and walkers will head out toward Picnic Point, past the Memorial Union, before looping back and finishing at The Edgewater.

Where can I leave personal items during the 5K? We strongly encourage you to only bring items you will use while walking or running. Any bags or gear left at The Edgewater or on Lake Mendota will not be locked or supervised. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

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 if you become unable to attend. In the event the Frozen Assets 5k Run/Walk needs to be canceled for weather, ice conditions, or any other circumstance, registrants can request a full refund for the price of the participation fee, excluding ticketing fees.