Beat the winter blues: Frozen Feet Challenge returns to town Jan. 27

The second annual Frozen Feet Challenge, hosted by Ridgefield Running Company and Brooks Sports, is now open for registration. The event challenges everyone to get outside and beat the winter cold by running or walking one mile per day outside for six weeks.

Participants start logging their miles starting Sunday, Jan. 27, and every verified finisher of this free “streak” challenge will receive an exclusive Frozen Feet technical t-shirt.

All participants will be invited to the culminating celebration, The Melty Mile, on March 10.

Participants can walk or run anywhere at anytime, provided it’s outside and proper safety precautions are taken. During this challenge, Ridgefield Running Company is partnering with RVNA to provide opportunities for walking and running meetups at both Ridgefield Running Company at 88 Danbury Road, and at RVNA, located at 27 Governor Street. Information on meetups will be emailed to registered participants before the start of the challenge.

“Winter can be a hard time to keep up with any fitness routine, and fewer daylight hours provides less opportunity for fresh air and sunshine. The Frozen Feet challenge was created to get everyone out and moving! In 2018, there were over 450 participants with over 250 completing the challenge. This year, we’d like to double that amount and see everyone outside for a mile a day,” said Megan Searfoss, Ridgefield resident and owner of Ridgefield Running Company and Everywear of Main.

Participants can go to www.ridgefieldrunning.com/events to register for the Frozen Feet Challenge.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact Nancy Barlow at 203-438-7778 or email at training@ridgefieldrunning.com.