Tag: Frozen Gnome

Frozen Gnome

Frozen Gnome 50k is always an unpredictable way to start the year. Two years ago, it was below 0 degrees (wind chill of -20 degrees) and the course was covered in snow and ice. Last year was rather dry but windy, and the...

Frozen Gnome

I joined the ultrarunning community when I ran the Hennepin 50 last fall. I was on cloud nine for weeks after that. My next goal was to get in a long run during the winter months. I wanted to experience more so I said, “...

Frozen Gnome

The Frozen Gnome 50K and its designation as a “Double Black Diamond” really doesn’t do this race justice. As I’m sure most ultra runners would agree, a description like that just makes you want to run the race even more....

Frozen Gnome

A combination of Chicagoland winter weather, challenging hills and winding single-track trails makes the Frozen Gnome a tough winter challenge. The course consists of five 10k loops to finish the 50k distance. Runners lo...