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Frozen Paw 5K

In conjunction with the annual Fire & Ice Festival held in downtown Rochester, Leader Dogs for the Blind is proud to present the inaugural Frozen Paw 5K! Participants will enjoy a course filled with wintry scenery through downtown Rochester, Rochester Municipal Park and Paint Creek Trail. Following the event, the Rochester Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind! All participants will receive a long-sleeve, 1/4 zip pullover and a medal.

Congratulations to all the finishers of the 2023 Frozen Paw 5K presented by TRICO!

Thank you to everyone for making our inaugural event a true success. You can see the final results and photos here!

Long sleeve quarter zip white shirt with black sleeves and Frozen Paw 5K logo. Frozen Paw 5K medal. Frozen Paw 5K bib.

More Information:

Sunday, January 22, 2023
Start time: 9 a.m.
Race starts and finishes near the Rochester Fire Department. Packets will be available for pickup on Friday, January 20, and Saturday, January 21 at Leader Dog's canine development center and on race day at the Rochester Fire Department.

Regarding dogs on the course:

Personal dogs are welcome on the course. We ask that they start at the back of the pack for the safety of the dog, runner and other participants. Personal dogs are not allowed in the fire house prior, during or after the event.

Service dogs are welcome in the fire house, and future service dogs are also allowed in the fire house as long as they are wearing a vest or bandanna indicating they are an ambassador or service dog in training.

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Thank you to everyone who registered for the first Frozen Paw 5K! If you missed out, make sure to join us in June for the Bark & Brew 5K!

5K course map

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

Interested in Sponsoring Frozen Paw 5K?

Dave Bann in a dark suit jacket and white shirt. He is smiling at the camera and holding a golden retriever puppy in its blue Future Leader Dog bandanna.


Contact: Dave Bann
Director of Corporate Relations
Phone: 248-218-6318

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