Are You BRAVE Enough to Take the Plunge?

Break out your skimpy shorts and get ready to FREEZE your buns off!

We want to invite you and your friends and family to the 2021 Frigid 5k and Penguin Plunge! It’s a great way to start out the year and break free from the winter running blues!

The Frigid 5k and Penguin Plunge have been the premier winter event for over a decade. The starting line for the 5k is at the Provo Boat Harbor where you will enjoy the short, yet challenging course. After the 5k, finish the event off with the Penguin Plunge.

Challenge yourself and brave the frigid cold by jumping into the Utah State Lake. Our team skillfully cuts out a square of ice and inserts a safety cage to protect you from floating under the ice or sinking. If you choose to opt-out of taking a dip in the lake, feel free to watch the faces of those who are crazy enough to take the dive!

At Runtastic Events, we value the safety of our race participants and strive to create a fun and safe environment. Both the 5k and Penguin Plunge have first aid booths readily available for participants. REGISTER

Date & Location
January 23, 2021

Provo Boat Harbor

Starting line is at 4400 W Center St. Provo, UT 84601


Start Time
5K: 9:00 am
Penguin Plunge: 10:00 am
5k & Plunge: 9:00 am
Current Pricing
5K: $22.95
Penguin Plunge: $12.95
5k & Plunge: $27.95
Next price increase: 34 days
Pricing Schedule


We want to invite you, as well as your family and friends to this freezing FUN event!  It’s a great way to start out the year and break free from the winter running blues!

A friendly reminder that online registration closes on Saturday, January 23rd at 8 a.m.

There is day-of registration for the 5K and the plunge.

Facebook Discount

During registration make sure to use the Facebook share option for $2 off registration.

Friends & Family Discount

You will receive an automatic 15% off when you register 4 or more people at the same time.

Packet Pick Up

Where: Runner’s Corner, 835 S 700 E Orem UT 84097

When: Friday, January 22nd 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Please pick up your packet, bib number, shirt, and race swag at the packet pickup the day before the race. You must have a photo ID to pick up your packet. You may pick up someone else’s packet if you have a copy of their photo ID.

Packet Pick Up is also available no later than 8:15 a.m. Race Day at the Provo Boat Harbor building.

2021 Runner’s Guide

We haven’t published next years runner’s guide yet.

  1. Before the Race
  2. Swag
  3. Rules of Competition (refunds & transfers)
  4. Safety & Accommodations
  5. Travel & Transportation (parking & traffic)
  6. Timing
  7. Start Times
  8. Course Maps
  9. Trilogize
  10. Runtastic Race Series

More information on these topics can be found in the runner’s guide.

2021 SWAG

Race Shirt


(5k participants)

Penguin Plunge Keychain


(Penguin Plunge participants)

Race Medal


(5k participants)


Parking for this race is provided at the Provo Boat Harbor

First Aid Stations

  • 5k
    • Aid Station @ mile 0.7
    • Aid Station @ mile 1.8

Water and Powerade will be available at the aid station. Look for Powerade on the first table and water on the second table. There will be water, Powerade and hot chocolate along with donuts and other goodies at the start/finish line.



Flo-Foto is by far one of the best in the event photography industry! Look for photographers at the start line, along the course, finish line, photo backdrops in the runner’s corral, and awards stage. We are providing your social media pictures for free.

  • Social Media size photo download: FREE
  • High-Resolution photo download: $1.99


Timing & Bibs

The Frigid 5K will be professionally timed. The chips will be attached to the back of your bib number. Please don’t wrinkle or stuff the bib in your pocket.

The first 3 places, male and female, will be determined by gun time (regular timing). All other awards will be determined by using Chip Time.

  • Gun Time is the time elapsed from the sound of the gun to the finish line.
  • Chip Time is the real time from when the runner crosses the starting line to crossing the finish line.


Results are available in the following ways:

  • On-Screen at the Results Trailer
  • Personal Printed Result at the Results Trailer
  • Online at Results


Note: If you alter or damage your chip your time may not be read correctly. Wear your bib on the outermost layer of clothing.

Celebration Area

  • Hot Cocoa
  • Water
  • Powerade
  • Doughnuts



The top three finishers, male and female of the 5K will receive a free entry into the 2022 Frigid 5k race in their respective categories as well as the following prizes:

1st: TBD
2nd: TBD
3rd: TBD

Award Ceremonies

5K overall: 9:45 a.m.
5K Age Group: 9:50 a.m.

Price Available Until 5KPenguin Plunge5k & Plunge
May, 31 $16.95$9.95$21.95
July, 31 $18.95$10.95$23.95
September, 30 $20.95$11.95$25.95
November, 30 $22.95$12.95$27.95
December, 31 $24.95$13.95$29.95
January, 21 $27.95$15.95$32.95
January, 23 $29.95$17.95$35.95
Expo Pricing
January, 23 $29.95$17.95$35.95

$2.00 Facebook discount available during registration.
Price Includes Processing Fees
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