Winter weather taking a toll on your running routine? Give those chilly toes a wake-up call this weekend at the Frosty Feet Trail Races in Bryson City.

Nantahala National ForestRunning store Foot Rx‘s “Yeti or Not Winter Trail Series”, the Frosty Foot run takes to the Tsali Trail System in the Nantahala National Forest. Participants can choose between 30 and 50 kilometer distances on the trails, and both options promise beautiful views of the North Carolina countryside to reward your efforts along those rolling hills.

The 50K race will begin at 8:30 on the morning of Saturday, January 17, with the 30K close behind at 9 AM. All runners should arrive at the entrance to the Tsali Recreation Area by 8 to prepare for the challenge ahead! There will be three aid stations in total, two for both the 30 and 50K at miles 5 and 14, plus a third for the 50K at mile 23.

Tsali Trail Race

Image courtesy of Christopher-Graphics

The Frosty Foot Trail Races will accept only 300 runners altogether, so hurry to make the cut. Online registration has closed, but Foot Rx will offer in-store registration opportunities throughout the week as well as on-site registration on race day from 7 to 8 AM to fill any open spots.

Every runner will walk away with a free race beanie from Foot Rx, and 50K racers will also receive a pair of snazzy arm sleeves to sport for more winter runs to come. Proceeds from the race will directly benefit the Nantahala Area Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association in their valiant efforts to clean up and maintain the very Nantahala National Forest Trails that you’ll be running on! Help show these trails some love, both with your wallet and with your feet, at the Frosty Feet Trail Races.