And what will you get for your trouble and entry fees (which range from $30 to $40) besides rosy cheeks, burning lungs and frozen ears? A long-sleeved T-shirt, a one-year subscription to Colorado Runner magazine, numerous wildlife sightings and a fail-safe opportunity to commune with Ma Nature. Not to mention the right to tell people that you did it. Go to www.winterdistanceseries.com to register; if you catch the bug at Frosty's, you'll also find information there about February's Snowman Stampede race at Cherry Creek State Park, which ups the long-distance ante to ten or twenty miles.
Sun., Jan. 20, 10 a.m., 2008