'Freezin For A Reason' on Saturday

More than 700 have registered to participate in the inaugural “Freezin for A Reason” 5K/10K and family fun 2K on Saturday, Feb. 2.

The event – sponsored by the Faulkner County Circle of Friends – is being held in memory of Stella and Charlotte Mulhearn.

“I am thrilled,” said race director Karil Greeson of the response. “We expected about 300. This is my first race to direct but from talking to others, a typical response from a first year race is 200. I am just beyond thrilled ours has been so successful!”

The 5K/10K races will start at 9 a.m. The 2K will begin at 10:45. All events will begin at the Conway High School Fieldhouse, 2300 Prince St.

Festivities will include bounce houses for the kids, games and hot chocolate.

Registration for the 2K and 5K is $25 and the 10K is $30. Registration on the day of event will be $35 for all races. Kids 13 and under are free but fundraising is encouraged.

Anyone interested in registering can do so at giving.archildrens.org/freezin until noon on Thursday. Afterward, registrations will be accepted noon to 8 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 1610 Prince St. in Conway or 7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday at the event.

All proceeds will benefit the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Packet pickup will be noon to 8 p.m. Friday at First Methodist and 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Conway High fieldhouse.

There will be a pasta party 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 13 and younger. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the website until noon on Thursday or in person from noon to 8 p.m. at the church.

The pasta party is organized and serviced by the Youth Ministries at Conway First United Methodist Church.

For more information, visit giving.archildrens.org/freezin. Information is also available at [email protected] or 501.450.0512.