The course begins in a residential neighborhood and immediately heads out into the open fields, rolling hills and dairy farms west of Chippewa Falls. The Frigid 8 is a lollipop shaped course. The Thermal 3 is an out and back course. Both courses continue beyond the starting line and have three street corners added at the end. A water station is located for the Frigid 8 runners at approximately mile 2 and mile 5. Bathroom facilities are available at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
Entrants receive T-shirt, refreshments, bread and chili (donations appreciated). Awards will be given to the first place overall male and female as well as the top three finishers in each age group.