Runners and walkers can register online at www.TheBrooksieWay.com or download a race application and mail it in. Those who register by Jan. 15, 2015 will receive a long sleeve cotton T-shirt. Race finishers will also receive a winter wear item with the Brooksie Way logo. About 500 people signed up for the inaugural race.
“We had a wonderful turnout for our first Chill at the Mills and I expect even more people for our second race,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I encourage everyone to get out and enjoy what winter has to offer.”
New this year, Chill at the Mills registrants will receive a discount code worth $10 to be used towards entry fees any HealthPlus Brooksie Way Race in 2015 or the 2015 Brooksie Way Training Program. The coupon code will be emailed after the Chill at the Mills takes place.
Runners and walkers begin and end their journey behind the Rochester Mills Beer Co.; 400 Water St. Finishers may select an official Chill at the Mills winter wear item. Registration is $26 and increases to $31 on Jan. 6. Race day registration is $36. Registration forms are also available at Runnin’ Gear stores in Rochester, Waterford and Brighton in January.
Russ Shelton Buick GMC is the presenting sponsor for the race.
A pancake breakfast is being held race morning from 9 a.m. to noon at the Rochester Fire Department benefiting Rochester Youth Assistance.
Chill at the Mills is held in conjunction with the Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester, sponsored by Oakland County, Rochester, Downtown Rochester and Oakland County Parks. Fire & Ice is set for Jan. 23-25, 2015.