Jan 1 – March 19, 2024

Frosty 40 started as a celebration for Carpenter Nature Center’s 40th Anniversary in 2021 and has evolved to an annual event for participants to embrace the winter season. We challenge you to walk, run, cross-country ski, or snowshoe 40 miles in 40 days.
Getting outdoors can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Along with enjoying any of the trails offered on our 725 acres, participants will also receive ‘Friends of CNC’ benefits for one year! This includes FREE onsite snowshoe rentals during the winter season and discount pricing for programs throughout the year.

All proceeds from this event support CNC’s
environmental education programming and habitat conservation.

Registration opens December 1, 2023.

Registration is closed.

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Choose your own schedule between

January 1st and March 19th, 2024.

PARTICIPANTS

Cost:

  • $50 per adult or $25 per student (K-12): includes long-sleeve shirt
  • $60 per adult or $30 per student (K-12): includes stocking hat AND long-sleeve shirt

If you want to forego the Frosty 40 merchandise, the entire registration fee is tax-deductible. Long-sleeve shirts and stocking hats will be ordered shortly after registration closes. Items can be picked up at CNC or will be mailed to you if you are not able to come to CNC.

The fee covers merchandise, shipping, and a $30/$10 donation. The $30/$10 donation is tax-deductible. Registrants will receive ‘Friends of CNC’ benefits for the next year. This includes FREE onsite snowshoe rentals and discount pricing for programs.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • December 1 – Frosty 40 Registration Opens
  • January 1 – Frosty 40 Challenge Begins
  • January 13 – MN Campus – Guided Snowshoe Hike
  • January 20 – WI Campus – Guided Snowshoe Hike
  • January 26 – MN Campus – Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Hike
  • January 27 – WI Campus – Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Hike
  • February 1 – Frosty 40 Registration Closes
  • February 3 – WI Campus – Guided Snowshoe Hike
  • February 10 – MN Campus – Guided Snowshoe Hike
  • Mid-February – Frosty 40 merch item pick-up
  • February 16 – MN Campus – Guided Night Snowshoe Hike
  • February 17 – WI Campus – Guided Night Snowshoe Hike
  • March 19 – Frosty 40 Challenge Ends

Read more about our upcoming programs where you can earn some miles!

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

Each year Carpenter Nature Center seeks financial and in-kind sponsors to make our events successful fundraisers. Sponsorships at all levels are greatly appreciated and allow us to further our mission of providing environmental education for visitors of all ages and abilities.

For the Frosty 40, we are seeking Event Sponsorships. As an event sponsor your financial contribution will help offset costs of the event, and ensures that more of the funds raised go directly to supporting Carpenter Nature Center.

  • Sponsors at the $100 level and above will be listed on our event website.
  • Sponsors at the $1,000 level and above can get their company logo on the Frosty 40 long-sleeve shirt.

Questions about sponsorships can be directed to Erika Jensen, by calling 651-437-4359 ext. 101 or emailing Erika@CarpenterNatureCenter.org

Questions? Contact Event Coordinator, Tess Zahradka, at
Tess@CarpenterNatureCenter.org
651-437-4359 ext. 113