Jan 25-Feb 1, 2020

Forget hibernating and embrace winter with the passion of Norsemen. North Liberty’s Beat the Bitter is back with a week full of activities to get you out of the house for some outdoor winter games and good cheer. Join us in the tundra of North Liberty, Iowa, for fun on the bleakest days of the year.

Saturday, January 25 – Igloo Jam
Sunday, January 26 – 5K-ish Obstacle Run
Sunday, January 26 – Fire & Ice
Saturday, February 1 – Winter Games
Saturday, February 1 – Snuggie Crawl
All week – Affiliated Events


Winter Games

Beat the Bitter’s Winter Games presented by SCHEELS is back! Who will defend their championship title? We can’t wait to find out.

On Sunday, Jan. 26, face some dozen obstacles as you circle Penn Meadows Park for the 5K-ish Obstacle Run.

On Saturday, Feb. 1, defend your team in the KICK Winter in the SnowBALL, broomball and curling tournaments. 

Spectators are encouraged to cheer on participants at all winter games events. 

Good Cheer

As always, we’ve reserved some of the fun just for adults.

Beat the Bitter kicks off with the Igloo Jam presented by GreenState Credit Union. You won’t want to miss concert with The Pork Tornadoes.

Hundreds of residents and visitors will don the sleeved blankets made popular in the early 2000’s for the 3rd annual Snuggie Crawl presented by Collins Community Credit Union on Saturday night. 

Family Fun

Fire & Ice presented by GEICO Careers  returns to  Penn Meadows Park on Sunday, Jan. 26. Join us for this free afternoon and evening of ice skating, horse-drawn carriage rides, a community bonfire, live performances and fireworks display.

Affiliated Events

Local businesses have joined the fun, too, and have prepared a full list of affiliated events to enjoy every day of the week. A mixture of free and registered activities for all ages are available, giving you no excuse to be on the couch.