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Published February 13, 2012, 04:54 PM

GF Runners Brave Cold for 'Frozen Feat'

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Runners braved below zero temperatures Friday morning at Grand Forks' 5th annual Frozen Feat.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Runners braved below zero temperatures Friday morning at Grand Forks' 5th annual Frozen Feat.

It was 10 below when the 5-k and 10-k started Friday morning.

Well over 400 runners braved the brutal temperatures. That's 50 more than last year, making it the most runners the race has ever seen.

Frozen Feat is supported and organized by the Grand Forks group Red River Runners.

Each year through the race, more than $2,000 is raised for the Special Olympics.

"We are just so appreciative of all the runners that came out despite the cold temperatures. we've had a beautiful winter so far and on the one cold weekend we had the race, but that didn't stop people from coming out and just rocking it today," Frozen Feat run director Stacy Kusler said.


The top finishers for the 5k and 10k are as follows:

Men's 5K run:

1. Aaron Ortiz, 17:58

2. Kyle Pederson, 18:41

3. B ryan Walls, 18:44

Women's 5K run:

1. Kayla LaPorte, 19:45

2. Kennedy Rude, 20:53

3. Sonia Burley, 22:49

Men's 10K run

1. Justin Weber, 35.27

2. Sean Cooley, 38:27

3. Miles Traiser, 42:20

Women's 10K run

1. Auralee Strege, 42:38

2. Ann Arneson, 46:40

3. Paula Nett, 47:10

The 2013 Frozen Feat date is February 16th.

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