Photo Credit: Chamber Member ~ Capture Your Moment Photography, Jackie Briggs
The 34th Annual Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run
2014 Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Runs 5K and 10K Results and Certificates Awarded:
5K Temp -11 below zero, low winds
5K Female Champ: Allison Hanig, Age 33, Duluth, Time: 23:02
5K Male Champ: Nathan Wisehart, Age 34, Duluth, Time: 20:42
Youngest 5K Participant: Andi Williams, Age 10, Littlefork, MN
Oldest 5K Participant: Dreena Duhame, Age 77
Furthest Traveler for 5K: Jill Chapman, Kenai, Alaska, 3,166 miles
7 children age 12 and younger participated in 5K
10K Temp -9 below zero, low winds
10K Female Champ: Allison Hanig, Age 33, Duluth, Time: 45:43
10K Male Champ: Brian Davenport, Age 39, Minneapolis, Time: 35:47
Oldest 10K Participant: Ray Garrity, Age 79, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Furthest Traveler for 10K: Carla Goulart, Contegem, Brazil, 5,618 miles
Other Icebox Days Game results will be reported early next week.
Welcome to the official site of the Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run – one of the most distinctive foot races on the continent.
Held annually in January, the Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run 5K and 10K runs have received regional, national and international attention as journalists venture to the area in discovery of the zany fun in the Icebox of the Nation.
The races have been featured on national television stations including the network morning shows, Cantore Stories on The Weather Channel (our feature still reruns), MSNBC, Lifetime, and the Extreme Traditions segment on The Travel Channel. Newspapers and sports radio from the United Kingdom have featured the FYGBR which is regularly reported in state publications and broadcasts.
The FYGBR is the feature event of the four-day winter festival known as Icebox Days. The energy of the festival peaks on Saturday night when city FIREWORKS explode under the winter sky in Smokey Bear Park.
In addition to the featured races, the festival offers food, fun and wacky games for visitors and community members of all ages. Unabashedly celebrated is frozen turkey bowling, smoosh races, a Beach Party, snowshoeing in Voyageurs National Park and more.
Beautiful in four seasons, the International Falls area has much to celebrate and this carnival of winter fun illustrates the love of nature that pervades this active and passionate community. You and your family won’t want to miss this experience! Come!