Freeze Your Buns Run forges ahead in subzero temps

Families, dogs, casual runners and hard core runners all turned out for the traditional Freeze Your Buns 5K Run/ Walk in Hamel on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2. The Hamel Lions sponsored the race and invited participants to a free pancake breakfast at the Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. The race course ran along Hamel Road, Hunter Drive, Medina Road and Brockton Lane, with Medina Police and event planners keeping careful watch over participants’ safety. (Photos by Bill Nord)

Dogs and humans follow a similar strategy for the Freeze Your Buns 5K Run/ Walk in Hamel on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 — keep on keeping on. A car thermometer recorded a negative 8 temperature that day and that did not include wind chill. These runners were headed up Brockton Lane to the finish line at Hamel Road. (Photo by Bill Nord.) Despite foot numbing cold, most participants choose running shoes over boots.
New homes along Brockton Lane change the landscape from country to suburban for runners. Jesse Loether, of Watertown, celebrates his first place finish amongst men runners. Kari Radke, of Elk River, is the first woman to cross the finish line.
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Dogs and humans follow a similar strategy for the Freeze Your Buns 5K Run/ Walk in Hamel on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 — keep on keeping on. A car thermometer recorded a negative 8 temperature that day and that did not include wind chill. These runners were headed up Brockton Lane to the finish line at Hamel Road. (Photo by Bill Nord.)