Thursday, January 17, 2013

Yes/No: Will 300 runners brave the cold in International Falls?

The extreme cold will return this weekend, just in time for the Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run in International Falls.  It is the thirty-third year of FYGBR, held during the four-day winter festival known as "Icebox Days."

In 2012, there were over 300 runners that braved the cold (2012 temperatures ranged from 11 to 13 degrees for the races) to run the 5k and 10k races.  It appears that the temperatures will be a bit lower this year.  We know the hardy  runners in Northern Minnesota will still turn out...but the question is how many?

Yes/No: Will there be 300 or more finishers in the 5k and 10k races at Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run on Saturday?

For this contest, each finisher in the 5k and 10k will be counted, even if it is the same person.  Some runners run both the 5k and 10k and he/she would be counted as two finishers in this contest. is predicting a high temp of 10 degrees in International Falls on Saturday.  The low is set at negative 21 with winds of 22 miles-per-hour.

Here are the 2012 FYGBR results for 10k and 5k.

A 2006 Running Times article about the race - HERE.

Online Race Results has results from the years 2007 - 2010 - HERE.

To play our game, simply type "yes" or "no" into the subject line of an e-mail and send it to us at DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com before 9:30 A.M. CDT, Saturday, January 19th.  Please put your answers in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail.  We will offer a bonus for participants making their 2013 debut in Yes/No - a correct answer will be worth two points for anyone who has not played yet this year.

My Answer:  Yes

Last week's questions was:  Will Michael Reneau run faster than 2:15:00 at the Chevron Houston Marathon on Sunday?  The answer was no.  The weather did not cooperate - it was cold, windy and raining and Reneau ended up dropping out.  Thirteen players answered correctly and we now have a thirteen-way tie for first place with one point.

For all the results, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner, HERE.

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