Embrace the Elements



Braving temperatures hovering around -10 degrees Fahrenheit, thousands of runners bundled up for the Polar Dash 5k, 10k and 14-mile races New Year’s morning in St. Paul, Minnesota. Several Room & Board employees were among the hearty souls pounding the icy pavement while wearing penguin hats. “As long as you prepare and wear enough layers, it’s never too cold to run,” said Ann Vick, director of marketing. “And after this, any race will feel warm.”


At the end of the race, we all had frozen eyelashes, a shiny medal and a feeling of accomplishment to start off 2014. Now you tell us: How do you take advantage of the seasons in your hometown?

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