"Freeze for Food" run helps refugees in the Madison area

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MADISON, Wis (WMTV) - The winter weather could not stop some people from breaking out their running shoes for a good cause Saturday.

The 38th annual "Freeze for Food" run raised money for Open Doors For Refugees, a non-profit that helps refugees in Madison and welcomes them to the area.

Almost 200 runners showed up to Vilas Park to run a 5k, 10k or both. One runner said, even though it was chilly outside, the cause made it all worth it.

"You feel good about yourself, because you get a chance to out and run. It's also, it also makes it very public. People see you run and maybe they'll ask you what you are racing for, what you are running for and so you're able to tell them and get the word out," Rita Argus said.

The run raised more than $5,000.