11th Annual Freedom 5k

 Sunday, June 28, 2015 

2015 - 5K Winners

2015 - 1K Winners

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The Eleventh Annual Freedom 5k Fun Run was held Sunday, June 28, in St. Germain. The event was started in 2005 in an effort to raise money for the new St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail. Recently race officials presented a check to the Town of St. Germain in the amount of $4,650.00, bringing the eleven year total to $33,332.00. Funds raised in this year's event will be used for maintenance and future improvements of non-motorized recreational trails in the community, including the paved Bike and Hike Trail and the newly acquired Awassa Trails.

Gold level sponsors for 2015 include: Eagle Waste and Recycling, Eliason Realty of the North, St. Germain Chamber of Commerce, St. Germain Lioness, and the McGill family.

This year's race brought over 200 participants in the 5k event, including runners from all across the United States. The top male finisher was Devin Sauvola of Eagle River, setting a new course record of 16:09. The first female across the finish line was Erin Gallagher of Kingwood, TX, finishing in 19:23. A record 98 participants ran in the 1-kilometer kids' run for children up to age 12; first place trophies went to Jason Ritter of St. Germain and Ruby Nowinsky of Eland, WI.

The twelfth annual Freedom 5k is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, July 3, 2016. For more information about the event, or about the local trail system, explore our website more or visit www.vilaswi.com/outdoor-fun/hiking/st-germain-area-hiking-trails/

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Race officials and gold sponsors met on the trail to present a check in the amount of $4,650.00 to the Town of St. Germain for the purpose of developing and maintaining the community's silent sports trails.

Thank you to all 2015 sponsors! Contact the race coordinators
at 715-891-1968 or 715-542-1614 for any information.
2015 Sponsors
   Gold Sponsors:    Bronze Sponsors:
  • Eagle Waste and Recycling
  • Eliason Realty of the North
  • The McGill Family
  • St. Germain Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Germain Lioness
  • Eagle Falls Adventure Golf & Laser Tag
  • Elbert's Resort
  • Hawks Nest Canoe Outfitters
  • Lake of the Torches Resort Casino
  • Northern Exchange Feed Store
  • Serenity Bay Resort
  • St. Germain Sentry Foods
  • St. Germain Women's Service Club
  • Subway of St. Germain
  • Walkabout Paddle & Apparel
  • Whispering Pine Lodge
   Silver Sponsors:
  • The Fath Family
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Ministry Health Care
  • Pick 'n Save
  • Waldmann Construction
  • Wausau Homes
  • Wisconsin Valley Improvement Co.
   Kids Race Sponsor:
  • Cathy's Ice Cream 'n Candy
  • Northwoods Children's Museum
   Special Thanks To:
  • All the Great Volunteers!
  • St. Germain Fire & Rescue
  • Town of St Germain
If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please contact the race coordinators at 715-891-1968 or
715-542-1614 for more information.
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