13th Annual Freedom 5k

 Sunday, July 2, 2017 


1st place Men:
Devin Sauvola, Eagle River

1st place Women:
Hailey Leader, Boulder CO

1st place boy and girl (1k):
Jett Breed, Oswego IL, and Sami Huelskamp, St. Germain, WI

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FREEDOM 5K MAKES RECORD DONATION TO ST GERMAIN TRAILS  

The Twelfth Annual Freedom 5k Fun Run was held Sunday, July 3, in St. Germain. The event was started in 2005 in an effort to raise money for the new St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail. Earlier this week, race officials presented a check to the Town of St. Germain in the amount of $8,000.00. This is the largest single donation since the event began, bringing the twelve year total to $41,332.00. 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 recently acquired Awassa Trails.

Gold level sponsors for 2015 include: Eagle Waste and Recycling, Ministry Health Care, St. Germain Chamber of Commerce, St. Germain Lioness, and the McGill family.

This year's race brought 339 participants in the 5k event, including runners from all across the United States. The top male finisher was Devin Sauvola of Eagle River, a four-time champion of this event, in a time of 16:17. The first female across the finish line was Hailey Leader of Boulder, CO, finishing in 19:56. A total of 78 participants ran in the 1-kilometer kids' run for children up to age 12; first place trophies went Jett Breed of Oswego, IL and Sami Huelskamp of St. Germain.

The 13th annual Freedom 5k is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, July 2, 2017. 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 at the trailhead to present a check in the amount of $8,000.00 to the Town of St. Germain for the purpose of developing and maintaining the community's silent sports trails. Front row: Halle Kerner and Eli Kerner, running enthusiasts; Anne Small, chairman of St. Germain's non-motorized trail committee and event volunteer; Mary Johnston, president St. Germain Lioness. Back row: Marci Kerner, representing Ministry Health Care; Mike McGill, Kelly McGill, and Matt McGill, event sponsors and volunteers, and Alan Albee, Eagle Waste and Recycling.
   

Now accepting sponsors for the 2017 race. Click Here or contact the race coordinators
at 715-891-1968 or 715-542-1614 for any information.
       
    2017 Platinum Sponsors  
       
     
       
    2017 Gold Sponsors  
       
     
         
     
         
   
St. Germain Lioness Club
 
       
     
       
 
2017 Sponsors
   
   Platinum Sponsors:    Bronze Sponsors:
  • Marshfield Clinic Health System
  • Coontail - Play in Style
  • Eagle Falls Adventure Golf & Laser Tag
  • Lake of the Torches Resort Casino
  • St. Germain Health Care Pharmacy
   Gold Sponsors:
  • Eagle Waste and Recycling
  • Forever Young Bike & Ski
  • The McGill Family
  • Ministry Health Care
  • Sayner-St. Germain Fish and Wildlife Club
  • St. Germain Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Germain Lioness Club
   Silver Sponsors:
  • St. Germain Fish & Wildlife Club
  • St. Germain Women's Service Club
  • The Fath Family
  • Wausau Homes
   Kids Race Sponsor:    Special Thanks To:
 
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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