10th Annual Freedom 5k

 Sunday, June 29, 2014
Registration forms coming soon!  

2013 Race Photos!


2013 - 5K Winners

2013 - 1K Winners

For the ninth year in a row, St. Germain's Independence Day celebration kicked off with the Freedom 5k Fun Run on Sunday, June 30. The event was started in 2005 in an effort to raise money for the new Bike and Hike trail which was being developed in the community. In the first eight years, this event raised over $20,000.00 construction and maintenance of that trail, which was completed in 2012. The trail now runs for 12 miles through St. Germain before connecting with the Sayner and Boulder Junction Bike and Hike Trails.  

The 3.1 mile run begins in the parking lot of the St. Germain Community park. The mostly off-road trail consists of primarily flat, packed dirt and gravel trail of varying width, winding through a quiet, scenic wooded area on Town of St. Germain and Wisconsin Public Service property.

The 2013 event took place on Sunday, June 30, with 207 participants representing 13 states. Top male finisher was Devin Sauvola of Eagle River, WI, in a time of 17:00. The first female across the finish line was Dana Steffen of Greenfield, WI, in 19:24. Trophies were awarded to the top overall male and female finishers, with medals going to the top three in each of eight age categories.

In the 1-kilometer kids' run,54 children between the ages of two and 12 completed the course along with Uncle Sam and an American Eagle. The first girl to cross the finish line was Molly Drosen of Waukesha, WI, with a time of 3:51; Aiden Mahoney of Fox Point, WI won the boys’ division in 3:54.

Gold sponsors for this year’s event include: Eagle Waste and Recycling, Marshfield Clinic, St. Germain Chamber of Commerce, St. Germain Lioness, and The McGill Family. Silver sponsors for 2013 are: Eliason Realty of the North, Ministry Health Care, Pick ‘n Save. SonicNet, Inc., The Fath Family, and Waldmann Construction.

Proceeds from the race will be donated to the trail fund for continued maintenance and development.

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Left to right: Andrew McGill (the McGill Family), Kelly McGill (the McGill Family and event co-chair), Susan Kessro (St Germain Lioness), Michael McGill, (Marshfield Clinic and the McGill Family), Anne Small (St. Germain Chamber of Commerce and Bike Trail Committee chair), Alan Albee (Eagle Waste and Recycling), and Clyde Owens (race volunteer) The Ninth Annual Freedom 5k Fun Run was held Sunday, June 30, 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 Bike and Hike Committee in the amount of $4,200.00, bringing the nine year total to $24,582.00. Funds raised in this year's event will be used for maintenance and future improvements of the 12 mile, family-friendly paved trail. The trail runs throughout St. Germain and connects bicyclists and pedestrians with an additional 15 miles of trails to the Sayner and Boulder Junction areas.

This year's race brought 207 participants in the 5k run, including runners from all across the United States. The top male finisher was Devin Sauvola of Eagle River, with a time of 17:00. The first female across the finish line was Dana Steffen of Greenfield, WI, finishing in 19:24. Fifty-four participants ran in the 1-kilometer kids' run for children up to age 12; first place trophies went to Aiden Mahoney of Fox Point, WI, and Molly Drosen of Waukesha, WI.

The tenth annual Freedom 5k is scheduled for Sunday, June 29, 2014.

 
Accepting sponsorships for 2014 race. Click here, or contact the race coordinators
at 715-891-1968 or 715-542-1614 for more information.
       
 
2013 Sponsors
   
   Gold Sponsors:    Bronze Sponsors:
  • Eagle Waste and Recycling
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • The McGill Family
  • St. Germain Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Germain Lioness Club
  • 4 Ever Young Bike & Ski Shop
  • Black Bear Lodge
  • Camp's SuperValu
  • Eagle Falls Adventure Golf & Laser Tag
  • First National Bank of Eagle River
  • Hawks Nest Canoe Outfitters
  • Lake of The Torches Resort & Casino
  • Road ID
  • St. Germain Fish & Wildlife Club
  • Serenity Bay Resort
  • Subway/St. Germain
  • Walkabout Paddle & Apparel
  • Whispering Pine Lodge
  • Wolf Pack Cafe
   Silver Sponsors:
  • Eliason Realty
  • The Fath Family
  • Pick'n Save
  • Ministry Health Care
  • SonicNet, Inc
  • Waldmann Construction, Inc.
   Kids Race Sponsor:
  • Cathy's Ice Cream 'n Candy
  • Northwoods Children's Museum
   Special Thanks To:
  • All the Great Volunteers!
  • Northland Pines High School
  • St. Germain Fire & Rescue
  • Town of St Germain
  • Wisconsin Public Service Corp.
 
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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