2014 Run for the Walleye
DATE: Saturday July 5th, 2014 at Crosslake Community Center
Online Registration through ZAP EVENTS --- Beginning in March 2014.
An annual event to raise money for walleye habitat. Always held close to the 4th of July. A fun event for the entire family
Sponsored by Whitefish Area Property Owners Association and Lakeside Lawn and Landscape
having fun -- photos below
2013 Run for the Walleye Results CLICK HERE
Over 500 runners (including Kids Sunfish Dash sprinters) participated in the annual Grandpa’s Run for the Walleye 5K Fun Run at the Crosslake Community Center on Saturday, July 6, 2013
left: one of the Sunfish Dash heats
This fun run has become a tradition for many families. Families are making this event a regular part of their July 4th weekend celebration.
Competitive runners lead the start followed by fun-loving but less competitive people of all ages. The walkers have just as much fun as the runners.
The race utilized electronic chip timing of the 5K racers. This technology allows race results to be available soon after the race finishes.
In the men’s division 27 year old Justin Grenewald took first place. In second place was 21 year old Brian Gooley of Brooklyn Park. He also finished 2nd last year. In third place was Jacob Olsen.
In the women’s division 17 year old Jennifer Walz finished first. She was followed by 36 year old Heather Weckworth, and in third place was 16 year old Abigail Borgmeier.
Top 10 Men
Top 10 Women
|4||Taylor Mc Donald||354||18||F||22:34||+1:24|
Grandpa’s Run for the Walleye was started in 1977 by the Bedwell family in memory of their grandfather, Boots Buthman. The event supports the Boots Buthman Memorial Walleye Project in support of walleye habitat restoration.
WAPOA President Dave Fischer said, "What a great turnout and great day. Thank you to everyone who helped out."
|WAPOA President Dave Fischer as he conducts the Awards Ceremony at the end.|
| Justin Grenewald, 27, first man to finish in mid-air as he crosses the finish line.|
| Jennnifer Walz, 17, first woman to finish, checking her time at the finish line.|
| l-r, #2 Heather, #1 Jennifer, #3 Abigail|
|l-r, #1 Justin, #2 Brian, #3 Jacob - not pictured|
| ----early in the run......|
BELOW PHOTOS FROM 2012
|Clayton takes an early lead on his way to a new course record.|
| Runners and walkers of all ages--from 7 to 74 years old.|
| Up the hill|
| Clayton Foster is the first runner across the 5K finish line, setting a new course record.|
| 1st place finisher, Clayton Foster, right and 2nd place finisher Brian Gooley, left.|
| Julie Berg ,first woman across the finish line, checks her watch for her time.|
|Selby White is the second woman across the finish line. |