Run for the Walleye


2014 Run for the Walleye


DATE:  Saturday July 5th, 2014 at Crosslake Community Center

Online Registration through ZAP EVENTS  CLICK HERE

Certified map of the course  CLICK HERE

Printable entry form/brochure  CLICK HERE



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

Kids lined up for one heat of Sunfish Dash 


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

1   Justin Grenewald94927M15:20+0:00
2   Brian Gooley9021M16:23+1:03
3   Jacob Olsen19621M16:41+1:22
4   Larry Hasch40035M17:31+2:12
5   Calvin Mehrhof36319M17:49+2:30
6   Cole Konczal49319M18:05+2:45
7   Ryan Trapp49418M18:11+2:52
8   Anthony Thompson25827M18:19+2:59
9   Brian Peterson20332M18:56+3:37
10 Mark Gooley9118M19:07+3:47

Top 10 Women

1   Jennifer Walz39917F21:11+0:00
2   Heather Weckwerth84036F21:29+0:18
3   Abigail Borgmeier42316F21:44+0:33
4   Taylor Mc Donald35418F22:34+1:24
5   Melissa Martutartus38122F22:44+1:34
6   Summer Rehkemper35236F22:50+1:40
7   Sydney Phillips32014F22:56+1:46
8   Natalie Meunsch16718F23:22+2:11
9   Kristin Thompson25926F23:24+2:14
10 Jillian Schmidt24026F23:26





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 at awards ceremony
WAPOA President Dave Fischer as he conducts the Awards Ceremony at the end.
Men's first to finish
 Justin Grenewald, 27, first man to finish in mid-air as he crosses the finish line.
 Womens fastest runner
 Jennnifer Walz, 17, first woman to finish, checking her time at the finish line.
 Womens winnners
 l-r, #2 Heather,  #1 Jennifer,   #3 Abigail
 Mens winners
l-r,   #1 Justin,  #2 Brian,  #3 Jacob - not pictured
 early in run
 ----early in the run......




sunfish dash



Start of 2012 Run WalleyeKids dash


Clayton takes an early lead
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
 First runner across finish line in 5K race
 Clayton Foster is the first runner across the 5K finish line, setting a new course record.
 First and second place runners
 1st place finisher, Clayton Foster, right and 2nd place finisher Brian Gooley, left.





First woman across finish line 
 Julie Berg ,first woman across the finish line, checks her watch for her time.






        Second woman to cross finish line






Selby White is the second woman across the finish line.