12th Annual Freedom 5k

 Sunday, July 3, 2016 

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

2016 Race Results

1K & 5K Overall Results1K & 5K Results by Age

2016 Race Photos

12th Annual Freedom 5k  

The 12th 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. 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 2016 include: Eagle Waste and Recycling, St. Germain Chamber of Commerce, St. Germain Lioness, Ministry Health Care 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 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.

Accepting sponsors for the 2016 race. Click Here or contact the race coordinators
at 715-891-1968 or 715-542-1614 for any information.
2016 Sponsors
   Gold Sponsors:    Bronze Sponsors:
  • Eagle Waste and Recycling
  • The McGill Family
  • Ministry Health Care
  • St. Germain Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Germain Lioness Club
  • Eagle Falls Adventure Golf & Laser Tag
  • Hawks Nest Outfitters
  • Lake of the Torches Resort Casino
  • Road ID
  • Sayner-St. Germain Fish & Wildlife Club
  • Serenity Bay Resort
  • St. Germain Lions Club
  • Subway of St. Germain
  • Walkabout Paddle & Apparel
  • Whispering Pine Lodge
   Silver Sponsors:
  • Eliason Realty of the North
  • The Fath Family
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • MBank
  • Pick 'n Save
  • Waldmann Construction
   Kids Race Sponsor:
  • Cathy's Ice Cream 'n Candy
  • Northwoods Children's Museum
   Special Thanks To:
  • Wausau Homes Inc.
  • 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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