13th Annual Freedom 5k

 Sunday, July 2, 2017 

5k Winners:
First Place Mens: Parker Wyngaard, Appleton, WI time: 16:56
First Place Womens: Michell Borycki, Montgomery, IL 19:55

1k Kids' Race winners:
First Place Boys: Griffin Stiemke, 3:46
First Place Girls: Sylvia Mezaq 4:01

2017 Race Results

5K Overall Results 1K Overall Results

2017 Race Photos - More photos coming soon!


The 13th Annual Freedom 5k Fun Run was held Sunday, July 2, 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 $9,000.00. This is the largest single donation since the event began, bringing the thirteen year total to $50,332.00. 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 purchase of groomer equipment for the maintenance of the Awassa trails for cross-country skiing in winter.

This year's Platinum level event sponsor was the Marshfield Clinic Health System, including Marshfield Clinic and Security Health Plan. Gold level sponsors for 2017 included: Eagle Waste and Recycling, Forever Young Bike and Ski, Ministry Health Care/Ascension, the McGill Family, St. Germain Chamber of Commerce, St. Germain Fish and Wildlife Club, and the St. Germain Lioness.

This year's race brought a record 343 participants in the 5k event, including runners from all across the United States. The top male finisher was Parker Wyngaard of Appleton, WI, in a time of 16:56. The first female across the finish line was Michelle Borycki of Montgomery, IL, finishing in 19:55. A total of 67 participants ran in the 1-kilometer kids' run for children up to age 12; first place trophies went Griffin Stiemke of Eagle River and Sylvia Mezaq of Lac du Flambeau.

The 14th annual Freedom 5k is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, July 1, 2018. 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 Results
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Race officials, platinum and gold sponsors met at the trailhead to present a donation of $9,000.00 to the Town of St. Germain for the purpose of developing and maintaining the community's silent sports trails. Left to right: Adam Young, Forever Young Bike and Ski; Jim Whittinghill, Eagle Waste and Recycling; Jacqui Monge, Ministry Health Care, part of Ascension.; Anne Small, Freedom 5k race director; Betty McCormack, St. Germain Lioness; Jim Swenson, supervisor, town of St. Germain; Dr. Michael McGill, representing the McGill Family and Marshfield Clinic Health Services; and Laura Locher, Sayner-St. Germain Fish and Wildlife Club.

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
  • GNC
  • Hawks Nest Canoe Outfitters
  • Lake of the Torches Resort Casino
  • Lynn Ann's Campground
  • St. Germain Health Care Pharmacy
  • Subway of St. Germain
  • Walkabout Paddle & Apparel
  • Whispering Pine Lodge
  • Wolf Pack Cafe
   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:
  • Camp's Sentry Foods
  • Eliason Realty of the North
  • MBank
  • Pick 'n Save
  • St. Germain Women's Service Club
  • The Fath Family
  • Waldmann Construction, Inc.
  • Wausau Homes
   Kids Race Sponsor:    Special Thanks To:
  • Cathy's Ice Cream 'n Candy
  • The McGill Family
  • Northwoods Children's Museum
  • The Corner Store, Sayner, WI
  • St. Germain ATV Club
  • St. Germain Fire and Rescue Dept.
  • St. Germain Trail Committee
  • 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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