The Madelia Health Foundation 5K Run/1M Walk took place on Saturday, July 8th during Madelia Park Days. It was a beautiful day for the 5K, and 122 people registered to participate this year.

For the second year in a row, Madelia Health won the Most Participants Team trophy. Hawks Runners won the Fastest Team Time trophy. Best Overall Female: Ashley Meraz – Time: 24:26, Best Overall Male: Juan Castaneda – Time: 16:08.

Category Winners:

Adult Male:
Juan Castaneda: 16.05
Dan Bier: 16.12
Jose Martinez: 22.00

Adult Female:
Ashley Meraz: 24.23
Lauren Eiselt: 24.56
Faith Gunderson: 27.36

Youth Male (Ages 10 to 18):
Josiah Demaris:  16.31
Gavin Artner: 16.38
Kody Wassman: 17.15

Youth Female (Ages 10 to 18):
Ava Miller: 24.35
Hadley Hitchcock: 26.57
Penny Ringham: 27.00

The Madelia Health Foundation 5K Run/1M Walk would not be possible without the sponsors, donors, supporters and volunteers that help to make this race happen.

Event Sponsors: Christensen Communications Company, Profinium, Gappa Electric, and A.R.R. Construction.

Donors: City of Madelia, Culligan Water, Madelia Health EMS, Madelia Chamber of Commerce, Madelia Police Department, Thrivent Financial.