The Madelia Community Hospital Foundation 5K Run/1M Walk took place on Saturday, July 13 th during Madelia Park Days. As in previous years, Anderson Race Management co-sponsored the event and provided the chipped race bibs, the start/finish line, snacks, and their race expertise. It was a beautiful morning for the 5K, and 96 people between the ages of 6 and 72 participated this year.
The female overall winner was Jodi Hruby, 33, Alexandria, SD, with a time of 23:30. The male overall winner was Emmet Anderson, 16, of Staples, with a time of 17:43.
Downs Food Group won the Most Participants Team trophy. Team SPEED from Fairmont and Wellcome won the Fastest Team trophy. Team members included: Connor Artner, Andrew Moeller, Hannah Neusch, Gavin Artner, Scott Morrow and Holly Neusch.
Age Category Winners:
Female winner: Evelyn Helget, 8, of New Ulm, MN Time: 33:42
Male winner: Josiah DeMaris, 12, of Madelia, MN Time: 22:17
Female winner: Hannah Neusch, 16, Fairmont, MN Time: 24:27
Male winner: Emmet Anderson, 16, Staples, MN Time: 17:43 (Also 1st place Male overall winner.)
Female winner: Heather Lee, 24, Lake Crystal, MN Time: 28:07
Male winner: Ryan McCue, 21, Mountain Lake, MN Time: 21:35
Female winner: Jodi Hruby, 33, of Alexandria, SD Time: 23:30 (Also 1st Place Female overall winner.)
Male winner: Leon Weckwerth, 39, of Mankato, MN Time: 27:26
Female winner: Holly Neusch, 49, Fairmont, MN Time: 24:55;
Male winner: Michael Trushenski, 48, of Fairmont, MN Time: 23:59
Female winner: Tracy Sternitzke, 53, of Good Thunder, MN Time: 32:21;
Male winner: Kyle Blomgren, 55, of Butterfield, MN Time: 25:18
Female winner: Marlene Tappe, 61, of Mankato, MN Time: 35:39;
Male winner: Bill Strom, 60, of Mountain Lake, MN Time: 26:50
The Madelia Community Hospital Foundation 5K Run/Walk would not be possible without the sponsors, donors, supporters and volunteers that help to make this race happen. The Foundation is thankful for the help from these individuals and businesses. A full list of sponsors and donors is posted at www.mchospital.org, along with the full race results and photo album.