2019 Run for the Walleye!
Saturday, July 6, 2019
It will again be held at the Crosslake Community Center.
Again 5K, 10K, and children’s events.
Prior Walk-in Registration Crosslake Community Center, 14126 Daggett Pine Rd, Crosslake 56442 (218-692-4271)
Join the 22nd annual community-wide effort to restore the Whitefish Area’s Walleye population. Established in memory of Grandpa Boots Buthman, this Crosslake tradition offers events for all ages and abilities. Run, walk or dash for the fun and for the fish!
The run provides all participants with professional chip timing and results on a certified race course.
TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT PREVIOUS RUNS WERE LIKE, PLEASE SEE BELOW
2016 Run for the Walleye July 2, 2016 Crosslake Community Center
LINK TO 2016 RACE RESULTS–CLICK HERE
A great success! Attendance jumps 32% over preceding year!
Families with 3 generations present, Multiple fun activities. Raises money for better water, water better for the fish and better for us
A post-race message from Jenny Max, Race Director
It was another successful year for Grandpa’s Run for the Walleye!
We had a record turnout of 718 5k and 10k participants – an astounding 32% higher than last year!
Jonathan Stoltman was the overall men’s 5k winner with a time of 15:54, and Jennifer Walz was the overall women’s 5k winner with a time of 20:27. Russell Dylla was the overall men’s 10k winner with a time of 38:28, and Sarah Getty was the overall women’s 10k winner with a time of 41:17.
There were also approximately 125 Sunfish Dash runners who ranged from 0-10 years old.
The weather was perfect again this year and all of us at WAPOA thank the many families who came out to the Community Center to cheer on the runners, walkers and kids racers – it was fun for the whole family!
A big thank you also goes out to the volunteers who continue to make the event as successful as it is. These volunteers donate countless hours out of their schedules to make sure everyone has a fun and enjoyable time.
Thank you! Jenny
Below: 2015 Run for the Walleye-—Photos show the layer of smoke from Canadian forest fires which persisted for several weeks over the area
Completed on July 4, 2015!!!
Most runners ever….
70 runners in the “first time” 10 k
474 runners in traditional 5 k
total 544 runners— a record for Run for the Walleye
plus a not yet counted estimate of 160-180 in the various heats of the Sunfish Dash
5 k Leader Board
10 K Leader Board
Top 10 Men
Top 10 Women
Grandpa’s Run for the Walleye 2015
**NEW FOR 2015**
Participants will have the option of selecting either a short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt! This option is available to those who pre-register only. Pre-registration ends on June 30th!
Join the 18th annual community-wide effort to restore the Whitefish Area’s Walleye population. Established in memory of Grandpa Boots Buthman, this Crosslake tradition offers events for all ages and abilities. Run, walk or dash for the fun and for the fish!
The run provides all participants with professional chip timing and results on a certified race course. For race results go to Pickle Events.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, July 3rd:
– 4:00 – 6:00pm: Early Packet Pick Up at the Community Center. Registration will also be available at this time.
Saturday, July 4th:
– 7:00am – 8:15am: Race Day Registration
– 8:15am: 10K Race
– 8:30am: 5k Race
– 9:30am: Kids Sunfish Dash
Easy 5k Run/Walk or 10k Run along a flat scenic route through beautiful Crosslake. Water stop and post-race refreshments available at the Crosslake Community Center.
Kids Sunfish Dash
Kid-friendly, age-appropriate course at the Crosslake Community Center for ages: 0-2, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-10.
5K Run/Walk and 10K Run
Before June 22nd – $25 each
June 22nd thru race day – $30 each
Kids Sunfish Dash
Thru race day – $5 each
T-shirts for all entrants who pre-register and for race day registrants while supplies last. Awards to top runners in each age group plus a raffle drawing for all entrants. Winner’s ribbons and a prize for all Sunfish Dash finishers.
Kids Sunfish Dash
DATE: Saturday July 4th, 2015 at Crosslake Community Center
Breaking News A new 10K. in addition to the usual 5K. Both will be chip timed and both courses will be certified by the USATF Association.
Our race shirts will be also be new and improved. The shirts will be a lightweight cotton/poly blend material with the option of selecting either a short-sleeved or a long-sleeved shirt with your paid registration.
Map of the certified 5K course CLICK HERE
Map of the certified 10K course CLICK HERE
2014 Race already held—a peek back at last year!
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
2014 Run for the Walleye Results CLICK HERE
2014 Grandpa’s Run for the Walleye
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 5, 2014
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 Jacob Olsen took first place. In second place was Brian Gooley of Brooklyn Park. Third was 17 year-old Luke Lahr.
In the women’s division 37 year old Summer Renkemper finished first. She was followed by 14 year-old Ellie Emerick, and in third place was 18 year-old Jenny Walz.
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 as he conducts the Awards Ceremony at the end. Justin Grenewald, as he crosses the finish line in prior year’s 2013 race.
Jennnifer Walz, 17, first woman to finish, in 2013, checking her time at the finish line.
l-r, #2 Heather, #1 Jennifer, #3 Abigail in 2013
l-r, #1 Justin, #2 Brian, #3 Jacob – not pictured in 2013
—-early in the run……
BELOW PHOTOS FROM 2012
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
Clayton Foster is the first runner across the 5K finish line, setting a new course record in prior year.
1st place finisher, Clayton Foster, right and 2nd place finisher Brian Gooley, left in prior year.
Julie Berg ,first woman across the finish line, checks her watch for her time.
Selby White is the second woman across the finish line.