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Awards and Results

Race Director

Heidi Dubberke


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Tortoise & Hare 5K
Awards, Results and History


Post Race Ceremony

The awards ceremony follows the conclusion of the race. The post-race picnic, including cold beverages, follows the race.


Awards

The first overall male and female and the top 3 male and female runners in each age group receive awards.


Results

2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011
2010 • 2009 • 2008 • 2007 • 2006 • 2005 • 2004 • 2003 • 2002 • 2001


Year Men Women
1999 Chad Johnson (14:44) Nicki Velleux (20:27)
2000 Cody See (16:14) Rachel Evjen (18:17)
2001

Corey Stelljes (16:31)

DeAnna Pasch (20:06)
2002 Jim Parejko (16:40) Wendy Bengtson (19:30)
2003 Adam Topper (16:04) Wendy Bengtson (19:38)
2004

Zach Vircks (16:02)

Wendy Bengtson (19:40)
2005

Cary Hayden (16:02)

Ariella Gottfried (19:05)
2006 Jesse Merkel (15:51) Karen Schoenrock (19:24)
2007 Wade Zweiner (17:36) Kayla Dahl (20:26)
2008 Tyler Heinz (16:47) Jari Edmonds (19:40)
2009 Brent Kann (15:29) Molly Woodford (19:40)
2010* Mathew Chesang (16:26) Haley Steig (20:37)
2011* Brent Kann (14:55) Dani Fischer (17:45)
2012* George Carlson (16:44) Alyssa Harp (21:35)
2013 Aaron Easker (15:03) Marcie Schwamberger (19:35)
2014 J.P. Nelson (15:49) Aubrey Roberts (18:39)
2015 Patrick Treacy (16:42) Aubrey Roberts (18:49)
2016 Jesse Becker (16:16) Melissa Zajec (20:28)
*construction forced course changes

History

The race was created as a revival of the grade school Shawtown 4 mile race.  Organized by Judy Payne and Kim Deprenger in 1989, who invited "all area school children, several area clowns, chipmunks, police officers, track teams and assorted other attractions", it started as a children's race, grades 1 through 8. It remained a children's race until 1999, when Fred Hable realizing his inner child, threw it open to children of all ages.

The 1999 race was memorable. Chad Johnson, the 2001 USA 25k champion, established the race record, but Fred Hable remembers at least 5 other runners who finished under or around 16 minutes that year. The next year, 2000, Rachel Evjen, who would go on to set school records at Northwestern Un
iversity, set the women's course record. Finally, in 2011, on a hot, sweaty evening where the biting gnats far outnumbered the 220 runners, Brent Kann became the second man in the history of the race to break 15 minutes albeit on an altered  course because of construction. And In the same year, Dani Fischer became the first woman to break 18 minutes, setting a new women's race record.


  


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