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updated 12:29 PM UTC, Aug 24, 2019

15th Annual Karner Blue Race in the books

  • Written by Mary Gerdes
  • Published in News

A total of 132 runners competed Saturday, July 20th in the Karner Blue 5K-10K-
Half Marathon Races sponsored by the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce.


The number of entrants was down just slightly from 2018 due to the date change. About 20 youngsters
competed in the Kids’ Races hosted by Jackson In Action, said Amanda Gunn, executive director of the Black
River Area Chamber of Commerce. “We’re pleased with the turnout considering the date change and weather
forecast. We did have to call off the race with seven people still out on the course due to the severe weather
that moved into the area. But overall it was a great event.” Gunn said.
Gunn credited all of the volunteers who helped make the races run smoothly. “We couldn’t hold this race
without all of the volunteers. They do an outstanding job.” She said donations from area businesses are also
very important.
Plans are already underway for the 16 th Annual Karner Blue Race. Gunn said comments or feedback on the
race are welcome.
Complete race results and photos can be found under the “Community” tab on www.blackrivercountry.net and
also on the Karner Blue Race Facebook page.

Race results

Men’s Overall
5K
1. Jacob Bryhn: 18:13
2. Colton Sime: 19:37
3. Jared Penkert: 19:38
10K
1. Jerry Worley: 48:06
2. Kent Engebretson: 48:19
3. Paul Gaede: 52:14
Half-Marathon
1. Robert Runnion: 1:38:08
2. Marcus Cornelius: 1:38:50
3. Aaron Pinnow: 1:41:28

Women’s Overall
5K
1. Nikki Bowe: 20:58
2. Kayla Casperson: 22:01
3. Katurah Plecko: 22:29
10K
1. Kari Herman: 48:48
2. April Peterson: 51:55
3. April Grammer: 52:32
Half-Marathon
1. Sarah Pergande: 1:46:26
2. Sarah Burich: 1:53:53
3. Lynetta Kopp: 2:11:12
Corporate 5K
1. The Pace Makers (Jacob Bryhn, Jaden Sacia, Colton Sime, Anthony Stelter and Shoua Vang) 1:43:16
2. American Family Insurance (Kathleen Clemons, Brady Palmer, Jim Suchanek, Heidi Tuff and Trisha
Wagner): 2:19:39
3. Kenyon Valley Farm (Jim Brewer, Sue Maddox, Kris Monat, Tim Perry and Anne Schumacher): 4:17:07

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