Madelia, Minn. – The Madelia Community Hospital Foundation 5K Run/Walk took place on Saturday, July 14 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 98 people between the ages of 8 and 73 participated this year.

The female overall winner was Liz Eser, 28, of Oelwein, IA, with a time of 23:20. The men overall winner was Nathan Runck, 18, of Lamberton, with a time of 18:30. Downs Food Group won the Most Participants Team award. The Mountain Lake Cross Country Team (Mountain Lake Mile Munchers) won the Fastest Team Award. Thanks you to everyone that participated in the run/walk! Age Category Winners: Age 1-12: Female winner: Macie Arkell, 12, of Eagle Bend, MN Time: 47:25 Male winner: Josiah DeMaris, 11, of Madelia, MN Time: 26:02 Age 13-19: Female winner: Haily Green, 14, Comfrey, MN Time: 27:20 Male winner: Nathan Runck, 18, Lamberton, MN Time: 18:30 (Also 1st place Male overall winner.) Age 20-29: Female winner: Liz Eser, 28, Oelwein, IA Time: 23:20 (Also 1st place female overall winner.) Male winner: Kyle Blomgren, 23, Butterfield, MN Time: 21:35 Age 30-39 Female winner: Ashley Meraz, 33, of Madelia, MN Time: 28:05 Male winner: Jesse Van Sickle, 30, of Mankato, MN Time: 21:11 Age 40-49: Female winner: U'ilani Womble, 44, Frisco, TX Time: 31:50 Male winner: Nathaniel Mayhew of Sleepy Eye, MN Time: 24:06 Age 50-59 Female winner: Tracy Sternitzke, 52, of Good Thunder, MN Time: 33:30 Male winner: Steve Morrow, 54, of Eagle Lake, MN Time: 24:57 Age 60-69 Female winner: Patty Prom, 67, of Jackson, MN Time: 34:17 Male winner: Juan Manuel Gutierrez, 68, of Madelia, MN Time: 35:10 Age 70+ Female winner: Cheryl Nathaniel, 73, of San Antonio, TX Time: 56:00 Male winner: Clinton Firstbrook III, 71, of Saint James, MN Time: 40:48

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, along with the full race results and photo album.