VFW Post 5547 Mid County Post

Patriots' Day Run 

PATRIOTS' DAY RUN 2014  Set for Saturday, September 13, 2014
New Starting Time plus a New Event - 5K Walk: Enter Today!!

10K Starts at 9 am; 5K Walk starts immediately after 10K; 5K Run Starts at 9:15 am   


Patriots' Day Run is a fundraiser for VFW Post 5547 were 75% of the proceeds benefit the VFW National Home for Children. 

Memorial Award Divisions - Discounted entry fees available to: Military  (Military Division on entry form) (Any person that has a valid ID issued from any US Military Command is eligible: All Military members: Active, Reserve, Guard, Family members and Retired).  Law Enforcement-Corrections  (Law & Order Division on entry formand Fire Fighters/EMS personnel (Fire Fighter/EMS Division on entry form).  Verification of ID's will take place at the registration tables, so please have ID available. 

Joint Meritorious Unit Award
 (optional - team discounts available) for the largest group participant (overall) will be presented to any organization, group or club as long as each member gives the name of his/her organization on the line provided on the entry form.  Please be sure to include the name of your team captain (if applicable) on the line provided on the entry form.  This award will be presented to the winning group during the award ceremony on Saturday. Those competing for this award are also able to win individual awards. 




We are proud to announce that Complete Timing of Syracuse, Nebraska will again provide the chip timing for Patriots' Day Run 2014.

Lodging Options Available; Use "Patriots' Day Run" when booking the room.  
Syracuse Inn & Suites, COST TBD, 1 to 4 person occupancy, phone (402) 269-2700

A recap of the 3rd 
Annual "Patriots' Day Run".
We had 55 runners registered.  Both 10K and 5K courses were a patriotic scenic tour of Syracuse, Nebraska.  49 awards were presented. 10K Overall Winner was Ky'Lee Baumert with a time of 41:22.9 and the 5K Overall Winner was Jason Pearson for the second year in a row with a time of 18:56.1. 

Friday evening many participants and the community attend the spaghetti dinner and packet pick up at the Fair Center Building. Saturday morning the Post Run Breakfast was attended by participants, family, friends and the community to observe the Awards Ceremony. 

Thank you to all of our great sponsors and participants, without all of you this event could not happen. From this year's event we have sent a check in the amount of $2,400.00 to the VFW National Home. 

From our first event in 2011 we have sent a cumulative total of $5,700.00 to the VFW National Home for Children. 
Please know that this cannot happen without all the support from all of our great sponsors and every participant. Thank you all very much and I look forward to our event in 2014, on Saturday, September 13.
Timothy Christians, Run Director.


OVERALL WINNERS:                                                                                                                              
10K Ky'Lee Baumert Time: 41:22.9    
5K Jason Pearson Time: 18:56.1

MEN'S/WOMEN'S 10K WINNERS                                                                                        
Ky'Lee Baumert Time: 41:22.9
Larry Jones Time: 41:33.9       

Jason Pearson Time: 18:56.1 
Holly Styskal Time: 24:05.4 

Memorial Award Division Winners 10K  
Scott Nisely Memorial Award 
(Military Division)
Kurt Knake and  Kim Moore                                              

oward McCallum Memorial Award (Law & Order Division)
Christopher Richardson, No Female Participated                      

ndrew Kastens Memorial Award (Fire Fighter/EMS Division) 
Tyler Crownover and Tami McLaughlin

Memorial Award Division Winners 5K

Scott Nisely Memorial Award (Military Division)
Holly Styskal and Ryan McIntosh

Howard Mc
Callum Memorial Award (Law & Order Division)
No Male or Female Participated              

Andrew Kastens Memorial Award (Fire Fighter/EMS Division)
Mark Rumery and Sheryl Gaston 

Joint Meritorious Unit Award
; awarded to the largest group participant for total overall participation of combined from entries of the 10K and 5K distances. This is a group award; however each member competes as individuals for time and awards. The winning team's captain is presented the award. The 2013 Joint Meritorious Unit Award was presented to Brenda McIntosh from the Arbor Day Foundation. The Tree's for America team consisted of Team Captain Brenda McIntosh, Kelly McIntosh, Ryan McIntosh, Terri Adams, Phil Bakken, Rebecca Humphreys, Jaclyn Kreifels, Jo McElwain, Renae Rasmussen. 

Age Bracket Winners:
18&Under  1-Max Moore 1:37:57.8
19-29 1-Ky'Lee Baumert 41:22.9 
30-39 1-Pete Johnson 46:36.9 2-Christi Smallfoot 55:20.4 3-Kurtis Knake 56:53.2
40-49 1-Eddie Paden 44:11.4 2-Christopher Richardson 55:47.8 3-Tammie Mead 58:40.4 
 1-Larry Jones 41:33.9 2-Janice Beethe 1:04:05.9 3-Carolyn Volkmer 1:16:54.1 
1-Shayla Thompson 36:09.1 2-Saydee Hardesty 36:12.3 
19-29 1-Holly Styskal 24:05.4 2-Ryan McIntosh 25:26.3 3-Phil Bakken 27:13.2  
1-Jason Pearson 18:56.1 2-Jason Keith 20:55.6 3-Mark Lant 22:03.0
40-49 1-Wes Pohlmann 20:47.8 2-Jo McElwain 25:30.1 3-Ron Waymire 27:24.5
50&Above 1-Bob Garcia 19:03.0 2-Richard Halvorsen 25:26.7 3-David Pease 25:45.4 

Patriots' Day Run 10K All Time Top Ten

      Name            Gender   Division                                                                   Time           Year
1. Scott Johnson     M    Open                                                                        40:14.9       2012
2. Ky'Lee Baumert   F    Open                                                                         41:22.9 2013
3. Larry Jones          M       Open                                                                         41:33.9      2013
4. Eddie Paden        M       Open                                                                         42:24         2011
3. Eddie Paden        M       Open               42:50.5      2012
4. Eddie Paden        M       Open                                                                         44:11.4      2013
5. Jon Reed              M       Military (Nisely Memorial Award Winner)            45:07         2011
6. Josh Kay           M    Open               45:42.2      2012
6. Jeff Wiegert         M      FF/EMS (Kastens Memorial Award Winner)          46:13.9      2012
7. Ryan Smallfoot   M       Open                                                                         46:28.7       2012
8. Jon Reed              M       Military (Nisely Memorial Award Winner)           46:33.6      2012
9. Pete Johnson      M       Open                                                                          46:36.9      2013
10.Pete Johnson     M       Open                                                                          46:49.0      2012

Patriots' Day Run 5K All Time Top Ten  
      Name           Gender    Division                                                                       Time           Year
1. Jason Pearson   M         Open                                                                           18:56.1       2013
2. Bob Garcia         M        Open                                                                            19:03.0      2013
3. Jason Pearson   M         Open                                                                           19:25.0       2012
2. Mark White       M         Law & Order(McCallum Memorial Award Winner)19:33.2       2012
3. Wes Pohlmann  M        Open                                                                            20:47.8       2013 
4. Jason Keith        M         Open                                                                           20:55.6       2013 
5. Mark Lant          M         Open                                                                           22:03.0       2013
6. Holly Styskal      F          Military (Nisely Memorial Award Winner)              24:05.4       2013
7. Mark Rumery    M         FF/EMS (Kastens Memorial Award Winner)            24:16.7       2013 
8. Sheryl Gaston    F          FF/EMS (Kastens Memorial Award Winner)            24:57.7       2013
9. Ryan McIntosh  M        Military (Nisely Memorial Award Winner)               25:26.3       2013 
10.Richard Halvorsen M   Military                                                                        25:26.7       2013

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