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KLICK! - Run for the Walleye

Runners of the 5K take off from the starting line at the Run for the Walleye. Dan Determan / Echo Journal1 / 6
Dan Determan / Echo Journal Tristan Veit of Crosslake crosses the finish line in the Run for the Walleye 5K on Saturday, July 7.2 / 6
Dan Determan / Echo Journal Brett Wojack of Big Lake and Matt Cossette of Plymouth jockey for the lead in the Run for the Walleye 5K on Saturday, July 7.3 / 6
Dan Determan / Echo Journal Gretchen Zahn of Maple Grove had a running partner for the 5K portion of Grandpa's Run for the Walleye in Crosslake on Saturday, July 9.4 / 6
Dan Determan / Echo Journal Alex Nettesheim of Kenilworth, Illinois, shows relief in the final stretch of the Run for the Walleye 5K race.5 / 6
Dan Determan / Echo Journal Wendy Schupp of Crosslake nears the finish line of the 10K race Saturday, July 7.6 / 6

Nearly 500 runners and walkers took part in the 21st annual Run for the Walleye 5K and 10K races at the Crosslake Community Center on Saturday, July 7.

Brian Peterson of Edina was the first to cross the finish line, finishing the 5K in 19 minutes, 13 seconds, all while pushing a stroller. Edward Shetka of Crosslake was the top local runner, finishing seventh overall.

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KLICK! Photo Gallery - Run for the Walleye 2018

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Russell Dylla of Shorewood was the top finisher in the 10K race, crossing the finish line in 38 minutes, 56 seconds. Rachel Powell of Brainerd was the top local finisher. She finished fourth overall with a time of 44 minutes, 10 seconds.

The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association sponsors the race, and all proceeds benefit the fish habitat in the Whitefish Chain of Lakes.

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