The 26th Annual Grandpa’s Run for the Walleye will be held on the morning of Saturday, July 1st, the same day as the fireworks over Cross Lake.  Both the 5K and 10K races will be on certified courses. As in the past, both the 5K and 10K race will be professionally chip timed.  

The Saturday, July 1st schedule is as follows:

  • 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.  Race Day registration and Packet Pickup
  • 8:15 AM    10K Race Start
  • 8:30 AM.  5K Race Start
  • 9:30 AM.  5K & 10K Awards Ceremony
  • 9:45 AM.  Kids Sunfish Dash (up to 10 years old). 

Participants can pick up race packets and sign up, if not done previously online, between 4 PM and 6 PM, Friday afternoon, June 30th at the Crosslake Community Center.  The cost of registration for the 5K is $30 before June 21; or $35 June 21 through Race Day.  The registration fee for the Kids Sunfish Dash is $10.  All 5K and 10K registrants prior to June 21st will be guaranteed their choice of a long or short-sleeved performance shirt.  Credit Cards will be accepted.


•   Award to top male and top female finisher in 5K and 10K

•   Medals for top three male and female finishers in each division

5K Divisions

◦     14 and Under
◦     15-19
◦     20-29
◦     30-39
◦     40-49
◦     50-59
◦     60-69
◦     70 +

10K Division

◦     40 and Under
◦     41 +




The 5K and 10K races will be chip timed by Pickle Events.  Results will be available at:

All children entered in the Sunfish Dash prior to June 21st will be guaranteed a T-shirt.  "Swag Bags" will be awarded to all children participants at the completion of the race.

Grandpa's Run for the Walleye is sponsored by the Whitefish Area Property Owners Association.  Proceeds from the race are used to protect and enhance fish habitat on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes.

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