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2016 Maple Grove Half Marathon, Relay, and 5K Results

May 17, 2016 11:45AM ● By Wendy Erlien

2016 Maple Grove Half Marathon (Photo provided by Christine Sholl / Maple Grove Lions)

Despite a chilly Saturday morning, more than 1,050 people participated in the annual Maple Grove Half Marathon, Relay, and 5K hosted by the Maple Grove Lions.

The annual event raises funds to help the Maple Grove Lions with their charitable efforts throughout the community.

For 2016, a $10,000 check was donated to Maple Grove’s own Elle Gaudette to assist in her during the 2016/17 aerial ski competition season. Gaudette is an aerial skier on the U.S. Ski Team, training, schooling, and living full time in Utah. She trains and competes year around in hopes of earning her spot on the Olympic team for the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics.  

“I am so grateful and appreciative that the Maple Grove Lions have elected to support me and my Olympic dream,” Gaudette said before the event. “There is very limited funding for ski team athletes, so it really means a lot to have the Maple Grove Lions and the local community behind me.”

With the turnout at the May 14 event at Maple Grove Senior High, “racers gave feedback that it was a beautiful course, well organized and the volunteers were all so cheerful and helpful,” Gaudette's mother and event volunteer, Christine Sholl, said.

The top finishers in the 2016 Maple Grove Half Marathon, Relay, and 5K, according to Anderson Race Management, were:

Half Marathon

1.      Luke Iverson (Maple Grove) 1:17:08

2.      Tony Bye (Brooklyn Park) 1:14:14

3.      Jesus Pardo Moreno (Bedford, KY) 1:17:35

4.      Joe Klescewski (Eden Prairie) 1:20:33

5.      Mike Bumgarner (Minneapolis) 1:20:40

6.      Chris Tatton (Blaine) 1:21:30

7.      Patrick Johnson (Minneapolis) 1:21:45

8.      Edward Nordstrom (Eagan) 1:23:14

9.      Jeremy Doden (Richfield) 1:28:12

10.  Josiah Miller (Minneapolis) 1:28:51

11.  Ryan Schrofe (Osseo) 1:29:10

12.  Phillip Juda (Minneapolis) 1:29:11

13.  Conrad Leifur (Minneapolis) 1:29:15

14.  Cindra Kamphoff (Mankato) 1:29:38

15.  Rob Kalinsky (Minneapolis) 1:29:42


1.      Kyle Rickert (Minneapolis) 19:35

2.      Kirt Goetzke (Plymouth) 20:17

3.      Kristi Spitzmueller (Minneapolis) 21:19

4.      Cameron Beckman (Anoka) 20:48

5.      Samuel Bray (Maple Grove) 21:41

6.      Max Johnson (Plymouth) 21:46

7.      Tim Wachholz (Brooklyn Park) 21:53

8.      Lisa Overman (Maple Grove) 22:18

9.      Christina Anderson (Crystal) 22:01

10.  Fritz Arnason (Edina) 22:34

11.  Tommy Picconatto (Maple Grove) 22:57

12.  Josh Schneider (Hanover) 22:51

13.  Miranda Krueger (Morris) 22:54

14.  Brandon Walz (Becker) 23:12

15.  Lane Toring (Minneapolis) 23:21

Half Marathon Relay

1.      Sparklers (Forest Lake)

2.      Turbo (Little Canada)

3.      Not Too Fast, Not Too Furious (Monticello)

4.      Ww (Maple Grove)

5.      Gin & Tonic (Maple Grove)

6.      Jgm8406 (Maple Grove)

7.      Mother Runners (Minnesota)

8.      Siblings Unite (Otsego)

9.      Tts-storage (Maple Grove)

10.  Team Sistas (Minnesota)

11.  Cordell (Maple Grove)

12.  Team Reding (Minnesota)

13.  Mikko’s Mushers (Maple Grove)

14.  Bulbas (Maple Grove)

15.  Silly’s (Crystal)

Editor's note: Photos provided by Christine Sholl  

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