39th Annual Antigo Tater Trot
FOR ANTIGO TIMES
Race directors are preparing for the 39th annual 10 kilometer Tater Trot which will take place this Saturday (August 10) at City Park in Antigo. In addition to the 10k run, individuals of all ages may also participate in the 1 mile fun or the 4 mile walk/run. The 1 mile run starts at 8:30am and is followed by the 10k run at 9:00am and 4 mile walk/run at 9:05am.
Anyone interested in participating in the Tater Trot events can register online at www.antigotatertrot.com through the end of the day August 7 or Friday night and Saturday morning in person at City Park. The cost for the 10k and 4 mile events is $25 until Wednesday, August 7, which includes a 5 pound bag of potatoes and a tee shirt. Late registration is $30. Shirts and potatoes will be given to late registrants based on availability. One mile participants will pay $5 registration, with the option to purchase a shirt for an additional $10.
Race runners and supporters are invited to gather after the races to celebrate. An awards ceremony with door prize drawings for all participants will follow in the park.
All proceeds from the race will benefit Antigo High School cross country and track teams, along with other community organizations. Since 1980, the Tater Trot has donated nearly $75,000 to area organizations involved in track and field events within the community. Additional past recipients include the Antigo Park, Recreation & Cemetery Department; All Saints Catholic School; Peace Lutheran School; and the Unified School District of Antigo.
The 39th Annual Tater Trot is presented by CoVantage Credit Union and Volm Companies with help from the following yukon gold and silver sponsors: Antigo Optimists Club, Aspirus Langlade Hospital, The Antigo Times/Shopper, PrintWear, Hyland Lakes, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, Insight FS, Subway, Community Health Foundation, Schroeder’s Gifts, Brickner’s of Antigo, JW Mattek & Sons, City Gas Co., Waukesha Bearings, Parsons of Antigo, Pella Windows & Doors of Wisconsin, and Dewans.