41st Annual Antigo Tater Trot to Resume in Person
FOR THE ANTIGO TIMES
Race directors are preparing for the 41st annual 10 kilometer Tater Trot which will take place Saturday (August 14) 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 3.75 mile walk/run. The 1 mile run starts at 8:30am and is followed by the 10k run at 9:00am and 3.75 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 11 or Friday evening and Saturday morning in person at City Park. The cost for the 10k and 3.75 mile events is $30 until Wednesday, August 11, which includes a 5 pound bag of potatoes and a tee shirt. Late registration is $35. 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 $15. A virtual option will be available online to run or walk your race anytime between August 9 and August 14; you can run any course you choose. Results will be submitted electronically, and participants will receive a race shirt via mail or pickup. Virtual participants will not be eligible for prizes awarded to the top finishers.
Shirts, potatoes, race bibs, and medals will be available for pick up on Friday, August 13 from 3-7pm and the morning of the event (August 14) from 7-8:15am. Virtual participant packets will be mailed.
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 over $80,000 to area organizations involved in track and field events within the community. Additional past recipients include the Jack Lake Silent Sports Association; Elementary School Track and Field Day; All Saints Catholic School; Peace Lutheran School; and the Boys & Girls Club.
The 41st Annual Tater Trot is presented by CoVantage Credit Union and Volm Companies with help from the following yukon gold, silver, and bronze sponsors: Antigo Optimists Club, Hyland Lakes, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, PrintWear, Waukesha Bearings, Schroeder’s Gifts, Brickner’s of Antigo, JW Mattek & Sons, Amron, Johnson Electric Coil Company, and The Antigo Times/Shopper.