For the Antigo Times
Area runners are gearing up for the 38th annual 10 kilometer Tater Trot which will take place Saturday, August 11, 2018 at City Park in Antigo. In addition to the 10k run, individuals of all ages may also participate in the 1 mile fun run or the 4 mile walk/run. The 1 mile fun run starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 10k run at 9:00 a.m., and 4 mile walk/run at 9:05 a.m. All events will be electronically timed.
Those interested in participating in any of the Tater Trot events can register online or print a mail-in registration form at www.antigotatertrot.com. Registration costs include a five pound bag of potatoes and a tee shirt for the 10k and 4 mile participants!
Participants 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/track teams and other community organizations. Since 1980, the Tater Trot has donated nearly $70,000 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 38th Annual Tater Trot is presented by Antigo Optimist Club, CoVantage Credit Union, and Volm Companies with help from the following yukon gold and silver sponsors: Aspirus Langlade Hospital, Antigo Times/Antigo Area Shopper, Draeger Chiropractic & Laser Center, PrintWear, Hyland Lakes, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, Insight FS, Subway, Community Health Foundation, Schroeder’s Gifts, Brickner’s of Antigo, JW Mattek & Sons, Waukesha Bearings, and Dewans.