The New Franken Race
The Annual New Franken Fire 1-3-5 mile Run/Walk
takes place the first week of August every year. Last year was its second year and the event was an even bigger success
than the year before with hundreds of run/walkers showing up for the cause. The event is sponsored by numerous local businesses,
and starts at the the New Franken Stein. All profits from the race go to the New Franken Fire Department, so far profits have
gone towards the purchase of a jaws of life and a self-contained breathing apparatus.
The races of 2004 were all won by New
Franken runners. The three mile run was won by Victor Baenen in 17:20, with Mike Gigot 2nd in 17:23, and Casey Bins in
3rd with 17:35. The five mile was won by Zach Zellner in a time of 29:30, with Ryan Meleziva in 2nd with a time of 30:30.
Riding: If something has wheels, damnit, we will take it down a hill, why?? because we can, and because it's fun, if it can
go down it will.