Flannel 5k and 10k


On Saturday, Silver Circle Sporting Events hosted its annual Flannel 5k and 10k race in Delafield, Wisconsin. The race wove through Naga-Waukee Park on the paved trails and along residential streets.

Both distances began promptly at 9 a.m. and racers were advised to be cautious because there were patches of ice on the course. Race staff and volunteers were stationed throughout and made sure that everyone’s safety came first.

The course was a 5k distance that the 10k-ers looped twice. It was a challenging, hilly course, and left all of the runners out of breath after the last double hill. The paved trails and streets were clear of debris and the scenery was a mix of nature and residential neighborhoods. Despite the tough inclines, the weather cooperated, holding steady around the 35 degree mark, a pleasant surprise for a February race in Wisconsin.

SCSE does a great job with pre-race communication, alerting racers to course changes and any challenges to be wary of. Prices for all SCSE events are lower than average and runners get a great experience every time. You can check out their event schedule here.

First through third female 10k winners were: Nikki Rendler, Lisa Turner and Mandi Florip

First through third male 10k winners were: Mike Boland, Chris West and Steve Gayner.

First through third female 5k winners were: Christy Murray, Audrey Zaferos and Jean Lyons.

First and tied second place male 5k winners were: Ricardo Contreras, Elijah Jones and Andrew Kupish.


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Mandi began running in middle school and never stopped. As a high school and college cheerleader, running was the exact athletic counterpart to keep her fitness levels high. While attending The John Marshall Law School in 2007, Mandi ran her first Chicago Marathon, the final year it was partnered with title sponsor, LaSalle Bank. Mandi has continued to run several half marathon and shorter distance races and looks forward to running in the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. An Illinois licensed attorney, Mandi is currently the Executive Director of the Lake County Municipal League, a council of government representing 42 municipalities in Lake County. An avid weekend race warrior, Mandi tries to run 2-3 races each month from Milwaukee to Chicago and loves the opportunity to report about her experiences in Chicago Athlete


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