Mini Donut 5K
The 5K Honor Walk/Run begins each year at 10:00 am in Trempealeau. The start line is right outside of the Historic Trempealeau Hotel: 150 Main Street, Trempealeau, WI 54661. We have an aid station halfway through the route of the 5K, (at the turn-around point). The aid station is being sponsored by the Ryan Goede family and will provide water to all participants. To see a map of the 5K route, and for much more information, check out the race details page by clicking here.
Our 5K events are now timed, which means that everyone who registers and participates will receive a race bib, a high quality technical event shirt, and a medal. We will also be giving out special prizes to the 1st place male and female finishers, not to mention a celebration of life party after the event with coffee, donuts, live music, a photo booth, and much more!
Each year our 5K event honors and remembers a different person lost to suicide.
In 2019, our event was called the 'Leadfoot 5K' and was in honor of: Chad Kamrowski
September 4, 1978 - June 17, 2013
This is Chad's story, as told by his sister, Kari Kamrowski
We are incredibly grateful that Chad was chosen as this year's honoree for the 5K honor walk/run. Chad's life began on Labor Day on September 4, 1978. From the moment he was born, he had a tendency to draw people towards him. In fact, the nurses all thought he was the prettiest baby, and asked if they could use Chad in a picture to showcase that the nurseries were all full. From that moment on, Chad really lived. He was loved by so many, including his parents, his three sisters, his wife, his son and daughter, and his nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Being the only boy in a household of girls, Chad had a group of friends who became his brothers.
As a boy, Chad had an interest in sports and became obsessed with running when he was a teenager. He inspired many people by his love and running, and thus got them into running as well. Chad loved anything with an engine and could often be found tearing something apart and then rebuilding it, usually to make it faster or louder. Chad was so very proud of his Harley and enjoyed riding with his buddies and his wife. Chad was also a complete goofball. You could be having an awful day and Chad could always make you laugh by saying or doing something stupid. Chad really loved to go fast and incurred quite a few speeding tickets in his life, which is how we came up with the name the Leadfoot 5K for this event in his memory.
On June 17, 2013, our lives changed forever when Chad took his life. His suicide was a complete shock to everyone. It came without any warning. Chad was always so happy and would do just about anything for anyone!
"Chad lived a full life between the dashes."
If you or anyone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at: 1.800.273.8255