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New Richmond native Joe Klescewski finished fourth overall in the Gopher to Badger Half Marathon.

Gopher to Badger Half Marathon draws large crowd of local runners

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The annual Gopher to Badger Half Marathon was run under picturesque conditions on Saturday. The 13.1 mile race started near Stillwater and finished at Lakefront Park in Hudson. The race drew more than 1,000 participants including many local runners.


Joe Klewscewski, a New Richmond native who didn’t begin competitive running until he was in his 30s, was the fourth overall finisher in the half marathon.

Here is a list of local runners who competed in Saturday’s race.

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Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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