Waushara County Crime Stoppers were able to add a third K-9 thanks to a donation from the recent Jailbreak Marathon of over $11,000.  The handlers and K-9’s include: Deputy Scott Eagan and Storm; Sheriff Wally Zuehlke with Argo; and Deputy Brian Wenzel with Thor.

Jailbreak Marathon over donates $11,000 to Crime Stoppers K-9’s

by Norm Duerterhoeft

Race Director

We have all heard the old adage, no job is done until the paperwork is complete, and it also applies to charitable events such as the Jailbreak Marathon.  No event can be successful without the help of volunteers and the selfless individuals who are willing to give up their weekend for a good cause. Amazingly we put this event on with a mere 26 volunteers.  We had 342 registrants and 302 finishers or 1 volunteer for every 11.6 participants.

We had a total of 22 craft and direct sale vendors from Wisconsin and Michigan, selling a wide variety of wares; to include, but not limited to, knit, wood, vinyl and metal art along with direct sale vendors that include jewelry, candles and Tupperware.

Now for the numbers.We received $17,252.50 in registration fees, $7800 in sponsorship, and $405 for crafter vendor fees for a total of $25,457.50.  After expenditures of  $14,433.39 the net profit for Crime Stoppers and our County K9 program is $11,024.11. Not bad for a relaunch. Waushara County is fortunate to have 3 K9’s patrolling the county which is funded completely through donations and events like this.

The date for Jailbreak 2020 is set for September 26. If you are interested in participating, registration is open and you do this by going to our website at www.thejailbreakmarathon.com.  If you would like to be a sponsor or volunteer, please email jailbreakmarathon@gmail.com.


Next year’s medal (the second of 5 first responder medals) is dedicated to Law Enforcement.  Let’s continue to grow this event as a county by showing support.