Inaugural Brewers Mini-Marathon Set for September 22
Start and finish at beautiful Miller Park with post-race tailgate party; fundraising component to the 13.1-mile race will benefit the MACC Fund
Posted Tuesday, 17 April, 2012
From Ryan Lamppa, Running USA
MILWAUKEE - (April 12, 2012) - The inaugural Brewers Mini-Marathon is set to debut in Milwaukee beginning and ending at beautiful Miller Park on Saturday, September 22, 2012. A scenic route through Milwaukee, prizes and a post-race tailgate party are sure to make this the most unique half-marathon in the area. The race also offers an opportunity to raise money for the MACC Fund, benefitting childhood cancer research in Wisconsin.
The scenic and unique course will take participants through many Milwaukee landmarks including the Miller Valley, the Harley-Davidson Museum, Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes), Miller Park and others. Participants and volunteers will receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select 2012 or 2013 games at Miller Park, a participant medal, a "tech" shirt and a post-race tailgate party outside Miller Park with live music.
Great course support will be provided with ten aid stations featuring water and Gatorade, misting stations and entertainment along the way. Spectators will have plenty of free parking at Miller Park and will have the opportunity to watch racers run through Miller Park while being shown on the scoreboard.
"Brewers Enterprises is always looking to develop new events to add to the entertainment offerings in Milwaukee, and we think the Mini-Marathon will be a terrific afternoon of fun that will benefit a worthy cause," said Milwaukee Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger.
Fundraising proceeds from the Brewers Mini-Marathon will benefit the MACC Fund. Participants can organize their own fundraising page online at www.brewersmini.com and donors can make donations online. A complete list of fundraising prizes can be found at www.brewersmini.com and include:
- Tickets to Opening Day 2013
- Holding the finish line tape for the World Famous Sausage Race
- A private dinner for two at Home Plate at Miller Park
- The opportunity to toss out a Ceremonial First Pitch at a 2013 regular season game
- Two tickets to the MACC Fund's "An Evening with Aaron Rodgers"
- A Miller Park roof tour
Participants can register for the race at www.brewersmini.com. The cost of the race is $65 for those registering by April 30, $75 for those registering between May 1 - July 31 and $85 for those registering between August 1 - September 19. For those registering on packet pick-up day, September 21, the cost is $100. Race packets can be picked up at Miller Park on Friday, September 21.
Vision Event Management (VEM), a Westfield, Indiana-based company, will produce the inaugural event.
Complete race details, a course map and other information can all be found at: www.brewersmini.com