Registration is now open online at Brewersmini.com for the seventh annual Brewers Mini-Marathon, Presented by PNC Bank. The event, which will be held on September 22, features a half marathon, a 10K and also a recently-added 5K.
All three races begin and end at Miller Park and offer courses that take runners on a tour of Milwaukee, through the Miller Valley, Doyne Park, Walker’s Point neighborhood and past a number of landmarks such as Potawatomi Casino. Runners will experience the thrill of racing along the Miller Park warning track in the last mile of the course. In addition, prizes will be awarded for the top finishers of each race.
Participants will receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select games at Miller Park in April and May of 2019, a race-specific finisher’s medal and an exclusive shirt. All three courses feature aid stations with water and Gatorade for runners, staffed by local volunteer groups. Snacks and drinks will be provided at the finish line, followed by a post-race tailgate party outside Miller Park with live music for runners and spectators. Parking will be free at Miller Park and spectators will be invited inside to watch participants run along the Miller Park warning track.
"The Mini-Marathon is established as one of the premier running events in Wisconsin," said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. "Not only does it have the unique feature of allowing runners to take a lap on the Miller Park warning track, but the course also takes participants through some beautiful areas of the city. We are grateful for PNC’s continued support and look forward to a terrific event."
This is the first year that the Brewers Mini-Marathon will be presented by PNC Bank. PNC has supported the Brewers for almost a decade and secured naming rights for the PNC Club Level in 2010.
"PNC is committed to supporting the economic growth and wellbeing of Milwaukee," said Chris Goller, PNC regional president for Wisconsin. "We look forward to the excitement, tourism and competitive spirit this event will bring to Milwaukee and the families that will come together to support their team."
Over the past six years, participants have helped raise over $240,000 to benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) and childhood cancer research in Wisconsin. Fundraising for the MACC Fund is supported by Brewers Community Foundation. Participants can create their own fundraising page at Brewersmini.com for online donations. Individual fundraisers will get the chance to have their names entered in a raffle for great prizes, and the top three fundraising groups will each win a special prize.
Runners who register early will receive the lowest prices as registration fees will increase as race day approaches. Current registration pricing is $75 for the half marathon, $55 for the 10K and $30 for the 5K. Prices increase to $85 for the half marathon, $60 for the 10K and $35 for the 5K from May 5 to August 17. In the final month leading up to race day, prices will increase to $95 for the half marathon, $65 for the 10K and $40 for the 5K. Race packets will be available for pick up during Packet Pick-Up at Miller Park on Thursday and Friday, September 20 and 21. Last minute registrations will be accepted at Packet Pick-Up, pending availability, for the half marathon, 10K and 5K for $110/$80/$45, respectively.
Complete race details, a course map and other information can be found at Brewersmini.com.