CHICAGO -- The inaugural "Brewers Mini-Marathon" is set for Saturday, Sept. 22 at Miller Park, a 13.1-mile race along a scenic Milwaukee route that will raise money for childhood cancer research. The course will take runners past landmarks such as the Miller Valley, the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Mitchell Park Conservatory -- better known to locals as The Domes -- and through Miller Park.
Participants and volunteers will receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select 2012 or 2013 home games, a participant medal, a "tech" shirt and a post-race tailgate party outside Miller Park, with live music.
"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," Brewers COO Rick Schlesinger said in the clubs announcement. Fundraising proceeds from the event will benefit the MACC Fund. Participants can organize their own fundraising page and accept donations online. Fundraising prizes include tickets to 2013 Opening Day, a private dinner for two at home plate at Miller Park, a ceremonial first pitch, a Miller Park roof tour and two tickets to the MACC Fund's "An Evening with Aaron Rodgers." The race entry fee is $65 for those registering by April 30, $75 for those registering between May 1-July 31 and $85 for those registering between Aug. 1-Sept. 19. For those registering on packet pick-up day, Sept. 21, the cost is $100. A course map and other details are online at BrewersMini.com.