MILWAUKEE - Registration for the "Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, Presented by Sendik's" is open and registrants receive the lowest price of the season to participate when signing up prior to this Thursday, August 1. The 2013 race is scheduled for Saturday, September 28. New for the second year of the "Brewers Mini" is the addition of a 10K race (6.214 miles). Registration is at www.brewersmini.com.
Last year's inaugural Mini-Marathon (13.1 miles), which raised over $111,000 in proceeds to the MACC Fund, sold out over a month before the race date. More than 5,000 runners represented 32 states.
The half marathon and 10K begins and ends at beautiful Miller Park and offers a scenic and unique course that will take participants through many Milwaukee landmarks including the Miller Valley, the Harley-Davidson Museum, Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes), the Miller Park warning track and others. Prizes for the top finishers will be awarded.
All participants will receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select games at Miller Park in April or May of 2014, a participant medal and a "tech" shirt. A post-race tailgate party outside Miller Park with live music will also take place.
Great course support will be provided with 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.
Fundraising proceeds from the Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, Presented by Sendik's will benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) and childhood cancer research in Wisconsin. Participants can create their own fundraising page at www.brewersmini.com and donations can be made online. Individual fundraisers will have the chance to get their name entered in a raffle for great prizes. The top three fundraising groups will win a special prize.
The cost for the Mini-Marathon and 10K, respectively, $75/$55 for those registering between May 1 - next Wednesday, July 31, $85/$65 for those registering between August 1 - September 20 and $100/$80 for those registering on packet pick-up day (if space is available). Race packets can be picked up at Miller Park on Friday, September 27.