What’s New at This Year’s Brewers Mini Marathon + A Race Entry Giveaway!

Last year’s inaugural Brewers Mini Marathon sold out well before race day. With a course that runs around and through Miller Park and a post-race tailgate party featuring live music, food and beer, everyone wanted to run this race!

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This year’s event will be just as exciting, especially with the addition of a 10k race. Below, Anna Ryan from Vision Event Management, talks about what runners can expect at this year’s race.

For more details about the Brewers Mini Marathon, visit our Featured Races page.

With all the fall half marathons in the area, what makes the Brewers Mini standout?

We believe the course is second to none and brings runners past many Milwaukee landmarks, including the Harley-Davidson Museum, Marquette University, The Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes), through the Miller Valley and finally through Miller Park around the warning track on the field.  In addition, all participants receive a ticket voucher for a future Brewers game and are invited to a post-race tailgate party.

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Is there anything new or different happening at the race this year?

We have moved the start/finish area onto Frederic Miller Way. This year, we also have a seeded start corral. And of course, the new 10K addition to the race.

What prompted the decision to add a 10k race?

This was an opportunity to get more people involved with the shorter distance. It was always our plan to add it after we got the event off the ground.

What’s the course like?

The course is wide and open. It’s fairly flat as well with only a couple of small elevation changes. For Milwaukee, it’s a flat course. The route through Miller Park is amazing and great inspiration as you approach the finish. The other fun aspect is that you can see Miller Park from about 90 percent of the course, so it’s always off in the distance, even at the furthest point.

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Can you tell us a bit about the decision to partner with the MACC Fund?

There are a number of worthy charities, however we felt the MACC Fund was the right partner for our race.  We felt we needed to partner with a very active charity, one that wanted to be involved in our race in a meaningful way.  John Cary and his staff have really taken an ownership position with our race help contribute to the success of the overall event.  Anyone who would like to donate to the MACC Fund through the Brewers Mini-Marathon & 10K can do so by going to http://www.brewersmini.com and clicking on the FUNDRAISE tab.

Because we know there’s no way you’ll want to miss this race, we’re giving away a free entry to the Brewers Mini Marathon. To enter the contest:

  • Tell us which race distance you want to race (half marathon or 10k) and what you like about the distance (Mandatory).

For additional entries do the following and let us know you did each action in separate comments:

Good luck! We’ll pick a winner at random on Tuesday, September 17 and announce the winner the following day. Be sure to check back on Wednesday to see if you’re our winner!*

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!

*Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize by emailing keeprunningmke@gmail.com. If the prize is not claimed within that time frame, we will select a new winner.

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52 thoughts on “What’s New at This Year’s Brewers Mini Marathon + A Race Entry Giveaway!

  1. Cool giveaway! I love half marathons, so that would be my distance of choice, although I admit I’ve never done a 10K.

  2. I like Keep Running MKE on Facebook.

  3. And I like the Brewers Events page on FB linked above, too.

  4. I want to race the half marathon. I ran it last year and LOVED it. I love the half marathon distance because the distance is a challenge but I can still push myself on the pace.

  5. I’d be interested in the 10K…mostly because I’m currently pregnant and wouldn’t be able to finish a half-marathon right now! I like the 10K distance, though, because it’s not as time consuming to train for, yet still requires some good speed work and tempo sessions to really “race” it.

  6. I already like you on facebook!

  7. I like Keep Running MKE on facebook

  8. I follow Keep Running MKE on Twitter

  9. Just followed you on twitter, too.

  10. I like the Brewers Mini on Facebook.

  11. I follow the Brewers Mini on Twitter.

  12. I would love to run the 10k!

  13. I liked Keep Running MKE on facebook.

  14. I would race the half marathon. It’s my favorite race because it’s the perfect mix of distance and speed.

  15. Liked Brewers Mini Marathon on Facebook

  16. Already like Keep Running MKE on Facebook

  17. I follow @keeprunningmke on twitter (@kellie416)

  18. I want to do the half marathon – it’s a challenging distance (for me, as an “intermediate” runner) but attainable. It’s just far enough and the training is just long enough to make me really push myself but not throw in the towel before race day!

  19. i follow @brewersevents on twitter (@kellie416)

  20. i like brewers mini marathon on facebook

  21. i’d love to run the 10k! I am running my first in chicago on the 21st, and would be so excited to run in MKE. there are a group of people from work running the 10k and the mini, but I just couldn’t spring for 2 10k registrations two weeks in a row!

  22. I’d like to do the half-marathon. I’ve only ever done 1 before and actually enjoyed the training – just long of a “season” before I got frustrated and wanted to throw in the towel. It’s an attainable distance but still challenging for a slowish runner like me.

  23. I also liked Keep Running MKE on Facebook.

  24. And I liked the Brewers Mini Marathon/Miller Park Events – Brewers Enterprises on Facebook.

  25. I followed @KeepRunningMKE.

  26. And I followed @BrewersEvents.

  27. I would like to run the 10K. I like that distance because it’s the perfect challenge for me right now – longer than a 5K and shorter than a half marathon (but my goal is to run one next year!).
    I follow @KeepRunningMKE and @BrewersEvents (i’m at @cmcasarez),

  28. I would like to run the 10K. I love that distance because it’s the perfect challenge for me – longer than a 5K but shorter than a half-marathon (although that is my goal for next year!).
    I follow both @keeprunningmke and @brewersevents on twitter at @cmcasarez.

  29. I would like to run the half marathon. Perfect race distance for me, mainly because it is not a full. 🙂

  30. I like Keep Running MKE on Facebook

  31. I follow @KeepRunningMKE on Twitter

  32. I liked the Brewers Mini on Facebook

  33. I follow @BrewersEvents on Twitter

  34. I follow @KeepRunningMKE on Twitter

  35. I would like to run the half marathon. It’s my favorite distance and I didn’t think I would be in any shape to run that distance at the end of the month and now think I can do it.

  36. I like Keep Running MKE on Facebook

  37. I would choose the 10k, I enjoy running, but due to past injuries some distances are beyond the range of my abilities. That includes a 13+ mi half marathon.

  38. I’d like to do the 10k to assess where my speed work is getting me.

  39. I already follow @BrewersEvents on Twitter.

  40. Liked Keep Running MKE on Facebook.

  41. Followed KeepRunningMKE on Twitter.

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