It’s Always Fun at the Indoor Marathon Relay Race

One of the best aspects of racing is getting to see your friends. And one of the very best events to do this at is the Indoor Marathon Relay.


Photo by Bill Flaws – Running in the USA


Photo by Bill Flaws – Running in the USA

This high-energy race is a favorite among Milwaukee runners for good reason. It’s a well-organized event that allows runners to work together in teams of 2-4 to complete the marathon distance however they choose. It also doesn’t hurt that the event takes place on the Pettit National Ice Center’s indoor track – after all, who doesn’t love not worrying about the weather for once, plus you can wear shorts in January!


Photo by Bill Flaws – Running in the USA


Photo by Bill Flaws – Running in the USA

Fast times from the winning teams

The event once again sold out well before race day. As always, there were fast finishing times for the teams that won overall prizes for each of the three divisions: all male, all female and mixed.

The winning all-male team, Berkeley Running Company, finished in 2:28:20. The winning all-female team, Chicks that ROCK, finished in 2:45:23. The winning mixed team, Marquette MURCenaries, finished in 2:31:36. It should be noted that the winning mixed team finished an impressive second overall – a first in Indoor Marathon Relay history!


Running around the track allows for plenty of friend sightings during the race. Here are a few MKE runners we spotted on Saturday:

  • Anne Coffman powering through this race after logging treadmill miles for a 24-hour MS Run the US fundraiser
  • Jeff Dallmann running strong, lap after lap
  • Amy Friese always smiling
  • Dave Jesse looking good especially considering he ran the 5k, half marathon, relay and full marathon over the weekend
  • Michelle Lanouette speeding along for Chicks That ROCK
  • Anne Munkwitz running strong and steady
  • Steve Pavlik cranking out laps for the Pavement Gods
  • Chris Ponteri overseeing the entire weekend of events – while also managing a 3:09 marathon on Sunday
  • Brittany Schepp running a solid race
  • Sue Spaight running steady throughout
  • The Oiselle flock – Kim Tortomasi, Melissa Moore, Sheila Wordell and Sun Torke
  • Matt Thull using the race as a workout but still passing most of us

For those of you who didn’t get in on the action this year, we highly recommend adding this race to your schedule in 2015. And be sure to register early – this one’s sure to sell out early again!

Tell us: Did you race any of the Indoor Marathon events over the weekend?

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!

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