Exciting Changes in Store for the Heatbreaker + A Race Entry Giveaway!

The Heatbreaker – the sister race to the Icebreaker Indoor Marathon –is undergoing a few significant changes this year.

For starters, organizers are adding a full 26.2-mile marathon to the race card.  The race – now called the Heatbreaker Marathon & Half Marathon – will be held on Saturday, July 26 at the Pettit National Ice Center.

HB 2014 logo

The Heatbreaker was launched in 2012 as a half marathon with four heats. Last year it was reduced to three heats, and this year there will just be one heat (7 a.m.) followed by the marathon at 10 a.m.  The Inferno Challenge will be back again for any runners daring enough to do both the half and the full.  Finishers of the Inferno are promised a unique prize for their efforts.

One of the special features of the Heatbreaker is that it comes at the hottest time of the year – a time when there are very few distance running events.  July is one of the slowest months of the year for marathons.  However, even if it’s sweltering outside, the temperature inside the Pettit Center is always a cool 45-50 degrees so runners are guaranteed perfect race weather conditions.

Registration opens today for the Heatbreaker.  There are just 125 spots for each race.  To find the registration link or for more information, go to www.indoormarathon.com.

How does racing a cool half or full marathon in July sound to you? We’re giving away one race entry to a lucky MKE runner! To enter:

  • Tell us what you like about racing indoors (cool temps, flat course, aid station every quarter mile, etc.).

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

  • Like Keep Running MKE on Facebook
  • Like Heatbreaker on Facebook
  • Follow Keep Running MKE on Twitter (@KeepRunningMKE)
  • Follow Heatbreaker on Twitter (@HeatbreakerHalf)
  • Share this post via Facebook or Twitter using the hashtags #KeepRunningMKE and #HeatbreakerHalf

Good luck! We’ll pick a winner at random on Monday, March 17 and announce the winner on Tuesday, March 18. Be sure to check back on Tuesday morning 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.

30 thoughts on “Exciting Changes in Store for the Heatbreaker + A Race Entry Giveaway!

  1. I love running indoors, because I never have to be far from hydration and don’t have to carry a fuel belt! 🙂

  2. Requested to join indoor marathon/Heatbreaker group

  3. Liked Keep Running MKE on FB

  4. Followed Keep Running MKE on Twitter @Shripe

  5. Followed @HeatbreakerHalf on Twitter @Shripe

  6. Shared link on FB with hashtags

  7. Racing indoors is surprisingly not as monotonous as it sounds! The regulated temps, easy stops, being able to check your pace at each lap make it easy to keep consistent pace. Hopefully it will actually be hot out this July (outdoor temps were in the 60s during last year’s Heatbreaker).

  8. Followed on Twitter by @HubbarttJen

  9. Keep Running MKE followed on Facebook

  10. Heatbreaker followed on Facebook

  11. Keep Running MKE followed on Twitter by @HubbarttJen

  12. Shared on Twitter w/hastags

  13. Shared on Facebook

  14. I loved that race I ran my best half time there last year and for a runner who has dealt with stomach issues since having my daughter it was awesome having restrooms about every 200 yards! It was a great atmosphere and I loved hearing them announce people as they were coming close to the end and that announcement I got as they told me I had one Leo to go was AMAZING! Looking forward to it again this year! Please pick me!!!

  15. I already follow keep running mke and was just added to the heartbreaker group

  16. I love that I have someone cheering for me for every lap. The camaraderie is great!

  17. I’ve followed Keep Running MKE on FB.

  18. I’ve liked Heatbreaker on FB.

  19. I’ve followed Heatbreaker on Twitter.

  20. I’ve followed Keep Running MKE on Twitter.

  21. I’ve shared this post on Twitter.

  22. Already like Keep Running MKE on Facebook

  23. I already follow Keep Running MKE on Twitter

  24. I love knowing what to expect when running indoors. So easy to zone out and just run in circles.

  25. I like the Heatbreaker on FB

  26. I follwed @HeatbreakerHalf on twitter

  27. My favorite thing about running indoors is the close proximity to the bathrooms and water fountain!

  28. Like Keep Running on FB.

  29. Follow Keep Running on Twitter.

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