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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If the prize is not claimed within that time frame, we will select a new winner.