Race It: Around The World In 5k + A Race Entry Giveaway!

It’s not often we’re offered a trip around the world – but one upcoming local race offers just that!

Around the World in 5k is a great opportunity to capitalize on a fast course in cool temps. And after the race, you can celebrate your new PR at the Holiday Folk Fair and indulge in some of its many tasty treats.

Below, Race Director Chris Ponteri tells us about this year’s course and participant perks!

For race specifics, view our Featured Races page.


Can you tell us a bit about the Around the World 5k and what makes the race unique?
It’s a unique race in a few ways. First, runners get to take a lap on the oldest race track in the United States: the Milwaukee Mile. Second, it’s held in conjunction with the Holiday Folk Fair so participants can stick around after the race and get free admission to a very fun (and tasty) event.

Is there anything new or different happening at this year’s race?
Other than some minor changes to the course, it will be the same as past years.

What is the course like? Do you have any tips for runners hoping to PR at the race?
The course is flat and fast, and it’s held at a cool time of the year so it could be a perfect opportunity for a PR!


What does it mean to have a USATF-certified course? How does a course get certified?
This means that the course has been measured by someone who adheres to USATF-certification standards. It pretty much means that the course will be exactly 5k (unless the start/finish location isn’t in the right place … like last year).

What do participants get with their race entry?
The advance entry price is a bargain at $18. Participants get a high-quality shirt and free entrance to the Holiday Folk Fair.

Can you tell us a bit about the race’s charitable partner?
The Salvation Army is our charitable partner again and this will serve as a kickoff for their annual holiday bell-ringing campaign.

Thanks for chatting with us, Chris! We know you won’t want to miss this race and lucky for you, we have one race entry to giveaway!

To enter, leave us a comment on this post and tell us your favorite ethnic food!

Best of luck to everyone who enters the giveaway. We’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

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.

9 thoughts on “Race It: Around The World In 5k + A Race Entry Giveaway!

  1. Tamales from Get Them While They’re Hot Tamales

  2. This looks so fun! My favorite ethnic food would probably be Thai.

  3. Indian, lamb vindaloo can’t be beat…but lately I’m in love with Moroccan food and Harissa sauce.

  4. Slovenian Potica!

  5. Love this race and running on the Milwaukee Mile.

  6. My favorite ethic food is Korean japchae!

  7. Curry. Curry anything. Yum.

  8. Um, definitely will be signing up for this one! Favorite ethnic food… how could I choose?! Probably Thai, though, if you twisted my arm… 😉

  9. My favorite food is any Czech dessert! Love the race!

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