Lake Michigan Trail Marathon Race Entry Giveaway Winner!

Hey Friends – It’s time to find out the winner of the Lake Michigan Trail Marathon race entry!

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The winner is … Lyndsay S! Please email us within the next 48 hours at keeprunningmke@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! If you’re still interested in racing the Lake Michigan Trail Marathon, you can register for the race here: http://www.zapevent.com/listactivities.aspx?eventid=6754

And stay tuned – we have another race preview + race entry giveaway hitting the blog later this week!

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Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays! We hope you have a wonderful break – with plenty of time to run! 🙂

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We’re so grateful for your support this past year! Thanks for sticking with us, and we’ll be back in the New Year with more race previews, runner profiles, interactive polls and more!

Until then . . .

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Polar Bear Dash Race Entry Giveaway Winner!

Hey Everyone! We’re ready to start hump day with the winner of the Polar Bear Dash race entry!

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The winner is … Carrie Hayne! Please email us within the next 48 hours at keeprunningmke@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway! That’s it for now, but stay tuned for more reads about running and racing in MKE!

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey Friends! Just a quick post today to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and to say we’re thankful for the fantastic MKE running community. You all are the best!

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Now go run some miles to work up an appetite for all the turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie you’ll be eating on Thursday!

We’ll be back next week with a holiday gift guide and a new runner profile!

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!

Drumstick Dash Race Entry Winners!

Hey everyone! Let’s start this week by announcing the Drumstick Dash race entry winners!

The winners are … Anna Federspiel and Michelle Gaziano! Please email us within the next 48 hours at keeprunningmke@gmail.com to claim your prize.

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Thank you to everyone who entered the Drumstick Dash race entry giveaway! There’s still time to register for the race online – it should be a fun time for the entire family!

That’s it for today, but check back soon for new race previews, runner profiles, running tips and more!

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!

Around the World in 5k Race Entry Winner!

Good morning, friends! Who’s ready to find out the winner of the Around the World in 5k race entry?

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The winner is … Rani aka couldberunning! Please email us within the next 48 hours at keeprunningmke@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered the race entry giveaway! That’s all we have for today, but check back soon for more reads about running and racing in MKE!

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!

Town Bank Turkey Trot Race Entry Winner!

Good morning, friends! It’s time for us to announce the winner of the Town Bank Turkey Trot race entry.

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The winner is … Rebecca Benish! Please email us within the next 48 hours at keeprunningmke@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway! That’s it for now, but stay tuned for more reads about running and racing in MKE!

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!

Monster Run Race Entry Winner!

Hey friends! It’s time to announce the Monster Run race entry winner!

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The winner is … Amy Z! Please email us within the next 48 hours at keeprunningmke@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway! That’s all we have for today, but stay tuned for more posts about running and racing in MKE!

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!

Hank Aaron State Trail 5k Race Entry Winner!

Hey friends! It’s time to announce the winner of the Hank Aaron State Trail 5k race entry!

The winner is … Maggie Scheel! Please email us within the next 48 hours at keeprunningmke@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who participated! That’s all we have for today, but stay tuned for more posts about running and racing in MKE!

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!

Run a Fast Time at Saturday’s Heatbreaker!

For most runners, the summer months are a time for training with maybe a shorter race or two sprinkled in for fun. But doing a longer race at the end of July? It takes a special sort of runner to brave the usual hot and humid conditions!

Unless of course, you’re doing the Heatbreaker Half Marathon or Marathon. This Saturday’s races take place at the Pettit National Ice Center, which means cool 45-50 degree temps. Perfect conditions for a fast race!

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Below, Chris Ponteri – race director – tells us a bit more about what to expect at this year’s race:

The Heatbreaker is now in its 3rd year – can you talk a bit about what’s made this race successful?
It’s a rare chance to run a half marathon or marathon in the middle of summer in pleasant conditions. It’s obviously a warmer time of the year, especially for distance races. July is one of the slowest months of the year for endurance events, especially marathons.

What should participants expect at this year’s event?
The only change this year is that we added the marathon; in the past it was only a half marathon. We are still experimenting with the Heatbreaker formula so we figured why not add a marathon and see how it does.

This is a pretty unique event in that the entire race is run on an indoor track. Any helpful tips for participants?
As we say every year, when running indoors stay in the outside lane and using the inside lane to pass. Also exercise patience when approaching slower runners.

Can you tell us a bit about the Inferno Challenge?
The Inferno Challenge is for those daring individuals who want to run both the Half Marathon and Marathon. Right now there are 8 people who have indicated that they are crazy enough to do this.

Who are this year’s top contenders for overall male and female?
The top male runners in the Half Marathon are defending champion Bryan Huberty of Miami Beach, Florida, and James Koceja of Burlington. In the Marathon, Kyle Fraser of Milwaukee is the favorite. On the women’s side, Mary Flaws of Waukesha is always a contender, and she will be doing both races.

Do you anticipate any new course records this year?
Last year Bryan Huberty came within 30 seconds of Zach Bruns’ course record of 1:11:32, and this year he should challenge it again.

Thanks so much for all the great info, Chris!

There’s still time to get in on the action on Saturday. Race day registration is available for both the half marathon (7am) and marathon (10am). For more information, visit www.indoormarathon.com.

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!