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!

Race It: Monster Run Quarter Marathon and 5.5k

Looking for a race that’s a scary good time for the entire family? Look no further – this year’s Monster Run has options for everyone from the Wicked Quarter Marathon to the Goose Bump Filled 5.5K to the Frightfully Fun Kids’ Run.

This is the 2nd year for the race that’s held in Whitnall Park. We recently chatted with Vision Event Management’s Marketing Director, Sandra Chambers, to get the scoop on this year’s event.

For race specifics, view our Featured Races page.

This is Monster Run’s second year in MKE – can you talk a bit about what makes this race special?
This is our most kid friendly, family-fun event. We set the kids race off at 4pm so that the parents can watch them run and receive their medals before they run the quarter marathon or 5.5K at 4:45pm (aka The Witching Hour). In addition to costume contests and games, we also have pumpkin painting for the kids and a cookout with free hotdogs for everybody.

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What should participants expect at this year’s event? Is there anything new or different?
The quarter marathon course is different, as runners and walkers who participated last year will essentially be running the course in the opposite direction this year. The 5.5K has changed as well; we added .5K onto the distance!

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Can you tell us a bit about the costume contest? Where and how will participants be judged?
Runners should be sure to wear their most creative costume and enter in the Creep Me Out Costume Contest! Of course costumes are not mandatory, but it is so much more fun to dress up! Judging will be done before the race starts.

  • Kids Costume Judging (15 & under): 3:15-3:30pm at post-race party stage
  • Adult Costume Judging (16 & over): 4:00-4:30pm at post-race party stage

Winners will be announced before the beginning of each race at the start line.

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What’s happening at this year’s post-race party?
This year’s post-race party will have lots of games, activities and treats! Each participant will receive a free hotdog and for those 21 & older, a complimentary beer, aka. Witches Brew! Games include pumpkin bowling, pumpkin painting and guessing games, like “What did I just touch in that box?” game. Like last year, there will be bonfires and ghostly decorations.

Can you tell us a bit about this year’s non-profit partner?
The charity partner for Monster Run is Razor Sharp Minds. Razor Sharp Minds Foundation, a non-profit organization, was founded on the belief that a cure can be found for Alzheimer’s Disease. To this end, Razor Sharp Minds supports direct scientific research and promotes healthy habits that lead to healthy minds. Over 90 percent of donations to Razor Sharp Minds support direct scientific research and Foundation programs.

Any other comments?
Check out our Facebook page for promotional codes to save!

Thanks for all the great info, Sandra! Now for the fun part – who wants to win a race entry to this year’s Monster Run?

To enter to win, please visit: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Best of luck to all who enter – we’ll announce the winner on Monday, Oct. 13.

That’s it for now! As always …

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!

The Inaugural Monster Run Offers a Spooky Good Time + A Race Entry Giveaway!

Calling all witches, ghosts and goblins – the inaugural Monster Run is just one month away! MIlwaukee’s newest race features a Quarter Marathon, 5k, Kids Run and plenty of spooky surprises along a course that runs through Whitnall Park.

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Below, Anna Ryan from Vision Event Management, talks about what runners can expect at this year’s inaugural race.

For more details about the Monster Run, visit our Featured Races page.

This is the Monster Run’s inaugural year – what prompted the start of this race?

We wanted to provide a fun Halloween-theme race the whole family can enjoy. We also thought making this an evening run was something unique and very fitting for the Halloween season.

MedalWho wouldn’t want to add this medal to their collection??

How many runners are you expecting this year?

This year, we’re expecting more than 2,500 participants.

Can you share some of the race highlights?

The Monster Run provides an exciting Halloween-theme race with post-race games and activities for the whole family. Three distances fit any runner’s ability: there’s a Quarter Marathon (6.55 Miles), 5K and Kids Run. Post-race activities include bobbing for apples, a potato sack race, digging for worms and a guess the number of candy corn game. Course décor will also certainly add to the Halloween theme. Pumpkins carved ahead of time will also be judged.

Can you tell us more about the Costume Contest?

Participants will be judged ahead of time and announced at the beginning of the race. There are three categories: Best Group Costume, Best Kids Costume and Best Individual Costume. Prizes include gift certificates and commemorative trophies.

What are some of the participant perks?

All finishers will get a medal and Quarter Marathon participants will also receive a long sleeve tech shirt. 5K and Kids Run participants will receive a cotton shirt. All registered participants receive 1 FREE witches brew (aka beer).

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What’s the course like?

The course is pretty scenic and runs through the Boerner Botanical Gardens. The course is also relatively flat with a couple of rolling hills after mile four.

Are you in it to win it?

Join us at the witching hour! We’re giving away a free entry to the Monster Run. To enter the contest:

  • Tell us which race distance you want to race (Quarter Marathon or 5k) and what you’re planning to dress up as for Halloween.

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

Good luck! We’ll pick a winner at random on Tuesday, September 24 and announce the winner the following day. Be sure to check back on Wednesday 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.