Brewers Mini is on Saturday! Get in the Groove with These Music Suggestions!

The Brewers Mini-Marathon is just two days away!

By now if you’ve been training properly, you should be physically ready for the race.

All that’s left are the details. Making sure you maintain proper nutrition over the next two days,  dressing appropriately for the weather (The current forecast for Saturday calls for 47 degrees with a chance of rain. Be sure to remember your layers!), and, of course, if you choose to run with music, perfecting your Brewers Mini playlist.

Now, there are many ways to fine-tune your race day music lineup:

  • Stick with the music you’ve been using for your training
  • Fill your iPod with your favorite songs
  • Construct a playlist filled with Brewers Walk-Up Music
  • Download new music for motivation

However, since the Brewers Mini Marathon course is so unique, we thought it would be fun to give you song suggestions based on all of the landmarks you’ll be passing on the route.

Cait asked for suggestions via Twitter earlier this week and we’ve compiled some of our favorite ideas from fans and friends, along with our own, below, just for fun!

Miller Park (Starting Line)

“Ready to Run” by the Dixie Chicks

“Let’s Get It Started” by the Black Eyed Peas

“Run, Baby, Run” by Sheryl Crow

“Run Around” by Blues Traveler

“Going the Distance” by Cake

“Footloose” by Kenny Loggins

“Hit the Road Jack” by Ray Charles

“Long May You Run” by Neil Young

“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” Michael Jackson

“Runaway” by Bon Jovi

“I Run to You” by Lady Antebellum

“Run to You” by Whitney Houston



Palermo’s Pizza (Mile 1-2)

“That’s Amore” by Dean Martin

“Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel

“Tarantella Napoletana, No.8, Les Soirees Musicales: La Danza” by Jan Peerce


Potawatomi Bingo Casino (Mile 2-3)

“The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers

“All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled

“Poker Face” by Lady Gaga

“Take the Money and Run” Steve Miller Band



Harley-Davidson Museum (Mile 3-4)

“Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen

“Low Rider” by War

“Highway to Hell” by AC/DC

“Bad to the Bone” by George Thorogood

“Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi

“Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane



27th Street Bridge/Viaduct (Mile 5-6)

“Under the Bridge” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

“London Bridge” by Fergie

“59th Street Bridge (Feelin’ Groovy)” by Paul Simon

“Forrest Gump” by Digitalism



Mitchell Park Domes (Mile 6-7)

Floral Dome

“Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison

“Morning Glory” by Oasis

“Crimson and Clover” by Tommy James & the Shondells

“Where the Green Grass Grows” by Tim McGraw

“Build Me Up Buttercup” by the Foundations

Desert Dome

“A Horse with No Name” by America

“Desert Sunrise” by Brett Dennen

Tropical Dome

“Kokomo” by the Beach Boys

“Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett

“Some Beach” by Blake Shelton

“Hot Hot Hot” by Buster Poindexter

“Coastal” by Kenny Chesney



35th Street Bridge/Viaduct (Mile 7-8)

“Anyone Seen the Bridge” by Dave Matthews Band

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel


Cait’s Note: Lots of people like to add Eminem to their playlists… I always put him in around the 8 Mile mark.🙂



Miller Valley (Mile 8-9)

“Alcohol” by Brad Paisley

“Valley Girl” by Frank Zappa

“What Made Milwaukee Famous Made a Loser Out of Me” by Jerry Lee Lewis

“Pretty Good at Drinking Beer” by Billy Currington

“God is Great, Beer is Good and People are Crazy” by Billy Currington

“Beer Run” by Garth Brooks and George Jones

“Beer for My Horses” by Toby Keith

“Into the Valley” by Classixx

“Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith

“Running on Empty” by Steely Dan

“Keg in the Closet” by Kenny Chesney

“Six Pack Summer” by Phil Vassar



Saz’s State House Restaurant (Mile 9-10)

“Something Like That (BBQ Stain)” by Tim McGraw

“Struttin’ with some BBQ” by Louis Armstrong

“Chicago” by Frank Sinatra (“State Street, it’s the great street…”)



Hill at Hawley Rd (Mile 10-11)

“Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush

“The Climb” by Miley Cyrus

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye

“Hurts Like Heaven” Coldplay

“I Go to Extremes” Billy Joel



Headed Back to Miller Park/Inside Miller Park (Miles 11-13)

“Centerfield” by John Fogerty

“Glory Days” by Bruce Springstreen

“Cheap Seats” by Alabama

“Batter Up” by Nelly

“Swing” by Trace Adkins

“Champion” by Kanye West

“My Hero” by Foo Fighters

“The Final Countdown” by Europe


Got more suggestions for us? What tunes, if any, will you be running to on Saturday? Share them below!

Don’t forget that the Brewers Mini also supports a great cause, the MACC Fund. We’re still about $300 short of our goal. If you would like to donate to Team John and Cait, you can do so by clicking here.  

See you at the starting line!

-John and Cait


other good songs: Stronger-Kelly Clarkson, eye of the tiger-survivor, Mountains-Lonestar, Running thru the jungle-bruce sudano, I’m in a hurry-Alabama, kick a little-Little Texas

Love these! Adding several to my playlist for Saturday!

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