Brewers Mini Marathon A Success, Raises Over $111,000 for the MACC Fund

Although the skies this morning were a little questionable, the First Annual Brewers Mini Marathon was certainly a success today as the event raised over $111,000 for the MACC Fund.

After about a 20 minute lightning delay (safety first!), the starting gun went off and over 5,000 participants from 32 states began the 13.1 mile course just after 7:20 a.m.  It was a little chilly and definitely windy for parts of the course, but a little wind, chill and rain has never been known to stop runners who have prepared months for a race like today.

The scenic course took runners past the Palermo’s Pizza Factory, the Harley-Davidson Museum, Marquette University, the Mitchell Park Domes, the Miller Valley, Saz’s Restaurant, through Miller Park with a loop on the warning track and ended near the new Bob Uecker statue at the Home Plate gate.

We took you through our training program over the last four months and were very happy with our results.  John finished with a time of 1:52.22 and Cait finished with a time of 2:37.04.  If you ran today’s race or if you want to see how your friends and family finished, detailed results can be found here.

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Congratulations to Ryan Richardson of Franklin, Wis. who finished first overall with a time of 1:13.18–a pace of 5:36!  The women’s top finisher was Dani Fischer of Madison, Wis. who finished with a time of 1:18.49.  Obviously we need to read the “Ryan and Dani Training Blog” for the 2013 race (Does anyone know Ryan or Dani? We would love to hear from them!).

Please feel free to leave your comments (positive or negative) below about today’s race.  This was the first time Brewers Enterprises carried out this event and they want to make sure it continues to be an elite event every year.  Congratulations and thank you to Jason Hartlund and his Brewers Enterprises crew, the over 750 volunteers today and John Cary and the MACC Fund for helping with what turned out to be a fantastic day.

Make plans for next year’s event that will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013.  For those of you who read our blogs about training for the race, we hope your enjoyed today and look forward to seeing you next year!



Wassup John and Cait! Dani Fischer here! love your blog! congrats on the finish.🙂

Way to go Dani! Glad you are a reader! We are going to need to come to you for tips for next year’s race! You will go down in history as the first ever female winner of the Brewers Mini. Congratulations.

Hey there, John & Cait,
Ryan Richardson checkin’ in. Long time reader, first time caller. You guys & the Frosty Mug over @ Brew Crew are always part of my morning routine. Thanks for the kind words, and nice work yesterday. See ya in the playoffs!!

Ryan! Congrats! Way to go! Thanks for reading.🙂

How did the runners get onto the field? Was there steps involved?

It being my first half-marathon, overall I enjoyed the experience and I would like to do it again. Plenty of hydration and a great course.
However, getting into the parking lot for the event was terrible. I was on I-94 eastbound and it took me over 40 minutes to get from just east of 84th Street to the parking lot. I eventually got into the parking lot at about 6:45. My wife told me that parking was not nearly as bad for the Sausage 5K.
I also filled out my post race survey to express these same thoughts. But, after the parking snafu, I had a great time.

Thanks for the feedback, Jeremy! We like to hear all feedback, good and bad. We’ll definitely look into this for next year!

How did the runners get on to the field? Were there stairs involved?

No stairs. Runners came through the North Loading dock and exited through the South Loading dock.

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