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.
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!
— JOHN AND CAIT