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June 1 is National Running Day and in celebration, we’ve got a special promo code to help you save on registration for some upcoming Brewers events!
Use code “BrewersRun16” to save on registration for both the Brewers Mini-Marathon on September 10 and the 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk on July 30! Use the code to register for the Brewers Mini-Marathon and save $10 off the half marathon or 10K race, and $5 off for the 5K distance. The same code will help you save $5 off registration for the 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk.
Be sure to RACE to take advantage of this great deal. This offer is good for today only!
This summer, we’ve offered you a plethora of opportunities to run in, around and through Miller Park.
From the Brewers Community Foundation’s Famous Racing Sausages 5k Run/Walk which was held earlier this month to the Brewers Mini-Marathon +10K in September, there’s something for athletes of every level.
And, speaking of the Brewers Mini-Marathon + 10K, you have until this Friday (July 31) to sign up and save on the registration fee.
And, if you’re on the fence and concerned you won’t be ready in time, don’t fear. Thanks to Performance Running Outfitters (PRO), our official training partner of the Brewers Mini-Marathon + 10K, we’ve got training programs designed to help you hit your stride.
Performance Running Outfitters is locally owned by Trae and Jessica Hoepner, who together we have over 20 years of coaching and 30 years of running expertise. Once again, PRO is offering two different training programs, one to help you train for the Brewers Mini-Marathon (13.1) miles and another to help you tackle the 10K distance.
While the Brewers Mini training program is already underway, you still have until this Saturday (August 1) to sign up for the Brewers 10K Training Program, which begin at PRO’s locations in Brookfield and Shorewood.Here’s what that entails:
Brewers 10K Training Program
The Get Fit 10k program is geared towards the moderately fit runner, former runner, or beginning runner who has already finished a 5k and wants more of a challenge with weekly motivation. This is a progressive course which will focus on completing a longer distance each week. Performance Running Outfitters will provide a training program, weekly emails with motivation and necessary information for runners.
It is recommended that you can run a 5k before beginning this program and have an “ok” from a medical professional with a clean bill of health. The program will begin on Monday, August 3 (Shorewood) or Tuesday, August 4 (Brookfield) and meet for 8 weeks. Runners looking for additional group support are encouraged to attend PRO’s Thursday fun runs.
For a $75 fee (which does not include race registration), program participants will receive:
- Tech Tee and Running Socks
- Weekly emails with advice from coach
- PRO Coupon – 20% OFF
- Video gait analysis with footwear recommendation
- Seminars on cadence & speed, nutrition & hydration, etc.
This year’s training program is also supported by Turbana. They are providing training tips relating to hydration and nutrition in weekly newsletters as well as coupons for runners to save on bananas at their local Sendik’s store.
“It’s all about getting knowledge and information to help you become a smart and healthy runner,” said Micaela, one of PRO’s friendly folks who helps run the program.
“Most people are more successful in a group setting. It’s all about camaraderie and having fun while you’re out there. Training by yourself can become mundane, especially in the summer when it’s hot out. Here, we have new topics every week. We cover everything from hydration and nutrition to proper running form to good shoes, etc., so the goal in the end is to prepare them to run the race, so they also have a good mindset of what they’re getting into.”
Michaela says the folks who participate in the program run the gamut from beginners to people who participate every year because they like the camaraderie and accountability.
For more information, or to register for this program, click here. You can also register in person at one of the PRO locations.
Speaking of training… you can now pick up these special “in training” shirts,, along with official Brewers Mini +10k hoodies, new ½ zips and other merchandise at BrewersMini.com. Items may also be available at packet pick-up on September 24 and 25, while supplies last.
Running not your thing? Don’t forget we’ve got our “Hitting 4 the Cycle” Bike to Miller Park event coming up in less than two weeks!
The fourth annual Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, presented by Sendik’s is just around the corner on Saturday, September 26, and runners who register prior to July 31 can save on the registration fee.
During the first three years of the Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, race participants have helped to raise over $190,000 with all fundraising proceeds benefiting the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) and childhood cancer research in Wisconsin. Fundraising for the MACC Fund is supported by Brewers Community Foundation and runners. Participants can create their own fundraising page at BrewersMini.com and submit online donations. Individual fundraisers will have their name entered in a raffle for with the chance to win great prizes. The top three fundraising groups will win a special prize.
The Brewers and the MACC Fund are excited to announce another exclusive fundraising incentive this year. Registered runners who raise at least $40 for the MACC Fund will receive a limited edition Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K running cap. The navy blue performance cap features the Brewers Mini and 10K logo on the front and the MACC Fund logo on the side. Runners who qualify for the cap will be notified in September and will be able to pick up their running caps at Packet Pick-Up on Thursday or Friday, September 24 and 25, in the Miller Park SKYY Lounge.
Last year a combined 7,200 runners, representing 39 states and six countries, participated in the Mini-Marathon (13.1 miles) and the 10K race (6.214 miles). The races both begin and end at beautiful Miller Park with unique courses that take participants past Milwaukee landmarks including the Miller Valley and the Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes). It also gives participants the opportunity to run inside Miller Park on the field warning track.
All participants will receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select games at Miller Park in April or May of 2016, a participant medal and a “tech” shirt. A post-race tailgate party at Miller Park with live music will also take place. Prizes for the top finishers will be awarded.
The cost for the Mini-Marathon and 10K, respectively, is $75/$55 for those registering before next Friday, July 31, $85/$65 for those registering between August 1 – September 20 and $100/$80 for those registering on packet pick-up day (if space is available).
Complete race details, a course map and other information can all be found at BrewersMini.com and Brewers.com.
Today we announced the full promotional schedule for the 2015 season. The new Brewers Postgame Concert Series presented by Miller Lite and a record setting 20 All-Fan Giveaways highlight the jam-packed schedule, making Miller Park the place to be throughout the spring and summer of 2015.
We have scheduled 10 Bobbleheads, two gnomes, and one “Fan Vote” item over the course of the season among the All Fan Giveaways. In addition, all fans will receive a unique Brewers T-shirt at every Friday home game during the months of June, July and August. The T-shirt designs were chosen as part of an online vote and were revealed on stage at Brewers On Deck. Additional information about this year’s All-Fan Giveaways is available at Brewers.com/allfans.
|2015 All-Fan Giveaway Dates at Miller Park|
|Rob Deer Bobblehead||April 12||Pittsburgh Pirates||Toyota|
|Wily Peralta Bobblehead||April 26||St. Louis Cardinals||U.S. Cellular®|
|Mother’s Day BobbleHank||May 10||Chicago Cubs||Pick ‘n Save|
|Bud Selig Bobblehead||May 31||Arizona Diamondbacks||IBS Dynaman|
|Ball & Glove Logo T-Shirt||June 12||Washington Nationals||Hupy and Abraham|
|Carlos Gomez 2014 All-Star Bobblehead||June 14||Washington Nationals||Pepsi|
|Luuuuuc (Lucroy) T-Shirt||June 26||Minnesota Twins||Kwik Trip|
|Paul Molitor Bobblehead||June 28||Minnesota Twins||Klement’s Sausage|
|Roll Out the Barrel T-Shirt||July 17||Pittsburgh Pirates||American Family Insurance|
|Khris Davis Bobblehead||July 19||Pittsburgh Pirates||Wisconsin National Guard|
|Brewers Baseball T-Shirt||July 31||Chicago Cubs||Xperience Fitness|
|Matt Garza Gnome||August 2||Chicago Cubs||Associated Bank|
|1970’s M Logo T-Shirt||August 7||St. Louis Cardinals||ORBIS Corporation|
|Bob Uecker Last Row Statue Bobblehead||August 9||St. Louis Cardinals||Palermo’s Pizza|
|Ball & Glove Logo in Wisconsin T-Shirt||August 14||Philadelphia Phillies||Master Printwear|
|Jonathan Lucroy Doubles Bobblehead||August 16||Philadelphia Phillies||Kwik Trip|
|Milwaukee Brewers Retro T-Shirt||August 28||Cincinnati Reds||Arise Health Plan|
|Vintage Brewer Bobblehead||August 30||Cincinnati Reds|
|Scooter Gennett Gnome||September 20||Cincinnati Reds|
|Fan Vote Item||October 4||Chicago Cubs|
Other promotional highlights include the following:
On Opening Day – Monday, April 6 vs. the Colorado Rockies – all fans in attendance will receive a Brewers magnetic schedule.
Spring Madness 414 returns to Miller Park on Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12, when the team takes on the division rival Pittsburgh Pirates for a three-game series. For this one special weekend, fans can not only save 50% on designated tickets, the team will also honor Milwaukee’s area code with some of the most popular concession items priced at $1 and $4 for the second consecutive year.
The 7th Annual Weather Day at Miller Park will take place on Thursday, April 23. On this day, the Brewers team up with Discovery World, the Mitchell Park Domes, the Milwaukee Public Museum, Ready Wisconsin and Storm Team 4 meteorologists from TMJ4 for a day of learning, baseball and fun. Students will enjoy a special lesson about the science of weather from the Storm Team 4 Meteorologists, complete with a visit from Bernie Brewer™ and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages – all before watching the Brewers take on the Cincinnati Reds at 12:40 p.m.
The 5-County, 5-Day Celebration will take place from May 4-8. To say thank you to the best fans in baseball, the Brewers are offering residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha Counties 50% off select Brewers tickets to games versus the Dodgers and Cubs.
The first 10,000 fans 21 and older in attendance of the Brewers May 9 game against the Chicago Cubs will receive a Brewers Fan Flag courtesy of Miller Lite.
Come celebrate Mother’s Day with the Brewers when the team hosts the Chicago Cubs in the series finale on Sunday, May 10. All fans in attendance will receive a Hank, “The Ballpark Pup,” Bobblehead courtesy of Pick ‘n Save.
Joe Nichols kicks off the inaugural Brewers Postgame Concert Series presented by Miller Lite with a show that will rock the stadium after the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 29. For over 15 years, Grammy-nominated artist Nichols has been one of country music’s brightest stars. Come join the fun as Nichols performs hits from his eight studio albums that include singles Brokenheartsville, Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off and Gimmie That Girl.
The Brewers Postgame Concert Series presented by Miller Lite continues when rockers O.A.R. take the stage after the Brewers game against the Washington Nationals on June 13. The platinum-selling band recently released their eighth studio album, The Rockville LP, which features some of the band’s most diverse, intricate songs to date, including the smash-hit Peace. They are best known for their hit singles Hey Girl, Love and Memories, Crazy Game of Poker and Shattered (Turn the Car Around).
The Brewers will honor former player and long-time broadcaster Bill Schroeder when they induct him into the team’s Wall of Honor in a pre-game ceremony before the contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, July 17. Schroeder becomes the 59th member of the “Wall of Honor,” the permanent display that honors Brewers legends located outside of Miller Park on the North side of the stadium.
The 17th Annual Brewers Community Foundation 5K Famous Racing SausagesTM Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, starting at 8 a.m. at the Klement’s Sausage Haus at Miller Park. All proceeds of the Run/Walk will support the programs of Brewers Community Foundation. For the registration fee, participants receive a commemorative T-shirt, a Terrace Reserved ticket voucher good for one of 10 Brewers 2015 home games, a bottle of Aquafina water, a Klement’s hot dog and a beer for participants 21 and older. The overall top male finisher and the overall top female finisher also receive a year’s worth of Klement’s meat products.
On Saturday, July 18, the Brewers will honor African-American heritage in baseball as they host the Pittsburgh Pirates in their annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game.
The team will celebrate Latin American culture with their annual Cerveceros Day, which is set for Saturday, August 8 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fans in attendance of the August 15 game against the Philadelphia Phillies will see the final event of the Brewers Postgame Concert Series presented by Miller Lite. Buffalo, New York natives the Goo Goo Dolls will play after the game and perform songs from their 20 plus year catalog, including hits such as Iris, Name, Slide, Black Balloon, Here Is Gone, Stay With You, Let Love In and Better Days.
Global superstars One Direction will take their highly anticipated On the Road Again 2015 stadium tour to Miller Park on August 25. With a staggering 94 number ones and over 46 million records sold in just four short years, One Direction have gone from energetic pop upstarts to international superstars. The band’s song writing becomes more personal with each record, and the record Four is set to be their most stunning yet. The album follows the global success of their huge sold out, Where We Are, stadium tour and the 3D film documentary, This Is Us. For tickets or more information visit Brewers.com/onedirection.
The fourth annual Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, Presented by Sendik’s is set for Saturday, September 26, 2015. Registration is available online at brewersmini.com. All participants receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select games at Miller Park in April or May of 2016, a participant medal and a “tech” shirt. A post-race party at Miller Park with live music will also take place. Prizes for the top finishers will be awarded.
In addition, several fan favorite season-long promotions will return in 2015. Once again, Autograph Saturdays for Kids presented by U.S. Bank® return to the home of the Brewers. Prior to five Saturday Brewers home games during the 2015 season (April 11, May 9, June 13, July 18 and August 1), fans 14 and under can receive autographs from select Brewers players and coaches.
The Brewers are excited once again to continue Kids and Senior Citizens Discount Days. Every weekday afternoon home game (excluding Opening Day, Bernie’s Terrace, Uecker Seats and All-Inclusive Areas) kids 14 and under and seniors 60+ save up to 50% on tickets.
Every Monday home game, fans can participate in Miller High Life Mondays. Terrace Reserved tickets are just $9, courtesy of Miller High Life.
Every Friday home game the Brewers will celebrate Student Nights. High school and college students can purchase $10 Terrace Reserved and $15 Loge Bleachers tickets. Student Night ticket buyers will also be able to purchase specially priced items at certain concession stands starting when Miller Park gates open up to first pitch. Items include hot dogs, 12oz soda and beer as well as nachos – all available for only $3. For additional details, visit brewers.com/students. Loge Bleachers tickets not available for Cubs games.
Every Friday home game at Miller Park this season will be Retro Friday. The team will don Brewers home throwbacks, featuring the Ball and Glove logo which was worn regularly by the team from 1978-1993.
Kids will once again be able to get the thrill of being in the game when the Prairie Farms Dairy Kids Base Run returns after Sunday home games for kids 16 and under.
Beginning on May 10th, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Family Sundays at Helfaer Field returns. Prior to each Sunday game, Helfaer Field opens for fans to play catch in the outfield and take pictures with Bernie Brewer and the Famous Racing Sausages™. In addition, Children’s Hospital offers fun opportunities to learn about injury prevention, sports safety, heart health and more.
Youth players will want to be in attendance for the popular Little League Night on Tuesday, June 16 as the Brewers take on the Kansas City Royals. All Little Leaguers in uniform (registered in advance through local youth leagues) will have the opportunity to parade around the warning track in a pre-game ceremony. Other popular dates at Miller Park include Boy Scout Night (August 3 vs. San Diego), Girl Scout Night (July 31 vs. Chicago-NL) and American Legion Day (August 9 vs. St. Louis).
Single game tickers go on sale on Saturday, February 28 at the Brewers Arctic Tailgate!
The fourth annual “Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, Presented by Sendik’s” is set for Saturday, September 26, 2015. Registration is now available online at brewersmini.com.
Last year a combined 7,200 runners, representing 39 states and 6 countries, participated in the mini-marathon (13.1 miles) and the 10K race (6.214 miles). The races both begin and end at beautiful Miller Park with unique courses that take participants past Milwaukee landmarks including the Miller Valley, Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes) and the opportunity to run inside Miller Park on the field warning track.
All participants will receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select games at Miller Park in April or May of 2016, a participant medal and a “tech” shirt. A post-race party at Miller Park with live music will also take place. Prizes for the top finishers will be awarded.
Great course support will be provided with aid stations featuring water and Gatorade and misting stations along the way. Refreshing snacks and water will be provided by Sendik’s at the finish line. Spectators will have plenty of free parking at Miller Park and will have the opportunity to watch racers run through Miller Park while being shown on the scoreboard.
During the first three years of the Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, race participants have helped to raise over $190,000 with all fundraising proceeds benefiting the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) and childhood cancer research in Wisconsin. Fundraising for the MACC Fund is supported by the Brewers Community Foundation and participants can create their own fundraising page at brewersmini.com and submit online donations. Individual fundraisers will have the chance to get their name entered in a raffle for great prizes. The top three fundraising groups will win a special prize.
The cost for the Mini-Marathon and 10K, respectively, is $65/$45 for those registering by April 30, $75/$55 for those registering between May 1 – July 31, $85/$65 for those registering between August 1 – September 20 and $100/$80 for those registering on packet pick-up day (if space is available). Race packets can be picked up at Miller Park on Thursday and Friday, September 24 and 25, 2015.
If you’re interested in participating in the Brewers Mini-Marathon +10K, but not necessarily by running, we’ve got some great options for you!
The 13.1 mile half-marathon and 10K, beginning and ending at Miller Park on Saturday, September 20th will take over 750 volunteers to ensure that all participants have a safe and fun experience.
I talked with Tai Pauls, Manager of Special Events for Brewers Enterprises and she told me that they are in need of volunteers in a variety of locations and would welcome anyone to join them.
There are two ways to volunteer:
EVENT CREW VOLUNTEERS
Brewers Enterprises is looking for people who want to be a part of the Brewers Mini + 10K Event Crew. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group. [Note: Since proceeds from the race go to the MACC Fun, this is also a great opportunity for a community service project!]
Individuals are needed to help out in a variety of areas including at packet pick-up, the full gear check area, at the start & finish line, as course marshals, as part of the bike team leading the race, or at the post-race tailgate party. All individual shifts & jobs can be selected on the volunteer page of the race website.
Volunteer Groups are also extremely important to help man the various Aid Stations along the course and they are still looking for groups to join them. At the Aid Stations, groups will assist in distributing water to the runners and lend some moral support to runners like John and me by cheering us on the way. Tai encourages groups to embrace their stations and make them their own by displaying team/organization/company banners, colors, etc. Other areas where groups can possibly be utilized are at the finish line, race results tents or packet pick-up the day before the event.
Last year, sororities, charitable groups, school groups and local companies who manned their stations were integral to the race’s success.
In addition to keeping things organized and safe for the runners, Tai’s goal is to make sure that we have an extremely fun and enjoyable experience.
To do this, they are seeking a variety of entertainment acts stationed along the course to entertain the runners. We have some great acts lined up already, but we’re always looking for family friendly entertainers, cheer groups, and bands to perform for participants and spectators on the course.
Entertainment groups are considered volunteers as well, but will receive great exposure and promotion as a Brewers Mini +10K entertainment act. All bands, groups, etc. will be listed with logo and/or name on www.brewersmini.com and will be included in the email correspondence to all runners.
So, what’s in it for you?
In addition to being a part of this unique event, all volunteers and entertainers will receive:
- An official Event Crew t-shirt
- A ticket voucher good for a regular season game in April/May of 2015
Depending on the volunteer assignment, the timeframe for race day on Saturday, September 20, is approximately 6am-11:30am (some jobs start later or end earlier). More information can be found on the sites below.
Event Crew Volunteer info – http://www.race-brewers.com/volunteers-2013
Entertainment Volunteer info – http://www.race-brewers.com/entertainment
If you’re running the race and/or can’t volunteer yourself, please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested in helping out. It is sure to be a fun day for runners and volunteers alike!
Thanks in advance for your assistance, we look forward to seeing you on September 20!
Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to increase your fitness level and/or run a race? Great–let us help you with that!
The third annual “Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, Presented by Sendik’s” is set for Saturday, September 20, 2014. Registration is now available online at www.brewersmini.com.
Last year a combined 7,000 runners, representing 38 states, participated in the Mini-Marathon (13.1 miles) and the 10K race (6.214 miles). The races both begin and end at beautiful Miller Park and offer scenic and unique courses that will take participants around and through many Milwaukee landmarks including the Miller Valley, the Harley-Davidson Museum, Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes), and the Miller Park warning track. Prizes for the top finishers will be awarded.
All participants will receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select games at Miller Park in April or May of 2015, a participant medal and a “tech” shirt. A post-race tailgate party outside Miller Park with live music will also take place.
Great course support will be provided with aid stations featuring water and Gatorade, misting stations, and entertainment along the way. Refreshing snacks and water will be provided by Sendik’s at the finish line. Spectators will have plenty of free parking at Miller Park and will have the opportunity to watch racers run through Miller Park while being shown on the scoreboard.
Race participants helped to raise over $145,000 during the first two years of the Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, with all fundraising proceeds benefiting the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) and childhood cancer research in Wisconsin. Fundraising for the MACC Fund is supported by the Brewers Community Foundation and participants can create their own fundraising page at www.brewersmini.com and submit online donations. Individual fundraisers will have the chance to get their name entered in a raffle for great prizes. The top three fundraising groups will win a special prize.
The cost for the Mini-Marathon and 10K, respectively, is $65/$45 for those registering by April 30, $75/$55 for those registering between May 1 – July 31, $85/$65 for those registering between August 1 – September 20 and $100/$80 for those registering on packet pick-up day (if space is available). The earlier you register, the more you save!
Race packets can be picked up at Miller Park on Thursday and Friday, September 18 and 19, 2014.
-John and Cait
Last Saturday, over 7,000 participants from 41 states turned out at Miller Park for the second annual Brewers Mini-Marathon, (with a 10K added on this year!). For the most part, runners had great weather–a beautiful fall day that got just a little warm toward the end of the race.
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 just outside the front of the ballpark.
Congratulations go out to Scott Mueller of Pewaukee, Wis. who finished the Brewers Mini first overall with a time of 1:13.50–a pace of 5:38! The women’s top finisher was Dani Fischer of Madison, Wis. with a time of 1:18.30. If you’ll recall, Dani was our top female finisher last year as well; she beat last year’s time by 19 seconds! For the 10K, Aaron Nodolf of Menomonee Falls, Wis. was the top finisher with a time of 34:20.
If you ran one of the races, or if you want to see how your friends and family finished, detailed results can be found here.
This year, we also asked you to submit your photos on Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #BrewersMini. We pulled a few of our favorites and included them below. Enjoy!
[To see more images that Cait has pulled into a Storify story click here.]
Congratulations and thank you to Jason Hartlund, Tai Pauls and the Brewers Enterprises crew; the over 750 volunteers; and John Cary and the MACC Fund for helping with what turned out to be a fantastic day.
Please feel free to leave your comments below about this year’s race and make plans for next year’s event that will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014. 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
The second annual Brewers Mini Marathon and 10k is Saturday, beginning and ending at Miller Park. Last year, the race started out with some thunderstorms and chilly temps, but this year it looks like sunshine, blue skies and temperatures in the 70s (runners, start hydrating now!).
Runners of all types and abilities will be racing on Saturday, but a special group of runners are giving 11 special athletes an opportunity to race. On Saturday, my TEAM TRIUMPH’s disabled “challenged” athletes will take part in the race.
Racing on this team are over 70 participants including 11 challenged athletes (called “Captains”) guided by one to four able-bodied athletes (called “Angels”) run. The Captains are pushed in a specialized racing chair and for almost all the 11 captains will be the first race they have ever experienced. The team will lead off the event starting a few minutes before racers and will have a dedicated tent located near the start/finish-line.
The only organization of its kind, myTEAM TRIUMPH enables hundreds of challenged athletes to experience the thrill and character-building benefits of participating in the greatest endurance events throughout the state. They create opportunities for challenged athletes (disabled individuals of all ages) to take part in races and endurance events like the Brewers Mini. Becoming race finishers and receiving their congratulatory medal, the Captains finally get to experience the thrill, challenges and sense of accomplishment one achieves by participating in events such as a road race or triathlon. For many of the Captains, it is the first time they hear support and cheers from the many fans and spectators along the way.
Through their mission, they hope enrich the health and well-being of people with disabilities by fostering lasting, authentic relationships through the teamwork environment of endurance athletics. I remember seeing a number of these participants in the race last year and it was very inspiring. I’m very happy that the group is growing and will be back this year. If you are participating in the race as a runner or a fan, be sure to give these runners a special cheer or wave as you see them.
In addition to the good that myTEAM TRIUMPH is doing, there are other ways racers can give back to the community through Saturday’s race. Participants and their supporters are invited to give to the MACC Fund and Brewers Community Foundation through fundraising. There is still time to raise money for this great organization as you can make donations through Saturday. More information on the MACC Fund and the fundraising aspect to the race can be found here.
Packet pickup for Saturday’s race begins today from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Miller Park on the Club Level and continues tomorrow from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Packet Pickup is organized alphabetically by last name, and you must have a photo ID to pick up. You may pick up a packet for a friend. Please make sure you have a copy of their photo ID. Remember there WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICKUP AND there are no transfers or refunds. After you pick up your race packet, please double-check and make sure that the enclosed information is properly assigned to you.
I am not participating in this year’s race, but Cait is volunteering at the “Back of the Pack.” If you want to join her, look for her among the volunteers who will be making sure no runner gets left behind. If you are looking to volunteer, there are still many opportunities to take part. Your organization, group or company can enjoy team-building while supporting our community. Groups are needed to help with Aid Stations and/or other areas. Please contact us at Race@Brewers.com or 414-902-4628 for more details or to reserve your group’s shift and receive sign up information!
Good luck to everyone participating in the race!
It’s the homestretch for the Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K. If you have signed up and haven’t started training, what are you waiting for!? Less than two weeks until the big race!
And… that also means less than two weeks to help fundraise and support a very important organization, the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer).
For over 35 years, the MACC Fund has raised over $41 million for childhood cancer and related blood disorder research. It is a cause that has touched many lives, most likely someone you may know.
The MACC Fund works with the Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. In addition, the MACC Fund also sponsors research centers in Madison and Milwaukee.
The Brewers have teamed up with the MACC Fund to raise money for their cause. The race is a great way to shed some light on how important the MACC Fund is to childhood cancer research. Visit BrewersMini.com to donate in the name of any person running the Brewers Mini.
So, if you’ve thought about participating in the physical race yourself, but don’t have the chance or the stamina this year, you can still participate in another race–the race to wipe out childhood cancer and related blood disorders—one child at a time.
If you’re running the race and have already started fundraising, that’s great! Please know your support and efforts are much appreciated We’d also like to hear from you–what’s been working? Have you tried campaign emails or letters? How about a fundraising party, teaming up with others, or getting creative? Garage sales, bake sales and car washes are some easy and fun ideas to help boost your total.
Last year, more than $100,000 was raised for the MACC Fund by participants in this event. With your help, we can push that number even higher. We’ve been checking out the Fundraising page on the brewersmini.com and we are thrilled to see terrific numbers coming in so far, but we still have a long way to go.
And because incentives are helpful not only in racing, but also in fundraising, Brewers Enterprises has some great ones to keep you motivated!
Various levels have been established to qualify for individual and group prizes. The top individual and group fundraisers will get their choice of prize within their qualifying level, all other fundraisers will be entered into a drawing for the remaining prizes for which they qualify.
Prizes include everything from autographed baseballs and rounds of golf to tickets to Opening Day and the opportunity to take batting practice! For a full list of prizes, click here.
So there you have it. On Saturday, September 28, we all have two common goals–to finish the race strong and to help support this important cause.
You’re already online, so just click here to start your fundraising efforts right away!
-John and Cait
Note: If you’d rather give of your time, the Brewers Mini is still looking for volunteers for race day and other tasks associated with the event! Click here for more.