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We’re Number One… Because of YOU!

We just received some terrific news–John and Cait… Plus 9  was the top MLB Pro Blog for the month of April! This is quite the honor, especially when you consider all of the other awesome MLBlogs that are out there, like Keith Olbermann’s Baseball Nerd Blog and Jamie Ramsey’s Better Off Red, just to name a couple.

But really, the kudos goes to you! Thank you for reading the blog.  It was a busy April for us and we hope to continue to be the place for an inside look at the Brewers. We would not be number one without our readers, so to celebrate, we thought we’d do a fun giveaway with trivia related to the blog.

The first person to answer the following questions in the comment field below will win a prize package consisting of:

Blog Prize

Ready? Here’s what you need to answer–three questions designed for you to go back through our archives!

  • We started our “What John and Cait Ate…” concession review series in 2011.  Name one of three foods that we reviewed in our first post.
  • Cait recently reviewed Haudricourt’s new Brewers book, but what was the book she reviewed last year?
  • We ran in the Brewers Mini last year and tracked our progress on the blog. What was John’s finishing time?

UPDATE:Looks like we already have our winner, wow that was fast! Congrats, Brad. Thanks again to everyone for reading!

Good luck!

Thanks again for reading, it has truly been a pleasure to be able to engage with all of you and we can’t wait to see some of you on Social Media Night, coming up on May 28. We love your feedback as well. Please continue to let us know your comments, criticisms and ideas as we continue to provide our own behind-the-scenes look at Brewers baseball.
Cheers!
John and Cait

John andCait@Brewers.com

Sign Up for the 2013 Brewers Mini-Marathon & 10K by Tuesday, April 30 and Save $20!

As the weather is finally starting to get nicer, it’s time to start thinking about getting back outside and being more active. So why not sign up for the Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, Presented by Sendik’s? And if you need a little more incentive, here it is: register by next Tuesday, April 30, you’ll save $20!

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2012’s inaugural Mini-Marathon (13.1 miles) was a big success. We raised over $111,000 in proceeds to the MACC Fund and sold out over a month before the race date.  More than 5,000 runners (including me and John!) represented 32 states. New for the second year of the “Brewers Mini” is the addition of a 10K race (6.214 miles) for the event which will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

The half marathon and 10K begins and ends at beautiful Miller Park and offers a scenic and unique course that will take participants through many Milwaukee landmarks including the Miller Valley, the Harley-Davidson Museum, Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes), the Miller Park warning track and others. Prizes for the top finishers will be awarded.

This unique and scenic course will take you inside Miller Park, around the warning track!

This unique and scenic course will take you inside Miller Park, around the warning track!

All participants will receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select games at Miller Park in April or May of 2014, 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. 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.

Fundraising proceeds from the Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, Presented by Sendik’s will once again benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) and childhood cancer research in Wisconsin.  Participants can create their own fundraising page at www.brewersmini.com and donations can be made online.  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 this Tuesday April 30. The earlier you register, the more you save!

Complete race details, a course map and other information can all be found at http://www.brewersmini.com/.

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Bonk Breaker Playing Ball with the Brewers

If you’re like me and you’re training for the Brewers Community Foundation’s annual 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk and/or the Brewers Mini-Marathon + 10K this season (or if you’re involved in other athletic pursuits and are focused on healthy-eating), you’ll want to listen up–then fuel up.

Bonk Breaker®, the official energy bar of the U.S. IRONMAN® triathlon series,  announced today that it has forged a new partnership with the Milwaukee Brewers and that Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio has become an investor in the company.

Starting on Tuesday when the Brewers return home to face the San Francisco Giants, the freshly-baked, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free nutrition bars will be available at select concession stands at Miller Park as well as at the four Brewers Team Stores. To start, we’ll be carrying the Brewers-branded Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Bonk Breaker for $3.00 each. In addition, Bonk Breaker will provide complimentary Bonk Bites™ (a smaller 1.1 oz version of the Bonk Breaker) for participants at the Brewers “Weather Day,” event next Thursday, April 18.

Bonk Breaker is also participating in the Club’s effort to promote fitness and healthy nutrition in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.

“Mark is an exceptional individual and will be a terrific resource for the Bonk Breaker team. He’s incredibly committed to fitness and great nutrition personally, and has a real passion for Bonk Breaker – as a product, as a brand, and as a culture,” commented Bonk Breaker Chairman and co-CEO Chris Frank.  “I’m from Milwaukee and have been a huge fan of the Brewers my entire life, and knowing that the Brewers are fueled by Bonk Breaker and that Brewers fans can also enjoy a great-tasting and healthy food choice at Miller Park is incredibly gratifying.  You don’t have to be in the Major Leagues to fuel like a pro.”

“I am proud to invest in Bonk Breaker as there are many common interests in our partnership,” Attanasio said. “Bonk Breaker’s connections to Milwaukee and Wisconsin, as well as their natural ties to professional sports, make this a great fit. I am impressed with the company’s products and vision, and I know that this will be a fun and exciting opportunity for all of us involved.”

Bonk Breaker Founder and co-CEO Jason Winn said, “We’ve experienced tremendous success in the endurance sports world in the past five years, and cheered when some of our Bonk Breaker-fueled athletes brought home five medals from last summer’s Olympic Games in London. It’s equally exciting to see the impact we’re now having in the professional, collegiate, and high school sports ranks as well.”

Bonk Breaker is available in eight energy bars flavors, two high protein bars, and four flavors of Bonk Bites™. Additional information about Bonk Breaker is available at www.bonkbreaker.com and via info@bonkbreaker.com.

Today, our marketing department had fun sampling some of the flavors, including Peanut Butter and Jelly, Apple Pie, Blueberry Oat, and the Brewers-branded Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. The consensus here is that Peanut Butter and Jelly is our favorite. We’ll be anxious to hear what you think!

So, next time you come out to Miller Park, grab a Bonk Breaker and fuel up!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

About Bonk Breaker®

The official bar of the U.S. IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, Bonk Breaker® was selected as the “Best Energy Bar” by Road Bike Action magazine two years running and the “Best of Competitor magazine for the 5th time in 2013. Owned and operated by Jason Winn and Chris Frank, who are elite-level athletes in their own right, Bonk Breaker’s mission is to create the “World’s Best Nutrition Bars,” a quest that began in 2006 when Jason and his mother baked the first peanut butter & jelly bar in an apartment kitchen. By combining delicious flavors from the finest all-natural ingredients that are gluten free, dairy free, and soy free, the Santa Monica, CA-based company offers a freshly-baked lineup that has grown from 4 products to 14 in the past 3 years. Bonk Breaker® is available in 8 energy bars flavors, 2 high protein bars, and 4 flavors of Bonk Bites. Top professional, Olympic, and elite teams and athletes around the world are fueled by Bonk Breaker. Team Bonk Breaker athletes took home 5 Olympic medals from the 2012 London Games, including a pair by 6-time world champion track cyclist Sarah Hammer. The company also proudly fuels Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker, preeminent professional triathletes Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae, Angela Naeth, and Heather & Trevor Wurtele as well as the Kenda 5-hour Energy Pro Cycling team and Hincapie Sportswear Development Team. Equally important, Bonk Breaker® is the energy bar of choice for weekend warriors, families, and anyone hungry for a tasty and nutritious snack. Visit Bonk Breaker® online at www.bonkbreaker.com  and “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bonkbreakerbar.

In 2013, Resolve to Run the Brewers Mini or 10K!

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to exercise more, start running and/or train for a race?

Then sign up for the Brewers-Mini Marathon or 10K, presented by Sendik’s!

You’ve got plenty of time to train leading up to this fun event, which will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

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If you followed the blog in 2012, you know that 2012’s inaugural Mini-Marathon was a big success. We raised over $111,000 in proceeds to the MACC Fund and sold out over a month before the race date. More than 5,000 runners (including us!) represented 32 states.

The half marathon and 10K begins and ends at beautiful Miller Park and offers a scenic and unique course that will take participants through many Milwaukee landmarks including the Miller Valley, the Harley-Davidson Museum, Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes), the Miller Park warning track and others. 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 2014, 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. 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.

Fundraising proceeds from the Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, Presented by Sendik’s will once again benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) and childhood cancer research in Wisconsin. Participants can create their own fundraising page at www.brewersmini.com and donations can be made online. 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).

That means, the earlier you register, the more you save!

Race packets can be picked up at Miller Park on Friday, September 27, 2013. Complete race details, a course map and other information can all be found at http://www.brewersmini.com/.

We had so much fun sharing our training with you in 2012 and we’re looking forward to more fun this year, too!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

Registration for 2013 Brewers Mini-Marathon & 10K Begins Tomorrow!

Today was a very exciting day!

The announcement of the 2013 “Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, Presented by Sendik’s.”

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Yes, that’s right. New for the second year of the “Brewers Mini” is the addition of a 10K race (6.214 miles) for the event which will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Registration will begin this Saturday at 8 a.m. CT at www.brewersmini.com and will include the option to purchase a registration spot as a gift for the holidays.

If you’ve been following the blog this year, you know that this year’s inaugural Mini-Marathon (13.1 miles) was a big success. We raised over $111,000 in proceeds to the MACC Fund and sold out over a month before the race date.  More than 5,000 runners (including us!) represented 32 states.

 The half marathon and 10K begins and ends at beautiful Miller Park and offers a scenic and unique course that will take participants through many Milwaukee landmarks including the Miller Valley, the Harley-Davidson Museum, Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes), the Miller Park warning track and others. 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 2014, 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. 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.

Fundraising proceeds from the Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, Presented by Sendik’s will once again benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) and childhood cancer research in Wisconsin.  Participants can create their own fundraising page at www.brewersmini.com and donations can be made online.  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). 

That means, the earlier you register, the more you save!

Race packets can be picked up at Miller Park on Friday, September 27, 2013. Complete race details, a course map and other information can all be found at http://www.brewersmini.com/.

We had so much fun sharing our training with you last year. Look for more to come in the New Year!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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!

– JOHN AND CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

Don’t Forget: Brewers Mini Packet Pick-Up is Today!

Tomorrow is race day!

I just picked up my packet and it made it all that more real. The Brewers Mini is finally here!

Packet Pick-Up for the Brewers Mini-Marathon will be held at Miller Park today (Friday, September 21) until 9:00 p.m. Please enter at the Clock Tower Entrance located on the 3rd base side.

Parking is available at Miller Park for free during the Packet Pick-Up today. As a reminder to everyone, there is NO race day packet pick-up.

Participants may have a friend or family member pick up their packet, however they must have a copy of your photo ID (paper or digital). Packet Pick-Up is organized alphabetically by last name.

The line, organized alphabetically by last name, was not too bad today around noon when I checked it out.

Your FREE Ticket Voucher will be in your packet, along with the following items:

  • Race participant T-shirt
  • Your bib number and safety pins
  • Your timing chip and instructions
  • Final instructions
  • Coupons for discounted merchandise and services

Here’s my packet! If you see #3085 out there, flag me down and say hello!

Also, don’t forget–you can donate your shoes!

The South Shore YMCA Teen Leaders Club, a teen volunteer group that runs events which benefit the immediate Milwaukee community, will be collecting new or gently used shoes during Packet Pick-Up and on Race Day. Donated shoes can be child to adult sizes and do not have to be running shoes. The collected shoes will be distributed to local charities to help those in need. Shoe donation will be available during all Packet Pick-Up hours and on Race Day near Key Check at Helfaer Field.

For more information on Packet Pick-Up please click here.

See you at the starting line!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Running For the MACC Fund, Just 3 Weeks to the Brewers Mini

It’s the homestretch for the Brewers Mini-Marathon. The event is sold out and if you have signed up and haven’t started training, what are you waiting for!? Less than three weeks until the big race!

In all seriousness, there is an important part of the Brewers Mini that we haven’t really touched on yet through the blog. There is the fundraising aspect to the race—raising money for 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.  If you would like to donate to Team John and Cait, you can do so by clicking here.  You can also visit BrewersMini.com to donate in the name of any person running the Brewers Mini.

JOHN
The MACC Fund has always been something that has been a part of my life. My family has always been involved and I’m proud to call a number of leaders of the organization good friends. MACC Fund Executive Director John, Cary, MACC Fund President Jon McGlocklin and my dad, John F. Steinmiller, who has served on the MACC Fund Board of Directors, have always been good examples for me of how important this organization is to the community.

From participating in the Children’s Fashion Shows when I was little (oops, my mom must have misplaced those photos), playing in the Hoop-It-Up 3-on-3 basketball tournament with my friends growing up, the Women For MACC Pasta Fest, attending the Bucks MACC Fund Game, working with Bob and Brian’s Radiothon and seeing the “MACC Star” on our Christmas tree every year, the MACC Fund has always been something that has been a part of my life. Growing up in the Milwaukee community, it is hard to miss any of their events.

The hardworking people who are a part of the organization as well as the children who benefit from their research will certainly be on my mind on September 22 when running this race.

CAIT

Childhood cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children after the newborn period. While I do not have the same personal ties to the MACC Fund that John does, I do know that the MACC Fund is a wonderful organization supporting a very important cause.

So, if you thought about participating in the physical race yourself, but didn’t have the chance, 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.

I’ve been checking out the Fundraising page on the brewersmini.com and I’m thrilled to see terrific numbers coming in so far!

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 a private gourmet dinner for two at Home Plate in Miller Park and the opportunity to take batting practice! For a full list of prizes, click here.

So there you have it. On Saturday, September 22, we all have two common goals–to finish the race strong and to help support this important cause.

We hope that you will help support Team John and Cait, or become a fundraiser yourself!

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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.

Volunteers & Entertainment Needed! 5 Weeks To Go Until the Brewers Mini-Marathon!

With just 5 weeks to go until the Brewers Mini-Marathon, we hope you’ve hit your stride in your training! John and I are still chugging along.

If you haven’t heard, the race is now sold out, but even if you didn’t sign up in time, that doesn’t mean you can’t be involved with the inaugural event.

The 13.1 mile half-marathon beginning and ending at Miller Park on Saturday, September 22nd 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 still 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 Event Crew. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group.

Individuals are needed to help out in a variety of areas including at packet pick-up, at the start & finish line, or at the post-race tailgate party. All individual shifts & jobs can be selected on the volunteer page of our 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.

ENTERTAINMENT VOLUNTEERS

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.  Entertainment can include anything from bands or dancers to singers or other performers.

Entertainment groups will receive great exposure and promotion as a Brewers Mini 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, a group of 5,000 people.

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 2013 (exclusions may apply, tickets are subject to availability)
  • An invitation to join the race participants at the post-race tailgate party at Miller Park

Depending on the volunteer assignment, the timeframe for race day on Saturday, September 22, 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

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 22!

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Support the MACC Fund by making a donation to our team here! (More on fundraising to come!)

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