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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
Today at Miller Park, Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin held his end of season press conference. The 45 minute session touched on a number of topics about the 2013 Brewers and what the off-season and future hold for the team.
In addition, the Brewers Media Relations Department released the annual end-of-season notes packet! Always a popular piece of information to get Brewers media (and now fans) through the off-season, the end-of-season notes has everything you need from a statistical standpoint.
You can click this link for the: End_of_Season_Notes.
Here are two videos from two videos with some highlights of what Melvin had to say:
There are a lot of signs that the entire organization is looking ahead to 2014. As Cait mentioned earlier, the field renovation is already underway, the baseball ops department is looking ahead and here in media relations, we will soon get started on the 2014 Media Guide!
Just over a week after the Crew played its last home game of the 2013 season, the field at Miller Park looks completely different.
This week, the Grounds Crew is working on replacing the surface, approximately 4″ deep.
“We’ll bring in 1000 tons of new sand, till it, compact it, grade it, and bring in new sand-based sod,” Brewers Director of Grounds, Justin Scott, said.
The sod is coming from Graff’s Turf Farm in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Graff’s supplies turf for many MLB fields, including Busch Stadium, Coors Field, and Kauffman Field among others.
The last time the Grounds Crew took on this project was in fall of 2008.
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!
Want to guarantee that someone in your group will win the Best Costume Contest this Halloween?
Try trick-or-treating with the Brewers mascots!
We are offering one lucky family the chance to spend Halloween with all five members of the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages. Beginning tomorrow, fans can visit brewers.com/auction to participate in an online auction with the top bidder winning the opportunity to trick-or-treat in their local neighborhood with the Brewers mascots.
The “Trick-or-Treat Auction” begins tomorrow at noon CT and concludes on Tuesday, October 15 at 5 p.m. CT. The auction starts at $250 with bid increments of $25.
The top-bid winner will be notified by a Brewers representative and will be able to select from two different dates to trick-or-treat with Hot Dog, Italian Sausage, Bratwurst, Polish Sausage and Chorizo for one hour. The dates to select from are either Sunday, October 24 after 4:30 p.m. CT or Thursday, October 31 between 4 and 8 p.m. CT. The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages’ appearance time will be for one hour and the winning neighborhood must be located within a 30-mile radius of Miller Park.
Net proceeds from the auction will benefit Brewers Community Foundation.
While you’re visiting brewers.com/auction, make sure you check out all of the other items you can bid on– we’ve got game-worn jerseys and caps, autographed photos, and more! Be sure to check back often as new items are added all the time.
Best of luck!
We have reached the last home series of the season. The Double Clutch is sending the 2013 season out with a bang. Featured this weekend is a St. Louis Brisket Stuffed Meatloaf Sandwich. This is not your mom’s meatloaf, that is for sure!
A sandwich made of meatloaf, stuffed with house smoked beef brisket and cheddar cheese and topped with homemade ancho ketchup give this sandwich tangy, smoked flavor. This is definitely one of my favorite’s this year. Served with house made kettle chips and a pickle for $10, it is a delicious meal and a great way to send Brewers fans to the off-season.
A staple of the Double Clutch, the Spaghetti-in-a-Meatball is also available again and features a 1/2 pound beef and veal meatball stuffed with spaghetti and mozzarella cheese and topped with marinara sauce. That is $9.
The Double Clutch stand is on the Loge Level outside section 215 (on the first base side of the press box). Thanks for your support on enjoying the Double Clutch this year. Chef John and his crew brought a number of creative ideas to the Double Clutch and I cannot wait to see what he has next year! What was your favorite Double Clutch item of 2013? Please vote below and feel free to comment as well.
If you recall, back in July, the Travel Channel made a visit to Miller Park to tape Adam Richman’s new show, Fandemonium.
If you haven’t seen the show, in each episode Adam immerses himself into an event that has a legendary base of obsessed, passionate superfans, from the Daytona 500 to the Kentucky Derby to Trucks Gone Wild. Along the way, he meets veteran attendees, known for their years of dedication and commitment to what they love. He samples their fantastic food, enjoys the homemade gadgets that makes each setup unique, and learns their insider secrets to what makes each of these events so legendary and worthy of wild celebration. To cap off each event, Adam takes everything he’s uncovered on his journey to give back to the fans with something they’ve never seen before: a new culinary creation inspired by the event and an amazing party that celebrates the superfans he’s visiting.
When he visited us, Adam (along with special guest former Brewers outfielder and current MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton) was on a mission to find our craziest super fans, culinary creations and cultural experiences (read: tailgating) that help put Miller Park on the map.
We think he got more than he bargained for. The Miller Park episode of Fandemonium (called “Brewers, Brats and Beer”) is set to premiere this Sunday on the Travel Channel at 8pm CT.
Here’s a sneak peek:
After you watch the show, make sure you come back and share your comments with us!
PS: As a reminder, with Sunday’s Brewers vs. Cardinals game time change to 7:05pm CT, Brewers fans may want to remember to set their DVRs!
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.
Get Your Free Brewers Tervis Tumblers at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic, Plus Enjoy a Sale on Bases!
As we get ready to enter the final homestand of the 2013 season, the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park is offering fans a great deal. This Friday, fans spending $150 or more at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic will receive a set of two Brewers Tervis Tumblers FREE, while supplies last.
In addition, starting Friday, there will be a sale on game-used bases at the Brewers Authentics Kiosk, located behind Section 111. All bases will have a sale price of $175 each, including day-of-game bases, until Sunday, September 22, or while supplies last.
We hope to see you out here at Miller Park during this homestand!
Tomorrow the Brewers will celebrate the traditional end of summer with a celebration of summer’s favorite treat: the hot dog. Hot dogs will be just $1 tomorrow at Miller Park as the Brewers take on the Pirates at 1:10 p.m. at Miller Park.
Our friends at FS Wisconsin will celebrate with a hot dog eating challenge throughout the game. Craig Coshun, Jerry Augustine and Sophia Minnaert will eat as many hot dogs as they can during the game tomorrow to benefit the Brewers Community Foundation.
They will be at the FS Wisconsin desk in right field throughout the game. Brewers television announcer Bill Schroeder will buy the hot dogs they eat and Schroeder, Brian Anderson and FS Wisconsin producer Michael Vettor will all give $10 to the Brewers Community Foundation for each hot dog eaten by Coshun, Augustine and Minnaert.
If you are here at Miller Park you can enjoy $1 hot dogs and Brewers baseball. If you can’t make it to Miller Park, tune in to the Brewers on FS Wisconsin to follow the progress of the hot dog eating challenge on television! Enjoy the holiday!