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Summer’s Here! Time to Get Outside and Get Active!

Today is the first official day of summer and thankfully, the weather has FINALLY started to warm up around these parts after a lackluster spring.

Summer is the perfect time to come out to the ballpark and tailgate with your friends and it’s also time to get outdoors, get active and perhaps even try your hand at one of our fun upcoming Brewers events.

From 5K runs and walks to half-marathons and bike rides, we have an event for practically anyone to participate.

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If this weather doesn’t inspire you to get outside and start training, we’ve got a special promo code to help you save on registration.

Use code “Summer” 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, as well as $10 off the Hitting for the Cycle bike ride.

Be sure to RACE to take advantage of this great deal. This offer is good for today only!



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.


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 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

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


Early Entry for Brewers Mini Ends Tonight!

Are you planning to join John and me by running in the Brewers Mini-Marathon on Saturday, September 22?  Then don’t forget to register by midnight tonight (Monday, April 30) to save $10 with the Early Entry fee of just $65. [After tonight, the price increases to $75 until July 31.]

Register now and you’ll get:

  • To race on a scenic and unique course past, around and through many Milwaukee landmarks. The course will begin and end at Miller Park, including an opportunity to run inside, along the playing field warning track.
  • terrific on-course support with 10 Aid Stations serving water & Gatorade, Misting Stations, and entertainment along the route.
  • free Brewers ticket voucher for any remaining 2012 regular season game or a game in April/May of 2013.
  • A swag bag including a tech shirt, plus a medal and  awards for top performers in each male and female age category.
  • Access to a fantastic post-race tailgate party at Miller Park with live music, free beer and great food!
  • Fundraising opportunities to support the MACC Fund and amazing prizes for top individual and group fundraisers.

Don’t forget to follow us here all season long as we train for the race and raise money to support the MACC Fund! We’ll have tips on getting the proper gear, what to eat to compete, training logs and more! After you register, make sure you join Team John & Cait!

For more information on the Brewers Mini, visit

Hope to see you there!


Brewers To Host “Mini-Marathon” in September, Will Benefit the MACC Fund

For all of you runners out there, the Brewers made an exciting announcement today!

We will be hosting an inaugural “Brewers Mini-Marathon” at Miller Park on Saturday, September 22nd.  The 13.1 mile race will start and finish at Miller Park, taking participants on a scenic route past a number of iconic Milwaukee landmarks along the way, such as Saz’s State House, the Miller Valley and Miller Brewery, the Mitchell Park Domes, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, the Harley-Davidson Museum and Palermo’s Pizza. Runners will also run through the park along the warning track.

The event will come with plenty of fun and entertainment as all participants will receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select 2012 or 2013 games at Miller Park, a participant medal, a “tech” shirt and a post-race tailgate party outside Miller Park with live music.

Great on-course support will be provided with 10 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.

2012 Mini Marathon Course Map

2012 Mini Marathon Course Map

Additionally, there will be an opportunity to raise money for the MACC Fund, benefitting childhood cancer research in Wisconsin.  Participants can organize their own fundraising page online at and donors can make donations online.  Those raising money for the fundraising part will be eligible to win some great prizes.  A sampling of those prizes are listed here:

– Tickets to Opening Day 2013

– Holding the finish line tape for the Klement’s World Famous Sausage Race

– A private dinner for two at Home Plate at Miller Park

– The opportunity to toss out a Ceremonial First Pitch at a 2013 regular season game

– Two tickets to the MACC Fund’s “An Evening with Aaron Rodgers”

– A Miller Park roof tour

Participants can register for the race at starting today.  The cost of the race is $65 for those registering by April 30, $75 for those registering between May 1 – July 31 and $85 for those registering between August 1 – September 19.  For those registering on packet pick-up day, September 21, the cost is $100.  Race packets can be picked up at Miller Park on Friday, September 21.  If you are looking to volunteer at the race, opportunities are for that are also available on the website.

We are also announcing today that we are planning to participate in the race! We are going to have a donor page set up here and will be raising money for the MACC Fund. We are also going to be keeping our readers updated on our training for the race so you can follow along and track your training as well.

John: On a personal level, this involves two things that are special to me.  I ran Cross Country while at Marquette High School (in fact, some of this course will be much of same route that we ran on a daily basis while training), so running has always been something that interests me.  I have great memories of running Cross Country in high school, it was challenging both mentally and physically and I learned a lot from my coach Jim Kearney.  I have never done a half-marathon before, but I’m up for the challenge.

Secondly, MACC Fund is also something that has always meant a lot to me.  I grew up attending MACC Fund events with my family and I know the difference they make in the lives of children with cancer.  I’m really happy the Brewers and MACC Fund are teaming up for this event.

Cait: Unlike John, I did not run in high school (I played golf instead), but I have completed a few 5K’s and one half-marathon since then. I wouldn’t consider myself a hardcore runner, but I do like to challenge myself by setting new fitness goals, like climbing Camelback Mountain when we’re down at Spring Training, participating in a 60-mile walk for breast cancer, etc.

My only other half-marathon was in Door County in May of 2010, so it’s  about time I started training for another race and this is great motivation! It’s certainly going to be a fun one, for a great cause. I really hope you’ll join us!

Stay tuned to the blog to follow along with our training for the race!



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