Brewers to host half marathon in September

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The inaugural “Brewers Mini-Marathon” is set for Saturday, Sept. 22 at Miller Park, a 13.1 mile race along a scenic Milwaukee route that will raise money for the MACC Fund, benefitting childhood cancer research in Wisconsin.

The course will take runners past Milwaukee landmarks including the Miller Valley, the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Mitchell Park Conservatory — better known to locals as The Domes — and through Miller Park.  Participants and volunteers will receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select 2012 or 2013 Brewers home games, a participant medal, a “tech” shirt and a post-race tailgate party outside Miller Park with live music.

“Brewers Enterprises is always looking to develop new events to add to the entertainment offerings in Milwaukee, and we think the Mini-Marathon will be a terrific afternoon of fun that will benefit a worthy cause,” Brewers COO Rick Schlesinger said in a statement.

Fundraising proceeds from the event will benefit the MACC Fund.  Participants can organize their own fundraising page online at and donors can make donations online.  Fundraising prizes include tickets to 2013 Opening Day, a private dinner for two at home plate at Miller Park, a ceremonial first pitch, a Miller Park roof tour and two tickets to the MACC Fund’s “An Evening with Aaron Rodgers.”

The race entry fee is $65 for those registering by April 30, $75 for those registering between May 1-July 31 and $85 for those registering between Aug. 1-Sept. 19.  For those registering on packet pick-up day, Sept. 21, the cost is $100.

Complete race details, a course map and other information can all be found at

Too bad the Brewers are in Washington that day, because I’d win this thing.


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