Results tagged ‘ Sausage Race ’
The Klement’s Racing Sausages earned their keep Tuesday by helping the Brewers load the final moving truck bound for Spring Training. It’s an annual rite of spring that marks a sort of symbolic start to the baseball season — just ask Craig Counsell, who happened to drop by Miller Park on Tuesday morning to use the batting cage.
For those who missed it, Milwaukee’s own Trenni Kusnierek put together a feature about the Klement’s Sausage Race that aired this week on the MLB Network, and her abject failure is available for all to see at MLB.com.
(I feel comfortable calling it a failure, because I once finished third. Although, there were only four sausages then, and I was so far behind that my then-colleague who took pictures labeled them, “smoked sausage.” I still maintain that my third is better than Trenni’s fourth, and it’s my blog so it’s my call.)
Anyway, Here’s the link.
Congratulatins to West Bend’s Andy Ruffalo and Milwaukee’s Leslie Lawton, the overall men’s and women’s winners in Saturday’s Brewers Charities 5K Sausage Race. Ruffalo covered the 3.1 mile course in 15:38.18 and Lawton covered the course, which snaked around — and through — Miller Park in 19:01.40.
The sausage race group, because this is Milwaukee and we have that sort of thing, was won by the hot dog, who ran in 23:33.75. As Brewers Charities president Lynn Sprangers pointed out, that’s not bad for a guy in a heavy sausage costume.
My buddy Nick Olson did our fantasy football league proud by finishing fifth in our age group and 13th overall among the more than 1,500 timed runners. I swear I finished, but my name, thankfully, to be honest, didn’t show up on the list.
If you’re curious about your own time, check the online results. Brewers Charities raised more than $75,000 with the event.
Photographer Jeff Hanisch was kind enough to send along some evidence: