The Milwaukee Brewers Inaugural "Mini-Marathon" Backs MACC!
Fundraising component to the 13.1-mile race will benefit the MACC Fund
**Thanks to the amazing support of particiapants, the "Brewers Mini" Half Marathon is sold out for runners. But, volunteers are needed for packet pickup on Friday, Sept. 21st at Miller Park. Volunteers are also needed on the day of the event and at the tailgate immediately following the run (September 22nd). Please head here to sign up to help at this historic event--> http://www.race-brewers.com/volunteers
The Milwaukee Brewers have supported the MACC Fund throughout its 35 years. Brewers doubles, home runs, stolen bases, pitching changes, double plays and more have all raised funds for the MACC Fund in conjunction with the Brewers' broadcast sponsors on behalf of the MACC Fund.
The inaugural "Brewers Mini-Marathon" on Saturday, Sept. 22, is another example of this big league support. Beginning at beautiful Miller Park, runners will enjoy a scenic route through Milwaukee, prizes and a post-race tailgate party all of which are sure to make this one of the most unique half marathons in the area. In addition, the race also offers an opportunity to raise money for the MACC Fund, benefiting childhood cancer and blood disorder research in Wisconsin impacting the care of kids everywhere.
The course will include many Milwaukee landmarks including Miller Valley, the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Mitchell Park Conservatory Domes, Miller Park and others. Runners and volunteers 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. Vision Event Management will be managing the Mini-Marathon in conjunction with Brewers Enterprises.
Great 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 be able to watch the runners on the giant scoreboard while they run on the warning path from right field.
In making the announcement at a press conference at Miller Park on April 12, Milwaukee Brewers Chief Operating Officer, Rick Schlesinger said: "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 day of fun that will benefit a worthy cause."
Fundraising proceeds from the Brewers Mini-Marathon will benefit the MACC Fund. Participants can organize their own fundraising page online at www.brewersmini.com and donors can make donations online. A complete list of fundraising prizes can be found at www.brewersmini.com
Participants can register for the race at www.brewersmini.com. The cost of the race is $65 for those registering by April 30, $75 between May 1 - July 31 and $85 between August 1 - Sept. 19. For those registering on packet pick-up day at Miler Park on Sept. 21, the cost is $100. Complete race details, a course map and other information including signing up to volunteer can all be found at www.brewersmini.com.
Thanks to the Milwaukee Brewers and Brewers Enterprises for including the MACC Fund in this very special event which is sure have "legs" to become another great Milwaukee tradition.
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