Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Race Preview: Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest

Today's post is dedicated to one of my favorite 5k races - Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest

I'll admit, I'm a teensy bit biased as I'm on the race planning committee, but I do believe it's a great event and the money raised goes to the Arthritis Foundation - a fantastic nonprofit that supports more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.

While not super competitive, it's the perfect event to bring your family and friends and everyone will have a great time. 

Midway through last year's 5k

 Running in my niece, Kyley, at last year's race

Here's the scoop:

What: Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest

When: Saturday, August 17 @ 10am
Where: Milwaukee Lakefront - North Gate of Milwaukee Irish Fest Grounds
Cost: $30 for adults; $15 for youth under age 12
Sign Up: Online or Day of Event
Details, Details: This year's event will feature a KidZone, pre-race warmup and stretching, live music by The Pubby's, free post-race Sprecher Beer for participants, free entrance to Irish Fest, overall and age group awards and more.

It's going to be a blast and I'd love to see some of you at the race. If you decide to sign up, join Team Olallie and you'll get to race with me, Sheila, Michelle, Kat and a few others!

So get out your best Irish-themed running outfits and who knows, maybe you'll get lucky and win one of the overall or age group awards ;)

See you at the race!

- ST


  1. Love, Love, Love any and all Milwaukee races! I hope you all get a big turnout!!

    1. Thanks Cori! If you're free that weekend, you should join us ;)

  2. Bummer! This race is on my daughters birthday, or I'd really try to be there! Good luck!

    1. Thanks - perhaps you'll be able to join us next year!