19th Annual Hank Aaron State Trail 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, August 11, 2018
7:00 - 8:15 a.m. Check-in
8:30 a.m. Race Start
Live band performing throughout the event!
Refreshments before and after the race. Root beer floats and burgers after the race!
Family friendly, strollers allowed
Prizes for teams and top 3 male and female runners in fifteen age categories!
Silent auction with fabulous prizes!
Proceeds benefit the trail and send 125 kids to Bike Adventure Camp each summer!
The 2018 Run/Walk route takes you through beautiful Three Bridges Park crossing the Menomonee River, through restored prairie and provides a dramatic view of Miller Park in the home stretch. This route is steeped in history and located along Milwaukee's former rail and industrial corridor. The transformation of this area over the past 20 years is worth visiting over and over again. Come out to support the Hank Aaron State Trail and enjoy the beautiful route. Stick around to enjoy the live band, food, silent auction, and prizes galore! Arguably, one of Milwaukee's best events all summer long!
YOUR RACE PROCEEDS SUPPORT MAJOR trail INITIATIVES, INCLUDING:
Sending 125 kids to Bike Adventure Camp each summer
Organizing Stew Crews that keep the trails clean from Spring through Fall
The restoration of the trail and adjacent areas has provided greenspace for recreation, wildlife habitat, and improved ecology; All together, the Hank Aaron State Trail is a unique destination and undeniable community asset for all to enjoy.
Your business can become a sponsor and get great visibility at this much anticipated event!
FOHAST Friend Rate (through day of event - become a Friend here!)
$20 adults / $10 kids (12 and under)
First Inning Rate (May 29 - July 23)
$25 adult / $12 kids (12 and under)
Seventh Inning Stretch Rate (July 24 - August 10)
$30 adult / $17 kids (12 and under)
Game Day Rate (Day of Event, in person only)
$35 adult / $20 kids (12 and under)
It takes a village to make this event so awesome! Volunteers' smiling faces are such a big part of what our participants come back for year after year. Volunteer duties start as early as 6:30 am and wrap up by about 10:30 am. There are volunteer posts appropriate for those who are participating in the event. Volunteer posts include:
- Water Stops
- Cheerleaders at the Finish Line --- new this year!
- Coffee and bakery station
- Burger station
- Rootbeer floats
Supporting a great cause is more fun with friends! Pull together a group of 8+ from work, high school, bike club, church, neighborhood, etc and register your team today!
Teams of 8 or more $20/team member with code
Get your team logo on your shirts.
Additional recognition - prizes for teams including a prestigious annual travelling award!
Great opportunity for team-building and preparation for upcoming scholastic seasons!
Email email@example.com for information on forming and registering your team today!
Must register by July 23 to receive team logo and to guarantee shirt sizes!
Thank you to our 2017 Teams:
Day of Event
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Registration: 7:00 - 8:15 am
Registration closes promptly at 8:15 am, race day shirt/size not guaranteed.
Race Start: 8:30 am
Race Packet Pick-up:
This eco-friendly event has economized packet pick-up to be a same day activity, so there are no race packets to pick up pre-event. Upon check-in, you will receive your event t-shirt. In lieu of a race packet, we have a "Green Goodies Table" with bags and items available for you to take. Be green: take what you are interested in and leave the rest behind!
5k / 3.1 miles (USATF Certified)
Professionally Chip Timed
Start and finish near Tailgate Haus (In Miller Lot on the east end of Miller Park Stadium)
Note: Due to course conditions, rollerblades and roller skates are not allowed. Due to insurance regulations, headphones and dogs are not allowed.
Each registered participant will receive a short-sleeved commemorative t-shirt. Registration MUST be submitted by July 23 to guarantee your requested t-shirt size. Beyond, July 23, t-shirt sizes are subject to availability.
Largest Team, Fastest Team, Team Spirit trophies
Minimum 8 entrants per team
To enter a team or for additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Top three male and female runners in each age division win a prize: 13 and under, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Every 44th finisher wins a prize in honor of Hank Aaron's retired jersey number 44!
Overall top male and female finishers win a prize
Plus every participant is entered into a drawing with more great prizes for the whole family!
There will be something for everyone at the silent auction this year! Among the fabulous lineup, items include:
signed Hank Aaron Item donated by the Brewers Community Foundation
- bike donated by Wheel & Sprocket
- room night at the Iron Horse Hotel
- 2017 Collector's Series Green Bay Packer Football with signatures
- REI package
- ENO hammock and straps donated by Yellow Wood
- Rockin' Jump package - more family fun!
- tickets to The Shedd Aquarium andThe Field Museum
- AND MORE!
All are welcome to participate in our silent auction!
Parking & Directions
Please arrive early!
Free parking available in Miller Lot on East side of Miller Park next to Tailgate Haus.
From I-94, take Hwy 41 south (Miller Park Way exit 308 B). Follow signs to General Parking for East lot. Take next exit right; At first set of lights turn right. At second set of lights turn left.
From Downtown Milwaukee, take Canal Street westbound to Miller Park East Lots. Canal Street closes at 7:45 AM.
From Bluemound Ave., take Mitchell Blvd. to Miller Park East Lots
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR RUNNERS, WALKERS, VOLUNTEERS, AND SPONSORS WHO MADE THE 2017 RUN/WALK SUCH A GREAT SUCCESS!
Follow the link below for 2017 Hank Aaron State Trail 5k Run / Walk Results:
For pictures of the race, please click on the link below. You may save/copy the photos to your desktop at no charge. You will need to right click on the image and save or copy.
Thank you to our 2017 event sponsors:
Thank you to our 2017 in-kind donors:
4 Seasons Skate Park
Alfred Benesch & Co.
The Bartolotta Restaurants
Betty Brinn Museum
Brewers Community Foundation
Brookfield Cycle & Fitness
Brookfield Hills Golf Course
Burghardt Sporting Goods
Cargill Milwaukee Cares
Cedar Crest Ice Cream
City of Milwaukee
Clear Channel Outdoor
Culvers of West Milwaukee
Eddee Daniel Photography
Foley & Lardner, LLP
Fred Astaire Brookfield/Milwaukee
Garden Fresh Foods
Gilles Frozen Custard
Marc Gorelick and Lynn Broaddus
Great Lakes Distillery
Green Bay PackersIan’s Pizza
InStep Physical Therapy & Running Center
Iron Horse Hotel
Menomonee Valley B.I.D.
Milwaukee City Hall
Milwaukee County Parks
Milwaukee County Zoo
Milwaukee Irish Fest
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Movida Restaurant, LLC
National Benefits Consultants, Inc.
Performance Running Outfitters
Pick and Save - Miller Parkway/Wauwatosa
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Purple Door Ice Cream
Rodiez’s Running Center
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
The Sigma Group
Sprecher Brewing Company
James Steeno Gallery
Target - Chase Ave
The Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Toshiba America Energy Systems
Urban Ecology Center
Wheel & Sprocket
Wisconsin Athletic Club
Urban Ecology Center
88.9 Radio Milwaukee
Please Contact Us for More Information or to Volunteer for the Hank Aaron State Trail 5k Run / Walk:
Jill Maertz, FOHAST Events/Outreach Coordinator