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

Event Highlights

  • 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!


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!

Download Sponsor Levels here and see what initiatives you support throughout the year!


Register here now! Online registration closes August 10.

Individual Registration

  • 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)


volunteer opportunities

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:

  • Registration
  • Marshalls
  • Water Stops
  • Cheerleaders at the Finish Line --- new this year!
  • Prizes
  • Coffee and bakery station
  • Burger station
  • Rootbeer floats

Team Registration

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 fohastteams@gmail.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:

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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.

Run T-Shirts

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.


Team Prizes

  • Largest Team, Fastest Team, Team Spirit trophies

  • Minimum 8 entrants per team

  • To enter a team or for additional information contact fohastteams@gmail.com


Individual Prizes

  • 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!


silent auction

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

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.

  • 43°01'41.4"N 87°58'01.2"W

  • 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


Follow the link below for 2017 Hank Aaron State Trail 5k Run / Walk Results:

2017 Race 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.

2017 Race Photos

Special thanks to our 2017 Run/Walk SponsorsDonors & Teams!

Thank you to our 2017 event sponsors:

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Thank you to our 2017 in-kind donors:

4 Seasons Skate Park
Adventure Rock
Alfred Benesch & Co.
Badgerland Striders
BBC Lighting
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
Colonel Hart’s
Comedy Sportz
Culvers of West Milwaukee
Discovery World
Donnelly Chiropractic
Eddee Daniel Photography
EMCS, Inc.
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
Irish Fest
Iron Horse Hotel
Kelmann Restoration
Komatsu Mining
Little Switzerland
Lowlands Group
Menomonee Valley B.I.D.
Mexican Fiesta
Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee City Hall
Milwaukee County Parks
Milwaukee County Zoo
Milwaukee Irish Fest
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Movida Restaurant, LLC
National Benefits Consultants, Inc.
National Café
Performance Running Outfitters
Pick and Save - Miller Parkway/Wauwatosa

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Purple Door Ice Cream
Rexnord LLC
Rodiez’s Running Center
Rishi Tea
Riverwest Currents
Riverside Theater
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Shedd Aquarium
The Sigma Group
Southwest Airlines
Sprecher Brewing Company
James Steeno Gallery
Target - Chase Ave
Taylor Dynamometer
The Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Toshiba America Energy Systems
Trader Joe's
Twisted Fisherman
Urban Ecology Center
We Energies
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