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20th Annual
Hank Aaron State Trail 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, August 10, 2019

7:00 - 8:15 a.m. Check-in

8:30 a.m. Race Start

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Event Highlights

  • Great music will keep your feet moving even after you finish the 5K

  • 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 will send 80 kids to Bike Adventure Camp this summer!

  • Race results available on this page the day of the event

The 2019 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!

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

Individual Registration


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 for information on forming and registering your team today!

  • Must register by July 23 to receive team logo and to guarantee shirt sizes!

Check out these home run teams of 2019!

volunteer opportunities

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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

  • Finish line cheer squad --- new this year!

  • Prizes

  • Coffee and bakery station

  • Burger station

  • Rootbeer floats

  • If you are interested in joining the Run/Walk Committee, contact Jill at 414.563.7051 or

Day of Event

Saturday, August 10, 2019

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.

Click image to download course map.

Click image to download course map.

2019 Run T-Shirts


Each registered participant will receive a complimentary short-sleeved commemorative t-shirt. Registration MUST be received by July 27 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Teams registered by the deadline of July 24 will receive their team logo on the back of the t-shirt!

T-shirt pick-up for individual participants takes place the morning of the race along with bib numbers and pins.


Team Prizes

  • Largest Team, Fastest Team, Team Spirit trophies

  • To enter a team or for additional information, contact (Min. of 8/team)



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! Previous years have included:

  • Signed Hank Aaron Item donated by the Brewers Community Foundation!

  • Four one-way tickets on Southwest Airlines!

  • Room night at the Iron Horse Hotel

  • 100 Seasons Collector's Series Green Bay Packer Football with signatures

  • REI package

  • Theatre ticket packages

  • Tickets to The Shedd Aquarium


All are welcome to participate in the silent auction with unique items and great gifts!


Parking & Directions

  • Please arrive early!

  • Free parking available in Miller Lot on East side of Miller Park next to Tailgate Haus.

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  • 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 our 2019 sponsors!

Most Valuable Player Sponsors

All Star Sponsors

Home Run King Sponsors


Championship Team Sponsors

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Please Contact Us for More Information or to Volunteer for the Hank Aaron State Trail 5k Run / Walk:

Jill Maertz, FOHAST Events/Outreach Coordinator