Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:46 am
Schiltz Park recently unveiled its plans to host a competitive, cash award; one mile road race on Tuesday, June 26 starting at 5:30 p.m. Schlitz Park also announced a new 5K run/walk that will kick off the Milwaukee River Challenge weekend on Thursday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m.
“These new events reflect our commitment to provide our tenants and neighbors with more than just a place to come to work,” said Gary Grunau, Schlitz Park developer. “With a riverfront location and access to miles of run, walk and bicycling trails, our tenants not only have spaces to take care of their careers, but also their health and well-being.”
For the inaugural Schlitz Park Miler, participants will start at the office park, participants will run or walk a challenging course that twists, turns, climbs, descends and loops through the adjacent historic neighborhood.
The fastest three men’s and women’s runners under age 20, between ages 21 and 40, and over ages 41, will be eligible for $100, $60 and $40 cash awards. The run is an ancillary event to the 11-day Tour of America’s Dairyland Pro-Am bicycling race presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Schlitz Park is the only corporate complex to host one of the series’ races.
Proceeds for the Schlitz Park Miler will benefit DreamBikes Milwaukee, a non-profit, organization that strategically places used bicycle stores in low-income troubled communities and hires local teens. For the Schlitz Park 5K Challenge, proceeds will go to Milwaukee Riverkeeper, a nonprofit that serves as an advocate and voice for the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers.
Miler registration is available here, and for the 5K Challenge here. Participants can save $10 off of entry fees by registering early. Schlitz Park will offer tenants reduced entry fees.