The Milwaukee Running Festival has landed PNC Financial Services Group as the title sponsor of its inaugural marathon scheduled for November 1, organizers announced.
The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon will expand its registration limit to 3,500 for its 35th anniversary race on October 4, adding 300 slots to the state’s largest 26.2-mile test.
Early registration is now open for the new Milwaukee Running Festival, with a 5K, half marathon and marathon scheduled to be run through the city on November 1, 2015.
The effort to create a large-scale marathon within the City of Milwaukee moved off the starting line this week, with a preliminary go-ahead from a Common Council Committee.
Both male and female victors of Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon on Sunday enjoyed the hometown atmosphere, returning as a prodigal son and daughter.
The new course started and finished at the Birkie Ridge Trailhead and included long stretches of narrow singletrack on the area mountain bike trails.
With the legendary Dick Beardsley cheering him on, Dominic Onodoro on June 21 beat the Grandma’s Marathon course record the Minnesota native had set in 1981, at the height of his incredible career.
Suddenly logic felt like retreat. Sensible behavior seemed more like cowardice. That other guy? He was a true trail runner. Me? Not so much.
We were diverted off the course and told the race was stopped at the 25.5-mile mark. We continued to run not realizing the extent of events at the finish line. We ended up running 26.3 miles before we stopped. In a blink of an eye it was over.
RUNNING with Tom Kaufman
The initial inventory of Movin’ Shoes was four pairs of shoes hanging on a peg board. The first running shoes sold were Tiger Nylon and Leather Cortez. These were soon followed by Blue Ribbon Sports’ (Nike) Nylon and Leather Cortez. The cost of those first running shoes? About $15.