16,000 participate in Briggs & Al's Run and Walk
Posted: Sep 19, 2015 7:03 PM CST | Updated: Sep 19, 2015 7:12 PM CST
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announced that more than 16,000 people participated in Briggs and Al’s Run & Walk the morning of Saturday, Sept. 19, raising more than $1 million.
“We know that community support is vital to achieving our vision that Wisconsin’s children will be the healthiest in the nation, and there is perhaps no greater symbol of the community’s support for our kids than the sight of thousands of people running and walking down Wisconsin Avenue,” said Peggy Troy, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “Because of the generosity of our title sponsor, Briggs & Stratton, as well as countless other sponsors and benefactors, the real winners today are the kids.”
Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk is a USA Track & Field-certified 8k course, attracting elite runners and wheelchair athletes from throughout the region. Participants can also choose to participate in a 3- and 5-mile walk route, instead of running.
Top finishers in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair divisions are:
Brian Finnel – 24:48
Mina Demarco – 30:12
Push Rim Wheelchair:
Steven Smith – 22:32
Hand Cycle Wheelchair:
Melissa Smith – 27:28
For more information about Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk, visit alsrun.com