Milwaukee Running Festival is back November 5th & 6th

The 2nd annual Milwaukee Running Festival is coming up on November 5th and 6th.

Chris Ponteri, Race Director, was a special live guest today on the CBS 58 News at 4 p.m.

There will be running events for all ages and abilities, including Mile Race, 5K Race, Half Marathon, and Marathon (a Boston Qualifier).

Plus, there’s the Health & Fitness Expo.

Organizers say think lots of food, vendors and kid’s activities.

All of this will be capped off by the Finish Line Festival.

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The event is expected to l draw more than 4,000 runners.

On November 5, more than 400 participants are expected to run in the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Mile, a one mile run on the grounds of the Harley-Davidson Museum at 9:30 AM.

The expo runs from 10:00 AM to  5:00 PM on Saturday at the Harley-Davidson Museum.

On November 6, runners from 42 states are expected to participate in one of three events: the Marquette University 5K Run (which starts at 7:15 AM), the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Half Marathon or Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Marathon, starting and ending at Veteran’s Park at 7:00 AM. 

The full marathon is expected to draw 1,000 participants, and the half 2,000 participants.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Marathon is routed entirely through Milwaukee’s neighborhoods and landmarks, allowing participants to experience the city in a unique way.

New in 2016 are a series of parties along the race course, many featuring live music and refreshments.

The 12+ party locations will provide runners extra motivation and spectators an easy viewing area, with the main goal of involving Milwaukee neighborhoods, making them feel like they are part of the event.

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