MILWAUKEE — Heads up marathon runners and walkers! The seventh annual Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run presented by BMO Harris Bank will be held Saturday, June 10th, 2017 — and online registration is now open.
The 2017 race will include a half marathon, quarter marathon and a 5K route. New this year, all three races will start and finish on the Summerfest grounds inside the South Gate. Course details will be announced over the coming months, but participants from all three races will be able to “Take it to the Bridge!” The quarter and half marathon participants will run one direction over the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge and 5K runners will run to the halfway point and be routed back down off the bridge (permit pending).
If you are interested in signing up, participants are encouraged to register during the pre-sale to save $5 on the half marathon, $5 on the quarter marathon and $2 on the 5K. Regular pricing begins October 15th, and will increase for the quarter and half marathons on January 1st, 2017. The 5K price will increase on March 10th, 2017.
Runners can look forward to great perks at the event, including tech shirts for half and quarter marathon runners, and a dry-fit t-shirt for 5K participants. All finishers will receive a medal, one FREE general admission ticket to the 50th Summerfest, one FREE beer for registered participants 21 and older and a post-race party at Henry Maier Festival Park which will feature live music and more.
In addition to the race, the Kids Run to Read will return for the fourth year immediately following the Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run. Kids ages 3-12 can register now at Rocknsolerun.com. The kids run will benefit SHARP Literacy, Inc. and Summerfest Foundation Inc.
Young participants will have the opportunity to run approximately one mile (actual distances vary by age group) Registered kids will also receive a t-shirt, race bib, race goody bag, finisher’s medal and healthy snacks. Registration for the Kids Run to Read is $15 in advance or $20 at the event on race day if spots are available.
Proceeds from the 2017 Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run benefit Summerfest Foundation, Inc., Milwaukee World Festival Inc.’s charitable corporation that supports music education initiatives in Milwaukee. Initiatives include the Music Education Grants program, which provides grants for in-school, after-school and summer education programs in instrumental music, and the Summerfest Jazz Education Day, which offers free jazz clinics to local students.
The Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run presented by BMO Harris Bank will kick-off and celebrate the weeks leading up to Summerfest’s 50th edition in 2017 which runs June 28th – July 2nd and July 4th – July 9th, 2016. Summerfest will be closed Monday, July 3rd.
Looking to register, CLICK HERE.