On Sunday, May 12th, I participated in All Community Events’ Mother’s Day 5K and 10K in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both distances began at 8:30 a.m. in Veteran’s Park.
The morning was brisk with a semi-strong wind coming from the lake, but runners came out in droves to begin their Mother’s Day with a fun, scenic race. Parking was conveniently located both at Veteran’s Park, and along the main road lining the park. It was easy to find a spot close to the start/finish line and most of the parking was free.
We began south and ran along the lakefront to the museum campus portion of the city. Runners then looped back along a paved trail to circle back to the start/finish line area. 5K-ers pulled off to finish their race and 10K-ers continued north to finish their last three miles along the lakefront.
It was absolutely beautiful watching the waves move in, but it was chilly with a head wind out and a tail wind back. We shared the path with pedestrians and fellow runners, but there was adequate space to develop a pace and cadence of your own.
All finishers received a long-stemmed rose and a cake pop. Runners also received a short-sleeved, cotton, t-shirt.
5K Female winner was Sara Wollner and Male winner was Thomas Cutler.
10K Female winner was Kristen Marticke and Male winner was John Sullivan.