Milwaukee Mother’s Day Races


On Sunday, Mother’s Day, All Community Events hosted its annual Mother’s Day 5K and 10K race in Milwaukee. Hundreds of runners came out to get a run in before celebrating Mother’s Day.

The race started promptly at 8:30 a.m. with both 5K and 10K runners following the same loop along the lakefront. After leaving Veteran’s Park, runners headed to the lakefront and followed the path for about a mile before turning and looping back to the park. 5K runners were instructed to turn off toward the finish line while 10K runners headed back to the lakefront path in the opposite direction to complete the last half of the race.

The weather was pleasant in the upper 40’s and the wind was steady, but not overwhelming. 10K runners ran into the wind for the middle 3.5 miles before turning back to the finish line and getting the wind at our backs. It was a great day for negative splits as many of us sped up during the last mile and a half.

After crossing the finish line, all runners were handed a rose, cake pop and bottle of water. Runners also received a short-sleeved pink t-shirt, very festive for Mother’s Day, and made out of a super soft cotton blend.

First through third female 10K winners were: Mandi Florip, Kelly Cowell and Margie Patterson. First through third male 10K winners were: Tate Baker, Andrew Burke and Matthew Kenner.

First through third female 5K winners were: Diana Lammers, Kim Surfus and Libby Krause. First through third male 5K winners were: Joshua Pinter, Dylan Widmer and Joe Gibson.

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Mandi began running in middle school and never stopped. As a high school and college cheerleader, running was the exact athletic counterpart to keep her fitness levels high. While attending The John Marshall Law School in 2007, Mandi ran her first Chicago Marathon, the final year it was partnered with title sponsor, LaSalle Bank. Mandi has continued to run several half marathon and shorter distance races and looks forward to running in the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. An Illinois licensed attorney, Mandi is currently the Executive Director of the Lake County Municipal League, a council of government representing 42 municipalities in Lake County. An avid weekend race warrior, Mandi tries to run 2-3 races each month from Milwaukee to Chicago and loves the opportunity to report about her experiences in Chicago Athlete


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