Brew City Half Marathon and 10K


On Saturday, April 15, All Community Events hosted the Brew City Half Marathon and 10K in Milwaukee, Wisc. Just 45 minutes north from the Illinois border, this picturesque race began at the McKinley Marina and lined the lakefront before heading out a trail that lined the Milwaukee River.

This multi-distance race began with a small loop that ran along city streets and followed Lake Michigan. Half marathon racers continued through Veteran’s Park and ran a paved trail that wound through FIVE parks ending with a turnaround in Estabrook Park before circling back to McKinley Marina. 10K-ers turned around just after entering the paved trail and circled back to the Marina.

Saturday boasted temperatures into the low eighty degrees, making for a great start to the spring running season in the Midwest.  Spectators and volunteers lined the path as racers enjoyed the scenic waterfronts of Milwaukee. Runners received an added bonus, and distraction, as they got to run past hundreds of children engaged in an Easter Egg hunt in a trail-hugging park.

Brats were being grilled at the finish line offering racers an added incentive to finish fast. All finishers received an enormous medal touting the Brew City themed race, brats and beer. All racers also received a quality zip up hoodie in a color of their choice.

All Community Events never disappoints with the added fun brought to each and every race. The shirts are always of the highest quality and the food is worth the run endured.

First through third Half Marathon male finishers were: Tobias Smith, Thomas Wells and Trevor Brown. First through third Half Marathon female finishers were: Mina Demarco, Lauren Hintz and Julie Schoeneck. First through third 10K male finishers were: Eric Pilling, Sam Keepman and Ben Koconis. First through third 10K female finishers were: Rebekka Dow, Courtney Susedik and Sarah Babcock.

You can register for future All Community Events races from their website at

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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 marathons and half marathons each year. 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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