Milwaukee Mother’s Day 5k/10k

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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.

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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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