Key Milwaukee

October 2015

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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PNC Milwaukee Running Festival Routes showcase city's diverse neighborhoods R U N N I N G N E W S "This festival is about running, but it's also about showing off Milwaukee and its diverse neighborhoods," comments Chris Goller, a fourth-generation Milwaukeean and regional vice president for PNC Wisconsin. He adds that the banking group's substantial multi-year financial commitment reflects PNC's desire to "support the economic growth and well-being of the communities it serves." Chris Ponteri, executive di - rector of the festival, expects to host 1,000 runners for the 5,000-meter run, 2,500 for the half marathon and 1,500 for the marathon, all on Nov. 1. "Typically the marathon is the smallest of the events," he notes, adding that with prize money the festival's first marathon is expected to at - tract some professional runners. The festival opens on Saturday, Oct. 31, with a Health & Fitness Expo at the Harley-Davidson Museum from 10am-5pm. In addition to vendors, speakers and official race merchandise, the expo will include a one-mile run entirely on the museum grounds. The marathon finish line is at the north end of the Summerfest grounds, where Meijer and Spre- cher Brewing will sponsor a free Finish Line Festival for partici- pants and spectators. Ponteri is a former banker who A NEW TRADITION for the city of festivals SUPPORTING THE WELL-BEING OF MILWAUKEE Including a Health & Fitness Expo, a one-mile run, a half marathon and a full marathon S C H E D U L E O F E V E N T S : OCT. 3 1 - Milwaukee Miler Race, Health & Fitness Expo NOV. 1 - Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 5K race, Finish Line Festival. Milwaukee soon will inaugurate a running festival aimed at be- coming a major draw for competitors and spectators. Like similar events in Boston, New York City and Chicago, the PNC Milwaukee Running Festival Oct. 31-Nov. 1 will conclude with the first marathon routed entirely within the city of Milwaukee. In addition to the lake- front, the marathon will run through neigh- borhoods from Brady Street to Sherman Bou- levard and landmarks like the Veterans Ad- ministration grounds and Mitchell Park (with its celebrated domes). 08

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