About the event
We invite you to come out for the 23rd Annual Hank Aaron State Trail 5k Run/Walk!
Saturday, August 12, 8:30am
The Hank Aaron State Trail 5K attracts more than 1,500 people of all abilities and ages, each year. Whether you are trying to personal record or want to get out for a lively community stroll, this is a family-friendly annual event with professional timing and a flat and fast course, in the heart of Milwaukee.
The 2023 Run/Walk takes you through beautiful Three Bridges Park crossing the Menomonee River, through restored prairie and provides a dramatic view of American Family Field in the home stretch. This route is steeped in history and located along Milwaukee's former rail and industrial corridor. The transformation of this area over the past 20 years is worth visiting over and over again.
Come out to support the Hank Aaron State Trail and enjoy the beautiful route. Stick around to enjoy the music and food! Arguably, one of Milwaukee's most lively events all summer long, and we want to enjoy it with you!EVENT HIGHLIGHTS All participants receive a commemorative t-shirt.Family-friendly, community event! Strollers welcome, sorry no dogs. Prizes for teams and top 3 male and female runners in fifteen age categories.Great live DJ music will keep your feet moving even after you finish the 5K!Fuel up with complimentary coffee, tea, and goodies pre-event.Replenish after the 5K with ice cream, bananas, and burgers. Beautiful route through Three Bridges Park crossing the Menomonee River, through restored prairie and providing a dramatic view of American Family Field in the home stretch.Proceeds benefit the trail and sends kids to Bike Adventure Camp each summer!Race results are available immediately online on the day of the event.Teams of 8 or more get a registration deal AND logo on their t-shirts! Also eligible for team prizes!Check out all the great items on our online silent auction (coming in mid-July)Race proceeds support ALL major initiatives of the Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail
_______________________________________________________________Race proceeds support all major initiatives of The Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail, including: Sending kids to Bike Adventure Camp each summerOrganizing Stew Crews that keep the trail clean from spring through fallArt and maintenance along the trail such as our most recent project, the People of the Road Monument.
The restoration of the trail and adjacent areas has provided green space for recreation, wildlife habitat, and improved ecology. Altogether, the Hank Aaron State Trail is a unique destination and undeniable community asset for all to enjoy.
The event features our usual flat and fast, chip-timed course through beautiful Three Bridges Park crossing the Menomonee River, through restored prairie and providing a dramatic view of American Family Field in the home stretch. This route is steeped in history and located along Milwaukee's former rail and industrial corridor. Be sure to post a photo with #2023Hank5k before you head home! This year's 5K is in-person only.Registration Includes: Chip-timed eventLive DJ for entertainment before and after the eventCommemorative t-shirt - youth and unisex adult sizing. Must register by July 29 to get a t-shirt Awards for top three female and male finishers in each age category Packet Pick-Up Details Pre-Event Day Packet Pick-Up the week prior to race day, details will be posted here in June.EVENT DAY - Saturday, August 12, 7-8:15am at the Tailgate HausNOTE TO TEAMS: Team captains will pick up your entire team's t-shirts and distribute them to you. If you are on a team, do not come to packet pickup.
Supporting a great cause is more fun with friends! Pull together a group of 8+ from work, high school, bike club, church, neighborhood, etc and register your team today!Get your team logo on your shirts (must register by Saturday, July 29 to receive team logo and guaranteed shirt & shirt sizes)Teams get a great deal on registration - $25 for adults and $15 for youth 12 and underAdditional recognition - prizes for teams include Largest Team, Fastest Team, and Team Spirit trophies.Winning teams receive a prestigious annual traveling award for bragging rights until next year!Minimum 8 entrants to qualify as a teamGreat opportunity for team-building and preparation for upcoming scholastic seasons! See scholastic registration information here.
See more on team registration.
Awards will be given to individuals and teams! See more here.
See the route here.
_______________________________________________________________Family & Stroller Friendly Event
The HAST 5K is a family-friendly community event with runners and walkers of all ages. You don’t have to be a runner to participate – you are most welcome to walk the course and strollers are most welcome! We do ask that strollers cue up at the back of the group. If you are not interested in your time, please choose the “untimed” 5k event.
Learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities or other ways for your organization to get involved with the Trail! You can also contact Jennifer at 414.563.7051 or [email protected]
Last year's online silent auction was a success and raised more than $4,000 for the Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail. Our offerings will be listed here, create your account, and start bidding on Friday, August 4 at 12pm when the auction opens! If you’d like to donate an item or experience, email [email protected].
Races offered by this event
5K (Run) - In Person
5K (Untimed Walk) - In Person
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