Milwaukee, WI – June 19, 2012 – The Park People of Milwaukee County are proud to announce the 3rd Annual “Run for the Parks” 5k cross country fun run/2k walk to be held on July 24, 2012 at 6:30pm at the Humboldt Park Pavilion. Proceeds of the run/walk will be used to assist The Park People in their support of local parks including improvement at Humboldt Park in Bay View.
Discounted pre-registration is available online for $25 at http://runfortheparks.com or by calling 414- 273-7275. Children under 12 are free. Same day registration will also be available for an hour before the fun run begins. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate.
The cross country style course for the run encompasses every corner of Humboldt Park and various types of terrain including turf and asphalt. Runners and walkers will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag from our sponsors and refreshments after the race in a VIP area while enjoying the evening’s “Chill on the Hill” concert.
“The Park People are very excited for our 3rd year of the “Run for the Parks” at Humboldt Park.” said Dan Cody, Board President of the Park People. “As we celebrate the 105th anniversary of public parks in Milwaukee County, summer events like the Run for the Parks are a great way for residents to get fit and get healthy in their local parks. Over the past two years, we’ve raised nearly $10,000 for repairs in Humboldt Park and hope this year even more members of the community get involved in the run so we continue to contribute to projects that lead to improvements in neighborhood parks.”
Official sponsors of “Run for the Parks” include: The Park People of Milwaukee County; Barefoot Wine and Bubbly; Bay View Neighborhood Association; Milwaukee County Parks Department; Bay View Homes; Tenuta’s Italian Restaurant; Nowak and Lewis Chiropractic; Southern Lakes Physical Therapy and Starting Line Athletics.
The Park People of Milwaukee County, Inc., is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting citizen stewardship of Milwaukee County Parks and can be reached at [email protected] or http://ParkPeopleMKE.org/.