Saturday, September 9, 2017 • Milwaukee, WI • Course Map
Ever wanted to have the chance to run on a major league baseball field? The Brewers Mini Marathon is a half marathon that allows runners a chance to circle the track around the ball field at Miller Park, the home of the Milwaukee Brewers.
The 13.1-mile course around downtown Milwaukee promises great views of some of the city’s best-known landmarks like Miller Valley, the Harley-Davidson Museum and the Mitchell Park Domes.
The loop course begins and ends on the Miller Park Plaza in front of the home plate gate. Runners start their first mile along Frederick Miller Way, named for the founder of the Miller Brewing Company, and whose name is found all over a city proud to have this man as part of its story.
Runners next continue onto West Canal Street and then cross over the Menomonee River before taking a right turn onto South 6th Street, then making a turnaround at a traffic circle about half a mile down the road. After making the turnaround, runners keep going north onto North 6th Street with only a small detour to pass to Harley-Davidson Museum. This section of the course sees runners across the Menomonee River three times in this brief route alone.
A left onto West Michigan Street leads runners past Marquette University and toward the 6th mile just before turning left onto North 27th Street, continuing south all the way past mile 6.
They make a left turn on Highway 59 and loop back on South 35th Street. Along the way they’ll be able to spot the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory domes from the course. Inside the three domes are a variety of distinct climates that house a number of unusual and exotic plant species.
There’s no time for beer (yet), but runners will get a glimpse of Miller Valley past the 9th mile marker, where free tours are offered at the second largest brewing company in America.
Mile marker 11 is located near where runners make a turn onto West Wells Street. The course heads due east for less than a mile before taking a right turn onto North 44th Street.
But the race isn’t over until you take a lap around the warning track inside Miller Park, all the way from the 3rd base side to the 1st base side, and past right field, where you’ll exit the ballpark and head into the finish chute.
All photos courtesy Brewers Mini Marathon
Race Weather & Climate
September usually brings ideal running weather to the lakeshore city of Milwaukee. Lake breezes tend to occur later in the day and should not be a worrisome factor in the morning. High temperatures this time of year tend to be in the 70s and lows in the mid-50s.
On race day (Sept. 9), the average low is 56ºF and the average high is 74ºF.
- 2016 Brewers Mini Marathon Results
- 2015 Brewers Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Brewers Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Brewers Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Brewers Half Marathon Results
- 7:00 AM – 10K
- 7:15 AM – half marathon, 5K
- $65 for the half marathon, if registered by February 17, 2017
- $75 between Feb. 18 – May 5
- $85 between May 6 – August 4
- $95 between Aug. 5 – September 5
- $110 at the race packet pickup on Sept. 7-8
To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of the Brewers Mini Marathon & 10K, register online at RacePartner.com here.
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