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PNC Bank Milwaukee Running Festival Brings 4000+ Runners to Milwaukee November 5th and 6th

One Mile, 5K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon Events Offer “a Running Event for Every Runner.”

By - Nov 2nd, 2016 02:51 pm
Mitchell Park Domes. Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Running Festival.

Mitchell Park Domes. Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Running Festival.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Nov. 2, 2016) – The second annual PNC Bank Milwaukee Running Festival on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 in Milwaukee will draw more than 4,000 runners to the multi-day event.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, more than 400 participants are expected to run in the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Mile, a one mile run on the grounds of the Harley-Davidson Museum at 9:30 a.m.

The Milwaukee Running Festival also features a Health & Fitness Expo/Packet Pickup with food, vendors and kids’ events. The expo runs from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Harley-Davidson Museum.

On Sunday, Nov. 6, runners from 42 states are expected to participate in one of three events: the Marquette University 5K Run (which starts at 7:15 a.m.), the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Half Marathon or Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Marathon, starting and ending at Veteran’s Park at 7 a.m. The full marathon is expected to draw 1,000 participants, and the half 2,000 participants.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Marathon is routed entirely through Milwaukee’s neighborhoods and landmarks, allowing participants to experience the city in a unique way. New in 2016 are a series of parties along the race course, many featuring live music and refreshments. The 12+ party locations will provide runners extra motivation and spectators an easy viewing area, with the main goal of involving Milwaukee neighborhoods, making them feel like they are part of the event.

Maps and information regarding street closures may be found here.

PNC Bank is the title sponsor for the entire event. For more information on the PNC Milwaukee Running Festival, visit www.milwaukeerunningfestival.com.

About PNC Bank

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (www.pnc.com) is one of the United States’ largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.

About Milwaukee Marathon, Inc.

Milwaukee Marathon, Inc. (www.milwaukeerunningfestival.com) is a non-profit organization established to plan and stage the Milwaukee Running Festival.  Executive Director Chris Ponteri is an avid and accomplished runner who also owns Longrun Athletics, LLC. Longrun Athletics has a history of organizing a variety of popular and successful running events in Milwaukee, including the Icebreaker Indoor Marathon: the internationally known marathon and half marathon held each January at the Pettit National Ice Center.

About VISIT Milwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $5.1 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2015 and supported more than 50,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

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