NOW:53045:USA01489
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01489
19°
H 27° L 7°
Partly Cloudy | 9MPH

Brookfield Runners Gear Up for Marathon

Sept. 13, 2011

MILWAUKEE, WI – The 31st annual Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon promises to be another exciting sporting event with 3050 runners from 38 states, Washington DC and 5 other countries convening to participate in the race. A Guinness World Record attempt is also scheduled to be part of this year’s race. The marathon will be held on Sunday, October 2nd and will begin a half an hour earlier than usual at 7:30 a.m.

 

This year’s marathon’s route will also be slightly different than last year. It will still begin at Grafton High School but will take an extra half-mile loop along the lakefront on Concordia University’s campus. Then, it will continue along the lakeshore through the North Shore neighborhoods and end along the sea wall and along the lagoon in Veterans Park just north of the Milwaukee Art Museum. The awards presentation will be at 12:15 p.m. at the lakefront. A detailed race map can be found at http://www.milwaukeelakefrontmarathon.org/lfm/Maps/CourseMaps .

 

Guinness World Record Attempt

An exciting Guinness World Record attempt will also be made during this year’s race when 65 runners representing a wide-range of athletic abilities, experience and ages join together (both literally and figuratively) to run the marathon. They will be tethered together by a long rope and karabiners that are attached to race belts. The first runner will have the karabiner on his/her right side, the next on his/her left side and that pattern will likewise continue to the last runner. The goal is to run 13-minute miles throughout the marathon. The team will be captained by Runner’s World’s “Mayor of Running” Bart Yasso and includes Wisconsin’s ultra-running legend Roy Pirrung. The team is calling themselves the “Jennipede”, and they are hoping to raise $75,000 for the rehabilitation care for Jenny Crain, a world-class runner who was severely injured on August 21, 2007 when hit by a car while training for the trials prior to the Beijing Olympics. It will surely be something to see!

 

Runners from Brookfield include: Bruce Ambuel,, Karthik Ashokan, Alex Barboi, Mir Basir, Zainab Basir, Lianna Bishop, Amy Borden, Paul Bowers, Andrew Brunner, Bruce Bush, Andy Buttke, Corina Canitz, Mark Carr, Frank Deguire, Shawn Dorn, John Doyle, Tim Doyle, Bruno Filliat, Claire Filliat, Pamela Foard, Pat Foy, Roger Franzel, Joe Frederick, Carina Garcia, Amy Gerosa, Jeffrey Glisch, Jill Goehrig, Shannon Haley, John Hickey, Jane Hojan-Clark, Timothy Janick, Laura Katz, Kelly Kluck, Bill Kolb, Lori Kotrly, Marek Kotrly, Mark Kozicz, Therese Kwiatkowski, John Langford, Matthew Larsen, Daniel Mayeshiba, Beth Mazzone, Michael McGurk, William McGurk, Ken McIntyre, Peter Montross, Kevin Nattinger, Eric Olsen, Benjamin Perelman, Katie Peterson, Inderjit Pooni, Andrea Poulton, Mike Prescott, Megan Pritchard, Thomas Ramesh, Rajit Saluja, Lisa Schumaker, Jennifer Schweinert, Pete Schweinert, Julian Soell, Curtis Stalter, Marianne Streit, Tina Stuiber, Patrick Toft, Kathi Trilling, Shannon Wietor. In addition volunteers from the Brookfield East Cross Country team will be manning water station #12 at mile 23.

 

Nearby Community runners participating in the Jennipede Guinness World Record attempt include: Gerald Bodalski of Elm Grove, WI; and Bill Schneider, Brandi Encarnacion and Megan Smukowski of Wauwatosa, WI.

 

Olympic Dreams May Start at Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

There will be more excitement at this year’s marathon when Amber Druien, age 26 of Woodstock, Ill tries to qualify for the Olympic Trials. The Women's Standards for qualification are 2:39:00 or under for a paid trip to the Trials, or a finish of 2:46:00 for the trip at their own expense. Typically more than 150 qualifiers compete at the Trials for one of three spots on the US Women's Olympic Marathon Team. Druien was an NCAA Division III national track champion at Illinois' North Central College. She works at the Naperville Running Company, a premium athletic shoe store. Although not confirmed, Druien may be joined by two other female runners also pursuing an Olympic Trials qualifying time.

 

Kid’s Marathon Part of Weekend’s Activities

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon organizers will also be hosting a “special marathon” of sorts for kids on Saturday, October 1, at 3 p.m. Approximately 150 kids are expected to run in the noncompetitive race, which was created to specifically promote physical activity for kids ages 5-14, and to also foster a love of running by having them run a marathon (26.2 miles) a little bit at a time.

 

The children participating in the kid’s marathon will have run 25 miles prior to their event on October 1. Then at 3 p.m. they will turn in their logbooks listing the miles they have run and finish the last 1.2 miles of their marathon together on the actual Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon racecourse. They will be crossing the same finish line along the sea wall and the lagoon in Veterans Park just north of the Milwaukee Art Museum as Lakefront Marathon participants.

 

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon Health & Fitness Expo Open to the Public

On Friday, September 30 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at MSOE’s Kern Center, 1245 N. Broadway in downtown Milwaukee the public is invited to attend a Free Health & Fitness Expo sponsored by the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon. The event includes many exhibitors as well as a variety of wellness speakers, including Bart Yasso, one of the best-known figures in the running world and author of “My Life on the Run.” For a complete list of vendors and speaker presentations visit www.milwaukeelakefrontmarathon.org.

 

The Economic Impact of the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon:

The 31st annual Lakefront Marathon, organized by Badgerland Striders running club, is expected to draw more than 3,000 marathon runners in addition to their family members and friends. The annual race, which is larger than many conventions hosted in Milwaukee, fills hundreds of hotels rooms, restaurants and the streets of Milwaukee's North Shore. According to a survey by Events Response, in 2010 the total race and runner spending was $1.2 million-$2.4 million with the US Department of Commerce multiplier. For more information on the marathon, visit www.milwaukeelakefrontmarathon.org.

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Elm Grove approves 2015 budget, 1.03 percent levy increase 11/25

» Elmbrook Education Foundation's annual Ladies Night fundraiser to help meet $100K goal 11/25

» Anti-OWI Roll Call at Goerke's Corners 11/24

» Elmbrook's Fairview South School to hold Silent Auction and Craft Fair to raise funds for wheelchair-accessible van 11/19

» Brookfield delays financial assistance decision as aldermen request more information 11/19

» Brookfield's 2015 budget unanimously approved 11/18

» Stores to open doors earlier on Thanksgiving at Brookfield Square 11/17

» Brookfield, Elm Grove, New Berlin businesses team up to fill local food pantry 11/16

» Paul Farrow announces for Waukesha County executive 11/14

» Swanson Cub Scouts to collect toys, games, gift cards for Children's Hospital 11/14

» Irgens seeks city cash for Ruby Farm project; hopes to start work in April 11/14

» Vrakas to retire as Waukesha County exec, sparking likely GOP tussle Updated:  11/13

» Waukesha County keeps taxes flat in 2015 budget 11/12

» Plan Commission approves Corridor plans 11/11

» Suburban roundup: Week three of the WIAA football postseason 11/10

» Wilson Center a top-rated nonprofit 11/7

» Tosa East stuns Brookfield East in volleyball sectional 11/6

» Election roundup: How the Milwaukee suburbs and Lake Country voted Updated:  11/5

» City of Brookfield election results 11/4

» Town of Brookfield election results 11/4

» Voter turnout heavy for Elm Grove 11/4

» Developer asks Brookfield to delay council vote on city financing for industrial development 11/4

» Longtime Brookfield municipal judge, Richard Steinberg, passes away 11/4

» Suburban roundup: Week two of the WIAA football postseason Updated:  11/3

» DSHA unplugs Brookfield East's electricity 11/2

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT