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The Arthritis Foundation's Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest is a 5 kilometer run and walk along Milwaukee's beautiful lakefront. The event unites the community to put an end to arthritis. Irish Fest is the largest Irish festival in the world, celebrating Irish heritage with music and food. Join the 5k run and raise funds to help the millions of people with arthritis to live better; help chart the course to a cure.  

 

Event Location

Henry W. Maier Festival Park
200 N Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

City of Milwaukee parking is available along the lakefront. Parking is not guaranteed, and we do not have special event permits for participants or volunteers.

 

Event Schedule

Saturday, August 17 2024

  • 8:00 a.m. - Day of Registration, Packet Pick-up and Kidzone Opens
  • 9:00 a.m.  - Rally Speech and Cashel Irish Dance Academy
  • 9:45 a.m. - Pre-Race Warm-up
  • 10:00 a.m. - Run Begins
  • 10:05 a.m. - Walk Begins
  • 11:00 a.m. - Post-event Celebration and Award Ceremony with More Dancing & Music
  • 12:00 p.m. - Milwaukee Irish Fest Gates open

 

Event Details
  • FREE post-race Lakefront Brewery beer for participants over 21
  • FREE admission into Milwaukee Irish Fest
  • 5k run or walk along Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront
  • Warm-up and stretch session before the race
  • Prize for Best Costume
  • Prize for Top Fundraiser & Top Fundraising Team
  • Awards for Top 3 males & Top 3 females by age category
 
Registration Fees

Adult Timed Runners
Includes 2024 t-shirt, admission to Milwaukee Irish Fest, one post-run beer from Lakefront Brewery for participants 21 & Over

$40 - Until June 16, 2024
$45 - June 17 to August 16
$50 - August 17 (Day of Event)

Adult Untimed Participants
Includes 2024 t-shirt, admission to Milwaukee Irish Fest, one post-run beer from Lakefront Brewery for participants 21 & Over

$30 - Until June 16, 2024
$35 - June 17 to August 16
$40 - August 17 (Day of Event)

Youth Timed Runners (17 & under) - Includes 2024 t-shirt & admission to Milwaukee Irish Fest
$20 - Until June 16, 2024
$25 - June 17 to August 16
$30 - August 17 (Day of Event)

Youth Untimed Participants (17 & Under) - Includes 2024 t-shirt & admission to Milwaukee Irish Fest
No Registration Fee

Day of registration will be available (August 179) from 8:00 - 9:45 a.m. However pre-registration on-line is highly encouraged as t-shirts may run out prior to event day registration.

 

Team Incentives:

  • Everyone who registers receives T-shirt, FREE Admission to MKE Irish Fest, Post-race beer from Lakefront Brewery & More!
  • Raise $1,500 or more, you receive your Team Name on the back of the shirts
  • Raise $5,000 or more, you are awarded an 8’ Tent in our VIP Village of which includes some fun treats
  • Raise $10,000 or more, we will reserve you a professional tent and include catered breakfast!

 

Packet Pick-up

  • TBA

 

FAQ Event Details 

  • 5k run or walk along Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront

  • Warm-up and stretch session before the race

  • Costumes won't slow you down! Bring your lucky charms. Run or walk with a pot-o-gold. Dance across the finish line like a leprechaun. Does anyone have more Irish spirit than you do? We want to see it! The best costume and most spirited contest winners will be announced and awarded prizes at the post-event celebration ceremony.

  • Prize for Top Fundraiser & Top Fundraising Team

  • Post-race celebration with beer, prizes and awards

  • Awards for Top 3 males & Top 3 females by age category

  • FREE post-race Sprecher beer for participants over 21 at Lakefront Brewery Tent

  • FREE admission into Milwaukee Irish Festival - Participants and volunteers should visit the wristband tent BEFORE the race starts. Wristbands will be distributed to volunteers on the list and participants with bib number. Please note wristbands will not be available after the race.

 

Offline Donations

Checks or Money Orders can be mailed to:
Arthritis Foundation, Inc.
Attn: 2024 Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest: {Participant Name or Team Name}
1355 Peachtree Street, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309

Please include the Fundraising Donation Submission Form with all mailed in donations.

For help or more information about the Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest, contact Leah Delaney at [email protected] or call 414-253-4192.