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We Run the Parks - Milwaukee County

Join us on 05/16/2020

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We Run the Parks - Milwaukee County Race Description


WE RUN THE PARKS is a FREE self guided run or walk program designed to get people outdoors and exercising.  

THE CHALLENGE: Walk or run all trails listed below by the end of Fall 2020. We would like you to take your time and enjoy the journey. While this is not a race, you are encouraged to document the time it takes to complete the courses. 

We've put together a unique REMOTE RUNNERS run/walk experience. Even though we are all currently urged to self-isolate, running or walking outdoors (especially solo) is still encouraged for your fitness and mental well-being. 

We Run the Parks - Milwaukee COunty


OPTIONAL DURING REGISTRATION:(Not included with free registration)


  • Commemorative Dry Fit T-Shirts
  • Race Bibs
  • Medals






STEP 1: Register for the event

STEP 2: Get the FREE RunGo App (Optional - A Manual process is also available)

Run or Walk the trails listed below.Download the FREE RunGo app for iPhoneAndroid, or Apple Watch. You may also download the course GPX to your Garmin, Suunto, etc. devices. You can follow these routes with the built-in turn-by-turn voice navigation, without getting lost, and without needing a map! 

STEP 3: Check out the route

Find our routes below. If you want us to add a park you feel the community would enjoy, please submit to supportstaff@5Kevents.org   and we will review it for inclusion.

STEP 4: Run the Route! 

You can follow these routes on RunGo with the built-in turn-by-turn voice navigation, without getting lost, and without needing a map! At the end of the run, you'll have the option in the app to “Share with Virtual Race,” where you’ll select “We Run the Parks –Milwaukee County” This will seamlessly add your run or runs to the leader-board on our race website. These results will get verified and weighted based on your performance.

STEP 5: Celebrate! We will be sending out promotions and specials as this program evolves that are exclusive to our participants who purchase a T-shirt. If the sponsor sees you wearing your event shirt (optional with registration), you will receive exclusive specials. No Shirt, No Service, whoops... we mean, No Specials. 

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You may also submit your participation manually, via our REMOTE RUNNERS platform.

Note: Actively running or walking the full distance of any of these routes is not mandatory, as you may submit any distance, but the leaderboard may boost entries if they run the full suggested route, if they run more than one of the suggested routes, if they run hillier routes, etc. The leaderboard may also compensate for differences in distance, to equate a 2 mile distance with a 5 mile distance, etc.


  • There is no designated start time or date to complete your run/walk. Run or walk at your pace and your time. The event ends October 31, 2020. 
  • All Run packets will be mailed to participants that wish to receive a commemorative Tee-shirt or other ancillary items. 
  • Remember, this is a self guided run/walk. Stay hydrated, water must be provided by the participant. 
  • Pick up after yourself and help keep our parks clean.
  • We suggest you download the routes on your phones or print to stay on the pathways.


- We suggest running the following routes for the best experience. You’re welcome to choose your own distance and modification of any route listed. Your place on the leaderboard will get boosted for completing one or more recommended routes.

 (Additional Routes/Parks Will be added as they are mapped out) 

Park or Trail Trail Head Municipality Distance Surface Map
Lake Vista/Bender Park   Oak Creek 5K Mixed Route
Grant Park – Oak Leaf   So. Milwaukee 5K Mixed Route
We Energies   Oak Creek 5K Asphalt Route
Oak Leaf South   Oak Creek 4.21 Asphalt Route
Oak Middle School   Oak Creek 3.5 Asphalt Route
Abendschein Park   Oak Creek 5K Asphalt Route
Oak Leaf Hidden Trail   Oak Creek 5K Asphalt Route
Crystal Ridge Loop   Franklin 5K Trail Route

Zero to 5K

DOWNLOAD our ZERO to 5K program - Many newcomers to running become discouraged by the difficulty associated with the activity because they start too fast and push too hard. Their bodies rebel, and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would possibly want to run in the first place. The Zero to 5K program has been specifically designed to instill a love of running and ends with participating in your first timed 5K See our event directory here: https://5kevents.raceentry.com/  

We’re here to help you achieve your goal(s), be it your first 5K, improving your run, or simply offering a resource where you can run with a group that is designed to help each other stay motivated. You should ease into your 5K training plan gradually. In fact, the program we provide is less of a running regimen than a walking and jogging program. The idea is to transform you from a non-runner, getting you to begin running a 5K ( or 3.1 miles) and on a regular basis in just 4 weeks.  

It’s easy to get impatient, and you may feel tempted to skip ahead in the program, but hold yourself back. Don’t try to do more, even if you feel you can. If, on the other hand, you find the program too strenuous, just stretch it out. Don’t feel pressured to continue faster than you’re able. Repeat weeks if needed and move ahead only when you feel you’re ready.

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  • Location: Milwaukee, WI 53201
  • Race Date: 2020/05/16 08:20:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • REMOTE RUNNER - No Swag
    • REMOTE RUNNER - includes Tee Shirt

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