18th Annual Hank Aaron State Trail
5k Run / Walk

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Race Start 8:30 am
Registration 7:00 - 8:15 am

Silent Auction

A great way to both support and enjoy the Trail! Beautiful scenery along the mostly flat course starts/ends near Miller Park and winds through the Menomonee River Valley. Arguably, one of Milwaukee's best events all summer long! Live music, burgers hot off the grill, root beer floats and refreshments, and prizes for age groups, teams and every 44th finisher!

The 2017 Run/Walk route takes you through Three Bridges Park crossing the Menomonee River, through restored prairie and provides a dramatic view of Miller Park in the home stretch. This route is steeped in history and located along Milwaukee's former rail and industrial corridor. The transformation of this area over the past 20 years is worth visiting over and over again. Come for the great route and stay to enjoy the live band, food, silent auction, and prizes galore! Enjoy the festive atmosphere while supporting an important community asset.

Your race proceeds support all major initiatives of The Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail, including:

The restoration of the trail and adjacent areas has provided greenspace for recreation, wildlife habitat, and improved ecology; All together, the Hank Aaron State Trail is a unique destination and undeniable community asset for all to enjoy.


Online: CLICK HERE to register online now (online registration closes August 4);

  • "First Inning" Registration: $25 adult/$12 kids (12 and under) online or by mail until July 19
  • "Seventh Inning Stretch" Registration: $30 adult/$17 kids (12 and under) online or by mail until August 3
  • Day of Event Registration: $35 adult/ $20 child, in person only.
  • Team Registration: For teams of 8 or more, $20/team member PLUS get your team logo on your shirt and additional recognition. Must register by July 19. Email fohastteams@gmail.com for more information on forming and registering your team.

Form a team: Supporting a great cause is more fun with friends! Pull together a group from work, bike club, church or neighborhood association and register your team today!

Day of Event

Registration: 7:00 - 8:15 am

Registration closes promptly at 8:15 am Race day shirt/size not guaranteed.

Race Packet Pick-up

We are non-traditional when it comes to race packets. Everything is done day of event. Upon check-in, you will receive your event t-shirt. In lieu of a race packet, we take a green approach. We have a "Green Goodies Table" with bags and items available for you to take. This allows our participants to take only what they are interested in to reduce waste and your time sorting through it all when you get home!

Race Start: 8:30 am


  • 5k / 3.1 miles (USATF Certified)
  • Professionally Chip Timed
  • Start and finish near Klement's Sausage Haus (on the east end of Miller Park Stadium)
  • Course Map

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Note: Due to course conditions, rollerblades and roller skates will not be allowed. Due to insurance regulations, headphones and dogs are not allowed.

Run T-Shirts

Each registered participant will receive a short-sleeved commemorative 18th Annual 5k Run/Walk Hank Aaron State Trail T-shirt. Registration MUST be submitted by July 19 to guarantee your requested t-shirt size. Beyond, July 19, t-shirts sizes are subject to availability.

Event Highlights

  • A live band performing throughout the event!
  • Refreshments before and after the race. Root beer floats and burgers after the race!
  • Family friendly, strollers allowed
  • Prizes for teams and top 3 male and female runners in fifteen age categories!
  • Silent auction with fabulous prizes!
  • Proceeds benefit the trail and send 125 kids to Bike Adventure Camp each summer!

Team Prizes

  • Largest Team, Fastest Team, Team Spirit trophies
  • Minimum 8 entrants per team
  • To enter a team or for additional information contact fohastteams@gmail.com

Individual Prizes

  • Top three male and female runners in each age division win a prize: 13 and under, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
  • Every 44th finisher wins a prize in honor of Hank Aaron's retired jersey number 44!
  • Overall top male and female finishers win a prize
  • Plus every participant is entered into a drawing with more great prizes for the whole family!

Parking & Directions

  • Please arrive early!
  • Free parking available in East Lot of Miller Park.
  • 4301'41.4"N 8758'01.2"W
  • From I-94, take Hwy 41 south (Miller Park Way exit 308 B). Follow signs to General Parking for East lot. Take next exit right; At first set of lights turn right. At second set of lights turn left.
  • From Downtown Milwaukee, take Canal Street west bound to Miller Park East Lots. Canal Street closes at 7:45 AM.
  • From Bluemound Ave., take Mitchell Blvd. to Miller Park East Lots