This was my second year running this 5K. Very thankful for the warmer weather this year!
Overall, a fun event and a great way to start your Thanksgiving!
Participants are divided into 4 groups: Runners, Runners w/Strollers, Walkers, and Walkers w/Strollers.
Age group awards are given out as well as special prizes for the top 10 finishers (the first 5 got a Performance Running Outfitters gift card and the second set of 5 got a pie from Sendik's.)
T-Shirts/SWAG: All participants get a unisex long-sleeved cotton shirt. This year was hunter orange. The swag bags also came with a Brewers bobble head from last year and some fliers for other Vision events (Lucky Leprechaun Run, Rock 'n Sole, etc) and a coupon for Sendik's. There was also a promo flier for Performance Running Outfitters.
Aid Stations: One at about the midpoint, which is all that's needed, realistically. Volunteers were awesome and it was easy to get a cup.
Course Scenery: Most of the course is centered around Miller Park and the immediate surrounding area. Not exactly beautiful, but I feel like it's very Milwaukee.
Expo: I couldn't attend the expo this year, as it was only open from 11-3 the day before. I wish it was longer, since a lot of people do still work the day before Thanksgiving and would still like to attend the expo.
Elevation: There's a couple small, gradual hills and one very steep hill almost right at the beginning as you're leaving the Miller Park grounds to enter the Story Hill neighborhood just north of the stadium. After that, there's a handful of small hills.
Parking/Access: Free parking. On Vision's website, they have a map of all the free lots that are available.
Race Management: Vision always puts on awesome events. The music at the start line was great to get the crowd revved up. Love that they partnered with Feeding America Southeastern Wisconsin to help provide to families in need right here in the community.
Will definitely run it again next year!