Seventy degrees, sunny skies, a light, pleasant breeze off of Lake Michigan, and 191 participants all combined at Milwaukee’s Veteran’s Park on the evening of June 19 to support the Milwaukee Justice Center.
The Third Annual Milwaukee Justice Center MJC5k Run for Justice saw 169 racers, a new record turnout, supported by 22 race volunteers raise nearly $8,500 on a Wednesday evening, nearly double what was raised in 2012. The five kilometer course started off on the Oak Leaf Trail along the lakeshore, winding up the park’s pathways around the lagoon, and back.
A new record completion time was set by overall (and men’s) champion Carl Holborn (O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing SC), posting a 17:29 time, beating 2012’s best mark by thirteen seconds. The run also saw it’s first new women’s champion since the event began in 2011, with a 22:14 time posted by Melissa Blair (also of O’Neil Cannon).
Kadie Jelenchick (Foley & Lardner LLP) had been the women’s champion in both 2011 and 2012. After the race was over, The Bero Group received the MJC5k Team Spirit Award.
The Mission River Band stuck around to provide live music throughout the event, and Big Bay Brewing Company pitched in refreshments for everyone.
We thank all of our record number of sponsors (shown below).
Planning is already underway for the Fourth Annual Milwaukee Justice Center MJC5k Run for Justice. Circle your calendar on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. We’ll see you there!