We're back! And we invite you to come out for the 21st Annual Hank Aaron State Trail 5k Run/Walk with a special edition hybrid event to celebrate the life & legacy of Hank Aaron. We're offering both an in-person AND a virtual event in 2021, so you can choose what format works for you! So, as we embrace the ever-changing run/walk landscape, YOU CHOOSE how to participate in the 21st Annual Hank Aaron State Trail 5k.
In-Person - Saturday, August 14, 8:30am
Virtual - August 1-14
This year's event is dedicated to Hank Aaron (1934-2021), the Trail's namesake, who passed away this year. “Hammerin’ Hank” was one of baseball’s greatest players and was a man of enormous accomplishments and integrity. He holds more major league batting records than anyone in history and hit 755 home runs, many of them as a Milwaukee Brave and Brewer. He broke many racial and cultural barriers, and the Trail, which connects the diverse neighborhoods of the greater Milwaukee area, exemplifies his legacy. Read more about Hank Aaron and his involvement in the Trail.
Whether you prefer to attend a live event or take the challenge on your own, we’ve got you covered! We are committed to putting on an event that celebrates the legacy that Hank Aaron left behind for our community, raises funds for the Trail and Bike Camp programs, and puts the health and safety of all as a top priority.
While we're excited to offer an in-person event, it will look a little different this year to keep participants and volunteers safe. See our COVID-19 safety procedures here. Some changes include:
The restoration of the trail and adjacent areas has provided green space for recreation, wildlife habitat, and improved ecology; Altogether, the Hank Aaron State Trail is a unique destination and undeniable community asset for all to enjoy.
The in-person event features our usual flat and fast, chip-timed course through beautiful Three Bridges Park crossing the Menomonee River, through restored prairie and providing a dramatic view of American Family Field in the home stretch. This route is steeped in history and located along Milwaukee's former rail and industrial corridor. Be sure to post a photo with #HAST5k2021 before you head home!
Please note: We are closely monitoring American Family Field, Wisconsin DNR, and Milwaukee Health Department requirements for public gatherings and may need to shift to an all-virtual event if the in-person version is not feasible. In this scenario, any participant who registered for the in-person will be automatically moved to the virtual platform.
For those who still want to get out but feel more comfortable participating in a virtual event, or just want to do it on their own time, we have that option as well. Runners and walkers can follow the pre-set 5k course OR a 5k course of your choosing within a two-week time window. The virtual event opens up on Sunday, August 1, and wraps up on Saturday, August 14. All virtual participants are encouraged to upload their times and be sure to post a photo with #HAST5k2021.
Drive-up packet pick-up location for in-person and virtual participants: Thursday, August 12 from noon-7pm and Friday, August 13 from 10-2pm at Menomonee Valley Community Park. See Packet full packet pick-up details above.
Supporting a great cause is more fun with friends! Pull together a group of 8+ from work, high school, bike club, church, neighborhood, etc and register your team today!
Awards will be given to individuals and teams! See more here.
The HAST 5K is a family-friendly event. You don’t have to be a runner to participate – you are most welcome to walk the course and strollers are welcome! We do ask that strollers cue up at the back of the group. If you are not interested in your time, please choose the “untimed” 5k event. This will help boost your proceeds to the Trail!
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