We’re just days away from the big event and we want to share some important updates with you to make sure you have the best WRW2017 experience possible:
Early Packet Pickup is Friday, July 7th, 4-7 p.m. at MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St., West Milwaukee, for anyone who has registered in advance by mail or online. We strongly suggest you bring a copy of your registration confirmation email, either printed or on your smartphone. The packets are alphabetically organized but occasionally a participant’s packet ends up misfiled. This has happened a handful of times, but we don’t want it to happen to you! Having the registration confirmation in hand makes it much easier to troubleshoot.
Runners planning to register July 8 before the 5k start, please note: Day-of registration for all 5k participants, with or without dogs, closes at 8:45 a.m. We must cut off all 5k registration at that time to ensure we can get your information to the timing company to record your run accurately. Planning on walking? Don’t worry, there is no cut-off for day-of registration for walkers, because your walk is not timed and you do not receive a race bib.
We always have long lines for day-of registration, which opens at 7 a.m. Please plan accordingly. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun.
Why not skip the lines on July 8 and register in advance? Online registration is available through July 2 and adults who register online are guaranteed a WRW2017 shirt in your preferred size.
(Participants registering the day of the event will receive a WRW2017 shirt only until our supply runs out. We cannot guarantee your preferred size, or that you will get a shirt, if you register on the day of the event. Children, who register for free both in advance and on the day of the event, do not receive a shirt with their registration. Children’s sizes of the WRW2017 shirt can be purchased during the online registration process. Additional adult WRW2017 shirts are also available for purchase during online registration.)
Need a race map? Download the WRW2017 Race Map today to plan your day.
Oh, and another thing: thanks for your support! We’re looking forward to seeing you Saturday, July 8 at Hart Park. Don’t forget: Day-of registration starts at 7 a.m. and, for 5k participants only, closes at 8:45 a.m. (Walkers will still be able to register after that time.)
Race time is 9 a.m. Participants running without dogs will start at that time; runners without dogs and all walkers will start in separate waves immediately afterward as decided by the race director, so plan ahead and be prepared to be within earshot of the start line at 9 a.m. regardless of whether you’re running or walking.
And don’t forget all the post-race activities planned, including:
- Lure coursing with Friends of MADACC
- Agility course by Agility Possibilities
- Allie Faith of 103.7 KISS FM and appearances by some very special guests
- Adorable adoptable dogs from area rescues
- Tasty treats for purchase from Funky Fresh Spring Rolls, Little Havana Express Food Truck, and Punjabi Accent MKE
- Beer for purchase from Leff’s Lucky Town
- Plenty of vendors!
WRW2017 is rain or shine. See you there!