Badgerland Strider Meeting (Nov 21)

Badgerland Strider Races
The Badgerland Striders are proud to be the premiere organization putting on road races in the greater Milwaukee area. Our race calendar is designed to be a mix of shorter sprint type events, middle distance events, a world class marathon and a few ultra distance events. Our events feature USATF certified courses, are accurately timed, and organized to cater to the participants. Be sure to check out the race calendar for our events and other local and regional events.

Many of our events directly benefit charities, and the Club sponsors many other charitable entities with direct monetary support and volunteer participation.

Below is a list of our events and distances, their 2014 and 2015 event dates, and a short description of each event. 

Race Distance 2014 2015 Perks
 Samson Stomp 5k Jan 19 Jan 18 This race winds through the Milwaukee County Zoo in the middle of winter. It is a good reason to keep up those New Year's resolutions and start the year in shape. Proceeds from the race benefit the Milwaukee County Zoo.
 John Dick Memorial 50K 50k  Feb 1  Feb 7 The John Dick Memorial is in remembrance of a former Club member who enjoyed ultra-marathoning. Although a smaller event (<100 participants), the race serves to keep the dedicated runners in shape through the winter.
 Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Run 8k Feb 15 Feb 14 This race winds through the county parkways in Wauwatosa.  All proceeds from the race support life-saving heart research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
 South Shore Half Marathon  13.1m Apr 5 Apr 4 This race is a perfect race for the budget minded serious runner. There are not bands at every mile, or slick race shirts in a goody bag. There is just great racing over a certified coarse. This race is perfect timing for those leaving to run the Boston Marathon in a couple of weeks. 
 Brown Deer Run  10K/5K  Apr 26  Apr 25 The Brown Deer Run is our 10k event. It is one of our newer events and had a runner obtain a national championship as a result of her performance at this certified event.
 Ice Age Trail 50  50m/50k
Half Marathon
 May 10  May 9 The Ice Age Trail 50 ultramarathon draws participants on a national level, and is held in the South Kettle Moraine on cross-country ski trails. The 50k event is a perfect start for a first time ultra-marathoner, and the 50m event normally has world class competition. A half marathon was added last year.
 Superun 5K  5k  June 11  June 10 How does a mid-week evening run sound to you? It sounds good to many local runners, as this is one of our most popular events. The Lake Park course is challenging, as it has a long and winding hill to suck the wind right out of runners. But the party afterwards is well worth the challenge. (Think brats!)
 HartFest Half Marathon  13.1m June 14 June 13 The HartFest Half Marathon is a new half marathon held in Wauwatosa. Half of the profits will go to the Tosa Sebena Police Office Fund.
 Firecracker Four  4m  July 4  July 4 The Firecracker Four has evolved into a popular mid-summer event. This race is held in Hales Corners and is one event of many celebrating the holiday.
 Cudahy Classic  10m/5m July 27 July 26 In it's 54th year, The Cudahy Classic is one of Wisconsin's oldest and most storied running events. The race has been selected as a RRCA State Championship for 2014. The ten mile event is two laps of a flat and fast course, with the smaller five mile event, a nice complement for those not interested in longer distances.
 Strider Half Marathon  13.1m Aug 23 Aug 29
The Strider Half Marathon is our late summer Half Marathon.  The course starts and finishes in Estabrook Park.  The 2014 race is the weekend before Labor Day, and features the cool shade of the Oak Leak Trail bike path for much of the course.
 BLS 24/12/6 Hour Run   Aug 30 Sept 5 This is a 24/12/6 hour ultra-marathon event where the participant keeps running, and running and running until the 6, 12 or 24 hour clock expires. The runner that has completed the longest distance is the winner. This event is held at the Germantown high school track.
 TosaFest 5k  5k Sept 6 Sept 12 The TosaFest course is slightly downhill, fast and runners love it.  Afterwards join in the music, food, drinks and fun festivities of TosaFest.
 Briggs & Al's Run  8k  Sept 13  Sept 12 Briggs & Al’s Run is Milwaukee’s premier sprint event.  The event benefits Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  The race is a tour of Milwaukee, starting at Marquette University, running through Downtown Milwaukee and finishing at the Summerfest grounds. The Badgerland Striders are proud of their longstanding participation in the event.
 Lakefront Marathon  26.2m Oct 5 Oct 4 The Lakefront Marathon is the crown jewel of our Club's races. This well-managed event serves the serious runner as a notable alternative to the various mega-marathons in the region. In 2010 the LFM was the RRCA's National Championship for the marathon distance. Remember to sign up early, as this event has been selling out for a number of years.
 Glacial Trail  50m/50k Oct 12 Oct 11 Glacial Trail is our Club's fall trail ultra-marathon event. It is held in the pretty North Kettle Moraine and the fall colors are normally brilliant during the event. This event draws runners nationally.
 Lakefront Discovery Run  15k Oct 25 Oct 24 The Discovery Run event starts to close out the road race season. This event draws local runners and tri-athletes that are still in shape, but want that one last event before taking some time off from training over the holiday season. Because the event finishes at the Milwaukee Ale House, you can be sure that there is a party atmosphere.
 Turkey Trot  15k/2m Nov 2 Nov 1  A prediction run, what is that? This event requires each runner to predict how long it will take them to finish their event. The winners are not the first to finish, but those that finish closest to their prediction. This novel event is enjoyed by all participants, ant the prizes, free turkeys, are perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving celebration.
 Indoor 10K/20K  10k/20k Dec 7 Dec 6 10K/20K timed run/walk (approx. 45 laps) at the Pettit National Ice Center using the new race track donated by the Badgerland Striders.