2016 Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run date announced, registration open now

MILWAUKEE -- The sixth annual Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run presented by BMO Harris Bank will be held Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 a.m. in 2016.  Online registration for the 2016 event is open now at Rocknsolerun.com.

The 2016 Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and Summerfest Foundation, Inc.

Once again, this year’s race will include a half marathon, quarter marathon and 5k route.  Course details will be announced over the coming months.  Half and quarter marathon participants will be able to “Take it to the Bridge!” as they run one direction over the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge (permit pending).

Registration fees for this year’s run have not increased and participants are encouraged to register early to save up to $55 in the half marathon, $35 in the quarter marathon and $20 in the 5k.  The first price increase for the half and quarter marathons will take place January 1, 2016 and the 5K price will increase on March 11, 2016.

Race participants also receive great perks including tech shirts for half and quarter marathon runners, a t-shirt for 5k participants, a finisher’s medal for all participants, one FREE Summerfest General Admission ticket, one FREE beer for registered participants 21 and older and a Post-Race Party at Henry Maier Festival Park featuring live music and more!

In addition, the Kids Run to Read will return for a third year immediately following the Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run.  Kids ages 3 – 12 can also register now at Rocknsolerun.com.  The 2016 Kids Run to Read will benefit SHARP Literacy, Inc. and Summerfest Foundation Inc.

Young participants will have the opportunity to run approximately one mile (actual distances vary by age group) and finish the event by running through the same Finish Line as the Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run participants.  Registered kids will also receive a t-shirt, race bib, race goody bag, finisher’s medal and healthy snacks.  Registration for the Kids Run to Read is $15 in advance or $20 at the event on race day if spots are available.

The Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run presented by BMO Harris Bank will kick-off and celebrate the weeks leading up to Summerfest 2016 which runs June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – July 10, 2016.  Summerfest will be closed Monday, July 4.