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Effective 6/15/2020 OMG runs will re-start with a number of limits. Attendance at all runs requires a RSVP on Meetup so that we can keep the size of the group to about 10 people for now. We will evaluate this requirement week to week. Check our Facebook page for more details and suggestions for alternatives.

The Milwaukee Running Group - OMG is the most active running club in Wisconsin. We schedule 14 runs per week year round and host frequent social events. Last year we held over 1,200 runs or activities. Members are of all ages and running abilities, and we're proud of our mission to connect people who want to stay fit and find friends in a fun and supportive environment.

Facebook: We host two Facebook Pages. Please "Join" our private page!

Facebook Page (Private) - Milwaukee Running Group - for Active Members (https://www.facebook.com/groups/Milwaukee.Group.Running/)(Click "Join" to see pictures, social event announcements, funny memes, requests for advice, commentary, etc.)

Facebook Page (Public) - Milwaukee Running Group (https://www.facebook.com/RunGroupMilwaukee?fref=ts) (general info posted once a month or so)

Email Newsletter: We publish a monthly eNewsletter announcing upcoming events and schedule changes. To subscribe send a short note with your name to mke.run.group@gmail.com and we'll add you to the list. (You can unsubscribe with a single click at any time.)

Benefits:

There are a ton of benefits. Daily training runs, weekly social gatherings, discounts at local running stores, Packer parties, beer and snacks every Wednesday after the evening run, movie nights, (did we mention that everything is free?), summer picnics, coached track workouts at Shorewood HS and the Pettit Center, indoor yoga & plyometric & pilates classes in the winter, trail runs on Sunday, a legendary all-night holiday party, banana awards, pub runs, Monday Medal, Oakleaf Trail cleanup service project, Meetup.com membership, parties, opportunity to join OMG Fall 50 / Ragnar / 5k / Beer Mile racing teams, couch to 5k training, marathon buildup runs year round, 24x7 encouragement, and people who will sing you 'Happy Birthday' on your special day.

Membership: Annual dues are a measly $5 per year. That's less than you pay for coffee each day.

When to pay dues? Two Options...

1. Now! Make a commitment. If you pay now you're far more likely to show up for your first and second runs and feel like you're already part of the group. Some people need motivation to get off the couch, and paying $5 says that you're going to do it this time!

2. Later. Come to a run or two or seven and see if you like us. We don't mind. Some people are careful. Who wants to give $5 away needlessly anyways?

Ready to pay? Send dues payment including your name and email address using Venmo, Paypal, Google Wallet, or Cash App (Square Cash) to mke.run.group@gmail.com. Or send a check to Milwaukee Running Group, 1572 E Capitol Dr. Shorewood, WI 53211. If you live off the grid bring $5 to your next run and give it to Patrick, Clint, or Veronica. Dues cover Meetup.com fees, and beverage and food expenses at our outings and activities throughout the year.

Slow and Beginner Runners: A third of our group consider themselves "slow" or "beginner" and they are always surprised after their first run... "I didn't think there would be anyone my speed to run with!" Paces for this group range from 9:30 - 14:00 minutes per mile. (FYI, walking is about 16:00 minutes / mile.)

Average Runners: About half of our group. Paces range from 8:30 - 9:30 minutes per mile.

Fast Runners: About 15% of our group can run sub 3:15 marathons. If you run at this pace you'll find good company and will be out in front. Please wait for us at the end (or run an extra mile!).

Public Website: http://www.Milwaukee-Running-Group.com History of the group. Schedule overview. Member PRs and Firsts, FAQs, and more!

Schedule: We run outside all year in all weather, mostly on the sidewalks and paths near Lake Michigan. On Sundays we join GTRoGM to run trails at Lapham Peak State Park. In the summer we do track/speed/hill workouts at Shorewood High School and Atwater Beach Park. In the winter we offer plyometrics and yoga classes.

Social: Every Mondays we go out to eat after the run. Destinations differ weekly. (More details on our website.) We also plan monthly social events like parties, picnics, Packer games, campouts, trips to races in far away places, brewery tours, movie nights, and more. Check the calendar on Meetup to see what's up this month.

We hope you find a run that fits your schedule and we look forward to meeting you soon!

Sincerely,

The Milwaukee Running Group Organizing Committee

Upcoming events (5)

RSVP Required: Mon Wake Up Run 5:30am Atwater

Atwater Park

[Updated June 14: This run has restarted. Meet on the lawn at Atwater Park. Attendance is limited to 10 people.] Like to run in the morning? Join us -- Monday, Wednesday-- at Atwater Park in Shorewood (at the end of Capitol Drive) for a three to five mile run up Lake Drive. Paces are anywhere from 9:00 to 12:00 minutes per mile - something for everyone. Beginners are welcome! New to running? Ask for Laura or Patrick and we'll get you started.

[Cancelled for Now] Mon Wake Up Run 6:00am Cahill Park in Whitefish Bay

[Updated June 14: This run will restart when a host becomes available. Current it is not active. Check here or Facebook for updates.] Experts have asked groups like OMG to limit gatherings to 10 people or less. Many of our runs often exceed that number. We're a team and teams deferred individual preferences for the good of the whole. And so it is for now. Please see our Facebook page for more information.** Like to run in the morning? Join us every Monday Monday at Cahill Park in Whitefish Bay at the building near the corner of Marlborough and Fairmont for a 5.5 mile run. Pace will be around 8:30 to 9:00 minutes per mile. Beginners are welcome! New to running? Ask for Trimby, Katie, or Patrick and we'll get you started.

RSVP Required: Monday Run 6:00pm Lake Park

Lake Park Pavilion (lower level)

[Updated June 14: This run has restarted. Meet on the lawn south of Lake Park Bistro. Attendance is limited to 10 people.] We run 2-8 miles on routes near Lake Park. Routes vary weekly. All routes have a shorter distance option for beginners / slower runners. Beginner runners are ALWAYS welcome! If this is your first time, ask for Patrick or Clint. We'd be happy to explain all the options and do our best to match you up with someone your speed and distance. There are always a multitude of pace groups to run with ranging from glacial, to turtle to average to contender. We don't judge (unless you don't show up). After the run we meet back at the Pavilion to do planks, stretch, socialize, and answer trivia questions.

RSVP Required: Tuesday Wake Up Run 5:15am Lakefront Colectivo

[Updated June 14: This run has restarted. Meet on the lawn north of Colectivo. Attendance is limited to 10 people.] Join us on Tuesday mornings starting at Colectivo at the Lakefront for a three to five mile run on the well lite paths along Lincoln Memorial Drive. Paces are anywhere from 9:00 to 12:00 minutes per mile - something for everyone. Beginners are welcome! New to running? Ask for Dia or Patrick and we'll get you started.

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