- Track Workout at Pettit Center
Get out of the cold/snow and come and run with us on the indoor track! The Pettit Center has a ~440m indoor track that circles around a long track speed skating oval. What does it cost? The Pettit center charges $4 for admission. Make sure you stop at the desk and get a wristband when you arrive. BLS members get a 50% discount. By far the best deal is to buy a 10 pack with the BLS discount for $18. 10 packs never expire and can be used to buy admission for multiple people. We highly recommend getting a BLS membership if you are planning on running a lot at the pettit as it comes with a ton of other benefits beyond discount admission and pays for itself in one ten pack purchase. Sign up here: https://badgerlandstriders.org/membership-benefits-sign-up/ What do I wear? It's usually about 50 degrees. Short sleeves/shorts are usually fine with some long sleeves/pants or tights for warmups/standing around. What workouts do you do? We usually do interval or tempo work that consists of 3-3.5 miles of hard running (6-7 miles total running) and is intended for training for anything from 5k-marathon or just winter maintenance of fitness. All of our workouts are completely optional- you're welcome to do a shorter/longer version or do your own thing. Example workouts are 12*400 or 2 min/1 min on/off 35 min fartlek. Do I have to be fast to show up? NO! Everyone is welcome! The workouts are designed for all ability levels and can be easily modified. You can also just come, hang out, and run laps. Plus, we run in circles so you'll never really be running alone. Just show up!
- FriYAY Wake Up Run 5:30am Wauwatosa-Hoyt Park
Live near Tosa and like to run in the morning? Join us on Friday at Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa for a three to five mile run. Paces are anywhere from 9:00 to 12:00 minutes per mile - something for everyone. Beginners are welcome! New to running? Ask for Emily Jo or Patrick and we'll get you started.
- Saturday Long Run 8:00am Colectivo - Breakfast After
Join us for 3-20 miles. We start together then gently split into groups of similar pace and distance. Meet back at Colectivo after the run for breakfast, coffee, or a favorite recovery drink. Routes and distances vary by who's doing what training plan. If this is your first time, ask for Patrick, Christina, Ryan, Nicole, or Clint. We'd be happy to answer questions, explain options, and do our best to match you up with someone your speed and distance. There are always a multitude of speeds and distances. Speeds vary between: snail, sloth, dial-up-modem, politician-avoiding-a-question, brown bear, and cheetah. Most people fit into one of these groups. Run for fun, to get fit, or to set a new PR. Whatever. We don't judge (unless you don't show up).
- Lapham Peak Sunday's with Brunch
This Meetup is in conjunction with the other Meetup Group. We'd like to invite all to enjoy the trails and hopefully stay for brunch. 1. Meet in the Evergreen Parking Lot, which is the first lot on the right. 2. We typically run about 7 miles. If you want to run fewer miles, you can turn around at any point. If you want to run further, you can tack on some miles before or after our 9:00am run. PLEASE, if you are new to running, or have never run trails before, let the group know. 3. It is a state park, so you need a park sticker or day pass, which you can buy as you enter. Buying a sticker is a good deal if you plan on going to a state park more than 4 times within the year. 4. We always have a 5 minute grace period, so we're off and running by 9:05. If you know you're running a little behind, just post on this page and we'll know to wait for you. We'd hate to leave anyone behind! 5. Brunch afterwards (sometimes) if the group would like! We can plan occasional field trips to other trails in the area as well! Black loop= 6.5 miles Black Loop+Stairway= 9.75 Miles Blue loop= 5.7 miles Ice Age= 7.5 miles (this is the only choice in winter when the ski trails are groomed).
- Samson Stomp 5K
This popular race honors one of the most famous Zoo residents, Samson, the silverback gorilla [masked]). Money raised from the event supports all of the animals in the Zoo’s collection. The 5k race is at 9:30am and typically sells out because you can only fit so many runners and primates in the zoo at one time. We have formed an OMG team which you can join for a $5 discount on the entry fee. There is an award for fastest team (team members are still eligible for individual awards). All OMG members are encouraged to join the team, regardless of ability. Our Team name is "OMG ITS COLD" Register: https://shop.milwaukeezoo.org/#/SamsonStomp 1. Select 'Join Existing Team' 2. Our 4-digit team code number is '1572' and select 'continue'. Then continue through the registration process. 3. Enter relevant info. 5. Payment option should appear at the end. The cost should be $20.
- Mon Wake Up Run 5:30am Atwater
Like to run in the morning? Join us three times a week -- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 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.
- Monday Run 6:00pm Lake Park + Monday Meal (New Venue Weekly)
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. After the run join us for the Monday Meal. The destination varies weekly and is posted to our Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Milwaukee.Group.Running/
- Tuesday Wake Up Run 5:15am Lakefront Colectivo
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.
- Tuesday Sunrise Run 6:30am South Shore
Join us on Tuesday mornings at South Shore Park in Bayview for a four to six mile run on the Oak Leaf Trail. Paces are anywhere from 8:30 to 11:00 minutes per mile - something for everyone. Beginners are welcome! New to running? Ask for Olivia or Patrick and we'll get you started.
- Yoga for Runners
Yoga for runners features a series of poses and routines to loosen tight spots, strengthen weak spots, and make you a better, less injury-prone runner. The classes are taught by Olivia Spring, an amazing Yoga instructor and active OMG member and host. The class will be taught in the sub-basement of Northwoods where the Tuesday plyometrics classes are held. There is a large carpeted area suitable for the class. Class size is limited to 40 people. We have yoga blocks you can borrow but not extra yoga mats, so if you need one, bring your own. The carpet is padded, so if you don't have a mat no worries.