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Run Back to School

 

Celebrate the start of the 2024-25 school year with Milwaukee Public Schools and Milwaukee Recreation at the 17th annual MPS Run Back to School!

Join us for this 5K run/1.5-mile walk. Proceeds support MPS youth sports, wellness, and recreation programs.

Event Information

  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024
  • Starting Line: MPS Central Services Building (5225 W. Vliet St.)
  • Start Time: 9 a.m. (Registration will close at 8:50 a.m. No participants will be allowed to start the course after 9:10 a.m.)
  • Cost: $5 for youth/$15 for adults (adult fee will increase to $20 after July 31)
  • Register Here!

Event Highlights

  • All participants receive a commemorative t-shirt.
  • Family-friendly, community event! Strollers welcome, please no animals. However, service animals are welcomed.
  • All youth participants receive medals.
  • Medals for top-three male and female runners in five age categories (adult female, adult male, elementary, middle school, high school).
  • Live DJ for entertainment before and after the event
  • Replenish after the 5K race/1.5-mile walk with a nutritious snack bag.
  • All proceeds benefit youth sports, wellness, and recreation programs.

Schools can receive up to $1,000 in grants by forming an RBTS team!

Make sure you rally your team for the Run Back to School race and apply for a grant for your school!

Not only will you help kick off the 2024-25 school year with hundreds of local MPS supporters, school communities with at least 25 registered participants are eligible for a $500 grant to support a sport or wellness need in their school! The school with the most registered participants is eligible for a $1,000 grant to support a sport, recreation, or wellness need in their school! Anyone from the community can join a school team. After the race, school teams who met the minimum participant requirement will need to fill out a form that states how the funds will be used in order to receive the grant.

In the past, schools have used the grant funds for: 

  • new gym and sports equipment
  • new uniforms
  • sports registration fees
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