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3rd Annual Lake Michigan Fun Run, 7/24-7/25, Milwaukee THIS WEEKEND!


3rd Annual Lake Michigan Fun Run, 7/24-7/25, Milwaukee THIS WEEKEND!

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Default 3rd Annual Lake Michigan Fun Run, 7/24-7/25, Milwaukee THIS WEEKEND!

Good afternoon!
Below is a very similar email I sent out a few days ago. If you did not read it in its entirety, have an questions or concerns, please reach out to me TODAY. I am headed to Milwaukee tomorrow to try and beat some of the rush and get things ready for all of you amazing people for Friday. There is some extremely pertinent information in this email so I strongly encourage you to read it thoroughly before embarking on your journey this weekend. Also take note of the updated route.

The 3rd Annual Lake Michigan Fun Run commences at the Milwaukee Yacht Club (1700 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee) on Friday, July 24th, with registration beginning at 4pm on the patio by the tiki bar. There is a TON going on in Milwaukee this weekend: Germanfest, Brew Fest, Milwaukee Air & Water Show, our event, so please read this entire email and take note! I want everyone to have a fun and enjoyable weekend!:


When you arrive you will launch at McKinley Marina, 1750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, which is on a first-come, first-served basis. They have 640 slips there and they are almost full so be prepared to wait! If you were lucky enough to get a slip there go in a check in with them for your assignment. There are still slips with power available for boats 35' and below. Call 414-273-5224 to make RSVP. Prices vary according to boat size.

Upon arriving at the Milwaukee Yacht Club (if coming by boat) tie off on the wall in the channel by the fuel. There is about 150' of space and rafting off may be necessary. There is shore power and overnight slipping is allowed but not everyone will have power if you have to raft. If coming by car for the festivities, park in the visitors section and come around the side towards the tiki bar. You'll find me there doing registration. If you launch and park at the MYC for the night use the county lot next to the MYC. It is lit and has 400 sq. ft. of space for trucks and trailers.


Traffic on the lakefront will be slow and limited on Saturday morning because of the air show. The Sheriff will be monitoring traffic and if you are not coming to the lake front for an event and are not designated as such your access may be restricted. I recommend arriving Friday if you are able. If you cannot come until Saturday then I would come as early as possible, before 8am.

There is construction, some road closures, and the potential for very slow-moving traffic next weekend. I recommend that you exit on Good Hope Road and head west, turning south on Lake Front Drive to get to the MYC. This will be a 2 lane road with stop lights but you will avoid the chaos on the lake front.


Because of all the events happening this weekend I was not able to reserve a block of rooms anywhere. You will need to call for pricing and availability.


9:30am - Full breakfast menu available at MYC (They open at 8a for breakfast.) followed by the mandatory driver's meeting, 10:30am depart to Port Washington, Reef Point Marina in Racine, then downtown Milwaukee on the river system where we will stop at several locations, including Twisted Fisherman (they are expecting us between 3:30-4:30), Barnacle Buds (Oyster bar!!!) Milwaukee Sail Loft, Riverhouse, Rock Bottom, and Harp Irish Pub. Due to the heavy traffic expected on the river this weekend because of the air and water show, we will stop where space permits!! Snacks, lunch, and/or dinner can be purchased at your leisure at any of the stops. Reminder: Because this is a fun run and a fundraiser for the Make A Wish Foundation of WI, Yacht Blast for Kids (Hosted by our very own Glenn Kennedy), all of the proceeds benefit this amazing charity and meals are not included.


Due to an unknown cause that is currently being addressed, registrations have NOT been coming through to me. IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND NOT RECEIVED AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION FROM ME THEN I DO NOT HAVE IT and I am asking that you resubmit your registration by calling, emailing, or texting me. NO REGISTRATIONS ARE COMING THROUGH FROM THE WEBSITE EVEN AFTER WE BOUGHT A NEW PROGRAM. If you have NOT REGISTERED yet, then what are you waiting for?!?! Registration is $50/person (cash or check made out to Make A Wish) and you will draw one poker hand. Top 3 hands will get a portion of the pot (TBD by number of participants) and the remainder will go to Make A Wish. Raffles and 50/50 will also be available.

Looking forward to seeing you all next in a couple of days! As always, please call, email, text with any questions!

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