Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk is a BIG event with a lot of heart … and a lot of questions. Over the years, these are the questions that people ask us the most:
Do I have to raise money to participate in this event?
Please join us! The run/walk serves two purposes for kids — it raises critical funds to pay for their care and it allows the community to come out in celebration and support of the kids we care for. We are grateful for every gesture of support, fundraising and participation.
For those who feel shy about fundraising, be assured we have spent many years developing a system that makes it very easy to do. Your Participant Center will walk you through the simple steps and provide you with the tools you need. It is reassuring to remember that many people are eager to lend their support to a cause that directly benefits children, so don’t be shy about asking.
Can I raise money online?
Yes! Fundraising has been turned on its head by online tools, and social media has made it easier than ever! Your Participant Center provides you with pre-written emails and Twitter/Facebook posts, or you can write your own. Share away and watch the funds roll in!
How do I get a logo printed on the back of my T-shirt?
Form a team! All teams with 10 or more team members are eligible to submit a back print design for their Briggs & Al's Run & Walk T-shirts.
If I register as an individual, how do I get my shirt?
If you register online before 5 p.m. on Wednesday August 30, your shirt and race packet will be mailed to you. If you register after that deadline, you will need to pick up your shirt at the registration tent located on 16th and Wisconsin Avenue.
If I register for a team, how do I get my shirt?
If you registered as a team member before Wednesday, August 30 at 5 p.m., you will receive your shirt and race packet from your team captain. If you register after Wednesday, August 30 at 5 p.m. you will need to pick up your shirt at the registration tent located at 16th and Wisconsin Avenue.
What are the guidelines for submitting team back print artwork?
- Only teams with 10 or more members will receive a back print.
- Black-and-white (no color) electronic artwork only.
- Preferred formats: PDF, TIFF or JPEG files with a minimum resolution of 200 dpi.
- Maximum imprint area is 9 inches wide by 11 inches high for teams with a mix of adults and children.
- For adult-only teams, the maximum imprint area is 12 inches by 12 inches.
- Toddler shirts (4T) and smaller will not receive a back print.
Where does Briggs & Al's Run & Walk start and at what time?
The event starts on the Marquette University campus on 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Wheelchair participants start at 10:15 a.m. and runners at 10:30 a.m. Walkers follow closely behind.
How do I get to the start line?
Check out the maps on our Event Information page.
How early should I arrive at the event?
The earlier you arrive, the better. Free parking is available at the south end of Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) near the South Gate. The Milwaukee Police Department may close the streets and ramps as early as 9 a.m. to ensure the safety of all participants. A shuttle bus in Lots P & H will take you to the start line. Shuttle buses will run from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. For more details see our Event Information page.
Is there an area where I can store my personal belongings while I am running or walking?
There will be a warm-up drop-off located at the start line. Pick-up is at the Finish Line Celebration at Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds).
Is transportation provided back to the start line from the finish line?
No. It’s suggested that you park at the south end of the Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) and take the shuttle buses up to the start line.
Can I register on the day of the run and walk?
Yes. There is a registration tent set up on the Marquette University campus at 16th and Wisconsin. Please note that registration fees increase $5 on the day of the event.
Where do I turn in my fundraising money?
Please turn in all fundraising money on the day of the event at the pledge tent located on 16th and Wisconsin on the south side of the Alumni Memorial Union. You will receive any fundraising prizes you are eligible for at that time. You also can drop off or mail your money to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation prior to the event.
Is there a party after the race?
Yes! Join us at the Finish Line Celebration for music, food, children's activities and the Health and Fitness Fair at Maier Festival Park.
Where is a good place to meet people on the Maier Festival Park grounds following the run and walk?
The south gate is a central meeting place if you become separated from your group during the Finish Line Celebration.
If someone in my family or team is unable to participate, can I use their bib number or give it to a friend?
No. We are sorry, but bibs are not transferable.
Where can I register if I am an elite runner?
You can register day of. On the day of the event, please note the elite registration table located in the registration tent on 16th and Wisconsin Avenue.
Who do I contact if I registered as a runner and received a walker bib number?
Please call us at (414) 266-1520 for any bib problems.
Will I receive an email confirmation if I register online?
All participants who register online will receive an email confirmation shortly after they complete the registration process. This confirmation means your registration has been received.
Who do I make my check out to if I want to make a donation?
All checks should be made payable to Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital. Thank you for your support! You can mail any donations to the following address:
- Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk
- PO Box 1997 MS 3050
- Milwaukee, WI 53201
Will the team and individual race results be posted on the website?
The team and individual race results will be posted by name on the website by 5 p.m. on race day.
If I register the day of the event, do I qualify for age division awards?
Yes, even race-day registrations will qualify for age division awards.
Can I still turn in donations I receive after the event?
Yes, but you will not be eligible for fundraising prizes.
Can I bring a stroller to the event?
Yes, strollers are allowed on the race course. However, if you are utilizing the shuttle buses, strollers need to be able to fold up in order to fit on the bus. Wagons will not be allowed on the bus. Bikes and scooters are also not allowed on race day.
Can I bring my dog to the event?
No, dogs are not allowed at the event.