Briggs & Al's Run & Walk is a BIG event with a lot of heart and a lot of moving parts. Here are the questions we receive most often to help you have the best experience possible!
What is the event going to look like due to COVID-19?
We're excited to return to our in-person format on Saturday, September 17, 2022. The safety of the kids and families of Wisconsin is always our top priority, so we'll continue to monitor COVID trends and what that means for our event.
Do I have to raise money to participate in this event?
No, you do not. 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 earn prizes by fundraising?
Yes! We offer great prizes for those who fundraise. You start earning prizes once you've raised $250. You can learn more by visiting our fundraising page.
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 that you can send out to your network of friends and family, or you can write your own.
You can also download the Briggs & Al's Run & Walk app to your mobile device and install our fundraising app within Facebook to extend your fundraising efforts and make it easy for your friends and family to support you. With only a few clicks, both of these tools will help you communicate with your network and track your fundraising progress. Learn more about these apps and download them from your participant center.
What do this year's t-shirts look like?
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 backprint designs for their Briggs & Al's Run & Walk t-shirts. Designs must be submitted by Tuesday, August 9 at 4:00 p.m.
To learn more about the backprint process and deadlines visit our Teams page.
If I register as an individual, how do I get my shirt?
If you register as an individual, you will receive your shirt in the mail. For those who join a team after Tuesday, August 9 at 4:00 p.m., you will receive your shirt in the mail with no team backprint.
If I register for a team, how do I get my shirt?
If you registered with a team before Tuesday, August 9 at 4:00 p.m., you will need to coordinate a time to get your shirt from your team captain.
If you registered with a team after Tuesday, August 9 at 4:00 p.m., your shirt (without a backprint) will be sent to you in the mail.
What are the guidelines for submitting team backprint artwork?
- Only teams with 10 or more members will receive a backprint.
- 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 backprint.
- Children's Champ shirts will not receive a backprint
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 parking and transportation information on our event details page.
How early should I arrive at the event?
Free parking is available for event participants on a first-come, first-served basis in lots P and H outside Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds). Enter these lots from Erie Street. A free shuttle service transports participants parked in lots P and H outside Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) to the start line of the race. Shuttle service begins at 7:30 a.m. and continues until 9:45 a.m. A wheelchair-accessible shuttle bus is available. Please arrive early and allow extra time to board the shuttle. For more details see our event details 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, where you can drop off any extra layers you don't need during the race. 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?
There are no shuttle busses available after the race to take participants back to the Marquette University campus so be sure to park in lots P and H on the Summerfest grounds, which are near the finish 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 Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Please note that registration fees increase on the day of the event so your best option is to register before the event. To learn about all the different ways you can register, see our event details page.
Where do I turn in my fundraising money?
Please donate online or send any monetary donations to Children's Wisconsin Foundation (MS 3050, PO Box 1997, Milwaukee, WI 53201). You can also turn in fundraising money on the day of the event at the pledge tent located on 16th Street and Wisconsin Avenue on the south side of the Alumni Memorial Union. You will receive any fundraising prizes you are eligible for at that time. To qualify for prizes, donations must be turned in by race day, Saturday, September 17, 2022.
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. 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
Can I still turn in donations I receive after the event?
Yes, but unfortunately those will not count towards your eligibility for fundraising prizes.
Is there a party after the race?
Yes! When the race finishes at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds), let the traffic clear up while you join the fun at our finish line celebration! Stick around and enjoy a live concert, food, drinks, children's inflatable games and activities for the whole family.
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.
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.
Can I bring a stroller to the event?
Yes, strollers and wagons are allowed on the racecourse. However, if you are utilizing the shuttle buses, strollers need to be able to fold up to fit on the bus. Wagons will not be allowed on the bus. Participants with strollers and wagons can be dropped off at our family drop-off site located at 15th and Clybourn St. The person dropping them off can then go down to lots P and H outside Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) to use the shuttle. Bikes and scooters are also not allowed on race day.
Can I bring my dog to the event?
Unfortunately no, dogs are not allowed at the event.