Originating in Austin, Texas, the Zilker Relay makes it way to Milwaukee with an extra stamp of approval from kids.
11 years ago, the Zilker Relay had begun its journey in Zilker Park, known to many for the world Famous Austin City Limits Music Festival. The race allows adults and kids of all different fitness levels to participate and compete in a race all while creating a sense of community, commodore and companionship. The 10 mile relay (2.5 miles each) gives each team of four the opportunity to run, jog or walk at a pace that is comfortable for them. For kids, the same applies except they run a shortened route and typically have a little extra pep in their step as they take home a cape for their participation. At the end of the race the best team will be awarded a price and participants are welcomed with ice cold drinks, beer and live music to close out a spectacular day.
For the Zilker Relay in Milwaukee, the staff plans to put on another exemplary event for all its participants. The race begins promptly at 3:00 pm for kids and 3:30 for adults and takes place at Veterans Park at McKinley Marina.
The future for the Zilker Relay looks bright with an outlook of continued growth into ten more cities in 2014.
For more information about the Zilker Relays please visit their Facebook page at: facebook/zilerkrelays.