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  • Milwaukee Running Festival announces title sponsor
    The Milwaukee Running Festival has landed PNC Financial Services Group as the title sponsor of its inaugural marathon scheduled for November 1, organizers announced. 
  • Birkie officials come south seeking donors

    For decades, skiers from southern Wisconsin have traveled north to the American Birkebeiner. On Thursday, January 8, the Birkie will come south, looking to lure donations for a capital campaign to secure and build a permanent start area near the Telemark Resort.

     
  • Jorgenson gives back to her sport

    Gwen Jorgensen, the world-class triathlete from Waukesha, closed out the 2014 season as a champion and a benefactor. The 2012 Olympian created a scholarship fund with her husband, cyclist Patrick Lemieux, and distributed 13 grants to young triathletes who needed financial help to pursue their sport.

     
  • What matters most

    For all those who have chased him, it’s hard to imagine Brian Matter ever thought about quitting. But the professional mountain bike and cyclocross racer from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, was at that point in 2004: tired of eating peanut butter and rice, frustrated by meager winnings and fed up with long drives to race all over the country.

     
  • Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon to allow more runners
    The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon will expand its registration limit to 3,500 for its 35th anniversary race on October 4, adding 300 slots to the state’s largest 26.2-mile test. 
  • Paralympic Nordic Skiing World Championships heading to Telemark
    Next month, Telemark Resort will host the International Paralympic Committee Nordic Skiing World Championships, bringing hundreds of elite athletes and spectators back to Cable, Wisconsin. 
  • Blizzard of donations sought for Lapham Peak snowmaking efforts
    The Lapham Peak Friends are working to raise at least $30,000 by the end of the year to improve the system that has produced snow for eight years. 
  • Registration now open for new Milwaukee marathon in November 2015
    Early registration is now open for the new Milwaukee Running Festival, with a 5K, half marathon and marathon scheduled to be run through the city on November 1, 2015. 
  • Warming to McMiller again
    The new 30-foot by 40-foot building near the McMiller Sports Center, south of Eagle, Wisconsin, is modeled after a similar shelter opened in 2012 on the Zillmer Trails in the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It’s scheduled to open in time for the 2014-2015 ski season. 
  • Lapham Peak hosting new fat bike race series
    The Lapham Peak Fat Bike Race Series, on the trails in the Town of Delafield, Wisconsin, is the latest addition to the expanding race calendar throughout the Midwest. 
  • The Fire Up Your Feet Challenge
    By tracking their physical activity – from visits to pumpkin farms, walks to school and yard work – the students at Parkside School for the Arts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earned $1,300 and bragging rights in the Fire Up Your Feet Challenge. 
  • 'Bunk house' planned to honor late ultra runner
    The runners who followed Tom Bunk’s path on the trails in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine State Forest have mapped a course to create a permanent memorial to their mentor and guide for ultra pursuits. 
  • New Milwaukee marathon wins preliminary approval
    The effort to create a large-scale marathon within the City of Milwaukee moved off the starting line this week, with a preliminary go-ahead from a Common Council Committee. 
  • Pay to play again
    Nearly half of the injured athletes seeking physical therapy at Body Mechanics now pay their bills directly, and skip the challenges of working through their health insurance company. 
  • American Birkebeiner aims to buy land, improve trail through capital campaign
    The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has launched the first capital campaign in the history of the iconic race, and will seek $2.3 million to buy land for a permanent start area, improve the extensive trails and add an outdoor recreation center. 
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