Milwaukee Recreation 15th Annual Run Back To School

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$5 – $20


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Milwaukee Recreation invites the community to celebrate the start of the 2022-2023 school year at the 15th annual Run Back to School. Participants can register for the 5K fun run or 1.5-mile walk through Washington Park, followed by family-friendly activities. Proceeds from the event will support youth recreation programs. 

The in-person event will take place on Saturday, August 27 starting at 9:00am. The run/walk starts and ends at Wick Playfield (4929 W. Vliet St) and costs $5 for youth and $15 for adults (or $20 for adults after August 11). Event parking is available at MPS Central Services (5225 W. Vilet St). The race fee includes an event t-shirt, race bag, and snacks after the run/walk. First, second, and third place awards will be given to the top male/female adult and youth finisher for the 5K run. Every child will receive a participation medal. Walk-up registration will be offered the morning of August 27 from 7:30am – 8:30am. Additionally, the event will feature a school mascot race, entertainment and refreshments, exhibit booths, activities for children, and much more. 

Registration for the event is open. Participants can register online by visiting, over the phone by calling (414) 475-8410, or by sending a registration form to: Run Back to School, c/o Youth Sports, 5225 W Vliet St., Room 163, Milwaukee, WI 53208 (registration form can be found on

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (Run Back to School)



Milwaukee Recreation
(414) 475-8180
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Wick Playfield
4929 W Vliet St
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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