Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run discontinued for 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run will not return for 2018, according to organizers.
“We took a closer look at our events and charitable involvement and made the decision to discontinue the Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run to refocus our efforts. We felt it was time for new creative ideas and look forward to reviewing a variety of community initiatives, including music education outreach events. I would like to personally thank all the runners and partners who supported the run over the years.” stated Don Smiley, President & CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and President of the Summerfest Foundation.
The race began in 2011, drawing thousands of runners and featured a half marathon, quarter marathon, and 5K routes in addition to a run for kids. Over the past seven years, proceeds from the Rock ‘n Sole Run benefited various charities including the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, One Fund Boston, Inc., and the Summerfest Foundation.