5K Run

$30 6:15PM CDT Registration ends September 15, 2022 at 6:15pm CDT

2-Mile Walk

$30 6:15PM CDT Registration ends September 15, 2022 at 6:15pm CDT

The Milwaukee River Challenge 5K and 2-Mile Walk are excited to announce our partnership with the Donald Driver Foundation! The mission of the Donald Driver Foundation is to display Strong Hands, Strong Minds, and Loving Hearts to serve as a hand-up, not a handout. The Donald Driver Foundation has a core focus on serving underprivileged children and families by addressing health, wellness, safety, education, and career development in Milwaukee. 100% of the 2022 race proceeds will be donated to the Donald Driver Foundation.

Schlitz Park
1555 N. RiverCenter Drive
Milwaukee, WI US 53212

The Milwaukee River Challenge 5K is the only downtown 5K and 2-mile walk that takes runners along the Milwaukee Riverwalk, through Brewer's Hill and around the historic Schlitz Brewery turned office campus. The 5K race was started by the late Gary Grunau, the previous owner of the Schlitz Park campus whose impact on both development and philanthropy changed the downtown scene as we know it.

The Milwaukee River Challenge 5K and 2-Mile Walk attracts more than 500 runners that include individuals, teams, corporate partners and Milwaukee community members. Each year the 5K has generated thousands of dollars in funds for the selected beneficiary.

New event activations this year include the Tap Yard Beer Garden, live music and a Riverwalk marketplace.

Race Registration for individual runners, corporate teams, and community members will be open in May! Sponsorship activations are now available! For more information email the 5K Coordinator Sam at

In Partnership with Schlitz Park

Schlitz Park is the historic Schlitz Brewery turned downtown office campus that offers the best of urban and suburban features. Combined in a single corporate campus, Schlitz Park is located along the Milwaukee River, connected to miles of bicycle and walking trails and provides three free, onsite fitness centers with guidance and classes offered by our campus Health and Wellness group, Solful Fitness. The fitness studio, Solful Fitness, was brought on as the official corporate wellness provider in July of 2021. Solful Fitness is the 20+ year old health & wellness community built by lead trainer and owner, Lisa Martin. Wanting to cut through the ego of the fitness world, Lisa made it her mission to create a warm, supportive space that centered on her clients. And so the Solful Fitness Family was born. Today Lisa and her team of trainers are dedicated to helping you build an exercise and nutrition routine that allows you to take control of your goals with the support of our incredible fitness community. - 414.272.6302 (414) 217-1807

Race Awards

Individual Awards
Overall male & female + age group awards in 5-year increments.

Team Awards
Largest Fundraising Team - The company that fundraises the most money for the Donald Driver Foundation by race day (9/15) will receive an award and prize.
Fastest Team - the four fastest times from your team will be used for this category.

Team Spirit – Wear a team costume, matching company shirts, team cheer, funny hats…let’s have some fun. 

Creating teams- Have your team captain register for the event and create a team.  All the team members can just choose the team name from the drop-down menu during registration.

5K Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk Course Maps

The start and finish for both the run and walk will be the same location. In Schlitz Park. Look for the large truss in the parking lot.  

5K map
2K walk map


Register on-line by September 5th and be guaranteed a custom cotton shirt. After noon September 5th, shirts will be available while on line supplies last.  Shirts may be available after the race on a first come first serve basis, but are not guaranteed.


Free parking is available in the surface parking lot at the Southeast corner of Cherry St. and Dr. Martin Luther King St.



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Sponsorship Activations
Silver Circle Sports Events

This event is a Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC produced, timed & managed event. 

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