Kids Run to Read

Held at the Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run

Saturday, June 13
10:00 am

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Returning for its second year, the Kids Run to Read will allow kids ages 3 - 12 to participate in a race that will finish at the same Finish Line as the Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run.  Distances vary by age group, with the maximum distance of 1 mile.  The race will be capped at 250 registered participants and will include the following age categories:  3 - 5 years, 6 - 7 years, 8 - 9 years and 10 - 12 years. 

Kids Run to Read Participants Receive:

  • T-shirt
  • Race Bib (suitable for coloring)
  • Goody Bag
  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Healthy Snacks at the Finish Line

Race bibs will be coded to match the parents of each participant. Parents will not be permitted to run with their children and are encouraged to cheer on their small athletes from the Start Line or greet them at the Finish Line. Kids Run to Read will benefit SHARP Literacy Inc. and the Summerfest Foundation Inc. and be lead by chairpersons Keith and Kelli Tozer of the Milwaukee Wave.

Parents will be required to sign a waiver for their child to participate, which will be included with on-line registration materials. Race packets will be available for pick-up at the Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run Health & Fitness Expo.

Italian Community Center
631 East Chicago Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202


  • Thursday, June 11 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Friday, June 12 from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Parking at the Italian Community Center is free during the hours of the Expo & Packet Pick-Up. You must have a photo ID in order to pick up your race packet.


We are currently aligning with sponsors for the 2015 Kids Run to Rean.  If you are interested in becoming an official race sponsor or community partner, please contact Matt Groniger, Director of Corporate Sales at or (414) 273-2680.