Runners participate in TETNA’s Run Tosa Run 2015. Photos by Anthony Sell.
Run Tosa Run is a chip-timed 5K run/walk and half-mile kids’ run through the beautiful tree-lined streets of the Tosa East Towne neighborhood, with net proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
The mission of the run is to bring residents together and promote our wonderful neighborhood while raising money for charity, and after the 2015 race, the Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association donated $3,000 in proceeds from the race to RMHC Eastern Wisconsin.
This is our third year in the current format, and we’re looking to build on the race’s recent success, with the help of this year’s lead sponsors, BelAir Cantina and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. We invite you to join us as a runner, volunteer, sponsor, vendor or simply a resident cheering on the runners as they pass through our neighborhood.
5K run/walk at 9 a.m. May 14
The 5K, sponsored by BelAir Cantina, is chip-timed by West Bend-based Absolute Race Timing, which scrolls results on kiosks and a monitor at the finish line and also emails runners their results after they finish. The course starts at 69th Street and North Avenue and weaves through the neighborhood between 74th Street and 62nd Street. This year’s course is still being finalized, and we may pursue course certification by the USATF this year.
Kids’ run at 8:30 a.m. May 14
The kids’ run, sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, is about a half mile, looping one neighborhood block and finishing under the same finish line arch as the 5K. The run is recommended for children ages 10 and younger, and each young runner gets a Run Tosa Run T-shirt and a finisher’s medal. We also offer various children’s activities near the starting/finishing line.
You can register online at our registration page. If you require a paper registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you a copy of the form. Anyone registering by May 1 gets our early-bird cost of $25 and is guaranteed a T-shirt featuring our Run Tosa Run logo. Online registration will continue at $30 until May 12. We also will accept race-day registrations for $35 with credit cards.
Prizes and awards
- Medals/ribbons will go to top 3 male/female finishers in age categories: under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
- Overall top male and top female finishers receive awesome East Tosa gift baskets. Full details here.
- All 5K participants can enter drawings for equally awesome East Tosa prizes.
Strollers are welcome, starting at the back of the pack. Not welcome are animals, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards or bikes. The race will be canceled only by extreme weather, in which case race fees will be used as donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Volunteer to help
Our great volunteers are a big part of our success each year. You can help with race week preparations and on race day in a variety of roles, from packet pickup to serving as a course marshal at one of the intersections on the course. Sign up on VolunteerSpot at http://vols.pt/H1Cttz or email email@example.com.
About our sponsors
In addition to lead sponsors BelAir Cantina and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we’re grateful for the support of our other top sponsors, Lutheran Home & Harwood Place, Camp Bar and Hue Vietnamese Restaurant. We will be adding to this list as we receive additional sponsors, as well as our promotional sponsors who provide our great race prizes.
About the cause
Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin will benefit from the proceeds raised by the event. The well-known charity is located on Watertown Plank Road in Wauwatosa, near Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The Ronald McDonald House mission is to provide a “home away from home” for families while their children are receiving medical treatment at local hospitals at little or no cost. The House is more than just a place to stay – offering families therapeutic programming including art, animal and music therapy, a comprehensive meal program, comfortable community spaces and so much more.