Compete in Run Tosa Run as a team and save

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Members of Team Graef sprint to the Run Tosa Run finish line during the 2015 5K race. (Credit: Anthony Sell)

Registration for Run Tosa Run 2016 on May 14 is well underway, and groups of three or more are encouraged to register as a team to compete for the title of our first team champion.

REGISTERBUTTONTeams of any size, from 3 to 303, can compete in the 5K race, and the top three fastest times from each team will be tallied afterward to crown our champion. Just be sure to identify your team name when you register here online.

Also new this year, we’re offering a $5 discount for all 5K runners who register online as part of a team of 6 or more runners. To take advantage of this offer, team captains should email runtosarun@gmail.com with the team name and estimated number of runners.

Team registrations are great for organizations looking to rally members behind a cause, businesses looking to encourage employee fitness or simply friends looking to have a good time together in the beautiful, bustling East Tosa area. And it’s for a great cause: Proceeds from the race will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin.

For more information, visit our race page at runtosarun.org.


Aldrich Family Blood Drive

Saturday, March 19, 2016
9 am – 2 pm
Roosevelt Elementary School
2535 N 73rd Street (enter 74th Street door)

 

Please come and donate at Aldrich Family Blood Drive!  Your support is vital to many in the community – please sign up!

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Jake was 4 years old when he was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma.  He received numerous blood and platelet transfusions that were integral during his 3 1/2 years of treatment.  Jake lost his battle in March 2009 at the age of 7.  His family sponsors two blood drives each year at Jake’s school, Roosevelt Elementary.  Jennifer, Jake’s mom, says, “We hope donors will continue to be there for all the other children who need blood products.”

How to schedule an appointment:

(1) Signup Online
(2) Call Jennifer – 414-810-4793
(3) Email Jennifer

Appointments encouraged, however, walk-ins are welcome.  Open to all… remember to bring an ID or Donor Card. Child care provided.


Grandparents’ Group

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
10:30 am
Center Street Park, 65th & Clarke Street

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Calling all Grandparents: A new group for grandparents and their grandchildren will have its first meeting from 10:30 AM to Noon on Tuesday, March 15, at Center Street Park Pavilion. Come meet your neighbors and fellow grandparents and make a fun St. Patrick’s Day surprise for parents! The first meeting of the Grandparents Group will hopefully lead to the establishment of a regular get-together. Crafts and snacks will be provided.


Spring Egg Hunt 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016
10 am
Center Street Park, 65th & Clarke Street

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2015 Egg Hunt

Children run in search of eggs at TETNA’s 2015 Egg Hunt. The 2016 hunt will be March 19.

Bring your kids to TETNA’s annual Spring Egg Hunt at Center Street Park, sponsored by Indulgence Chocolatiers.

This event is great for the kids and a wonderful way to connect with your neighbors. The morning starts with juice, coffee and crafts at the pavilion, and we typically have feathered and furry friends for our young hunters to visit with. Then, at the appointed hour, the hunt begins. How many eggs can you find? And does one of them contain a special prize? It’s great fun for the kids, and fun for parents, too, watching them fill their baskets.

All families with current memberships participate for FREE! If you are not a member, you may pay your $10 annual member dues at the event with a completed TETNA Membership Form (we will have a few extras in case you forget).

And this year, our sponsor Indulgence Chocolatiers at 66th Street and North Avenue has donated a $20 gift card that will be given away at the event. We also will be giving away a $15 gift certificate to Ruckus & Glee, the specialty toy store at 88th Street and North Avenue.

We are always in need of volunteers at our events.  If you can stuff eggs, promote the event, or help with set up or clean up, please contact Kathleen Flanders.


Register now for Run Tosa Run 2016

Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association's Run Tosa Run 2015.

Runners participate in TETNA’s Run Tosa Run 2015. Photos by Anthony Sell.

rtrlogoRun 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.

REGISTERBUTTONThe 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.
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5K run/walk at 9 a.m. May 14

BelAir Tosa BullThe 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

Children's Hospital of WisconsinThe 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.

Registration details

You can register online at our registration page. If you require a paper registration, please email runtosarun@gmail.com 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.
  • All 5K participants can enter drawings for equally awesome East Tosa prizes and get 10% off race day at Rocket Baby Bakery. Full details here.

Some rules

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.

Run Tosa Run 2016 course map

Volunteer to help

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpotOur 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 runtosarun@gmail.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.

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About the cause

RMH 3C Logo VertRonald 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.