TETNA is again excited to offer a $750 scholarship to a graduating high school senior from our neighborhood to continue their education at a college, technical college or trade school.
It’s time again to lace up your running shoes and hit the streets for our annual Run Tosa Run 5K and kids run on May 16, 2020, being held on the Saturday after Mother’s Day for the seventh straight year.
The race has grown steadily over the past five years, and in 2019 our 300 registrants helped us raise enough money to donate $5,500 to Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin, with lead sponsors BelAir Cantina and GRAEF.
Online registration is now open on our RunSignUp.com page.
It’s a great way to raise awareness of all our neighborhood and local businesses have to offer while raising money for our charity. What makes Run Tosa Run a success? It helps to have such a beautiful course, but we also couldn’t do it each year without our terrific sponsors and many dedicated volunteers.
5K run/walk at 9 a.m. May 16
The 5K 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. View a map of the course here, and check out this nifty animation created by the City of Wauwatosa below…
Kids’ run at 8:30 a.m. May 16
The kids’ run 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.
Online registration for our 5K is now open:
- $25 through March 13.
- $30 from March 13 to May 1.
- $35 from May 2 to May 13.
- $40 on race day, with credit card.
- Kids run is $8 no matter when you register.
Early bird packet pickup will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the pocket park next to Rocket Baby Bakery. You also can pick up your packets on race day starting at 7:30 a.m.
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. We’re still assembling this year’s awards.
- 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. Our SignUp.com page will launch soon. To sign up in advance, email email@example.com.
About our top sponsors
In addition to lead sponsors BelAir Cantina and GRAEF, we’re grateful for the support last year of our other top sponsors, Lutheran Home & Harwood Place, Hue Vietnamese Restaurant, Harwood Engineering Consultants and Toshiba.
All our 5K runners also are entered in a drawing for great East Tosa prizes. Last year’s prize list included donations from: Rocket Baby Bakery, Cranky Al’s, The Nobleman, Ruckus & Glee and Tosa Yoga. Thanks to Jim Phillips for his great work producing our T-shirts.
About the cause
Ronald McDonald House Charities of 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.
Two years ago, Metcalfe’s Market chose TETNA for its “Give Back” program, in which community partners benefit when shoppers shop. We received $1,000 from Metcalfe’s through the program in November 2017, and the store has welcomed us back again this November, just in time for your Thanksgiving 2019 shopping.
The idea is simple: Use our 5% discount coupon when you shop at Metcalfe’s Market, 6700 W. State St., through Nov. 30, and Metcalfe’s will donate 5% of your total back to us, up to a cumulative $1,000. And the coupon is good for EVERY time you visit Metcalfe’s in November.
Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association is grateful to Metcalfe’s Market for choosing us as its community partner once again.
Tips for using coupon:
Participating homeowners set the bar frighteningly high last year in our inaugural Halloween decorating contest, but don’t let that scare you away from entering this year’s contest. We’d love to expand the pool of contestants this year as we award prizes to the top three.
Register your house in Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association’s contest with this form by Friday, Oct. 25. All registered homes of TETNA members will be eligible to win.
To become a member or renew your membership, visit tosaeasttowne.org/join.
Entrants must submit photos for judges’ review. Creativity is a plus. Judges also will take into account overall scariness, though your decoration concept need not be scary to win. Selection criteria ultimately will be up to the judges.
And don’t miss TETNA’s Nighttime Trick or Treat from 6:30-8:30 on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association seeks to provide a welcoming and nurturing environment, and to maintain the quality of live and a sense of community through shared interest and neighborhood interaction.
We serve all residents, and any resident is invited to become a member, volunteer at our events and serve on our board. Our annual meeting is held in April, typically at one of the establishments on North Avenue.
Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of most months at Center Street Park pavilion. We sometimes take a month off if the agenda is light, so check this page or our Facebook page to confirm. The next monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.
The neighborhood is primarily bounded by 60th St. on the east, Wauwatosa Ave. to the west, North Avenue to the south and Center Street to the north, with a few additional blocks north of Center, from Lefeber to 75th. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.