Frequently asked questions

What is the route?

<--Beginning in Veteran's Park, around the Lagoon, up the pier and to the finish line you go!

Parking Information?

There are plenty of parking lots and there is street parking in Veterans Park and along Lincoln Memorial Drive, but we strongly encourage you to carpool or bike down if possible!

We have also set up codes through Uber (Uber414events) and Lyft (414events) to give you credits for your first rides!

When is the registration deadline?

Registration includes shipping Now-December 31 (or until sold-out): $40

How can I confirm my spot?

You can confirm your spot by searching under find a participant at runsignup.com/sweethomemke

Okay- so how early do I have to get up?

The walk/run will start at 9:00 AM CST on Sunday, August 23 2020 at 9am.

Where is this awesome event?

The Sweet Home Milwaukee 5K will take place at Veteran's Park.

How can I find out how I did?

The event will be timed and results will be available via social media and 414events.com after the race, as well as on-site.

Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female will be awarded race day. There are no age group awards.

Where do I pick up my packet?

We will begin mailing all packets on August 15. Please allow 5-7 days for delivery.

Will you hydrate me?

One water station will be located about half way through the course as well as the Start and Finish Line.

Prizes?!?! How do I receive raffle tickets for the prize drawing?

For every 3 non-perishable items that either participants or spectators bring for the Hunger Task Force, you will receive a raffle ticket for some awesome raffle prizes! To be eligible, all donations must be received prior to race start.

Can I push a stroller or bring my pup?

Due to size of the paths, pups and strollers are not allowed on the course. We love dogs- in fact we have 3 at home. However, the crowds of folks (who may or may not be as much of fans as we are) can be unpredictable and can startle a pup in an instant, or may not be paying attention and trip over a leash or Spot himself. Furry Friends are welcome at the finish line with a friend or family member outside of the crowd.

I don't run....can I walk?

Yes! There is a 30 minute/mile pace on the course. We ask that walkers move towards the back of the crowd at the starting line to allow for runners to keep their preferred pace.

My friend bailed on the event. Can I take his/her place?

You may transfer your registration to a friend for a $5 fee before April 25 (plus any applicable processing fees from RunSignUp). You may do this from your account on runsignup.com.

Can I get a refund or transfer?

You may transfer your registration to another participant, or to the Virtual 5k, from your account on Run Sign Up, up until 2 days before the event. 1) Log in on Runsignup.com
2) Click "Profile" on the top right-hand side of the page
3) Click "Manage Registration" under the "Upcoming Events" section in the middle of the page
4) Transfer Event or Transfer to Another Runner (Depending on your chosen option- listed at the top of the page on the top right) *Fees may apply

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

Email Cheers@414events.com

Where does the money go?

Your registration covers the cost to put on the event. We use it pay for the permits, event apparel, medal, post-race goodies, etc. We are a local, LLC event company from Wisconsin, and try to use as many local vendors as possible to keep the dollars within our community. We partner with a local food pantry for a race day food drive, and they receive 100% of the food and monetary donations that are given during the registration process. We average 1 lb per participant for each event we do and have raised over 24,000 lbs of food to date! We do work with a variety of non-profits as well, where 100% of the proceeds go to the charity. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/414events) for updates on those events!


Both on and off the course, the safety and well-being of our racers, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. In our ever-changing world surrounding COVID-19 and the race industry, we take it day by day. At this time, we have decided that our Summer and Fall races will be solely virtual. The endurance sports industry is working closely together to communicate all future actions. Due to all the upfront costs associated with event planning, refunds will not be provided. Your race packets will be mailed directly to the address on your account, or we will arrange pick-up/drop-off at another time. We will only mail packets if we switch to a virtual event.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the endurance sports industry.