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Run for Justice returns to Veterans Park on June 13

Runners at the Run for Justice starting line in 2018.
Milwaukee Justice Center; Facebook
Runners at the Run for Justice starting line in 2018.

Since 2011, the Milwaukee Justice Center (MJC) has invited athletes — and really anyone who likes a good time on the lakefront — to its “Run for Justice” event. Next Thursday, the 5K run/1-mile walk returns to Veterans Park with a chance for you to get your steps in and support a good cause in the process.

Proceeds from the 13th annual Run for Justice benefit the MJC, which relies on volunteers to help fill the legal needs of Milwaukee County’s low-income population. The center is a collaborative project among the Milwaukee Bar Association, Milwaukee County and Marquette University Law School that exists to ensure those who can’t afford an attorney or don’t qualify for legal aid still receive their fundamental right to access the justice system.

It’s a mission that requires more than just volunteers, which is where the Run for Justice comes in. Everyone from the community is invited to take part in the run/walk at 6 p.m., with registration fees set at $30 for ages 25+, $20 for ages 12-24, and $15 for ages 11 and under. But even if you’re not prepared to put some pavement under your running/walking shoes, there’s plenty to do at the event.

The post-race bash will feature food from Romero’s Taco Truck and Shorty’s Grilled Cheese, live music from the Mission River Band, lawn games and even a post-run yoga class. On top of that, a few special guests will be on hand, including Dominic “The Food Reviewer” Dean.

To register for the run/walk and get more information about the event, visit the Milwaukee Justice Center website.