Run-Walk by Briggs and Al; back in person for the 45th annual event

Briggs and Al’s Run-Walk 2022

After two years of virtual events, the 45th annual Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk returned in-person to downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, September 17.

“Energy is my favorite part,” said Christine Baranoucky, Wisconsin for kids.

More than 8,000 people were together again – ready to walk, run or roll – to benefit Children’s Wisconsin.

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“We just love doing what we can to give back to The Children’s and be part of events like this today. It means a lot to the family,” said John Ruedinger, Team Go Joe.

The Ruediner family (aka Team Go Joe) have been attending this event for over 10 years.

The Ruediner Family (aka Team Go Joe)

“Joe was born with a congenital heart defect that landed him in children’s hospital the night he was born,” said Natalie Ruedinger, Team Go Joe. “Who knows what would have happened if he hadn’t been treated that night.”

“I’m grateful he’s still here because without them he wouldn’t be here,” said Anna Ruedinger, Team Go Joe.

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Three open-heart surgeries later, Team Go Joe said Saturday’s event was just one big family reunion.

“The best part of today is probably the party that follows. It’s fun to be with family and get together with everyone,” said Joe Ruedinger, Wisconsin for kids patient.

Briggs and Al’s Run-Walk 2022

From Wisconsin Avenue to the Summerfest grounds, a record 1,700 current and former Wisconsin for kids patients took part in Saturday’s run – with all the money raised going to work at Wisconsin for kids.

“We typically raise about $1 million every year, and that helps us do all the things that we do at Children’s Wisconsin that aren’t covered by insurance or Medicaid, and that supports our research, our advocacy, pet therapy, art therapy, everything that makes us special,” Baranoucky said.

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Briggs and Al’s Run-Walk 2022

2022 Briggs & Al Race Results

8K Men

  1. Zachary Shoemaker – Allen, Madison, Wis., 26:31
  2. Joshua Schraeder, Greendale, Wis., 26:58
  3. Jake Wagner, Urbandale, Iowa, 27:56

8K women

  1. Annamarie Strehlow, Shorewood, Wis., 30:22
  2. Hanna Erl, Wauwatosa, Wis. 32:50
  3. Andrea Saigh, Milwaukee, Wis., 33:06

Push Rim Wheelchair – Male

  1. Juan Rodarte, Island Lake, Ill., 11:12 p.m.
  2. Joshua Jundt, Kenosha, Wis., 26:56
  3. Brenden Ojibway, Barneveld, Wis., 32:17

Push Rim Wheelchair – Female

  1. Emma Jundt, Kenosha, Wis., 37:00

You can also view ALL race results.

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