We have watched and waited to see where this summer is heading and what measures are necessary for us to mitigate any concerns and challenges for hosting large gatherings of people. We never imagined having to navigate the circumstances we are currently facing due to the global health crisis and uncertainty caused by coronavirus, COVID-19.
Bastille Days Festival, which was scheduled for July 9th-12th, has been postponed. We are currently working on alternative dates and options to host our world class Bastille Days event in the Fall, pending any future developments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and welfare of the community is our number one priority and we will do our part to keep the best interests of our attendees and vendors in mind.
In light of this decision, we invite you to join us for our Virtual Madison Medical Affiliates Storm the Bastille 5K Run July 9-12!
Madison Medical Affiliate’s generous support will keep us storming from home.
Registration is now LIVE!
The $25 registration fee will include a run bib and our commemorative long sleeve t-shirt, shipped to your door. Get your items shipped to your door OR choose curb-side pick-up from our office the week of the run, Monday, July 6th – Friday, July 10th from 8am-6pm.
Recruit your friends, family and coworkers to register as a virtual team!
Click here to register!
Shipping Deadline June 15 11:59pm:
To receive run items by mail, a $7.00 shipping and handling fee (per packet) will be charged for shipping. To guarantee delivery of items by July 9th, we ask that all runners choosing the shipping option register by June 15th at 11:59pm. Shipping of items will begin the week of June 22nd, 2020. Team registrants should note that each team members’ materials will be shipped individually.
We strongly encourage runners who register after June 15th to choose curb-side pickup. Orders placed for shipping after June 15th are not guaranteed to arrive by July 9th, but we will do our best to get them to you as quickly as we can.
Pick-up of race items will take place from the East Town office during the week of the run: Monday, July 6th – Friday, July 10th from 8am-6pm daily.
East Town Association Office:
825 N Jefferson Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
We ask that you follow social distancing measures and health precautions when participating in curb-side pickup. 6 ft spacing for line-up will be marked.
You choose your own course and the date and time that works best for you, exercising all necessary health and safety precautions when running.
In the spirit of the festival and tradition, we ask that you complete the fun run between Thursday, July 9th and Sunday, July 12th. We will have some exciting online engagements and programming during that time, and we’d love your Storm experience to be a part of it all!
We encourage participants to stay hydrated, stretch, run when and where it is safe to do so, and consider your health and the health of those around you before participating. We trust all participants will practice safe social distancing while running.
Your resilience, optimism, and endless support of the Storm the Bastille is truly inspiring!
Share your photos and videos on social media using the hashtag #MKEStormtheBastille and tag us in your posts!
On Instagram: @easttownmke
On Twitter: @EastTown
Support local restaurants/bars and long-time Bastille Days vendors by ordering pick-up or delivery! When you’ve finished your race, you may submit your results and any fun photos of your “storm” online here.
Timing your run is not required, as the traditional Storm is not a timed race, but any times submitted will be posted online so you can see how you stack up against the competition.
Share your love for some of our long-time Bastille Days partners by: ordering for delivery & carry out, purchasing gift cards, or simply keeping them top of mind and engaging with them online!
On behalf of the strong but mighty team of two at East Town Association, our Board of Directors, Bastille Days committee and the East Town neighborhood, we look forward to running with you virtually, and again through the streets of Milwaukee in 2021.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.