Amateur Hours

Inspired by the professionals of the upcoming Rio Olympic Games? Get active at your own pace with these Milwaukee-area events this August.

Xtreme Air 5K
➸ Aug. 6, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
An inflatable obstacle course race at Veterans Park.

Hank Aaron State Trail 5K Run / Walk
➸ Aug. 6, 8:30 a.m.
Explore one of the city’s most scenic trails. It all kicks off at Klement’s Sausage Haus at Miller Park.

Nite-Glow Golf
➸ Fridays in August
Give “night club” a new meaning with glow-in-the-dark golf at Hansen, Lake and Warnimont golf courses.


Simple Dinner and Paddle
➸ Aug. 12, 6-9 p.m.
Grub from Simple Cafe followed by kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, hosted by Clear Water Outdoor.

Photo by Frontroom Photography.
Yoga @ the Museum photo by Frontroom Photography.

Yoga @ the Museum
➸ Aug. 13, 8:15-9:30 a.m.
“Om” and “ahh” in Windhover Hall at the MAM.

GraceGirls Bootcamp
➸ Aug. 13, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
A mother-daughter workout in Tosa’s Hart Park.


‘Amateur Hours’ appears in the August issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.