Party on Pioneer: Ribbon Cutting, Run, Revelry Will Officially Reopen Historic Street

The historic road will be officially opened with a ribbon cutting and celebration that will have runners lacing up, and a block party to offer music, food and more


The first week of June looks to be the week to celebrate in Muskego, and you can add another great event that's likely to start a new tradition on Pioneer Drive.

A ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the reconstruction of the historic street will take place on Saturday, June 8 at 9:45 a.m., with a 5K run and walk and block party to follow at 10 a.m. The Muskego Chamber of Commerce along with numerous area businesses are sponsoring the day-long event.

For those of you keeping score at home, that's the day after Jammin' on Janesville, and two days after Muskego's first farmers market (location is likely to be at Salentine) on Thursday.

Runners will race at 10 a.m. starting and ending in Veteran's Park, with walkers to follow shortly after. Awards will be presented at 11 a.m.

Runners wishing to register online before the race and also view a map of the race route. Race registration is $25/runner before May 1; $30 after May 1 and $35 on the day of the race. Teams of 10 or more can take $5 off each runner.

A street party "from Horn Brothers to Horn Field" will be from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., including music at Marx Pioneer Inn, food and drink, and street bowling.

In addition, there will be a display of the history of the area, which was once the red carpet from the rail line to the resorts on the lake back in the late 1800s and the first half of the 20th century.

If you're a business and would like to get in on sponsoring this event or helping out by donating or discounting needed products and services, visit the Muskego Chamber's website.

Proceeds will go toward holiday decor along Pioneer Drive for the annual Country Christmas Parade.

Jane Kuter February 06, 2013 at 12:10 AM
I'd like to compliment the wonderful work on Janesville Road and give kudos to all the workers from ripping up the old road to those laying the sod and hanging the flags. Can't wait to see the full transformation! To our city leaders who finally had the vision to bring Muskego into the future Thank you! As for Jammin on Janesville keep it up, but let's get the news out to our neighbors from Hales Corners, New Berlin, Franklin and Big Bend. The Farmers Market is a fabulous idea, please keep the ingenious and hard working citizens of Muskego informed as to how they can participate including costs, products allowed etc. Keep 'Moving Forward" Muskego! ( My own moniker for what I see Muskego can be!) Jane Kuter
Brandon Karpowitz February 06, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Sounds like a nice event. But with that end of Janesville being under construction seems like a potential mess esepcially during prime shopping time Saturday morning. I don't know why we couldn't just wait another year and throw a big party covering it all.
Concerned Citizen February 06, 2013 at 03:00 PM
While it sounds like a great event, seems odd it would be held on the same weekend as Jammin' on Janesville - why not break up the events in Muskego to multiple weekends? Also, the cost to enter the 5k seems high - the Bellin up in Green Bay that weekend, a 10k that is very well known is only $20 - I'm guessing at the very least a shirt is included? The Lambeau Run in GB is $25 and that includes running THROUGH Lambeau Field......
Brian Hofmeister February 06, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Looking forward to another great event in this great city!
Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce February 06, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Road construction will not affect this event much. Lines will be buried by this point and the first opportunity before road construction begins. People are in town anyways due to J on J and the first opportunity to get our High School runners involved due to contracts thru their track or CC seasons. This is a typical cost for a race like this, and not just a T-shirt but a goodie bag as well including the idea of being involved in a community event. What you get is certainly not the point of the race. To put on an event like this, costs need to be covered. This is a celebratory event in Muskego. Pioneer Drive is not Janesville Road. Janesville Road has its own celebration. Pioneer Drive has deep history with our city and a great way to inform our community about the history through this event. Our Christmas Parade has been held on this road for the last few years and we are excited to get support through this event to finally have holiday decor on this beautiful road. A huge thank you should go out to two businesses that were not mentioned in the article that have stepped up to be our Premier Sponsors of the event. Animal Doctor Holistic Veterinary Complex and Muskego Health and Wellness. Two dynamic businesses dealing with holistic health. I encourage you all to come celebrate with us.
Denise Konkol (Editor) February 06, 2013 at 07:23 PM
If you look at the map, Janesville Road won't be involved. They are keeping it to Veteran's Park and only as far north as Horn Bros. For those who know Muskego, they can easily access the activities without using Janesville if they don't want to. Also, as the event is tied to the reopening of Pioneer Drive, waiting a year would seem a little late in the planning, no?
Denise Konkol (Editor) February 06, 2013 at 07:25 PM
$25 is actually about average, and yes it does include the shirt, if you check out the links. If you enter with 10 people, it's only $20, and you don't have to drive up to Green Bay ;)
Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce February 06, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Yes, a T-shirt, goodie bag and the fact you are participating in your community. $25/runner, $20/runner if in a team of 10. If we had a sponsor who had the dollars that the Packers and Bellin have, we could certainly offer it much cheaper and still be able to fund the Christmas lighting. Thank you for your feed back and we hope to see you running.
Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce February 06, 2013 at 09:53 PM
Brian, I am sure we will be seeing some green on Pioneer Dr. from your great Lakepoint volunteers and runners.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something