Race Bloopers can run around Humboldt Park for 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles or more.

Bloop, a new Milwaukee race, will be held at Humboldt Park Saturday, April 29.

This is no mistake, though the dictionary defines bloop as a “mistake” or shortened version of blooper. Nor, we’re guessing, will the race feature a “short low-pitched noise emitted by an electronic device,” which is another definition of bloop (who knew?). There may, however, be lots of grunts, wheezing and huffing and puffing by runners.

According to Chris Ponteri, one of the race’s creators, the word bloop works as both a noun and a verb, and has been now been given a uniquely Milwaukee definition. Thus, as a noun, “bloop” means “a lap around Humboldt Park.” As a verb, it can be defined as, “to complete a half marathon, marathon, or ultra-marathon by running one-mile loops around Humboldt Park in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood on Saturday, April 29.” That’s a very long but certainly precise definition.

And should we call those who run the race “bloopers”?

The course the bloopers will running is a one mile mostly flat loop around the lush county park.

Find out more on URBAN Milwaukee’s website

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