FAQs

  • How did you come up with the idea for MMM? We modeled it after a similar successful event in Colorado Springs, CO called Jack Quinn’s Runners. Click here to check them out. If you are in Colorado Springs be sure you run/walk with them any Tuesday.
  • Where do I park? Limited parking is available in a small lot east of Maynard’s (if you are early). Street parking is free after 5:00 PM. You can park in the Madden Media lot after 5:00 PM…west of Maynards at 345 E. Toole. . You can also find parking on 4th Ave., and it’s an easy walk from there. The Centro Garage at 4th and Toole has a flat rate secure parking for only $3 on weeknights after 5:00 PM…during streetcar construction.
  • Are kids welcome? Please bring your kids. If they are walking/running age, please sign them. If they are in a stroller, please put a +1 or +2 next to your name on the waiver or check-in list. We count every child.
  • Can I bring my dog? But of course! Just be sure he/she is on a leash.  You are all welcome on the patio at Maynard’s. No promises about the other restaurants. Please do not allow your dog to bark, as it disturbs other MMM Athletes.
  • What happens when I get there? Good idea to come early for your first walk/run…by 5:15. Registration opens at 5:15. You will sign a waiver the first time…just takes 30 seconds. On subsequent Mondays you will circle the number next to your name on the master list. We will keep a record of how many times you have attended, as you earn a MMM t-shirt after eight Mondays, you are listed on the website as a MMM Athlete at 10 Mondays, receive a MMM cap at 15, a MMM pin at 50 and a MMM Century Club shirt at 100.
  • What is the “URBAN FITNESS PHENOMENON”? Click on “URBAN FITNESS” to see a list of  fitness options. The MMM walk/run will always be free…there is a nominal charge for the other options. Check them out!
  • How will I know the way? You will receive a map or printed directions, depending on which route you select. It will include measurement markings so you can choose to make your walk or run any length you wish. On the back of the map you will find a list of restaurants that offer Monday night discounts to MMM Athletes. You must have a hand stamp to receive the discounts. Discounts specific to each restaurant are listed on our website….click on “Discounts” each Monday before you come.
  • Does the event go on, even on holidays? Yes, unless we notify you otherwise. Maynard’s and Cup Cafe will be open for dining afterward. We cannot promise holiday hours for the other restaurants on our route, so be sure you check with them first.
  • Do we walk/ run when it is dark? Yes we do, so you must bring a flashlight. You will find a loaner box of blinking lights to attach to your left arm…take one before you start and please return it when you finish.
  • What is the route? The route is a total of four miles, and passes some historic sites, some important downtown “landmarks”, beautiful homes and B&Bs, and most of the great restaurants and bars that participate by offering discounts exclusive to MMM Athletes. The route has mile markers so you can choose your distance….2,3,4 miles.
  • What about restaurant discounts? On the back of your route guide you will find a list of restaurants and bars in the downtown/4th Avenue area that are all offering special discounts exclusive to MMM Athletes. Maynards offers $5 off entrees in the main restaurant. Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress offers $2 off large plates, and the lobby bar offers a great $5 bar menu.Check the website (click on “Discounts”) each Monday before you come, to make sure you have the latest discount updates from 18 downtown restaurants. They change frequently. 
  • What’s this about a drawing? Don’t miss the weekly drawing for gift certificates for local restaurants and businesses. Plus, each week we give away a $25 gift certificate from our exclusive shoe sponsor, The Running Shop. Just enter the drawing when you check in…then be present at 7:00 for the drawing. That is also the time we give shirts and caps to those who have earned them.
  • How will the restaurant know I am a MMM Athlete so I can get my discount? You must have your MMM hand stamp…get at the check-in table.
  • How do I get listed on the website? Attend 10 MMM Mondays.
  • Can I get water on the route when the weather is hot? Yes, at the following places:
    • Hotel Congress (before and after)
    • El Charro Cafe
    • Janos DOWNTOWN KITCHEN
    • Shanty (drop in for free bottled water during or after)
  • How do I get a MMM t-shirt or cap?
    • Attend eight (8) MMM Mondays for a free t-shirt
    • Purchase t-shirt for $5…at event or in Maynard’s Market
    • At 15 Mondays you will earn a MMM cap.
    • Purchase a cap for $15…at event or in Maynards Market
  • Do I have to start with the group…can I go on my own? There is not a group start. You may start your walk/run anytime you wish. If you start before check-in opens, you may check-in after. You must check in every Monday.
  • Do I have to do the MMM Cheer?
    Absolutely! Get out!!!