Event Details - 2012
- Start Time: The race starts at 7:30 a.m. at Grafton High School. There is a 6.5 hour time limit.
- The Course: The Lakefront Marathon is a USAT&F Certified Course that starts at Grafton High School (about one mile west of I-43). This flat and scenic point-to-point course travels south through rural countryside, quiet Northshore neighborhoods and finishes along the shores of Lake Michigan north of the Milwaukee Art Museum at Veterans Park. The Lakefront Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying course (and if you qualify at Lakefront you would be eligible to use that time for the next two runnings of the Boston Marathon). Check out the Course Map.
- The Lakefront Marathon serves as the Wisconsin USATF Championship AND the RoadRunners Club of America Central Region Marathon Championship.
- Prize Money: Male and Female open first - third places ($500/$300/$100 respectively), and 1st masters finishers male and female ($100) and 1st male and female 50+ ($100).
- Perks: Marathon - Long sleeve technical fabric shirt. All - Finish line party.
- Registration Fees: Individuals - $75 until filled. (No Race Day registration for anyone.) Limited to the first 3100 individuals. Note that in 2011 the marathon filled in mid-April.
- Timing: ChampionChip™
- Clydesdale/Athena Division: Men over 195 pounds and women over 145 pounds can compete in special "Clydesdale/Athena" divisions. Please indicate this division on the entry form.
- Awards: Awards will be given to the top 3 M/F overall, the top 1 M/F Masters and the top 1 M/F Grand Masters. In addition, awards will be given to the top five in the following divisions (One award per person):
MALE - 5 Deep:18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, Clydesdale. Awards will be given to the top three males 65-69, 70-79, and 80+.
FEMALE - 5 Deep:18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54; Athena. Awards will be given to the top three females in these divisions: 55-59, 60-64, 65-69; 70-79, and 80+.
ALL FINISHERS: Special Lakefront Marathon medals will be given at the finish line to all marathon finishers.
- Splits: Split times will be announced at each mile. Digital clocks will be at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 13.1, 15, 20 and 25 miles.
- Aid Stations: Water and Gatorade, the “Official Thirst Quencher”, and friendly volunteers will be available at 13 locations – consult the Runner’s Guide.
- Finish Line Refreshments: Plenty of fruit, cookies, cheese, water, soda and beer will be available at the finish area. (Runners only please!)
- Restrictions: Absolutely no support vehicles, animals, bicycles, baby joggers, skateboards, roller skates, in-line skates, roller skis or other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs) will be permitted on the race course. Runners receiving aid from any of the aforementioned vehicles will be subject to disqualification. Early starts are prohibited and will result in disqualification. All participants must display their race number – in its entirety – at all times. Headphones (Mp3, radio, phone, etc.) are allowed but strongly discouraged. Persons competing for prize money, USATF, and/or RRCA awards MAY NOT wear headphones/portable listening devices. Marathon officials reserve the right to disqualify any runner for inappropriate action or behavior – including failure to heed the directions of a race official and littering.
- Starting Area: The Grafton High School facilities will be open at 6:00 a.m. to runners and their guests prior to the start. Additional toilet facilities and an aid station will also be provided. Note: The starting time is now 7:30 a.m.!
- Transportation to the Start: Consult the Runners Guide for the location of parking and bus leading adjacent to the finish area. Continuous bus service from the Finish area to the starting line will be available to all runners from 5:15 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. There is no charge for this transportation. If driving to the start yourself, please allow adequate time as congestion near Grafton High School can be expected. Participants are urged to park at finish and take bus to start. We cannot provide transportation back to the start area after the race for either relay or marathon participants.
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