Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

Registration for the marathon opened on Jan. 18, 2015. Click here to register.

Join runners from all over the Midwest on October 4th, 2015 at 7:30 am for the 35th annual Lakefront Marathon and find out for yourself why "The Best Times Really Are in Milwaukee"

Milwaukee's Lakefront Marathon will be held on Oct. 4th, 2015. Registration is now open!

In honor of our 35th anniversary, the limit has been increased to 3500. Click here to search participants. To see all registered runners in the search, type in Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon. If you can't find your name in the search results, check my list of registered runners. My list is not immediate, but it is complete as the date on the report.

Course Description
The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon is a USAT&F Certified Course that starts in front of Grafton High School on Hwy. 60 (about one mile west of I-43). This flat and scenic point-to-point course travels south through rural countryside, quiet north shore neighborhoods and finishes along the shores of Lake Michigan north of the Milwaukee Art Museum at Veterans Park. You can qualify for the Boston Marathon by doing the Lakefront Marathon! (Click here to find the qualifying times for the Boston Marathon.) Our marathon is honored to be a RRCA regional championship race this year.

Entry Fee & Limits
The race is limited to 3500 marathon runners. The entry fee is $80. You will also have to pay the fee that Active charges.

Time Limits
The race starts at 7:30 a.m. at Grafton High School. The race course will close at 2:00 p.m., or 6.5 hours after the race start. No early starts are allowed. No times will be recorded and no medals will be given after 6.5 hours.

Hotel Accommodations
We have arranged to have rooms available at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Milwaukee for Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon runners. Click here to get more information about booking these rooms. NOTE: There is free transportation to the start from either of these hotels for registered runners at 6 a.m. sharp on race day.

Expo and Packet Pickup
The expo will be held at the Italian Community Center, which is located at 631 E Chicago near downtown Milwaukee. Expo hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. All marathon participants MUST pick up their packets at the expo. Click here for more detailed information.

FREE transportation to the start
We encourage runners to use our free bus service to get to the start. Runners can catch a bus to the start at the Italian Conference Center. The Italian Conference Center is located at 631 E. Chicago Street, approximately three-quarters of a mile from the marathon finish. Buses will load from 5:15 to 6:15 a.m. on race morning. However, please note that the bus service to the start is ONLY FOR REGISTERED RUNNERS.

Lakefront Marathon introduces new mobile app

This year, the Lakefront Marathon partnered with local app developer bSpatial to launch an interactive app for families and spectators.

The app includes race weekend information, live weather conditions and an interactive map to help guide spectators throughout the course.

The app is available on the iTunes store under Milwaukee's Lakefront Marathon. It is a free app. Click here to download it and use it race weekend. The interactive map is also available for any smart phone or tablet user online at

Thanks to bSpatial for their support.

To read the press release that Matt Braun wrote, click here.


Lakefront Marathon merchandise is available in our store.

We have jackets, in-training shirts, sleeveless shirts, hoodies, caps and magnets.


We will continue our popular e-mail newsletter this year.  We will again use the newsletter to provide important updates and information as race weekend approaches.  If you enter the race, you are automatically subscribed – if you hit the “un-subscribe” link, you will not receive important updates.  If you would like to subscribe in advance of registering or just want information about our race, use this link to subscribe to the newletter.

As always, we welcome your suggestions and are happy to respond to your questions – 



For Runners. By Runners

 | Home

Milwaukee's Lakefront Marathon
c/o Badgerland Striders
6526 River Parkway
Milwaukee, WI 53213


Club Office:
       Badgerland Striders
       6526 River Parkway
       Milwaukee, WI 53213
       Phone: (414) 476-7223



This site is powered by Titan Hosted CMS