Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

Registration for the marathon closed on June 4 , 2015.

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"

West Milwaukee man, Hudson woman win 35th Lakefront Marathon

MILWAUKEE, WIS. (Oct. 4, 2015) – Burkart, 33, a third-grade teacher from Hudson, won the Lakefront Marathon in 2013 and this year set her sights on qualifying for the U.S. Olympic trials for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. She willed herself across the finish line and crumpled to the ground in agony. She had missed her goal – meeting the U.S. Olympic trials qualifying standard of 2:43 – by 41 seconds.

"I gave it my all," Burkart said, fighting back tears. "I gave it everything I had."

It was a valiant effort. Burkart finished 10th overall and her personal-best time of 2:43:41 was nearly nine minutes faster than that of women's runner-up Denise Manthy (2:52:22).

Kyle Fraser of West Milwaukee was the overall winner in 2:27:38. He started pulling away from the lead pack at Mile 20 and never looked back.

"I didn't make a move," Fraser said. "I think I just outlasted everybody."

Read the entire article written by Gary D'Amato in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The results for the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon have been posted.

Click here to see check runner's times.

The first five finishers for both male and female runners are:

Off the couch, down the road: Cheryl Akert used running to help with IBS

MILWAUKEE, WIS. (Sept 21, 2015) - Cheryl Akert used to have to put her head down on the table because her stomach was killing her. This was a problem because she was at work. And she worked at a day care.

To read the Off the Couch article that Lori Nickel wrote for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, click here.

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. Registration fees are not refundable. The sale and/or transfer of race entries/bib numbers is strictly prohibited.

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 Community Center. The Italian Community 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.

Girls on the Run is the official charity partner for the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon.

Use the power of running to make a difference in the life of a Milwaukee girl: become a GOTR of Greater Milwaukee SoleMate! You’ll be able to achieve your personal dream of running 26.2 miles, while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of girls across the Greater Milwaukee area. Registration is closed for this year. Register as a LFM SoleMate at


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 – 

Contact us: 

   Phone 414-688-7561

 2015 Race photos will be available on 10/07/2015.

We have a new sponsor this year. The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board will be providing chocolate milk at the finish line for runners and some spectators.

NEW - Race Results

Live tracking of runners by name, bib or city will be available using the link on race day.

Runners can sign up for live notifications beginning on Monday, Sept. 21st.

The ways to track a runner are:

  • Watch participants progress during the race via the Live Web Tracker
  • Have split times posted directly to your Facebook Feed
  • Have split times posted directly to your Twitter Feed
  • See who is winning via the Live Leaderboards

The directions on how to sign up for the Facebook feed or the Twitter feed are on the web page:

When you finish the race, you will be able to walk over to the scoring tent from inside the runner's area and have your individual preliminary race results printed immediately. Look at the finish area map to see where the results will be. Click here to check all of the race results after the race.



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


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



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