Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

Click here to register for the 2016 Lakefront Marathon.

Join runners from all over the Midwest on October 2nd, 2016 at 7:30 am for the 36th annual Lakefront Marathon and find out for yourself why "The Best Times Really Are in Milwaukee"

Registration for the 36th Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, which will be held on Oct. 2, 2016, is now open. 

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.)

Marathon Build-up RunsThe Strider Marathon build-up program begins on June 25, 2016 at Lake Park. The Strider Marathon Build-up runs begin and finish at the picnic area just west of the lawn bowling area and the Lake Park Pavilion, 3133 Newberry Blvd.  Aurora Sports Medicine Institute provides both financial support for this program as well as staff on-site at these runs. We especially want to thank Doc Gordon for being available to runners for questions and evaluations.


The “I Can 26.2 It!” youth running program registration is open. Info and registration is at

This program is designed for youth ages 6-12 and is a combination of running on their own and group opportunities. Each child receives an official "I Can 26.2 It! t-shirt (with a special new motivational design this year), a weekly mileage chart and weekly motivational e-mails. Read about the program on our web site.


Lakefront Marathon merchandise is available in our store.

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



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.

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

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.

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Milwaukee's Lakefront Marathon
c/o Badgerland Striders
12650 Arden Place
Butler, WI 53007


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       Badgerland Striders
       12650 Arden Place
       Butler, WI 53007
       Phone: (414) 476-7223



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