Event Details

Race Date

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Start Time

Bright and early at 7:30 a.m. at Grafton High School (doors open at 6:00 am)

The Course

The Lakefront Marathon is a USATF certified course starting at Grafton High School. This flat and scenic point-to-point course travels south through rural countryside, quiet neighborhoods and finishes along the shores of Lake Michigan just north of the Milwaukee Art Museum at Veterans Park. The Lakefront Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying course. The marathon starts at 7:30 am.  Early starts are not allowed due to safety concerns.  The course will close 6.5 hours after the start of the race.  Runner’s finishing after the 6.5 hour cut-off will not receive an official time.

Championship Event Series

The Lakefront Marathon serves as the Road Runners Club of America’s State Championship and the Wisconsin USATF 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).

Expo and Packet Pickup

The expo will be held  on Saturday, September 30 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Expo information and details coming soon!


Awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female Finishers, Top Male and Female Masters, and Wheelchair winners.

In addition, awards will be given to the top three in the following divisions:18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ and Clydesdale/Athena

ALL FINISHERS: All marathon finishers will receive a medal at the finish.

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon Awards Ceremony will be at 12:15 pm on Sunday, October 1, 2017. For those who are unable to stay for the Awards Ceremony, please send a check or money order for $7.50 with name, mailing address, gender, age group to Judy Springer, 2701 North 68th St, Milwaukee, WI 53210. Submit all requests by Tuesday, October 31, 2016. Awards will be mailed after October 31.

Finish Line

Food and beverages provided by Noodles and Company, Milwaukee Pretzel Company, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, and the Milwaukee Ale House.