Wisconsin’s largest marathon is going to be our best yet…and this year we’re adding a half marathon distance!

    OCTOBER 2, 2022


    New for this year!

    • Half Marathon distance (limited to first 1000 registrations)

    • 50% of registration fee refunded to the first registrant from each state.  Winners to be announced via social media and in our Spectator Book.

    • New course.  Check out our maps on “Course Information”.  About 80% of course with Lake Michigan views!

    • Increased prize money.

    • More ideas and announcements coming so stay tuned!

    • Sign up early as prices increase every 500 registrations (marathon) and 250 registrations (half marathon)


    Jose Vaga
    Seriously LOVED finishing on the Summerfest grounds. That was PERFECT! You guys put on a GREAT race. There is always A LOT of support throughout the run. Many thanks to the locals, volunteers and everyone involved with this event. It’s TOP NOTCH!

    Jose Vaga

    Jason Moderi

    Such a well run race. Loved every minute of it.

    Jason Moderi

    Amy Ruehlow

    Such an awesome race! Well done! My first marathon and I would totally do it again. Thank you to ALL of the amazing volunteers and police officers for being on the course.

    Amy Ruehlow

    Amanda Riesenberg

    Every single volunteer was amazing, especially the water stops!! Every single water stop was amazing and had just great energy!

    Amanda Riesenberg

    Larry Spore

    This was my first marathon and I couldn’t have chosen a better event. The organization of the race, the volunteers, and the community support. I can’t wait to run it again in 2020.

    Larry Spore

    Rachael Leslie

    This was the best race I’ve ran! Beautiful course, beautiful and clean city, wonderful volunteers, aide stations were amazing and I BQ for the first time! Worth the drive from St Louis.

    Racheal Leslie

    Sarah Nicole

    I had so much fun (despite the pain) that I didn’t want it to end! I love every mile of this race! I’ve ran this now 6x and can not wait for next year’s!! Thanks for continuing to put together such an awesome and memorable event!

    Sarah Nicole


    The 2021 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon was a USATF certified course starting in Grafton, WI and winding it’s way along beautiful Lake Michigan and north shore suburbs until our enthusiastic crowds welcomed you to the finish line at the world-famous Summerfest grounds, just a couple yards away from the lake.



    Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon
    We know that photos are an important part of your experience and we got some great shots of you to celebrate your accomplishments. Check out the site and download as many photos as you like courtesy of the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon.


    Here is one runners experience worth reading!

    Mandi Florip, editor-in-chief for Chicago Athlete Magazine writes about her experience at the 2021 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon.

    Registration for 2022 is OPEN and we have some exciting changes!

     Note from the R.D. 

    Thank you for your patience.  While I realize that we are opening a month later than we normally have, I can tell you that our staff has never worked so hard in the “off season” as we did this year.  While there are still hurdles to cross, we are feeling very confident that our efforts are going to make you very happy.  Not only are we formalizing a new course, we are so excited for being able to offer a half marathon distance to our established marathon and 5k events.  I am so proud to be working with a dedicated staff who wants to offer the best racing experience you could want.  For our out-of-town guests, we welcome you to Milwaukee and cannot wait to share many pleasant surprises.  From a safe, accurate and scenic course to multiple beverages and great selection of merchandise waiting for you at the finish line celebration with music and plenty of backdrops for your social media posts, you will not find a race that wants your participation more.  If we can answer any questions that you and your friends/Club may have, do not hesitate to reach out and let us know how we can make your experience the best one yet.  October 2, 2022 is going to be magical!

    Scott, Race Director

    on behalf of the entire LFM team


    Our finish line is at Henry Meier Festival Grounds

    If you were not familiar, you should check out the world’s larges music festival happening three weekends this June.  Our finish line party will be held under the roof at the Johnson Controls stage.  Check out the lineup and offerings at Summerfest 2022: https://www.summerfest.com