Registration Update relating to Covid-19

Friday, July 17, 2020

Dear Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon supporter:

It is with great disappointment to inform you that the 2020 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon scheduled for October 4, 2020 will not be held this year.  As you may imagine, it takes a great deal of planning to host a world-class event like ours and we fought and planned up until the last possible moment to make it happen.  After careful consideration of all possibilities for a live event including potential route changes, we could not find a way to safely hold the race and host the great celebration of running LFM has provided over the past 39 years.

During the first week of August, we will be sending an e-mail asking how you wish to be compensated for the cancellation.  We will be pleased to have you commit to joining us for our 40th Anniversary and will offer you a Free deferral to our October 3, 2021 race OR we refund the majority of your funds as quickly as possible.  Full details for both options will be given so please be on the lookout for that communication.

However, not all is lost.

We knew cancellation was a real possibility as we all saw so many other events cancel so we are excited to let you know that we are putting the finishing touches on a “Virtual” event called: “Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon-Personal Distance Challenge”.  Our goal is to provide an alternative to our live event that you can use to stay motivated for continued training then look forward to completing the weekend of October 3-4th.  There will be incentives and prizes and you will receive all the details in the same e-mail to be sent out early next month.

We thank you for your understanding as we continue to work hard on providing the best marathon experience possible in 2020.  On behalf of the Badgerland Striders (race producers) and the entire volunteer staff of the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, we thank you for your choosing and supporting the great tradition of a race “by runners…for runners”.

We look forward to seeing you on our starting line on October 3, 2021,

Scott Stauske

Race Director, Milwaukee Lakefront 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

ABOUT US

The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon is a USATF certified course starting at Grafton High School. This flat, scenic, point-to-point course travels south through rural countryside, quiet neighborhoods and finishes along the shores of Lake Michigan.

CHECK OUT OUR 10/6/2019 RECAP VIDEO

OFFICIAL PHOTOS

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.

Blog post worth reading from 2019

Tim Cigleski, runner and author, uses both of his talents to share a story that you will be better for reading. Check it out on Medium.

2019 RECAP

Scott Stauske, Race Director of The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, more affectionately known as LFM, says the marathon is an event that caters to runners of all abilities. Each year LFM hosts a large number of first-time marathoners, runners with their eye on a BQ, and veteran runners out to check off a new state. All of these people come together on the first Sunday of October.

MARATHON GUIDE

Our 2019 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon booklet has information on parking, schedules and great information for anyone participating or spectating at the event.

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