Wisconsin’s largest marathon is going to be our best yet!

    OCTOBER 2, 2022


    New for this year!

    • Half Marathon distance (SOLD OUT!)  Watch our social media sites for upcoming info. on how to buy another runners bib!

    • 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.

    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.  (August 8, 2022)

    Well, it’s official!  The first-ever Milwaukee Lakefront Half-Marathon is SOLD OUT!  While we would love to keep registrations open for everyone that wants to get in but for safety and the pleasure of runners involved, we did need to put a cap on the numbers.  We know that there may be some registered runners that may not be able to make it on race day and we will encourage them to advertise their bib availability.  We will allow for bib transfers for the next several weeks.  All the details are being worked out and we will share updates on social media.  With this being our first year with a new course and a valuable reputation for quality, precision and of course safety, we feel it is best to take a cautious approach in 2022 and perhaps we can expand it a bit in 2023.  Both the marathon and half marathon courses have been getting runners excited and certifications are being worked on right now.  As soon as the course is measured precisely, we will update our course maps and share them with you.  There is so much activity going on behind the scenes and our race staff are working diligently in their respective roles to put on the best Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon (and Half Marathon, 5k and Youth run) experience possible.  We hope you continue y0ur training and will join us on October 2nd so you can witness the efforts we’re putting in and realize that you were a part of history!  Get excited…get ready….were almost there!



    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