Course Information

Course Maps and Water Stops

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

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 in downtown Milwaukee. The Lakefront Marathon has been a Boston Marathon qualifying course for 39 years…soon to be 40!

2020 Course Map


Each aid station will have water, Gatorade and portable toilets. GU brand gels (Tri-berry and Salted Caramel) will be available on the course at approximately miles 7.5 and 19.5. Water stops are located approximately every two miles.


The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon will have many timing mats along the course so that your friends and family can receive text messages of your progress. Details on signing up for the text notifications will be made available closer to race day.