covid notice

UPDATE from the Race Director regarding Covid-19   

September 10, 2021

We are a “go”! 

You have no idea how good it feels to let you know that all our planning and all your training efforts will pay off as we celebrate the 2021 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon as a “live” event.  This is what we’ve wanted, and we can’t wait to celebrate our event with you in a way that we are used to.  While we have not received any direct mandates from our race day permit holders nor medical professionals, the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon staff has elected to make some for the well-being of our guests.  We believe the following measures make sense and are asking for your cooperation in following them:

  1. Masks will be required inside the UW-M student union, site of our Expo. on Saturday, October 2.  Please bring a mask but we will have some for those who need one.
  2. Masks will be required upon entering the school bus ride from the finish line to the start line. We ask you to politely keep some distance while in line and to wear your mask prior to entering the vehicle.  If you need a mask, we will have some available. 
  3. Currently, we are not requiring masks inside the Grafton High School staging area. There should be plenty of space for everyone to distance as they prefer. 
  4. Hand sanitizer will be available in multiple areas throughout the weekend and at each aid station.
  5. Our finish line chute volunteers and medical staff will be wearing masks for your protection.
  6. Masks should be worn inside the permanent bathrooms at our finish line celebration area. Follow the recommended CDC guideline signage that will be posted.

These requirements will be enforced, are fair to everyone and make sense. Please help inform others of our plans.  Should you not agree to abide, you may make alternate arrangements like adding race day packet pick up to your registration (follow the instructions posted in this email) and/or finding a ride to the start line (follow the directions of our parking staff in Grafton.  Most importantly, use your head.  We have all been dealing with a variety of protocols and we all know by now how to act near others.  I ask you to use common sense, be respectful of others and to use personal responsibility as your focus. 

We have this great opportunity to have some fun in a way we were only dreaming about a year ago.  With just a few weeks to go let the taper begin, keep a positive attitude, and get ready for a “great time”!


Stay happy and healthy,