Event Details

    Race Weekend Guide

    Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

    RACE DATE

    Sunday, October 2nd, 2022

    VIEW 2021 RUNNERS/SPECTATORS GUIDE

    2022 Guide will be available in September

    2021 Spectator Guide

    Get all the information about parking, schedule and find answers to many questions you may have.

    START TIME

    Marathon begins at 7am

    Half Marathon begins at 7am

    5K begins at 8am

    THE COURSE

    Due to major construction, we are working on confirming a new course that we are very excited about.  Details will be shared as soon as possible.  We are working very hard on providing a course that will start and finish in Milwaukee and have a majority of the distance right along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.  A combination of city streets and paved trails will await you.

    Our course will close 6.5 hours after the start of the race.  Runners will need to maintain a minimum constant pace of 15 minutes/mile.  If unable to meet this qualification at the half way point, the event will provide vehicle assistance to the finish line.  NOTE:  This 6.5 hour tempo needs be strictly enforced.

    PRIZES

    26.2 mile marathon

    • Male and female overall 1st-5th places: ($1500/$1000/$500/$250/$100)
    • 1st overall Wisconsin resident male and female: ($250 each)
    • 1st-3rd male and female wheelchair division
    • 1st-3rd masters (40+) finishers male and female: ($250/$100/$50)
    • 1st-3rd grand master (50+) finishers male and female: ($250/$100/$50)
    • Age Group awards for 1st-3rd in 5-year increments from 19-under, 20-24 through 80-over

    Overall male and female winners will have their name engraved on a special Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon “Champions Cup” trophy and will receive smaller replicas acknowledging their victories.


    13.1 mile half marathon

    • Male and female overall 1st-3rd places: ($500/$250/$100)
    • 1st overall Wisconsin resident male and female: ($50 each)
    • 1st-3rd male and female wheelchair division
    • 1st-3rd masters (40+) finishers male and female: ($150/$100/$50)
    • 1st-3rd grand master (50+) finishers male and female: ($150/$100/$50)
    • Age Group awards for 1st-3rd in 5-year increments from 19-under, 20-24 through 80-over

    $5000 BONUS

    The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon is offering a $5000 BONUS to the first male and/or first female that completes our run in a time that meets or beats our fastest Lakefront Marathon 26.2 mile distance time: male: 2:14:09 and female 2:39:15. Winner must adhere to all USATF rules and regulations and any rule infractions determined by race staff will result in a DQ. It is the athletes responsibility to each athlete to understand official rules when competing for prizes.  In the event a winner is an Interscholastic or collegiate athlete, the LFM suggests contacting your athletic department for advice on protecting your eligibility.  NOTE:  Bonus is in addition to other prize money earned.

    EXPO AND PACKET PICKUP

    The Expo will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the UWM Ballroom

    Please bring your photo ID for packet pick up. If you are unable to attend the Expo, someone else may pick up your packet with a copy of your photo ID. If you are from out of town and/or if you desire race day packet pick up, that option is available for a convenience fee on our registration page. Your packet will be waiting for you at the start line on race morning. This fee only applies to runners who need up their materials on Sunday morning. Runners are encouraged to attend the Expo where they will find Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon merchandise, many local and national vendors, and have a chance to talk to pace team members.  NOTE: you must pick up your bib at the expo OR have selected the “race day packet pick up PRIOR to the Expo.

    All participants will be given an official Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon gear bag at packet pick up. Use the bag to transport your personal items to the start line. Runners are encouraged NOT to put valuables in the bag (cell phones, keys, wallets, etc.).

    ALL FINISHERS:

    All marathon finishers within the 6.5 hour time limit will receive an awesome medal at the finish line.

    Information about how to claim awards after the event will be published at the conclusion of the event.

    RRCA AWARDS

    LFM is pleased to be named the RRCA Wisconsin Marathon Championship race. This year, we have awards for the top female and male overall, female and male masters (40+), female and male grand masters (50+), female and male senior grand masters (60+). All runners are eligible for these awards.

    FINISH LINE

    Of course we’re going to have a party to celebrate your accomplishments!  Get ready for some fun!!!