FAQ

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    Yes!  The full marathon course will be a Boston qualifier just like it has for 40 years!  The Half Marathon and 5K will also be run on certified courses.

    Go back to the registration site or follow the link on your confirmation email.

    We sincerely regret that you will not be able to participate with us this year.  The following options are available to you:

    • Transfer to a different distance (As event capacity allows)
    • Transfer to a virtual event
    • Transfer bib to another participant

    There are no deferrals available.

    In addition, very low-cost race insurance is available through a 3rd party on our registration site.  Please read carefully and contact the provider with any questions as this is only a service from the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon and we have no involvement with the plan.

    Log into your account on the registration site to make the change.  We are allowing transfers as long as the distance you wish to transfer to has not reached capacity or until September 1, 2023.

    The marathon and half marathon races start at 7:00am and you must maintain a pace to finish in 6.5 hours (1:30pm) for both the half and full marathons.  Our course will re-open to traffic based on the maximum 15 minutes/mile allowed.  If you are behind pace at the halfway point of the marathon or mile 23.5, we will notify you and have a shuttle to the finish line available.  If you need assistance along the way, please ask a course attendant and they will call a shuttle for you.

    The expo and packet pick-up will be held on Saturday, September 30 at the Wisconsin Center from 9am-6pm.  If you are unable to attend the Expo, you may have your race bib picked up by another as long as they have a copy of your confirmation and a signed statement authorizing them to do so.  Those picking up bibs will need to show picture ID.

    Race Day packet pick up is available to those who selected the option PRIOR to September 30.  In the event you do NOT pick up your bib at the expo, they may be available  at the start line for an additional $40 fee payable at that time.   NO EXCEPTIONS.  NO BIB–NO ENTRY.

    Please come to the Expo!  It’s worth it!

    Details of Expo here!

    We understand that shirt brands and styles may fit differently from what you normally order and we certainly want you to be happy so we will gladly exchange shirts AFTER the race.  You may bring your shirt to the merchandise store on Sunday and exchange it.  Sizes are based on a first-come availability and are not guaranteed .

    FREE parking will be available at the Henry Maier Festival Grounds (our finish line area).  Buses will shuttle you to the start line area where you will have indoor comfort prior to the start of the race.  Buses will not be returning to the start after the race.

    Pacers will be available for the Full and Half marathon distances. Pacer bio’s and times will be announced this Summer on our website.

    All runners will receive an official Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon drop bag when picking up your bib.  Put your items in that bag ONLY–loose backpacks or other “non-official” bags will not be accepted.  Slip your bib bag tag onto the drawstring and tie a knot on the bag.  Items not retrieved after the race will be discarded and donated.  Please do not put your car keys, cell phone, wallet, or other items of value in your drop bag as race management will NOT be responsible for lost items.

    Each aid station will have water, Lemon-lime Endurance Formula Gatorade, Vasoline, bandages and portable toilets.

    GU brand gels will be available at three aid stations on the marathon course and two on the half marathon course.

    Headphones are allowed on the course although discouraged because of safety concerns.

    IF you plan to compete for any overall or Age Group awards, please DO NOT wear headphones as they will disqualify you per USATF rules.  It is YOUR responsibility to know the USATF rules.  Officials will be on the course monitoring activity and we do not want to see anyone disappointed so plan ahead.

    Awards ceremony will take place on the entertainment stage at approximately 12:15pm for Overall and Age Group winners.
    If you would like to have your age group award mailed to you please send a check for $10 payable to: ‘Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon’ by no later than October 31, 2023.
    Please send the check, your name, and mailing address to
    Milwaukee Lakefront Maratrhon
    W140 N7291 Lilly Road
    Menomonee Falls, WI. 53051
    Awards will be mailed shortly after October 31.

    For your safety and runners around you, we do not allow un-registered participants, friends, any animals, jogging strollers or any other form of transportation that is not authorized.  The only exception will be those registered as wheelchair race participants.  Our Course Officials are instructed to report any infractions, which may result in runner penalties, including disqualification or removal.

    Hydration packs will be allowed.  The staff and volunteers of the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon reserve the right to inspect any runner packs.

    The Lakefront Marathon is pleased to offer great competition for faster runners.  In addition to the overall M/F prize money awards for first-fifth, we are offering a $5,000 BONUS for the first Male and/or Female that will meet or beat our fastest recorded time for a Lakefront Marathon (Male: 2:14:09/Female 2:39:15).

    If you consider yourself an elite and wish to be considered, please view our detailed webpage for more information.

    Overall award winners (M/F) may be subject to testing and agree to have a chaperone follow them immediately after finishing until the time they can produce a testing sample.  Prize money will be mailed to athletes as soon as results confirm fairness.  The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon does not condone nor accept any athletes that do not adhere to all of the policies and rules of the USATF.  Any violations will result in disqualification and athlete may be barred from competing at the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon for a period of 5 years.  It is the athletes responsibility to know the rules of the USATF.

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    We appreciate having you and welcome your suggestions and feedback.