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    Yes!  The course will be a Boston qualifier just like it has for 40 years!

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

    The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon has the following transfers available for a $20 fee.

    • 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 option.

    When you registered you were sent a confirmation email.  On that email receipt is an option to “transfer” your registration to another event.  We are allowing transfers as long as the distance you wish to transfer to has not reached capacity.  If you can no longer find that confirmation email you may go to our registration page and enter your information to be taken to your “dashboard” where you can make the change.

    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.  If you are behind pace at the halfway point of our event OR behind pace at the beginning of the bridge crossing (approx. mile 20), we will inform you and ask you to take our waiting shuttle to the finish line.  Our course will systimatically close as the cutoff times are met. If you need to “drop” please let a course marshall know and they will arrange for a pick up.

    The expo and packet pick-up will be held on Saturday, October 1st.  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 picure ID.

    Race Day packet pick up is available to those who selected the option PRIOR to October er 1st.  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 .

    Parking will be available right across the street from our finish line area.  Walk to the start line is approx. 1/3 mile from your car.  Check out the information on our “Event Details” in the Race Weekend tab on our website.

    2022 Lakefront Marathon Pacers will be available for the Full marathon distance and there may be some Pacers for the Half. Bio’s and times will be announced this Summer.

    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 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, 2022.
    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.

    No, non-registered spectators are not allowed on the race course.  This includes any type of pacer who is in the traffic lane adjacent to our secured course.  Our Course Marshalls will act as additional official reviewers and are instructed to report any infractions, which may result in runner penalties, including disqualification.

    For safety reasons, we also do not allow animals on the course.

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

    The Lakefront Marathon is a fast course and we are very excited to have many “elite” runners, including our overall Male and Female champions competing against one another and themselves.  In addition to the overall M/F prize money awards for first-third  ($1500, $1000 and $500 respectively) 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 email us for more information/benefits.  Our generous guidelines are:  Male (2:35) Female (3:05)

    We’d love to welcome you to our start line…and of course finish line too!

    Overall award winners (M/F) will be subject to testing and agree to have a chaperon 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.

    milwaukeelakefrontmarathon@gmail.com

    We appreciate having you and welcome your suggestions and feedback.

    Unfortunately, due to some of the width of our course, insurance coverage and courtesy to all, we will not allow strollers, wagons or pets.