Getting To the Start on race morning

Shuttle Bus and Parking Information

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon


We encourage runners to use the FREE shuttle bus service to the start area. Please note that the bus service to the start is limited to registered runners and is not available to spectators. The buses going to the start do not return to the parking area or the finish line. In other words, if you get on the bus, you are running back to your car in Milwaukee.

Runners can get on the shuttle buses at the following locations:

  • General race day parking (all runners) at the Henry Maier Festival Grounds (200 N Harbor Street). Buses load from 5:15 am to 6 am.
  • Host hotels (Drury Hotel and Courtyard). Bus leaves at 6 am.
  • This bus is only available to runners who are registered and guests of these two hotels. Not available to guests. Must show bib and be on the hotel manifest.

If you are staying at a local hotel, please contact them and ask if they will provide shuttle service to the Henry Maier Festival Grounds.

Parking at the Henry Maier Festival Grounds is free to registered runners and spectators. Portable toilets will be available near the shuttle bus pick up area.

Runners can also be dropped off at Grafton High School on race morning. Parking is available ONLY in the two official lots (follow volunteers’ directions near the start line). Anyone parking on private property or in no parking zones are subject to fines and towing.

Bathrooms are available inside and outside the high school start area. Anyone caught elsewhere is subject to bib being forfeited without compensation and you will not be allowed to participate.