The Lakefront Marathon is a USATF certified course starting at Grafton High School. This flat and scenic point-to-point course travels south through rural countryside, quiet neighborhoods and finishes along the shores of Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee. The Lakefront Marathon has been a Boston Marathon qualifying course for 38 years…soon to be 39!
We have a couple course revisions needed to make our event the best it has been. Detailed maps are being worked on and will be published as quickly as they can. For those who have run the course in past years, there are only slight revisions necessary to finish at the Milwaukee Summerfest grounds.
Water Stops and Porta Potties
Each aid station will have water, Lemon-lime Endurance Formula Gatorade, and portable toilets. GU brand gels (Tri-berry and Salted Caramel) will be available on the course at approximately miles 7.5 and 19.5. Water stops are located approximately every two miles.
The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon is pleased to offer LIVE race tracking available to all athletes at no charge. Runners must carry their GPS enabled phone for spectators to be able to locate you on the course. Download the app. (CLICK THE LOGO above) and track all your athletes once bib numbers are given out. Check back here within 2 weeks of race day for updated information.
In addition, we will ALSO have the tradional mat timing that will send text messages to those tracking you. Instructions for how to sign up will be given to athletes a couple days prior to the race.