Getting To the Start

Getting to the Start Line in Grafton

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. 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 at the Italian Community Center-631 E Chicago Street.  Buses load from 5:15am-6:15am
  • Hyatt Regency Milwaukee-333 W Kilbourn Avenue. Buses load only at 6:00 am.
  • The Westin Milwaukee-550 N Van Buren Street.  Buses load only at 6:00am.
  • Courtyard Marriott Milwaukee-300 W Michigan Street. Buses load only at 6:00 am.

Parking at the Italian Community Center is free to register runners who show their race bib or confirmation email (runners with race day packet pick up).  Please enter the parking lot from Jackson Street.  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.  Please keep in mind that Grafton High School is under construction and there will be limited access to the parking lot.