Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

    • Online registration will remain open until capacity is reached or until September 30, 2022.
    • There will be NO RACE DAY registration. Last chance is at Expo!
    • The event is limited to 3000 marathon runners and 1000 half marathon runners.
    • Fees are non-refundable.
    • Bib transfers are available for a very economical fee unless the race distance has reached capacity.
    • Packet pickup is on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Expo, unless you have selected the “race day bib pick-up option” for an additional $30 (ONLINE ONLY PRIOR TO 10/1). If you did not pick up your packet at the Expo, you may pick up your packet on race morning for an additional $40. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • Please bring your photo ID for packet pickup If you are unable to attend the Expo, someone else may pick up your packet with a copy of your photo ID.


    Have what it takes to compete for overall awards? Come run the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon and challenge yourself and other runners.

    To be considered for Elite Status, athletes must meet the applicable qualifying time, for the applicable event, within the past 24 months (see qualifying times below).  If traveling from abroad, a copy of passport will also be needed prior to review.

    NOTE as of May 1, 2022:  Our allotment of Visa application invitation letters has been exceeded and we will no longer be able to offer assistance for foreign athletes.  If you do not require an invitation letter, please request via email.

    Having met the qualifying time does not automatically qualify athlete for elite status. There are a limited number of openings within each elite class. Applications will be reviewed and athlete and/or agent will be notified of decision and if accepted, instructions will be given.

    The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon offers complimentary race entry and elite bottle stations on course.

                                        Half Marathon                Marathon

    Male                                   1:10                                   2:35

    Female                               1:25                                  3:05

    Don’t forget that in addition to overall awards, we are providing a bonus of $5000 to the first male and/or female that breaks our marathon distance record!


    If you cannot attend the Expo on Saturday, October 1st or find someone to pick up your race packet, you can have your packet waiting for you at the start line area on race day.  You must pre-order this option on the registration site and pay the $30 convenience fee PRIOR to the Expo. If you do not pick up your bib at the expo. and did not select the “race day packet pick up” option, you will be charged $40 on race morning to get your bib. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    This fee only applies to runners wishing to pick up their bib on race morning.  Runners are encouraged to attend the Expo where they will find Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon merchandise,  local and national vendors, and have a chance to talk to the pace team members.

    The 5k event takes place at 7:30 am on race morning and is perfect for families. No matter if you are an elite or a walker enjoying the morning with a cup of coffee and a stroller, this will be the perfect way to start out “Marathon Sunday.”  NOTE:  We will have a 45 minute cut-off time.