Registration for the marathon and marathon relay

    Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

    Registration for 2021 IS OPEN!!!

    A new pricing structure has been implemented to help us both! In an effort to help us minimize waste from ordering to much, we are encouraging you to sign up early by offering the lowest prices we have ever had. Prices increase by $10 every 500 registrations received and the Strider discount will no longer be valid when we get to 1500 entries.

    We also know that marathoners like to “wait and see” so to help you, we are offering $20 deferrals and $10 bib transfers (until August 1) and we have event insurance optional, so there really isn’t a great reason to prolong your participation. Register now and get ready for your best Lakefront Marathon. You will be glad you did!

    PLUS… in the event we need to reduce the size of our event, we will be offering the spots to those who signed up earliest.  Get your best chance of entry AND a puffy jacket by signing up NOW!

    • Online registration will remain open until capacity is reached or until October 1, 2021.
    • There will be NO RACE DAY registration. Last chance is at Expo!
    • The event is limited to 3500 marathon runners.
    • Fees are non-refundable IF we have the “live” event. Entries can be deferred to 2022 for a $20 processing fee (limited to first 50 deferrals). If we need to cancel the event or reduce the size, you will have your choice of compensation–see “Cancellation Policy”.
    • NEW THIS YEAR:  Bib switch available for a $10 processing fee (until August 1, 2021).
    • Packet pickup is on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Expo, unless you have selected the “race day bib pick-up option” for an additional $25 (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 $30. 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.


    Come get the perks of the VIPs! For only $45 you get:

    • Reserved portables and special staging area prior to start
    • Pre-race light food/drink
    • Special VIP race bib
    • Free post run mini-massage
    • $10 discount coupon toward one piece of merchandise at Expo or race. Not available online.


    Have what it takes to compete for overall awards? Come run the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon and challenge yourself and other runners. Please provide proof of a marathon finish from within the past 2 years under 2:40:00 (male) or 3:10:00 (female)  and send to Kyle Fraser for review.  Once accepted we will offer you FREE race entry and VIP perks!

    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 event record!


    If you cannot attend the Expo on Saturday, October 2nd or find someone to pick up your race packet, you can pre-order this option on the registration site for a $25 convenience fee and your packet will be waiting for you at the start line on race morning. You must pick up your bib at the Expo or pay the additional fee for race day PRIOR to the Expo. Those that do neither will need to pay $30 on race morning to get their bib. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    This fee only applies to runners picking up their materials on Sunday morning in Grafton inside the waiting area.  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.

    Signed up for the LFM but still want to take advantage of the VIP perks or the Race Day Packet Pickup? You may edit your “add-ons” by the link in your registration confirmation email OR get a new one sent to you by seeing if you are registered.

    YES, we DO have a family-friendly 5k on marathon morning!

    Link to registration site will be published when registration opens

    This event takes place at 8:30 am on race morning and is perfect for families. No matter if you are elites 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.” Kids under 10 are FREE.