Sun October 6, 2019 Milwaukee, WI US 53202 Directions
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Marathon - Strider Member

7:30AM CDT - 2:00PM CDT

Marathon - Non Member

7:30AM CDT - 2:00PM CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

200 N Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI US 53202

Online registration will open on January 6 at 5:30pm.  

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2019 Information:

The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon is a USATF certified event that starts in front of Grafton High School on Hwy. 60 (about one mile west of I-43). This flat and scenic point-to-point course travels south through rural countryside, quiet north shore neighborhoods and finishes along the shores of Lake Michigan. You can qualify for the Boston Marathon by doing the Lakefront Marathon!

Entry Limits
The race is limited to 3500 marathon runners. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. A limited number of deferrals will be allowed to 2020 for a nominal fee but will close when capacity is reached. 

Time Limits
The race starts at 7:30 a.m. The race course will close at 2:00 p.m., or 6.5 hours after the race start. No early starts are allowed. There is no guarantee that times will be recorded after course closing.

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Event Details and Schedule
Expo and Packet Pickup: Expo hours are from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. The expo will be held at the UWM Student Union ballroom. The address is 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211. We will have 30 or more booths - including national vendors. Marathon participants are encouraged to pick up their packets at the expo. Bring a photo ID. You can have someone else pick up your packet. The person that you authorize to pick up your packet must bring a copy of your ID and a copy of their own ID. Race day packet pickup at Grafton High School will be available if you have paid a $25 convenience fee by Oct. 4, 2019.

Start Time: The race starts at 7:30 a.m. at Grafton High School.

Transportation to the Start: Continuous bus service from the Henry Maier Festival Grounds, also known as Summerfest (200 N Harbor Street, Milwaukee, WI) to the starting line will be available to all runners from 5:15 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. There is no charge for this transportation. If driving to the start yourself, please allow adequate time as congestion near Grafton High School can be expected. Participants are urged to park at the festival grounds and take the bus to the start. We cannot provide transportation back to the start area after the race for marathon participants.
A shuttle to the start is also available from our host hotels, The Courtyard by Marriott-downtown Milwaukee and the Drury Hotel-downtown Milwaukee. They will leave the hotel at 6 a.m. sharp so be in the lobby with your bib showing, as these shuttles are ONLY for registered guests participating in the marathon.  No spectators or non-guests of the hotels will be allowed to board.

Starting Area: The Grafton High School facilities will be open at 6:00 a.m. to runners and their guests prior to the start. Additional toilet facilities and an aid station will also be provided.
Note: The starting time is 7:30 a.m.!

Aid Stations: Water and lemon-lime Gatorade, the “Official Thirst Quencher”, and friendly volunteers will be available at 13 locations.

Finish Line Refreshments: Plenty of food, water, soda and beer will be available at the finish area. (no cost to runners)

Have family and friends that may want to participate in a family-friendly 5K while you're running the 26.2?  Have them check out the LFM 5K: It's even FREE for those under the age of 10!



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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon - 2020.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon - 2020 is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

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