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Join thousands of your fellow runners & walkers for the 2023 Storm the Bastille 5K Run/Walk!
Runners and walkers from across Milwaukee gather to commemorate the storming of the Bastille, the 18th-century French prison that sparked the French Revolution. Runners will run through downtown Milwaukee and the Third Ward on a 5k route. The route is not certified but very close. Walkers can end their night halfway at the Milwaukee Athletic Club water station, which is 1.5 miles if they choose. Make sure to stick around for the party that follows this fun night run as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bastille Days!
The race includes a Storm the Bastille T-Shirt, Timed Bib & a post-race beer or bottled water (*NEW*)
This is a timed race by PRIMETIME TIMING.
**Sign up by July 4th to guarantee your T-Shirt**
This run is part of Bastille Days. Bastille Days, Milwaukee’s popular French festival and one of the nation’s largest French-themed celebrations is held in Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park downtown. The free four-day bash attracts over 250,000 visitors annually who enjoy live music, an international marketplace, chef and wine demos, French and Cajun cuisine, and roaming busker entertainment.
MPD will be stationed throughout the route to keep everyone safe.
Packet pickup is 7-8:45pm under the white tent on the corner of Wells and Jefferson Streets by Taylors Bar. Please arrive early as we need to shut the tent down at 8:45pm to prepare for the race. Thank you in advance.
Packet Pickup Info:
Thank you to the people who picked up last night early. Packet pickup is 7-8:45pm under the white tent on the corner of Wells and Jefferson Streets by Taylor's Bar. Please arrive early as we need to shut the tent down at 8:45pm to prepare for the race. Have QR code ready.
**PICKUP will close at 8:45pm so arrive early to avoid lines**
The hop is open until 9pm so you can park anywhere along the route and ride it to Cathedral Square for FREE. If you are driving down there are 700 spots in the BMO Harris Parking garage. Arrive prior to 8pm to avoid road closures. Here are the instructions:
Click link to pre-purchase parking BMO Tower Garage
Click the red “Now” text and check “Select a start time”
Select date and time you expect to arrive at the garage
Please ensure the date has changed
Select the “SPECIAL EVENT $15” rate
Enter license plate
Click the red “Add Promo”
Rate will be reduced by 25%
Click the pay button and follow steps to finalize payment
When you arrive at the garage scan the QR code you received after you finalized payment
At the exit you will need to scan the code again
Fast runners please make your way to the front. Average to slower runners please hang out in the back by cathedral square park and let the aggressive runners go first. Your timing starts when you cross the Start Line and ends when you cross the Finish line so there’s plenty of time to complete the race so you do not need to rush to the front.
Please hang out in the back by Cathedral square park and let the runners take off. Also if you plan only to walk half the race please make sure you end your race at Wells street and walk directly back to the park and avoid Jefferson Street and the finish.
There will be water locations on Broadway just over halfway through the race in front of the Milwaukee Athletic Club and also at the finish on Wells street by the Kroger truck.
Start / Finish Line:
The start line will be on Jefferson street heading south and end in the same location. When you finish please proceed to the Kroger water truck on Wells street. You can then redeem the FREE water or beer at any bar location.
On your bib is the drink coupon. Rip off to redeem at any of our bars. You can also choose from any beer or water. (Beer only, no seltzers or wine)
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