Thu July 13, 2023 Milwaukee, WI 53202 US


Storm the Bastille 5K

$35 9:00PM CDT - 10:00PM CDT Price increases after June 30, 2023 at 11:59pm CDT

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825 N Jefferson Street
Milwaukee, WI US 53202


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.



There is a link to BMO Harris parking tower on the event FB page for $5 advance parking. Otherwise we would suggest parking north of Ogden and walk south or west of Water street and walk east.


Race Day Pickup Info:

7-9pm at white tent on the corner of Wells and Jefferson (by Taylors). Have your QR code ready.


Race Day Signup:

Your friends can still sign up on Raceday but we encourage to have them sign up ahead of time online so they can quickly just grab their bib and get ready for the event.



If you did not get safety pins, come to the tent and grab some. We will have plenty.



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.

Race Start: 



Start Line:

The start line will be on Jefferson street heading south.


Finish Line:

The finish line will be Jefferson heading North.



There will be water locations on Broadway just over halfway through the race in front of the Milwaukee Athletic Club. You can also choose from a beer or water post-race with your beverage coupon. 

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