Race Details

The Milwaukee Marathon starts and finishes at the newly-constructed Bucks’ Live Block entertainment complex in the heart of Milwaukee on Saturday, April 6th! We’ll be updating this website regularly with new information, so be sure to stay up to date by joining our email list.

The Course


The Marathon course starts and finishes at Live Block in downtown Milwaukee and showcases some of the best sights Milwaukee has to offer, including the Lake Michigan Waterfront, Washington Park, Mitchell Park and the Menomonee River Waterfront.

*This will be a USATF-certified course and a Boston Marathon qualifier!


Detailed course map including elevation change coming soon.

Half Marathon

The Half Marathon course starts and finishes at Live Block in downtown Milwaukee and takes runners through the heart of downtown Milwaukee, across the Milwaukee River and over to the Lake Michigan Waterfront before journeying through some of Milwaukee’s most beloved neighborhoods.


Detailed course map including elevation change coming soon.


The 5K flows from Live Block, through Downtown until reaching the the Lake Michigan Waterfront. From there, runners will turn around near the Art Museum before returning to Live Block and the festival.


Detailed course map including elevation change coming soon.

The After-Party

The Milwaukee Marathon doesn’t end at the finish line – the fun continues with an awesome after-party leading into the 4:00 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks game with food, entertainment, and beer, including a free beer for all runners 21 and older! The marathon winners will also be recognized at half court during the Bucks game the evening of the race! More details about the post-race festivities are coming soon!

Packet Pick-up

Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, April 5th at Live Block from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Want to pick up your packet the morning of the race? You’ll be able to upgrade to race-day packet pickup for $9.99 when you sign up for the event or by editing your registration.

More details will be posted here as the race gets closer.

Elite Runner Perks

If you’ve achieved an exceptionally low finish time at a marathon or half marathon in the past two years, we have a couple of perks for you! The first is a special Elite Runner Corral at the front of the pack to ensure you get a fast start right out of the gate. The second is a fully comped entry to this year’s race!

Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times
Male – 2:45
Female – 3:15

Male – 1:20
Female – 1:32

Comped Entry Qualifying Times
Male – 2:20
Female – 2:50

Male – 1:08
Female – 1:20

Both perks have limited availability and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply for either (or both) of the perks, send an email to nate@ruggedraces.com with your name, qualifying time, and race distance, along with the official results from the qualifying race. We accept results only from USATF-certified races you completed within the last two years.


Want to have fun with a group and maintain your desired pace in the Half Marathon or Marathon? Do you have a specific goal time? Want to run even splits? Run with the PRO Pace Team from Performance Running Outfitters, the Official Pace Team Partner of the Milwaukee Marathon.


Have what it takes to be a pacer for the Milwaukee Marathon and want to apply? Click here to submit your application. The submission deadline is November 20, 2018 and selections will be announced on December 1, 2018.


Pace Team Leaders can be found wearing official Milwaukee Marathon “PACER” gear and holding signs indicating their pace. On race day, you can meet Pace Team Leaders at the Pace Team tent near the start area 30 minutes prior to the start of the race.


There is no cost or need to pre-register for the pace team, nor is there any obligation to stay with the group you choose. You may surge ahead or drop back as you desire. Running together gives the group a collective energy and enthusiasm that supports and enhances everybody’s race experience.

All of the Pacers are experienced runners and are looking forward to helping pace you towards your race goal.

For more information about the Pace Team contact Katie at katie@performancerunning.com.


We email the results to everyone following the race, but we also post them here to ensure they’re easy to find.

2018 Results: Race moved to April 2019
2017 Results: Marathon | Half Marathon | 5K
2016 Results: Marathon | Half Marathon | 5K
2015 Results: All Races


We award cash prizes to both the top male and female finishers in the marathon and the half:

First Place – $1,500
Second Place – $1,000
Third Place – $750
Master’s (40+) First Place – $500
Top Wisconsinite – $200

First Place – $750
Second Place – $500
Third Place – $375
Master’s (40+) First Place – $250
Top Wisconsinite – $100

We also award non-cash prizes to the top three men and women in each age group: < 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Runners who win a cash prize are not eligible to win an age group prize.

For the 5K, the top three male and female finishers will receive a special medal.

Directions & Parking

Both the start and finish lines are conveniently located in downtown Milwaukee at Live Block right in front of the Fiserv Forum, home of the Milwaukee Bucks! Ample parking is conveniently located steps from the start and finish lines at the 5th Street Parking Structure! More parking options in the area can be found by clicking here.

Ready To Run?

Reserve your spot today at the Milwaukee Marathon!