The Milwaukee Marathon starts and finishes at Fiserv Forum in the heart of Milwaukee on Saturday, April 11th! We’ll be updating this website regularly with new information, so be sure to stay up to date by joining our email list.
USATF Certification Number: WI19001DM
The Marathon course starts and finishes at the Fiserv Forum in downtown Milwaukee and showcases some of the best sights Milwaukee has to offer, including the Lake Michigan Waterfront, Lake Park, Washington Park, Marquette University and Wisconsin Avenue.
*This course is a Boston Marathon qualifier!
USATF Certification Number: WI19003DM
The Half Marathon course starts and finishes at the Fiserv Forum in downtown Milwaukee and takes runners across the Milwaukee River, through the heart of downtown Milwaukee and over to the Lake Michigan Waterfront before journeying through Marquette University campus.
Roads throughout Milwaukee will be closed on Saturday April 11th for the race. Please see the list below for a complete list of street closures.
Roads throughout Milwaukee will be closed on Saturday April 11th for the race. Click here to see the complete list of street closures.
NUTRITION / AID STATIONS
Nuun hydration products will be available at all course aid stations and at the finish line. Honey Stinger gels will be available at two aid stations on the course as well as at the finish line, and Supernola will be available at the finish line. Water and restrooms will also be available at all aid stations and at the finish line.
The Milwaukee Marathon doesn’t end at the finish line – the fun continues with an awesome after-party right outside the Fiserv Forum.
There will be music, food, drinks, vendor booths and giveaways to enjoy, plus appearances by the Bucks Beat Drum Line, Milwaukee Bucks Dancers, Milwaukee Bucks Hoop Troop and Bango, the Bucks mascot.
In addition, Good City Brewing, Punch Bowl Social and Drink Wisconsinbly Pub will be open for business offering great food, drinks, and views of the after-party!
Packet pick-up will be held prior to the event. More details will be posted here as they become available.
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!
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 [email protected] 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.
BECOMING A PACER
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.
HOW TO FIND PACERS ON RACE DAY
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 in the starting corral prior to the start of the race.
FINDING YOUR PACER
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.
Results & Photos
We email the results to everyone following the race, but we also post them here to ensure they’re easy to find.
We award cash prizes to both the top male and female finishers in the marathon and the half:
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.
Looking for a place to stay? We’ve got you covered! Book your room with one of our three partner hotels to receive exclusive rates reserved for runners in the Milwaukee Marathon for stays on April 4th, 5th, and 6th! Simply click the button below to book your room!
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown
323 E Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
The Westin Milwaukee
550 N Van Buren St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Springhill Suites by Milwaukee Marriott
744 Vel R. Phillips Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203