Milwaukee Marathon Race Details


Due to current conditions along the course and surrounding streets, and concerns for safety during today’s packet pickup and tomorrow morning, we have made the difficult choice to cancel this Sunday’s event.

Unfortunately, the circumstances will not allow us to hold an event that meets our standards for a safe and successful race for participants, volunteers, and all other stakeholders. In the upcoming days, we will collaborate with officials to explore all possibilities for 2023 and plan to provide participants with all available options, such as deferral to another event, virtual participation, or a full refund.

Thank you to the Milwaukee running community for your understanding. We will follow up with next steps and more information as soon as possible.

-The Milwaukee Marathon Team

The Milwaukee Marathon is one of the best races the city has to offer, with the 2023 event featuring a Half Marathon & 5K distance. Running through the heart of downtown and finishing at Fiserv Forum’s Deer District, you’ll be treated to an incredible day from start to finish. To learn more about this event, here are a few details we think you might want to know.

The Course

Post Race Party

Packet Pickup

Runners Perks



The Course

Milwaukee 5K

Start Time: 7:00 AM
The 5K flows from Fiserv Forum, through Downtown until reaching the the Lake Michigan Waterfront. From there, runners will turn around near the Art Museum before returning to Fiserv Forum and the festival.

Milwaukee Half Marathon

Start Time: 7 AM The Half Marathon course starts and finishes at 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 back through downtown and finishing at Fiserv Forum.


After you finish your race, you’ll be welcomed to the ultimate post-race party at Fiserv Forum’s Deer District and celebrate like you’re the 2021 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks. Treat yourself to food, beer (if you’re 21+), vendor booths with giveaways and music.

Packet Pickup

Packet pick-up will be Saturday, March 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Mecca Sports Bar and Grill (1134 Vel R. Phillips Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203).

You will not be able to pick up your packet on race day! 



Both the start and finish lines are conveniently located in downtown Milwaukee at Live Block right in front of 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..


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!

Male Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times



  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 2:40 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 2:48 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 2:55 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:05 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:15 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 3:25 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 3:37 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 3:55 Marathon / 1:55 Half

Female Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times

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  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 3:00 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 3:12 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 3:22 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:40 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:58 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 4:15 Marathon / 1:50 Half<
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 2:10 Half
Both perks have limited availability and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If you qualify as an elite runner, please fill out this form. Standards for both the marathon and half marathon must have been run within 18 months of the race to qualify. Athletes applying for elite complimentary entry will not be included in the Age Group results or awards. They will be categorized in the overall Elite results only. Applications must be submitted no later than 14 days prior to the event. Late entries will not be accommodated. An elite complimentary entry is non-transferable and only applies to the Half Marathon and Marathon distances. Other distances do not qualify. If you have any questions, please email us