You've been asking and NOW it's here!

Introducing the first annual Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon 5K distance event. The Badgerland Striders are pleased to produce this event that will start in front of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Take a run out and along the gorgeous Lakeshore Park island, head into Veterans Park where you will take a loop around the lagoon and listen to the cheering crowds as you finish through the same chute as the MLFM runners will do minutes after you are done. Come on down to start the day with a little exercise, support all the kids who will be participating in the finale of the "I Can 26.2 It!" youth running program and of course, cheer on the runners who are completing a 26.2 mile day. All the excitement of the marathon will be yours for only a 5K.

NOTE: This event is for the ENTIRE family. Run, jog, walk. Strollers are welcomed! There will even be coffee at the aid station. However, there is a one hour cutoff time!

Children 12 and under are FREE!!

Perks include: a "sweet" race belt (who needs another shirt?), bakery from Papas Bakery, FREE great beer and root beer (from MKE Brewing)!, festive atmosphere and even chip timing All this for a lower than average price!!!

Awards for Top 3 overall Male and Female and M/F Masters (over 40). Age group awards: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29 and every 10 years after for both Male and Female

Packet Pick Up: Stop by the Italian Community Center for the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon Expo. and pick up your race belt/bib on Saturday, October 1 (9am-6pm) or come a little early to the start line (in front of the Milwaukee Art Museum) beginning at 7:30am

Race Day Parking: There should be parking available at the Italian Community Center. Walk to the Milwaukee Art Museum start line (approx. 3/4 mile) and get a free bus ride back beginning at 11:30am.

NOTE: ALL proceeds will be used toward funding our youth running programs. This year was a huge success and this Spring we are hoping to offer coaching for middle and high school runners!

IF you are NOT yet a Strider family...why not?! Take advantage of the registration fee savings TODAY and for every Strider produced event PLUS get included with our weekly Spring/Summer "Fun Runs", discounts from local running stores and be part of the 5th largest club in the entire country! ALL this and MORE...for only $18/family. Yes...$18 per FAMILY!!! (sign up below!)

REGISTRATION FEES GO UP on 9/26 so sign up TODAY! Online registration closes at midnight on 9/29.

Race Day Registration available (cash or check ONLY) at $25 for all runners over age 13. Age 12 and under are still FREE!