Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon Kid's Run


Due to the tremendous success of over 120 kids participating in its innaugral year, we are not only pleased to announce an updated program for this year but are extremely excited to set a new goal of getting over 200 participants this year!  With your help of spreading the word and sharing your child's success stories, we can and will reach our mission of helping our area kids stay motivated, active and healthier through running. 

Each child receives: coveted "I Can 26.2 It! t-shirt )with special new motivator design this year), chart with weekly mileage and parental verification, weekly e-mails to motivate and educate, a couple planned "group outings" for fun, fitness and food! And of course...the opportunity to run through the same finishing chute as the MLFM runners only minutes behind! Oh....and the super huge smile of satisfaction on their face when they get their finishers medal!

Over the course of 10 weeks, weekly mileage will be built incrementally so that 25 miles will be completed by marathon day. Then on October 5 at 9:15am, they kids are led on a secured 1.2 mile route around the Veterans Park lagoon and through the finishers chute of the LFM where parents, spectators and other athletes and supporters are crazily cheering them on.

This program would not be possible without the incredible donation of time and talents of: individuals who have stepped up to help on this and the Community Unity Run (a 2.62 mile event for everyone on marathon morning), In-Step Running and Physical Therapy Centers, Girls On the Run of Greater Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Police Department Endurance Club and of course The Badgerland Striders Running Club. Please thank them for their time and devotion if you feel this program was a benefit to your young athlete.

We are here to help the kids of Greater Milwaukee lead happier, healthier lives through the sport of running and we hope to have the opportunity to work with your child soon!