Badgerland Striders

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon 2021


PLEASE NOTE:  The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon RELAY OPTION is SOLD OUT!


Why do Lakefront?

  • Boston-qualifier course (Every year since 1981!) and approx. 17% of our finishers qualify!
  • Many of our winners/competitors participated in the 2020 Olympic Trials so you know the competition is going to be good!  (check out details on our Elites page if you think you would qualify)
  • FREE bus transportation from our host hotels or finish line to the warm and dry staging area at the start line. Also, FREE transportation back to the host hotels from the finish line celebration.
  • 99.6% satisfaction rating and always striving for 100%
  • Unique and fun point-to-point course with overall negative grade!
  • Produced by energetic and committed volunteers ("For Runners"!)
  • After-party with live band and plenty of delicious beer
  • We embrace the World-class athletes as much as the 6.5 hour warriors
  • Family and friends can participate in a 5K and cross the finish chute just before you finish your 26.2!



IMPORTANT NOTE (PLEASE READ):  Current Covid-19 health guidelines are allowing us to host our event as intended.  However, since nobody can predict the future, we may need to reduce the field or offer other safety information.  Please review our "COVID-19 Update" page for current information.

Price based on registration totals:

MARATHON DISTANCE                                              2-PERSON RELAY

Tier 1:  $80/$70 (1 to 500)                                            $65/$55  PER RUNNER

Tier 2:  $90/$80 (501 to 1000)                                      $75/$65  PER RUNNER

Tier 3:  $100/$90 (1001 to 1500)                                  $85/$75  PER RUNNER

 Tier 4:  $110/$100 (1501 to 2000)                               $95/$85  PER RUNNER

 Tier 5:  $120 ALL (2001-2500)                                    $95  PER RUNNER

Tier 6:  $130 ALL (2501-3000)  Current Tier                SOLD OUT

 $150 ALL (over 3000)                                                  SOLD OUT



We even have a 5k distance at 8:30am on "Marathon Sunday" for friends and family to participate in.  Click HERE for more info and to register.



1.  $5,000 BONUS to the first male and/or female that beats our LFM marathon records (2:14:09 male/2:39:15 female). *

     $   250 BONUS to the first Wisconsin Male and Female finisher. *

*These are in addition to overall prize money.

2.  Members who ran the inagural Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon in 1981 shall receive FREE Entry and introductions on Race Day 2021.

3.  Low-cost race insurance and Bib Tranfers/Race Deferrals allowed (until September 15th) for only $15 (sign up now and take advantage of low prices!) 

4.  LIVE artist demonstration at the finish line celebration with creation of a commemorative LFM limited-edition poster.

5.  Larger finish line viewing area for friends, family and fans of all ages!

6.  You think we're done?  Ha!  The ideas are only starting.  We will have other exciting news to share as we can but for now, just know there is no reason not to sign up today and begin your 2021 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon journey.


Check out this video from 2019 race day


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We are sorry to inform you that the online registration for the 2021 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon has closed.  We WILL have in-person marathon registration available at our Expo. as well as registration for our 5k between 9am-5pm. Otherwise, please consider helping us out with volunteering and we hope to see you on our starting line in 2021!  Thank you for your consideration.


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