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Lakefront Marathon

Milwaukee, WI


Race Dates

2017: Sunday, October 1, 2017
2016: Sunday, October 2, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 57°F (13°C)
Average High: 66°F (18°C)
Average Low: 48° F (8°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.65
Course Score: 99.65

Race Size

2016: 1,902 Finishers
2015: 2,281 Finishers
2014: 2,087 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 14.7%
2015: 13.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Lakefront Marathons is a flat and scenic point-to-point that travels south through rural countryside, quiet Northshore neighborhoods and finishes along the shores of Lake Michigan north of the Milwaukee Art Museum at Veterans Park.

The flat course, coupled with typically favorable weather on race day, makes the Lakefront Marathon an excellent choice for Fall BQ's and PRs.


Marathon Rankings

The Lakefront Marathon was the 49th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 41st largest in 2015.

Last year 14.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 13.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Lakefront Marathon the 98th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 102nd highest percentage in 2015.


Its Course Score of 99.65 ranks it as the 62nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in Wisconsin.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Lakefront Marathon a PR Score of 99.65. This PR Score ranks it as the 45th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Wisconsin.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 784 feet (239m)
Min Elevation: 580 feet (176m)

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Ratings & Reviews for the Lakefront Marathon

4.8 Stars from 5 Reviews



review of 2017 Lakefront Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

Review

Pros: well organized, easy bus to the start, inside wait for the start, beautiful lake finish

Cons: some roads were had many potholes

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review of 2016 Lakefront Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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review of 2016 Lakefront Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Well-established (36 years), well-supported and organized, slightly downhill, near Lake Michigan (cooler temps)

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review of 2015 Lakefront Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Not the fastest of courses but the north woods beauty makes up for it.

Race Tips

Be conservative for the first 1/2 of the marathon and build during the second half which is the fastest part of the course. Watch out for the 1/2 marathon walkers as they may not be watching out for you and you will catch up to them during your run.

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review of 2014 Lakefront Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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Finish Time Equivalent

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