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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 52°F (11°C)
Average High: 60°F (15°C)
Average Low: 43° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.31
Course Score: 98.31

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: 669 Finishers
2015: 930 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 5.2%
2015: 12.3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

2017 Marathon moved from November to October.

Marathon Rankings

The Milwaukee Marathon was the 117th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 93rd largest in 2015.

Last year 5.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Milwaukee Marathon the 377th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 121st highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.31 ranks it as the 290th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 19th 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 Milwaukee Marathon a PR Score of 98.31. This PR Score ranks it as the 234th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 15th fastest in Wisconsin.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 748 feet (228m)
Min Elevation: 584 feet (178m)


Recent Milwaukee Marathon Reviews

2.5 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2017 Milwaukee Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars


Last year it was 1/2 mile too long, This year 1/2 mile too short.

Expensive, ran out of food, No timing along route.l Many sharp turn arounds

Race Tips

Don't run this one Do the Lakefront Marathon

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Probably won't and shouldn't be around next year

review of 2015 Milwaukee Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


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Finish Time Equivalent

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