5K Race

Milwaukee Marathon 5K Course Route Map
Sunday, OCT. 15th @ 7:00AM


The course is and out-and-back and starts on 2nd and Freshwater in the heart of Milwaukee's Walkers Point neighborhood. It goes east on Pittsburgh into the Third Ward before going past the home of the world's largest musical festival – the Summerfest Grounds. Once past that, runners go by the famed Milwaukee Art Museum before turning around and finishing back where they started. COURSE MAP Aid Stations


Every registered 5K Race participant will receive:
  • Pre-Party & Fitness Expo Access
  • Participant T-Shirt (technical shirt)
  • Goodie Bag
  • Finisher Medal
  • Free Race Day Photos
  • Post-Race Festival access
  • A Free Beer (for runners 21+)
5K Course Prize


Race packets can be picked up in person at the Pre-Party & Fitness Expo. All runners must show a photo ID to receive their packet. You may have a friend or family member pick up your packet for you. They will need a copy of your photo ID.

If you are unable to pick up your packet at the expo, will call packet pick up is available for $25 and can be added on during the registration process. If you have any questions, please send an email to info@runmilwaukeemarathon.com .


Parking on the east side can be frustrating. Take some time to prepare - take a look at our map of nearby parking spots. Other nearby places include Lake Park and Veterans Park


Overall prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women, determined by gun time. The awards will be given out at the Finish Line Festival.

Age Group Awards

Age group prizes will be given to the top three finishers in the following categories for men and women:

17 and Under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+.

Age group award times will be determined by chip time.

Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards. You must pick up your award at the results tent after the event. No awards will be mailed out.

5K Team Challenge

The PNC Milwaukee Marathon will include a Team Challenge option for 5K participants. This is your chance compete as a team with a group of friends, family members or co-workers. 5K teams will compete against each other in their own Team Challenge division at the race. What are you waiting for? Get your team together today and start training! For more information, please visit the 5K Team Challenge page.


Don't worry, the favorite parts of your favorite race are still here but small improvements were made to enhance your race day experience! The 5k route has completely changed to give you the best tour in 3.1 miles!

  • You’re able to experience more than just the Milwaukee lakefront and see Walkers Point neighborhood, the Third Ward, and the best parts of the beautiful Lake Michigan before turning around to head back to the finish line! We listened to your feedback, in 2017 no more teaser: when you see the finish line, it's time for your strong finish!