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The PNC Milwaukee Marathon is the City’s block party! Weather your running the 5K or full marathon, you’ll get a healthy dose of Milwaukee. As you make your way through the city’s most iconic areas you will get a chance to experience the businesses and communities that make up Milwaukee.

"Milwaukee’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhood," home to many LGBT friendly and Latino restaurants and bars.
Milwaukee’s boutique style neighborhood has since been rebuilt after the tragic fire of 1892. The Historic Third Ward boasts many art galleries, advertising agencies and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
Milwaukee County Park’s most famous beach spanning Lake Michigan. Complete with volleyball leagues, a tiki bar and endless amounts of sun.
Nine blocks of pure culture. From ethnic restaurants to trendy salons to some of Milwaukee’s most popular bars, Brady Street has an eclectic flair and a tight knit vibe.
"The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous" is now one of Milwaukee’s newest and most sought after business parks. Enjoy great views of the river, food truck lunches and an aura of the good ole’ days.
The Historic Brewers Hill neighborhood is located on bluffs overlooking the Milwaukee River valley, which emerged as the river, century after century, cut into its valley. The neighborhood remains as one of the two residential areas from the City of Milwaukee’s original settlement period during the 1830s but it wasn’t until the 1850s that the neighborhood was officially plated on paper as Sherman’s Addition to Kilbourntown.
At one time, this section of North Third Street was considered the "Downtown" of Milwaukee's large German population. Legendary and iconic Milwaukee businesses like Usinger's, Schlitz and Schuster's Dept. Many of the original buildings still stand today – some among the oldest in Milwaukee – housing tributes to the city's German heritage alongside some of its newest, most popular nightspots.
Marquette University is one of Milwaukee’s most prestigious education institutions. Founded in 1881, MU tradition and proud can be found throughout the city.
Historic Concordia (State Street), once one of the most affluent parts of town, is going through a renovation to rebuild the area. Oh, and the neighbors, they’re some of the best in the city.
This neighborhood is currently under redevelopment, supporting many small and upstart businesses.
Founded by a Civil War hero, Sherman Park is one of the first neighborhoods in the city to promote integrated living. Black and white neighbors could live next door to each other, and they were proud of it. Home to many of Milwaukee’s first business owners, where they built their own homes and mansions in the 1920’s and 30’s.
Washington Heights is the home to Washington Band Shell, designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, designer of Central Park in NYC. The area was once home to the Washington Park Zoo.
The location of one of Milwaukee’s most famous breweries- Miller Brewing. Founded in the mid 1800’s by a German immigrant, his traditional style of brewing beer and sense of family helped to create a stable and popular brand in the city.
Perched on a bluff that overlooks Miller Park, Story Hill was once home to a popular rock quarry owned by William Story. Although Story developed the neighborhood, is said the area got its name due to the quant appearance resembling a story book. Stone houses, lush gardens and friendly neighbors have created this whimsical community.
The marathon ends where it started - in Walker's Point. "Milwaukee’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhood," home to many LGBT friendly and Latino restaurants and bars.