Is the marathon a Boston Marathon qualifier?

Yes, the course is a USATF-certified and a Boston Marathon qualifier.

Is the marathon a CARA Certified Race?

The PNC Milwaukee Marathon has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a CARA CERTIFIED RACE (#CARA16043). We have agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA's Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race.
Due to CARA's advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country. To view the Guidelines and to learn more about CARA, visit www.cararuns.org.
The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run - farther, faster, better, for life.

What is the average weather like in Milwaukee in mid-October?

The Average temperature on October 15th in Milwaukee is 52 degrees, with an average high of 60 degrees and average low of 42 degrees. View a more detailed weather history: Milwaukee Marathon Temperatures by Year

When Is Packet Pickup?

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 registration.

What if I am unable to run in the race?

Unfortunately, we do not give refunds and do not allow deferrals or transfers.

Can I switch distances?

Yes, this is allowed. Check out the Registration page for details and instructions.

How long is the course open?

The course will remain open until 1 p.m. for the Half Marathon and Marathon. Runners must maintain a pace that corresponds with a 6.5-hour marathon. Click here for the 2016 last place finisher times

Do you allow headphones?


Is there a walker division?

Walkers are welcome in all events, but are expected to maintain a 16-minute per mile pace, or move to the sidewalks, as streets will re-open after that time.

Do you allow strollers?


Is there a capacity for the race?

The Marathon is limited to 3,500 participants and the Half Marathon to 6,500 participants.

Who gets a medal?

All finishers in the 5K, 10k, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon will get a medal.

How old do you have to be to run the marathon?

Marathon participants need to be 18 years of age on race day. Half marathon need to be 14 years of age on race day.

Does this event support a charity?

Yes, we plan to have a very strong charity component. The Milwaukee Running Festival will encourage participants to raise money for supporting charities. Visit the Charity Program page for more information.

Who can participate in social and buildup runs?

All Social Runs and Buildup Runs are open to everyone; not just people who have registered for race events. Visit the Training Information page for more information.

Do you have more questions?