Overall Rating
Overall Rating (8 Reviews)
3.5
(8 Ratings)(8 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.8
SCENERY
3.4
PRODUCTION
3.6
SWAG
3.9
The Milwaukee Marathon is returning in April for another fun day of running through the heart of Milwaukee! Join thousands of runners across three distances and experience this race with a new date and new ownership committed to making it the premier running event in the region. With all races … MORE
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    jsspinner FIRST-TIMER '17

    Communication pre-race was not the best. Day of race set up was poorly planned. It rained and they set everything up in muddy patches of grass. The organization seemed like … MORE

    Communication pre-race was not the best.
    Day of race set up was poorly planned. It rained and they set everything up in muddy patches of grass.
    The organization seemed like they didn’t care about the participants. I’m glad the race has changed management. Hopefully, things will get better.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    1
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    jag5374 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Weather was good. Some of the timers on the course did not work. Port a Pots were at strange locations on course making it easy for a not so honest … MORE

    Weather was good. Some of the timers on the course did not work. Port a Pots were at strange locations on course making it easy for a not so honest person to stop in and exit onto other side of course.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    I enjoyed this race. It was well organized. The course was not challenging although it had one challenge hill in the middle. It had some inclines and declines but my … MORE

    I enjoyed this race. It was well organized. The course was not challenging although it had one challenge hill in the middle. It had some inclines and declines but my legs were grateful for the change in elevation.

    There were plenty of water stops and cheer stations who kept me going. Food was only snacks which isn’t much for marathoners.

    There was a great DJ for the afterparty. And, of course, beer.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    BrianYowler FIRST-TIMER '19

    Packet pick-up was among the quickest I've experienced. The swag was awesome...short-sleeved tech-shirt PLUS a nice fleece quarter-zip! Overall, the marathon was well-organized and very easy to navigate. I stayed … MORE

    Packet pick-up was among the quickest I’ve experienced. The swag was awesome…short-sleeved tech-shirt PLUS a nice fleece quarter-zip! Overall, the marathon was well-organized and very easy to navigate. I stayed at an AirBnB less than a mile from the start/finish. It was an easy walk to/from the race, so no transportation needed. Pre-race bag check, restrooms, corrals, were all very nicely organized. The weather was absolutely perfect…40’s and overcast. The course was solid, with a few miles along the lakefront (although with the fog/clouds, there wasn’t much to see). The rest is mostly through residential areas. The uphills after mile 10 are slight, but provide a challenge. However, you get to come back down those hills during the last few miles, which is amazing! The only 2 negatives of the course are the out-and-backs, especially the last one, and nearly a complete lack of spectators. I’m fine without big cheering sections, but the out-and-back takes a real toll mentally after mile 20. Overall…a solid race. Recommended.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    4
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    garciami FIRST-TIMER '19

    When I first registered for the race, the course was a large loop through Milwaukee. However, the course was then changed to be essentially two out and backs which concerned … MORE

    When I first registered for the race, the course was a large loop through Milwaukee. However, the course was then changed to be essentially two out and backs which concerned me. The out-and-back was not an issue though as there was plenty of scenery and crowd support throughout the race!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    shawa2007 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Have you ever wanted to visit the Harley Davidson Museum? Here is a great chance to visit the museum and get a run in at the same time. Course provides … MORE

    Have you ever wanted to visit the Harley Davidson Museum? Here is a great chance to visit the museum and get a run in at the same time. Course provides a nice route through downtown Milwaukee.

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    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    mcbethj FIRST-TIMER '17

    I really liked this race a lot. The course was amazing. The organization, swag and support was top notch. It was really unfortunate that the course markings were about 3/4 … MORE

    I really liked this race a lot. The course was amazing. The organization, swag and support was top notch. It was really unfortunate that the course markings were about 3/4 of a mile short. I have done several races before, so was disappointing for sure. But for the first timers or Boston qualifiers, this was a huge bummer.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    aruskiewicz FIRST-TIMER '16

    This race has potential. Nice, somewhat challenging course provides a good tour of Milwaukee. The mile markers were all off and the course was actually 0.5 miles long this year … MORE

    This race has potential. Nice, somewhat challenging course provides a good tour of Milwaukee. The mile markers were all off and the course was actually 0.5 miles long this year due to human error in setting it up (huge mistake). Improvement over the inaugural year but lots of kinks that still need to be worked out.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    2
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    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3
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