Michael Holloway

New Marathon Will Bring 4,500 Runners to City Streets

Come cheer them on, but plan ahead if you're taking the bus or parking overnight.

By - Oct 30th, 2015 04:21 pm
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Milwaukee citizens and tourists alike will be lacing up their running shoes for a city-wide marathon being held on Sunday, November 1st. Two races, a half-marathon and a USA Track & Field and Boston Marathon certified full marathon, will begin at Henry Maier Festival Park at 7:00 a.m. In addition, a 5K will kick off 15 minutes later. The races are being held as a part of the innagural Milwaukee Running Festival.

The Milwaukee Running Festival, presented by PNC Bank, is a non-profit organization aiming to bring together people of all ages to celebrate the city of Milwaukee through a marathon that will take participants all across the city. The routes are planned out so that the history of Milwaukee, along with various neighborhoods and landmarks, is experienced throughout the duration of the run.

The full marathon is 26.2 miles long, running through eight aldermanic districts. Runners are categorized into 16 different age groups. The groups start at 17 years old and younger, followed by ages 18 to 24, and further divided every four years until the last age group of 90 years or older.

Participants of each race will receive a shirt and a goodie bag. Runners who finish the race will be awarded with a finisher’s medal and a Mylar blanket. The top three men and women of each age group will receive awards that will be given out at the Finish Line Festival, which will conclude the Milwaukee Running Festival at the end of the weekend.

The Milwaukee Running Festival is still looking for more volunteers to assist at various points on the course. To volunteer, apply online.

Feel free to cheer on racers from anywhere along the race course (pictured below).

Milwaukee Running Festival Marathon Map

Milwaukee Running Festival Marathon Map

As a result of the marathon, there will be street closures and bus route delays and detours. The City Tow Lot will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday for the retrieval of any vehicles that get towed. Below is a list of all street closures and bus route delays. Plan ahead if you’re parking on city streets overnight on Saturday or riding the bus on Sunday.

Street Closures

Street Beginning Point Ending Point Closure Time Re-opening Time
Harbor Drive Chicago Michigan 4:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Harbor Drive Chicago Polk 4:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Chicago Jackson Harbor 4:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Polk Erie Harbor 7:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Michigan Van Buren Lake 6:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
Lincoln Memorial Drive Michigan Lake 6:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Mason St. Prospect Lincoln Memorial Drive 6:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Lafayette Hill Lafayette Place Lincoln Memorial Drive 6:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Water Tower Terrace Lincoln Memorial Drive 6:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Lake Drive Kenwood Park Place/Wahl 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Wahl Lake Drive Terrace 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Terrace Wahl Lafayette Place 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Lafayette Place Terrace Oakland 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Oakland Lafayette Place Cambridge 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Cambridge Oakland Brady/Farwell 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Brady Farwell Water 7:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
Water Brady Pearson 7:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
Pleasant Commerce 2nd 7:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
2nd Pleasant Cherry 7:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
Cherry 2nd Edison 7:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
Juneau Edison King 7:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
King/3rd Juneau Wisconsin 7:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
Wisconsin 3rd 16th Street 7:15 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
16th Street Wisconsin Pierce 7:30 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
Wisconsin 16th 35th 7:30 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
35th Wisconsin Highland 7:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Highland 35th Vliet 7:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Vliet 44th 40th 7:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Lisbon 40th 44th 7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Sherman Lloyd Burleigh 7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Spaulding 42nd Sherman 7:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Garfield 44th 42nd 7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
North 44th 42nd 7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Meinecke 44th 42nd 7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Wright 44th 42nd 7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Clark 42nd Sherman 7:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Center 44th 42nd 7:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Hadley 44th 42nd 7:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Locust 44th 42nd 7:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Chambers 44th Sherman 7:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Lloyd Lisbon 45th 7:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Chambers 44th Sherman 7:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Lloyd Lisbon 45th 7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Washington Blvd Vliet 45th 7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Washington Blvd 45th Hawley 7:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Hawley Washington Blvd Valley Forge 7:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
State Street 60th 38th 8:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
41st State Blue Mound 8:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Blue Mound 39th 44th 8:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
44th Wells Seligh 8:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Story Hill Blue Mound Yount 8:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Blue Mound Story Hill Zablocki 8:15 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
Pierce 22nd Reynolds 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Reynolds Pierce Bruce 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Bruce Reynolds 9th 7:30 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
Muskego Pierce Bruce 7:30 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
West Virginia 9th 6th 7:30 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
Freshwater Way Oregon 3rd 7:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh 3rd S. Water 7:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
S. Water Barclay Florida 7:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Barclay S. Water Oregon 7:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Young S. Water Milwaukee/Menomonee 7:30 a.m. 2:15 p.m.
Erie Water River 7:30 a.m. 2:15 p.m.
Corcoran Milwaukee Erie 7:30 a.m. 2:15 p.m.
Jackson Polk Erie 7:30 a.m. 2:15 p.m.
Jefferson Corcoran Erie 7:30 a.m. 2:15 p.m.

Bus Delays/Detours

Bus Route Detour Start Time
Greenline (Northbound)  North on Water to Pleasant, east (right) on Pleasant, north (left) on Humboldt, east (right) on North, north (left) on Oakland to regular route. 6:00 a.m. or when notified or barricaded.
Greenline (Southbound) South on Oakland to North, west (right) on North, south (left) on Humboldt, west (right) on Pleasant, south (left) on Water to regular route. 6:00 a.m. or when notified or barricaded.
Route 12 (Eastbound) South on 12th to Wells, east (left) on Wells, south (right) on 6th, east (left) on Michigan, north (left) on Plankinton, east (right) on Wisconsin to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 12 (Westbound) West on Wisconsin to 2nd, south (left) on 2nd, west (right) on Michigan, north (right) on 6th, west (left) on Wells, north (right) on 12th to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 14 (Northbound) North on 16th to National, east (right) on National, north (left) on 6th, east (right) on Michigan, north (left) on Plankinton, east (right) on Wisconsin to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 14 (Southbound) West on Wisconsin to 2nd, south (left) on 2nd, west (right) on Michigan, south (left) on 6th, west (right) on National, south (left) on 16th to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 15 (Northbound) Continue on 1st/ Water to St. Paul, east (right) on St. Paul, north (left) on Milwaukee to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 15(Southbound) South on Milwaukee to St. Paul, west (right) on St. Paul, south (left) on Water/ 1st to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 17 (Westbound)  North on 16th to National, east (right) on National, north (left) on 6th, west (left) on Canal to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 17 (Eastbound) East on Canal to 6th, south (right) on 6th, west (right) on National, south (left) on 16th to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 19 (Northhbound) North on 2nd to Virginia, east (right) on Virginia, north (left) on 1st/ Water, west (left) on St. Paul, north (right) on Plankinton, west (left) on Michigan, north (right) on 6th, east (right) on McKinley, north (left) on MLK to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 19 (Southbound) South on MLK to McKinley, west (right) on McKinley, south (left) on 6th, east (left) on Michigan, south (right) on 2nd, east (left) on St. Paul, south (right) on Water/ 1st, west (right) on Virginia, south (left) on 2nd to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 21 (Eastbound) East on North to 51st, north (left) on 51st, east (right) on Burleigh, south (right) on 35th, east (left) on North to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 21 (Westbound) West on North to 35th, north (right) on 35th, west (left) on Burleigh, south (left) on 51st, west (right) on North to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 22 (Eastbound) East on Center to 51st, north (left) on 51st, east (right) on Burleigh, south (right) on 35th, east (left) on Center to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 22 (Westbound) West on Center to 35th, north (right) on 35th, west (left) on Burleigh, south (left) on 51st, west (right) on Center to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 23 and BLUELINE (Northbound) North on 2nd to Virginia, east (right) on Virginia, north (left) on 1st/ Water, west (left) on St. Paul, north (right) on Plankinton, west (left) on Michigan, north (right) on 6th, west (left) on Wells, north (right) on 16th to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 23 and BLUELINE (Southbound) South on 17th to Wells, east (left) on Wells, south (right) on 6th, east (left) on Michigan, south (right) on 2nd, east (left) on St. Paul, south (right) on Water/ 1st, west (right) on Virginia, south (left) on 2nd to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 27 and PURPLELINE (Northbound and Southbound) No detour, but expect delays at Wisconsin. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 30/30x (Eastbound) South on Sherman to Burleigh, east (left) on Burleigh, south (right) on 35th(reliefs at 35th/Locust), east (left) on Vliet, south (right) on 27th, east (left) on Wells, south (right) on 6th, east (left) on Michigan, north (left) on Plankinton, east (right) on Wisconsin to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 30/30x (Westbound) West on Wisconsin to 2nd, south (left) on 2nd, west (right) on Michigan, north (right) on 6th, west (left) on Wells, north (right) on 27th, west (left) on Vliet, north (right) on 35th (reliefs at 35th/Locust), west (left) on Burleigh, north (right) on Sherman to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 31 Mayfair (Eastbound) Continue east on Vliet to 27th, south (right) on 27th, east (left) on Highland, south (right) on 12th, east (left) on Wells, south (right) on 6th, east (left) on Michigan, north (left) on Plankinton, east (right) on Wisconsin to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 31 Mayfair (Westbound)  West on Wisconsin to 2nd, south (left) on 2nd, west (right) on Michigan, north (right) on 6th, west (left) on Wells, north (right) on 12th, west (left) on Highland, north (right) on 27th, west (left) on Vliet to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 31 Innovation (Eastbound) East on State to 68th, south (right) on 68th, east (left) on Wisconsin, north (left) on 37th, east (right) on Wells, north (left) on 27th, east (right) on Highland, south (right) on 12th, east (left) on Wells, south (right) on 6th, east (left) on Michigan, north (left) on Plankinton, east (right) on Wisconsin to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 31 Innovation (Westbound) West on Wisconsin to 2nd, south (left) on 2nd, west (right) on Michigan, north (right) on 6th, west (left) on Wells, north (right) on 12th, west (left) on Highland, south (left) on 27th, west (right) on Wells, south (left) on 37th, west (right) on Wisconsin, north (right) on 68th, west (left) on State to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 33 (Eastbound) Continue on Vliet via regular route to 6th, south (right) on 6th, east (left) on Michigan to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 33 (Westbound) Continue west on Michigan to 6th, north (right) on 6th, west (left) on Juneau/ Winnebago/ Vliet to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 35 (Northbound) North on 35th to Michigan, west (left) on Michigan, north (right) on 36th, north (right) on 37th, east (right) on Wells, north (left) on 27th, west (left) on Vliet, north (right) on 35th to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 35 (Southbound)  South on 35th to Vliet, east (left) on Vliet, south (right) on 27th, west (right) on Wells, south (left) on 37th, south (left) on 36th, east (left) on Michigan, south (right) on 35th to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 57 (Eastbound) Continue south on MLK to McKinley, west (right) on McKinley, south (left) on 6th, east (left) on Michigan, south (right) on 5th to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 57 (Westbound) North on Water to Wisconsin, west (left) on Wisconsin, south (left) on 2nd, west (right) on Michigan, north (right) on 6th, east (right) on McKinley, north (left) on MLK to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
Route 80 (Northbound and Southbound) No detour but expect delays at Wisconsin. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
GOLDLINE (Eastbound) East on Wisconsin to 37th, north (left) on 37th, east (right) on Wells (reliefs at 35th/Wells), south (right) on 6th, east (left) on Michigan, north (left) on Plankinton, east (right) on Wisconsin to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified
GOLDLINE (Westbound) West on Wisconsin to 2nd, south (left) on 2nd, west (right) on Michigan, north (right) on 6th, west (left) on Wells (reliefs at 35th/Wells), south (left) on 37th, west (right) on Wisconsin to regular route. 7:00 a.m. or when barricaded or notified

 

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One thought on “New Marathon Will Bring 4,500 Runners to City Streets”

  1. Tim says:

    It’s great to have an event like this that tours some interesting neighborhoods in Milwaukee. The maps put out with the event route were great but there was no advance notice of where people could cross.

    Next time put the crossing points on the map, otherwise neighbors won’t tolerate this as a yearly event.

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