- 3 miles/5K, 5 miles/8K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon, Other
- Road Race
- Event Website
Running the inaugural Milwaukee Running Festival Marathon was an absolute pleasure. I was stoked about finally having a race that really offers a true tour of Milwaukee. Rock N Sole and Brewers offer nice city views,but they are each have their limits. This race offered the best of both and a little more.
The marathoners and half marathoners run together at the start, up the lakefront, and through the earlier part of the city streets. The half marathoners depart on the Marquette Campus while the marathoners carry on into the city. I thought I knew all the best running routes in Milwaukee but I definitely found a few more at this race.
The one complaint I have is that there were no gels available on the course until Mile 19. That's way too long to wait. Of course, the race's Facebook page posted updates so runners would be aware of this, but it seems like they could have placed gels at an earlier station as well. There were certainly plenty of aid stations along the way.
Overall, a fun Milwaukee race. I look forward to trying the half marathon next year as I heard wonderful things about that course as well.