New Name, New Ownership Group, and New Level of Commitment to Milwaukee’s Runners: Milwaukee Running Festival is Now the Milwaukee Marathon!

It’s more than a new name, new date, and new finish line - - the MILWAUKEE MARATHON represents a renewed vitality and energy for a great local asset and community!

Milwaukee entrepreneur Michael Zimmerman and his venture group, who operate The Wave, The Rock, and 16 other sports and entertainment products, have assembled around a “sports festivals investment theme.” They plan to blend different kinds of events aimed at attracting a wide variety of people beyond hardcore athletes.

It’s a fiesta of fitness with a hearty helping of local culture - - the MILWAUKEE MARATHON is your opportunity to challenge yourself and join an active community of health and wellness seekers!

Your personal best is within reach in a mix of running events for all ages and abilities: a Mile Race, 5K Race, the new 10K Race, Half Marathon, and, of course, the Marathon, which is a Boston Qualifier.

The Marathon course once again takes runners through Milwaukee’s many distinctive and diverse neighborhoods, all the better to experience city’s rich history and character.

The City of Festivals demands a finish worthy of its name, so this year’s Finish Line Festival will be held on the grounds of the Harley-Davidson Museum, where the Health & Fitness Expo – with lots of food, vendors, and kid’s activities – awaits, along with other surprises you won’t want to miss.

Along for this fitness journey since day one, our community partner, is once again the presenting sponsor of the event.

Click around the website to discover many great ways to get involved with the new PNC MILWAUKEE MARATHON and a dynamic, growing community. Be sure to sign up to receive festival updates, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to receive special offers and the latest news as it breaks.

Whether these are your first steps toward a wellness lifestyle, or another in an ongoing series of personal fitness tests, the new and improved PNC MILWAUKEE MARATHON lets you pick your race and pick your pace!