The event, which will also include a 50-kilometer race, a half marathon and a 20-mile “training run”, will be held on Sunday, August 31. It will start and finish at Sheridan Park in Cudahy. The course will also include South Shore Park and Bay View Park in Milwaukee, Warnimont Park in Cudahy and Grant Park in South Milwaukee.
The marathon will be a Boston Marathon qualifier. It will be one of the last chances to qualify since it will be held just two weeks before the Boston cutoff. Despite the trails and sand, it will be a good course to run a decent marathon time. The course for the marathon will take runners on a south loop to Grant Park, then a north out-and-back to South Shore Park followed by another south loop. There are not many big hills or sharp turns. The slowest part of the course will be the portion on the beach due to the sand.
The 50k (31.1 mile) race will include two south loops and two north out-and-backs. The half marathon runners will do the south loop and an abbreviated out-and-back to the north. The 20-mile course will be similar to the marathon but the second south loop will be shortened.
All participants of the marathon, half marathon and 50k will receive a tech shirt, a high-quality finisher’s medal and reusable goody bag. The races will be chip-timed. For the 20-mile “training run”, participants will bet a shirt and a bag, but not a finisher’s medal. The 20-mile event, which will have a special low price, is aimed at runners who are training for a fall marathon and want to get in a long run which includes a race-day atmosphere.
One of the goals of the race is to educate and raise awareness of the Milwaukee County Park System, especially along the south shore of Lake Michigan. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Grant Park. A second charity partner will be the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Sponsors include Performance Running Outfitters and Running in the USA.
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