Lakefront Marathon: Runners hit the pavement on rainy Sunday; taking part in Boston Marathon qualifying race

MILWAUKEE -- The Lakefront Marathon, a Boston Marathon qualifying course took place on Sunday, October 2nd. The race began at Grafton High School, and the course finished along the shores of Lake Michigan -- just north of the Milwaukee Art Museum at Veterans Park.

The Lakefront Marathon serves as the Road Runners Club of America’s State Championship and the Wisconsin USA Track & Field Championship.

Following the race, awards would be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, top male and female Masters, and wheelchair winners.

In addition, awards would be given to the top three in the following divisions: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ and Clydesdale/Athena.

All participants would receive a medal at the finish line.

In addition to the marathon, the event included a Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon 5K race, beginning in front of the Milwaukee Art Museum -- and an "I can 26.2 It" youth run designed for those ages six to 12.

After the race and awards ceremony, participants were able to enjoy food and beverages provided by Noodles and Company, Milwaukee Pretzel Company, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, and the Milwaukee Ale House.

The annual Lakefront Marathon is held the first Sunday in October.

FOX6's Julie Collins was LIVE during FOX6 WakeUp News on Sunday, as the race began at 7:30 a.m.


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