Drivers take note: Milwaukee Running Festival will present traffic, parking restrictions

MILWAUKEE -- Sunday’s second annual PNC Bank Milwaukee Running Festival marathon and half-marathon races is expected to present traffic and parking restrictions that residents and commuters should be aware of.  Both races begin at 7:00 a.m. (Sunday, Nov. 6) at Veterans Park and (combined) are expected to draw 3,000 total participants.

The 26.2 mile marathon will wind through all parts of Milwaukee, visiting many neighborhoods across eight aldermanic districts.

All streets along the route will be closed to traffic and parking during the races. Residents, businesses, churches and all other organizations with driveways on the route should be aware that access during the races will be limited, so make travel and parking plans accordingly.

Drivers and parkers should be aware of temporary parking restrictions along the routes. “No Parking – Tow Away” signs will be posted with information on when parking will be restricted. Vehicles must be moved off the routes to ensure the safety of all participants. All vehicles parked on the marathon and half-marathon routes will be ticketed and towed. If your vehicle is towed during the race, call the city tow lot at 414-286-2700.

Milwaukee County Transit System riders should expect detours on the approximately 20 bus routes directly affected by the races, as well as delays system-wide on Sunday.  For more information on alternative routes, stops, and detours, please check

For route information and more about the marathon, the half-marathon and the entire Milwaukee Running Festival, visit