Milwaukee Marathon canceled due to safety concerns

Milwaukee Marathon organizers announced races for Sunday, March 26 have been canceled due to safety concerns surrounding course conditions.

According to a Facebook post, organizers will try to talk with other officials to see if another race can be held this year.

Plans to provide participants with available options such as deferral to another event, virtual participation or a full refund are also in the works.

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This year's Milwaukee Marathon would've been the first since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said time constraints did not allow them to have a full marathon; instead, a half-marathon and 5K were scheduled.

 Sponsored by the Milwaukee Bucks, the finish line for both races was to be outside Fiserv Forum.

Organizers hope the full marathon will return next year.