2019 Local Milwaukee Area Races

2019 Milwaukee Local Races

We’ve made it easy for you to take part in 2019 local races with this handy list! Scope out races that interest you, start planning, coordinate with friends and family, and fill your calendar with 2019 local races in the Greater Milwaukee area!

With so many 2019 local races in the Milwaukee area, how do you choose just one? Well, the way we look at it, there’s no need to limit yourself! Choose what motivates you the most, be it modeling a healthy lifestyle for your kids, spending time with friends, supporting a cause, fund-raising for a charity, or pushing yourself to reach a goal.


Steeplechase 5K Run/2 Mile Walk

July 13th, 2019 | St. Dominic Catholic Parish

All entrance fees support the St. Dominic Catholic Parish.

Turkey Trot

November 30th, 2019 | Mitchell Park 19900 River Rd

This year will be the 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Kelly Johnson Foundation


Cudahy Classic

July, 27th 2019 | Sheridan Park

One of Wisconsin’s oldest and most storied running events, the Cudahy Classic is into its sixth decade. Dubbed “The Strider Original”, it offers a 10-mile, 5-mile, and children’s 1-mile race. Perfect for PR’s, this fast and flat 5-mile loop course goes through beautiful Sheridan park, the 10 milers get to complete the loop twice.


June 23rd, 2019 | St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, North Genesee Street 

Be part of our journey to raise awareness and understanding of mental illness. Join Dr. Adel Korkor as he runs a 5k race in all 50 states in 50 days. Proceeds for these events will go to support programs for those suffering from mental illness. Our 50th and final event will take place at St. John’s Military Academy in Delafield. The course will start near the athletic fields, then leave the campus and utilize a small portion of the Ice Age Trail and also the Lake Country Recreation Trail before coming back to St. John’s for the finish. All participants will receive a shirt. There will be awards for the top three male and female overall finishers, and age group awards in 10-year divisions. Stay after the race for the awards ceremony and refreshments.

Race-day registration will be available at the race site for $35.

Fox Point:

The Cupcake Run

June 1st, 2019 | Stormonth School 7301 N Longacre Rd 

We are bringing back the colorful finish of last year’s race. Come run, walk, or cheer your friends on. There will be Zumba, a bouncy house and slide, face painting and tattoos, games, an awesome raffle, and a 50-50 raffle! All proceeds benefit the Fox Point-Bayside PTO. More details to follow!


Beer Garden 5K Series

June 6th, 2019 | Froemming Park

Join Silver Circle Sports Events for live music, beer, and food trucks. In between….a 5K run/walk.  All participants receive a pint glass full of Sprecher Beer or Sprecher Root Beer.


Badgerland 24, 12 & 6 Hour Run

August 31st, 2019 | Germantown High School Track

This is a 24/12/6 hour ultra-marathon event where the participant keeps running, and running and running until the 6, 12 or 24-hour clock expires. The runner that has completed the longest distance is the winner. The event is held at the Germantown high school track and uses chip timing to count laps completed.


Turkey Trot Prediction Run

November, TBD 

A prediction run, what is that? This event requires each runner to predict how long it will take them to finish the 15km or 2-mile course. The winners are not the first to finish, but those that finish closest to their prediction. 25 winners will receive, yep, you guessed it, a full-sized turkey.

Hales Corners:

Firecracker Four

July 4th, 2019 | Hales Corners Park

Join Badgerland Striders at Hales Corners for their 4th of July celebrations! In addition to the 4-mile timed race, there is a 1.7-mile fun run, so the whole family can get involved in the nation’s birthday.


Beer Garden 5K Series

May 23rd, 2019 | Juneau 

June 27th, 2019 | Grant Park

July 11th, 2019 | Lake Park

Join Silver Circle Sports Events for live music, beer, and food trucks. In between….a 5K run/walk.  All participants receive a pint glass full of Sprecher Beer or Sprecher Root Beer.

Capuchin Walk For The Hungry

June 14th, 2019 | Henry Maier Festival Park Mid-Gate (Summerfest) 

Register for the Capuchin Walk for the Hungry and help feed, clothe and care for those in need. St. Ben’s Community Meal serves the hungry and homeless supper 6 nights per week. The House of Peace’s Emergency Food Pantry operates one of the largest food pantries in the city. Capuchin Community Services operates both sites. We offer other services including warm clothing, blankets, bus tickets, counseling and much more.

Superun 5K

June 19th- June 20th, 2019 | East Side of Milwaukee’s Lake Park

Join the Badgerland Striders for the annual Superun 5K. This race has been a tradition for over 30 years, so grab a group of friends and join the fun! Held on the east side of Milwaukee’s Lake Park, runners will have the opportunity to run a quick 5K before enjoying the rest of their summer day in the sun.

Associated Bank Storm the Bastille

July 11th, 2019 | Corner of Jefferson & Wells, Downtown Milwaukee 

Run through the streets of Downtown Milwaukee with 5,000 of your closest friends! Runners and walkers kick off Bastille Days with the annual Associated Bank Storm the Bastille 5K run/walk, in memory of the 18th-century attack on the Bastille prison in Paris. The 5-K run and 2-mile walk will take place on the opening night of the festival, Thursday, July 11th at 9 pm. This year’s 5K run/walk will begin on Jefferson & Wells. The course will lead participants through the scenic streets of downtown Milwaukee & the Historic Third Ward. Online registration ends on June 30, 2019.

5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk 

July 21st, 2019 | Miller Park

Here’s your chance to get as close to running the bases like the Brewers as you can! Join the Brewers Community Foundation – and those Famous Racing Sausages – in running or walking through Miller Park. All participants receive a Brewer’s ticket voucher for a future game, a commemorative t-shirt, a hot dog, water, and a beer (for those 21-and-over).

Run Back to School

August 24th, 2019 | Wick Playfield 

Join us this summer for our 12th annual Run Back to School 5K run/1.5-mile walk! Make sure you rally your team for the MPS Run Back to School and apply for a grant for your school! School communities with at least 25 registered participants are eligible for a $500 grant to support a sport or wellness need in their school! The school with the most registered participants is eligible for a $1,000 grant to support a sport or wellness need in their school! Nominate a team captain for your school and start your team today!

Strider Half Marathon

August 24th, 2019 | N Estabrook Ln

Join 1,000 of Wisconsin’s best striders and tackle the Strider Half Marathon. Long known as one of Milwaukee’s best half marathons, the Strider Half is sure to challenge you like no other half marathon will.

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

October 6th, 2019 | Milwaukee Lakefront

One of Milwaukee’s most popular races, the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon is where runners challenge themselves. This flat, scenic, point-to-point course travels south through rural countryside, quiet neighborhoods, and finishes along the shores of Lake Michigan just north of the Milwaukee Art Museum at Veterans Park. The fall race is a Boston Marathon qualifier, so there will be serious runners along with those tackling a marathon for the first time.

Oak Creek:

Beer Garden 5K Series

August 1st, 2019 | Bender Park

Join Silver Circle Sports Events for live music, beer, and food trucks. In between….a 5K run/walk.  All participants receive a pint glass full of Sprecher Beer or Sprecher Root Beer.


Beer Garden 5K Series

September 5th, 2019 | Roosevelt Park 630 S. Main Street

Join Silver Circle Sports Events for live music, beer, and food trucks. In between….a 5K run/walk.  All participants receive a pint glass full of Sprecher Beer or Sprecher Root Beer.


25th Annual Pewaukee Triathlon

July 7th, 2019| Downtown Pewaukee (Locations TBD)

One of the oldest standing triathlons in the state, the Pewaukee Triathlon holds a special place in the hearts of multisport athletes in and around Wisconsin.

Port Washington:

Port Fish Day Walk/Run to benefit Portal, Inc.

July 20th, 2019 | Downtown Port Washington

The 55th annual Port Fish Day festival plays host to its traditional 8K run (a competitive, timed event) and a 2-mile fun run/walk. Runners will race through historic downtown Port Washington and along the lakefront through the city’s famous marina. All proceeds benefit Portal Inc., a local not-for-profit human service agency serving adults with disabilities.


Run Like A Mother Milwaukee

May 12th, 2019 | 1800 Swan Blvd

We are every woman, from every walk or run of life, gathering together for one day to celebrate who we are and what we do. Women. Whether you are a mother or not, we celebrate together across the nation on Mother’s Day with a 5k road race and a one-mile kid’s fun run. Join us Sunday, May 12th, 2019. All participants will receive a women’s fit tech tee, car magnet, and finisher’s medal.  Finishers will receive a flower at the finish line.  We are excited to be back in Wauwatosa for this year’s race. Join us on Mother’s Day for a 5K run/walk at beautiful Hoyt Park.  Don’t forget to bring the kiddos out for the 1-mile kids run. Kids get a finisher ribbon and t-shirt.


June 22nd, 2019 | Hart Park

Join Badgerland Striders for the Hartfest Half Marathon in Wauwatosa. The race is part of HartFest, a fun and family-friendly community event which draws nearly 10,000 attendees annually. This unique race makes its way through Hart Park, along paved bike paths and gravel trails. Stick around afterward for a beer and live entertainment, including music and dog shows!

2019 TOSA Youth Tri

August 24th, 2019 | TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park

Who says adults get to have all the 5K fun? The Friends of Hoyt Park & Pool is hosting its fourth-annual youth triathlon, for kids ages 9 to 15. Swimming takes place at TOSA Pool, with biking along the Menomonee River Parkway. The Oak Leaf Trail surrounding Hoyt Park will host the running portion.

TosaFest 5K

September 7th, 2019 | TosaFest

The TosaFest 5k is slightly downhill, fast, and runners love it. Perfect PR material! The course runs through Tosa village finishing at TosaFest, Wauwatosa’s festival of music, food, and family fun, celebrating the historic village and its community spirit.

West Allis:

Beer Garden 5K Series

August 22nd, 2019 | Greenfield Park

Join Silver Circle Sports Events for live music, beer, and food trucks. In between….a 5K run/walk.  All participants receive a pint glass full of Sprecher Beer or Sprecher Root Beer.

Ultra Marathons:

Glacial Trail 50M 50K

October 2019

Glacial Trail is Badgerland Striders’ fall trail ultra-marathon event. It is held in the pretty North Kettle Moraine. There are 50 km and 50-mile distances, with both courses following the Ice Age Trail in the Northern Kettle Moraine unit, and the fall colors are normally brilliant during the event.

Ice Age Trail

May 11th, 2019 

Take yourself to the ultimate limit with the Ice Age Trail 50. Sign up to run the ultra marathon, 50K or half marathon in one the Midwest’s oldest endurance events. No matter if you are a seasoned vet or a first-time ultra runner, the Ice Age Trail 50 is a fantastic event.

With this list of 2019 local races, it should be easy for you to coordinate with friends and family!