2020 Local Milwaukee Area Races


Due to COVID-19, many 2020 local races have been canceled. However, we’ve put together a list for the ones that are still taking place, either in person or virtually. There are still plenty to choose from for all you devoted runners out there! Get up, get running, and enjoy one of the many 2020 Milwaukee area races.


Turkey Trot

November 28th, 2020 | Fox Brook Park, 2925 N Barker Rd, Brookfield, WI 53045

This year will be the 3rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Kelly Johnson Foundation.


Badgerland 24, 12 & 6 Hour Run

September 5th, 2020 | Lapham Peak State Park

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 beautiful Lapham Peak state park.


Turkey Trot Prediction Run

November 7th, 2020 | S Root River Parkway

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.


See Your Own Shore 150 (Scenic Shore 150 alternative)

September 6-12, 2020

Cancer is not canceled and neither are we! We may not be able to be all together this year, but our fundraising and fun will continue. The decision to change the scope was not an easy one, and we apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause. We want to assure you that as we are dedicated to producing an amazing experience as we roll out our adapted version for 2020-See Your Own Shore 150!


5K Famous Racing Sausages Virtual Run/Walk 

July 18th, 2020 | Miller Park

Due to COVID-19, our beloved 5K Famous Racing Sausages 5K run/walk will be held virtually on Saturday, July 18, 2020. We appreciate the support we have had in past years. We hope you will join us, collect your commemorative tech shirt and celebrate the good work of Brewers Community Foundation and Fisher House.

Run Back to School

August 29th, 2020 | Wick Playfield 

Milwaukee Recreation invites all runners and walkers to join us for the 13th Annual Run Back to School! Sign up for this event to enjoy a 5K run or 1.5 mile walk through Washington Park, followed by a host of family activities. All event proceeds will support MPS Youth Recreation programs.

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

October 4th, 2020 | 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. There is also a family-friendly 5k on marathon morning.


TosaFest 5K

September 2020 TBD | 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.

Ultra Marathons:

Glacial Trail 50M 50K

October 10, 2020 | North Kettle Moraine

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.

With this list of 2020 local races, it should be easy for you to coordinate with friends and family!