Saturday, April 25, 2020 • Milwaukee, WI • Course Map
A run along long stretches of Milwaukee’s 118-mile-long Oak Leaf Trail is what awaits runners at the all-new Brew City Half Marathon, which makes its second running this spring on an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at Estabrook Park, a 122-acre park that stretches along the Milwaukee River.
The race begins at Estabrook Park, right near the Estabrook Beer Garden. From there, runners will head first along the park roads and then jump onto the Oak Leaf Trail, a paved multi-use trail for walkers, runners and cyclists that stretches more than 110 miles around the city, and winds its way into all of its major parks and parkways.
Nearly all of the course keeps runners on the trail, which is largely fast and flat, as it heads south along the Milwaukee River toward nearby Riverside Park. After the turnaround point, just before the mile 4 marker, runners head back north along the trail, continuing to take in the views of the Milwaukee River.
Runners can expect a pair of turnarounds in this section of the race – the first between mile markers 3 and 4, after which they’ll head back north and repeat the stretch of the race they’ve just run, starting with the Oak Leaf Trail and running all the way back to Estabrook Park and continuing north along the trail.
The second comes between mile markers 9 and 10, which brings runners all the way north to the stretch of the trail next to West Mill Road. After that, they’ll head back south to Estabrook Park, for the race finish next to where they started.
Beer and a live band will be waiting for runners at the finish line, organizers note, and runners will have 3 1/2 hours to finish the course.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the shore of Lake Michigan in southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee typically sees still quite chilly weather in April, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 13ºF (in 1954) and as high as 92ºF (in 1980).
On race day (April 25), the average low is 40ºF and the average high is 57ºF.
- 8:20 AM – half marathon, 5K
- 8:45 AM – 10K
$50 – $110 for the half marathon
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of Milwaukee’s Brew City Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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