South Shore Half Marathon


 What is the race date for 2017?

The 2017 race is on Saturday, April 1st. Race time is 9:00 a.m., with registration starting at 7:30 and ending at 8:40 a.m.  Pre-Registered packet pickup starts at 8 a.m. Register via mail or online at  Click here to register online. Click here for the mail-in entry form.

 How much does it cost to enter the race, and what do I get for my money?

The cost to pre-register online for this year’s race is $13 for Badgerland Strider members and $20 for non-members, with $30 being charged for everyone on race day.

The mail-in cost is $20 for all runners.

For your money you will get to run 13.1 miles with some really nice people, the world famous gloves you have come to love over the years and new for 2017 you will receive a highly versatile and stylish buff. As always, snacks and post-race refreshments are available and included in the indoor pavilion. Yes, we said INDOOR pavilion – and it’s heated! Registration closes at 8:40 so plan ahead.

 Where does the race take place?

Registration and the start/finish line is located at South Shore Park.  The address is 2900 South Shore Drive, Milwaukee, WI  53207.  The park is located right next to Lake Michigan on the south side of Milwaukee.

I-94 or I-43 to I-794 east then south to “Port of Milwaukee” exit.  Left on Carferry Drive to Lincoln Memorial Drive.  South on Lincoln Memorial Dr. – angle west to Russell to stop light.  South on Superior Street to Estes. East on Estes to South Shore Drive.  South to Park Pavilion.

 I am hoping to win an award, what do I need to do to get a ribbon?

Run fast!!!  The male & female winner will get a special award, and the top three in each division will win a ribbon.  The awards ceremony will take place immediately after the last finisher crosses the line.  Enjoy some snacks and beer while waiting to pick up your award.

 What are the course records?

Male: Tim Renzelmann  1:08:57
Female:  Carol Legate 1:22:01

 How many people do you expect to run?

The number of entrants can vary from year to year, due to inclement weather.

 What is the weather going to be like on race day?

Early April can be varied.  We have had sleet and rain, but have also had warm weather in the 50’s.  Either way, the Pavilion at the park will be warm & dry before and after the race.

 Who is putting on the race?

The race is put on by the Badgerland Striders Running club, which is Wisconsin’s largest running club.  Our club puts on more than 15 races per year, along with weekly fun runs and a marathon build up program.  Say thanks to the volunteers at registration, and on the course.

 What is the course like?

The course is out and back on the Oak Leaf Bike Trail.  The path is paved, and mostly asphalt.  This year we will be using the new section of the trail for the start and finish.  There are several hills on the course, but no major ones to worry about.

 Is the course certified?

Yes and the USATF Certificate number is WI06105-JW.  Accurately measured out & back course along Lake Michigan – primarily asphalt bike path. Mile Markers every mile.

 Will there be mile markers on the course?

Yes. All of the miles will have large billboard type markers.

 Is there going to be water along the course?

Yes, one of the great lakes will be within view for most of the race.  However, it is not safe to drink without being cleaned up.  We will provide 4 water stops along the course with clean water, and one Gatorade station at the half way point.

 I would like to know my time, and how well I placed in my division. How can I see my results?

Preliminary results will be posted on the south side of the pavilion as the runners finish.  The final results will be posted the same day on the club’s web site.

 What are the race results from previous years of the South Shore Half Marathon?

Click the following links for:

 I would like a pair of gloves, but cannot run. How can I acquire a pair?

Click here to VOLUNTEER!  This race is put on by a large group of volunteers who give up their time to make this race fun and safe.  If you are running the race, we can always use volunteer help at registration.  Don’t worry, we will allow you enough time to take care of business, stretch, and get to the start on time.

 I would like to volunteer to help with the South Shore Half Marathon. How do i sign up?

Click here to VOLUNTEER. Thanks in advance for your help!

 For feedback/thoughts/compliments, who do I talk with?

Contact John Coons -- e-mail:

NOTE: Due to RRCA insurance, participants may not use wheeled vehicles, except for disabled athletes in wheelchairs, or headphones.  Call before entry with wheelchair.

Quick Info: 


Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Pre-Registration Fee

Cost: $13 for Badgerland Strider members ($20 non-members)
Click here for ONLINE registration

Cost: $20 mail-in cost for everyone.
Click here to download an entry form.

Deadline: Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 for online registration.

Race Day Registration Fee

Cost: $30/person

Time: 7:30am - 8:40am




South Shore Park
2900 South Shore Drive
Milwaukee, WI  53207

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