It's A Celebration!
We encourage you to come early and stay late because we surround this event with fun for the whole family.
Children’s Champions (any current or former patient of Children's) receive free registration and their families are invited to a complimentary breakfast prior to the start of the race. The breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. at the champs’ tent located on the northwest corner of 14th Street and Wisconsin Avenue (between Marquette’s Holthusen Hall and Alumni Memorial Union). Kids can also hang out with Disney princesses, Marquette athletes, Star Wars characters and participate in other activities prior to the race.
When the race finishes at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds), let the traffic clear up while you join the fun at our finish line celebration! Stick around and enjoy a live concert, food, drinks, children's inflatable games and activities for the whole family.
A free shuttle service transports participants parked in lots P and H outside Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) to the start line of the race.
Shuttle service begins at 7:30 a.m. and continues until 9:45 a.m. A wheelchair-accessible shuttle bus is available. Please arrive early and allow extra time to board the shuttle.
There are no shuttle busses available after the race to take participants back to campus so be sure to park in lots P and H which are near the finish line.
Participants with strollers and wagons can be dropped off in the no-parking zone in the 700 block of N. 16th Street and Wells Street. The person dropping them off can then go down to lots P and H outside Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) to use the shuttle.
MCTS Freeway Flyer
Freeway flyer service begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs every 15 minutes until 9:30 a.m. from the State Fair Park & Ride lot. Flyers will take riders to the event at 16th and Wisconsin Avenue. Return service begins at 12:30 p.m. from the South Gate near the Marcus Amphitheater at the Summerfest grounds. Buses run approximately every 15 minutes between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please note: If there is an event taking place at State Fair, there may be an additional charge to park in the lot.