Milwaukee Runs You Might Like - October

Milwaukee Runs You Might Like - October

October is here and that means the leaves are turning, the temperatures cooling, and pumpkins are everywhere! It's also the perfect time to get out for a run. Here are some fun and exciting runs in the Milwaukee area this October. 

Road Runs

Panther Prowl 5K

Date: October 7, 2017
Distance: 5k

The Panther Prowl 5K is the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Association's annual fundraising event to bring in money for UWM scholarships. Whether you are an alumni, current student or just a friend of the university, sign up and run the Panther Prowl!

> Learn more about the Panther Prowl

Milwaukee Running Festival

Date: October 14-15, 2017
Distance: 1 Mile, 5k, 10k, Half, & Full Marathon

Join the running festivities during an amazing weekend event. With races spanning 1 mile to Full marathon, this Milwaukee event has something for everyone. Don't forget to join the Pre-Party and Fitness Expo or celebrate your accomplishment at the 27th Mile Post-Race Party where you will find Live Music, Food, Giveaways, a Beer Mile Challenge, and much, much more!

> Learn more about the Milwaukee Running Festival

The Fall 50

Date: October 21, 2017
Distance: 50 mile or Relay

The Fall 50 is designed to be a daylong running adventure set against the colorful backdrop of Door County, Wisconsin during peak Fall colors. Participants may compete as members of a team of 2-5 runners or as a solo ultra-marathoner. After the race join your fellow competitors and supporters in the party tent with a DJ, beer, soda, pizza, and fun. 

> Learn more about the Fall 50

Lakefront Discovery 15k

Date: October 28, 2017
Distance 15k and 5 miles

"We’re gonna do the mash…the Monster Mash!  C’mon, it’s gonna be a graveyard smash!" Thats the slogan of this fun event. Come dressed up in your best Halloween costume for The Lakefront Discovery 15k event. This end of October event is one part road race and one part costume party! Don't worry there is also a 5-mile route for those wanting to go a little shorter.

> Learn more about the Lakefront Discovery 15k

Pumpkin Run

Date: October 29, 2017
Distance: 5k and 10k

Kick off the Winter Run Series with a bang! This flat and fast race course with almost no elevation gain makes for a perfect race to set a new personal best. This race also brings the Halloween spirit, so don't worry if you're looking for costumes and fun, this is an event for you too. 

> Learn more about the Pumpkin Run

Fun Runs

Red Tutu Trot

Date: October 22, 2017
Distance: 5k

Grab a red Tutu and come out for a great cause. This 5k run on the campus of UW Madison serves to draw attention to helping prevent deaths from sudden cardiac arrests. All proceeds will go towards offering free monthly CPR and AED education in the Madison area.

> Learn more about the Red Tutu Trot

Walk/Run Para Los Muertos

Date: October 28, 2017
Distance: 5k

Dia De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a traditional cultural remembrance day to honor our loved ones and celebrate with some of the most comforting things in life; friends, family and food. All forms of expression are excepted and welcomed to this festive event where everyone is here to respect and honor the lives of those who have passed into death.

> Learn more about the Walk/Run Para Los Muertos

Looking for More Races?

Already familiar with these races? Go to to view out full calendar of races happening in and around Milwaukee during the year.

Published on Oct 02, 2017