Spectator Information

The Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5k Run offers great opportunities for spectators to watch their friends and family.

The best places to view participants on the Half Marathon course:

  • Start Line at the intersection of Young & Erie Streets
  • Sidewalks on First Street from Pittsburgh to Kinnickinnic
  • Corner of Becher /Kinnickinnic /Bay Streets
  • Hoan Bridge exit at Lincoln Memorial Drive & Michigan Avenue
  • Sidewalks along Lincoln Memorial Drive from Michigan Street to Lafayette Drive
  • Lake Park behind Lake Park Bistro
  • Water Tower on Terrace Avenue
  • Veterans Park along the east end or behind the Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Discovery World
  • Lakeshore State Park
  • Finish Line outside of the Summerfest South Gate, located at Harbor Drive and Polk Street


The best places to view participants on the Quarter Marathon course:

  • Start Line at the intersection of Young & Erie Streets
  • Sidewalks on First Street from Pittsburgh to Kinnickinnic
  • Corner of Becher / Kinnickinnic / Bay Streets
  • Urban Park along Harbor Drive
  • Discovery World
  • Lakeshore State park
  • Finish Line outside the Summerfest South Gate located at Harbor Drive and Polk Street