Race Information

Storm the Bastille
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee County
Jul 11, 2024 - Thursday
5K run
  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:

    Storm the Bastille 5k - Presented by Madison Medical


    Join thousands of your fellow runners & walkers for the 2024 Storm the Bastille 5K Run/Walk!

    Runners and walkers from across Milwaukee gather to commemorate the storming of the Bastille, the 18th-century French prison that sparked the French Revolution. Runners will run through downtown Milwaukee and the Third Ward on a 5k route. The route is not certified but close. Walkers can end their night halfway at the Milwaukee Athletic Club water station, which is 1.5 miles. Make sure to stick around for the party that follows this fun night run as we celebrate Bastille Days!



    Timed Bib & a post-race beer or bottled water

    (Shirts were ordered July 1 and are now sold out)


    This is a timed race by PRIMETIME TIMING.


    This run is part of Bastille Days. Bastille Days, Milwaukee’s popular French festival and one of the nation’s largest French-themed celebrations is held in Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park downtown. The free four-day bash attracts over 250,000 visitors annually who enjoy live music, an international marketplace, chef and wine demos, French and Cajun cuisine, and roaming busker entertainment.

    MPD will be stationed throughout the route to keep everyone safe.



    Packet Pickup Info:

    Packet Pickup Info - Thank you to the people who picked up last night. Packet pickup on race day is 6:30-8:30pm under the white tent on the corner of Wells and Jefferson Streets by Taylor's Bar. Please arrive early as we need to shut the tent down at 8:30pm to prepare for the race. Have QR code ready that is attached to this email.

    **PICKUP will close at 8:45pm so arrive early to avoid lines**


    The hop is open until 9pm so you can park anywhere along the route and ride it to Cathedral Square for FREE. If you are driving down there are 700 spots in the BMO Harris Parking garage. Arrive prior to 8pm to avoid road closures. Theres also parking at 3 garages / lots from Power Parking. Use code "Paris" for 25% off. These garages at located at: 770 N Jefferson Street & 530 E Mason Street. 


    Fast runners, please make your way to the front. Average to slower runners please hang out in the back by Cathedral Square Park and let the aggressive runners go first. Your timing starts when you cross the Start Line and ends when you cross the Finish line so there’s plenty of time to complete the race so you do not need to rush to the front.


    Please hang out in the back by Cathedral Square Park and let the runners take off. Also if you plan only to walk half the race please make sure you end your race at Wells street and walk directly back to the park and avoid Jefferson Street and the finish.

    Water Locations:

    There will be water locations on Broadway just over halfway through the race in front of the Milwaukee Athletic Club and also at the finish on Wells street by the Kroger truck.

    Start / Finish Line:

    The start line will be on Jefferson street heading south and end in the same location. When you finish please proceed to the Kroger water truck on Wells street. You can then redeem the FREE water or beer at any bar location. 

    Post-Race Beverage

    On your bib is the drink coupon. Rip off to redeem at any of our bars. You can also choose from any beer or water. (Beer only, no seltzers or wine)

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  • Added to our Directory
    Aug 8, 2002
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    Dec 16, 2023
  • Last checked by a snack-eating human.
    Mar 30, 2024
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