Race Information

Storm the Bastille
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee County
Jul 14, 2022 - Thursday
5K run
  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:

    Presented by Associated Bank

    Join thousands of your fellow runners for the 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. Walkers can end their night 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. 

    The race includes:  Storm the Bastille T-Shirt & Timed Bib  (sign up by July 4th to guarantee a shirt)

    *New for 2022 - The race will be timed by Silver Circle Sports Events

    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.

    Please sign up by July 4th to guarantee yourself a T-Shirt.



    There is a link to BMO Harris parking tower on the event FB page for $5 advance parking. Otherwise we would suggest parking north of Ogden and walk south or west of Water street and walk east.


    Race Day Pickup Info:

    7-9pm at white tent on the corner of Wells and Jefferson (by Taylors). Have your QR code ready.


    Race Day Signup:

    Your friends can still sign up on Raceday but we encourage to have them sign up ahead of time online so they can quickly just grab their bib and get ready for the event.



    If you did not get safety pins, come to the tent and grab some. We will have plenty.



    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 to only walk half the race please make sure you end your race at Wells street and walk directly to the finish water, which will be located between Jefferson and Jackson just south of the park in the middle of the street. Avoid Mason Street (the finish line).

    Race Start: 



    Start Line:

    The start line will be on Jefferson street heading south.


    Finish Line:

    The finish line will be on Mason Street heading east.



    There will be water locations on Broadway just over halfway through and then at the end on Wells street south of Cathedral Square park. Again walkers please go directly down Wells Street to your finish water and avoid Mason Street (finish line)

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Listing Status

  • Added to our Directory
    Aug 8, 2002
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    Apr 30, 2022
  • Last checked by a snack-eating human.
    May 5, 2022
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    We hope to update it for 2023

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