Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:09 pm
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Milwaukee Marathon, which will make its debut under new ownership on April 6.
The race will be held from 7 a.m. to about 2 p.m., beginning and ending at the Fiserv Forum plaza.
In 2018, Boston-based race production company Rugged Races LLC acquired the Milwaukee Marathon, moving the event from fall to spring. Milwaukee-based ROC Ventures previously operated the event since early 2017.
PNC Bank had been the title sponsor of the race since 2015.
“The Milwaukee Marathon is an exciting, inspirational event, and the Bucks are excited to be a part of this new annual tradition by hosting the start and finish on the plaza in front of Fiserv Forum,” said Michael Belot, senior vice president of Bucks Ventures and Development. “We look forward to continue hosting the Milwaukee Marathon in the years to come.”
The Milwaukee Marathon will include three races: the marathon, half-marathon and a 5K. The race will be followed by a festival at the plaza.
The marathon’s male and female winners will later be honored during the 4 p.m. Bucks game against the Brooklyn Nets.
“We’re very excited to have the Bucks as the presenting partner of the Milwaukee Marathon,” said Rob Dickens, senior vice president of Rugged Races. “Their support has been absolutely key to making this year’s event possible. We look forward to working with the Bucks for many years to come as we continue to transform the race into a world-class event that all Wisconsinites can be proud of.”