2024 Arthritis Foundation Run/Walk to Irish Fest



2024 Arthritis Foundation Run/Walk to Irish Fest

5k, 10k, Other


The Arthritis Foundation's Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest is a 5-kilometer run and walk along Milwaukee's beautiful lakefront. The event unites the community to put an end to arthritis. Irish Fest is the largest Irish festival in the world, celebrating Irish heritage with music and food. Join the 5k run and raise funds to help the millions of people with arthritis to live better; help chart the course to a cure.  

City of Milwaukee parking is available along the lakefront. Parking is not guaranteed, and we do not have special event permits for participants or volunteers.

Event Schedule
Saturday, August 17 2024

  • 8:00 a.m. - Day of Registration, Packet Pick-up and Kidzone Opens
  • 9:00 a.m.  - Rally Speech and Cashel Irish Dance Academy
  • 9:45 a.m. - Pre-Race Warm-up
  • 10:00 a.m. - Run Begins
  • 10:05 a.m. - Walk Begins
  • 11:00 a.m. - Post-event Celebration and Award Ceremony with More Dancing & Music
  • 12:00 p.m. - Milwaukee Irish Fest Gates open

FAQ Event Details

  • 5k run or walk along Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront
  • Warm-up and stretch session before the race
  • Costumes won't slow you down! Bring your lucky charms. Run or walk with a pot-o-gold. Dance across the finish line like a leprechaun. Does anyone have more Irish spirit than you do? We want to see it! The best costume and most spirited contest winners will be announced and awarded prizes at the post-event celebration ceremony.
  • Prize for Top Fundraiser & Top Fundraising Team
  • Post-race celebration with beer, prizes and awards
  • Awards for Top 3 males & Top 3 females by age category
  • FREE post-race Sprecher beer for participants over 21 at Lakefront Brewery Tent
  • FREE admission into Milwaukee Irish Festival—Participants and volunteers should visit the wristband tent BEFORE the race starts. Wristbands will be distributed to volunteers on the list and participants with bib numbers. Please note that wristbands will not be available after the race.




Saturday, August 17, 2024


Henry W. Maier Festival Park
Milwaukee, WI