Join us for a run!! - There are many opportunities to come run with the Striders...

The Striders not only host our own competitive race schedule but we also offer training programs, fun runs and other social events!

Have fun in and out of your running shoes... - Special Events

The Striders are a social club in addition to all the running!

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon Start 2016 - Be a part in 2017

The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon is the Striders largest event and is one of the largest in the USA. Runners and Runners World give it a "thumb up"!

Volunteers make us go! - They are what makes us unique and special

We keep our costs low by all the incredible volunteers. If you have enjoyed our events, please consider "giving back" to your fellow runners and let's keep it fun for all!

News & Announcements

We have a ton of stuff going on that you should be aware of! Here is where you will find the most recent happenings!

Great news! The first week of registration for the 38th Annual Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon produced over 650 runners. This is WAY above our normal registration pace and new Race Director…

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BLS Monthly Club Meeting Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Pettit National Ice Center Social Time 6:30 – 7:00 PM Presentation 7:00 – 7:45 PM Club Business Meeting 8:00 PM Guest Speaker:…

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Saturday, February 10, 2018 Wil-O-Way Underwood Recreation Center| Wauwatosa, WI We invite you to join us again this year as we help to fight heart disease with the 22nd Annual…

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Register and put it on your calendar now! This is the most budget friendly half marathon you’ll find. In fact, for BLS members, that’s less than $1 per mile!! –…

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Next Fun Run!

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Pettit Center Fun Run – 6:30pm 


It’s the last day of February and we’re celebrating with a run, refreshments and good friends.  Come join the run and fun!  There is a $2. running track admission charge.  Stupid groundhog was wrong…winter is OVER!!!

Volunteer Spotlight

DAVE GUSE is an awesome volunteer!

Dave Guse is a long-time Badgerland Strider member and volunteer extraordinaire.  The Strider spirt has been a part of his family for decades…

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Wisconsin's Largest Running Club.

Train with the best, Run with the best, Be the best.

We aim to provide:

A family friendly environment that encourages participation by all ages and abilities
Professional level running related events at a reasonable cost to our members and the running community
A variety of event venues that allows for competitive excellence as well as socialization through running
Certified coaches focused on helping runners meet their goals and full potential
Promotion of the sport of running through public involvement and partnerships as well as volunteer opportunities within the club and the greater community
Funding for community running related activities and events in the form of donations and grants sourced from club sponsored events

   Member Benefits

   An online race calendar listing all the Wisconsin running events we know, and we know of a LOT

   Online news, articles, race photo galleries and much more

   Membership in the Road Runners Club of America

   Discounts in club events and at local running stores

Become a Strider

Badgerland Strider Races

The Badgerland Striders are proud to be the premiere organization putting on road races in the greater Milwaukee area. Our race calendar is designed to be a mix of shorter sprint type events, middle distance events, a world class marathon and a few ultra distance events. Be sure to check out the race calendar for our events and other local and regional events.

5K/2 mile (approx. 5 miles)

Sampson Stomp

Sunday, January 14 2018

What's better than a run at the Milwaukee County Zoo? How about a fun course for runners and walkers with refreshments and awards presented in the indoor pavilion afterwards. A perennial favorite!


John Dick Memorial 50K

Saturday, February 3, 2018

A mid-winter trail run through various loops in the Kettle Moraine forest. A tribute to a former longtime Strider and incredible athlete.

8K run/2 mile walk

Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Run

Saturday, February 3, 2018

A great distance for a run in Tosa. Homemade chili and other refreshments to warm you up. Proceeds from event donated to Medical College of WI for heart research.

13.1 miles

South Shore Half

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Come for the cheapest half marathon in the area or come for the "ugly gloves" and other goodies but make sure you have fun doing it with lots of others along Lake Michigan. One of the best values in running you will ever experience. No wonder runners come from all over to do this one!

5K or 10K

The Deer Run

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The tree-lined residential streets of Brown Deer will be your playground as you compete in this run/walk to benefit the Brown Deer Foundation.

Strider Gear

No matter what kind of gear you are needing, it will look so much better with a Strider logo. Custom design your apparel at super-low prices. Check it out!

Strider Store

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