Storm the Bastille in-person 5k returns for first time in 3 years

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Are you ready to storm the bastille once again? The Storm the Bastille Run/Walk is returning as an in-person event for the first time since 2019. 

The 5k will take place on opening night of the Bastille Days festival, Thursday, July 14.

It's the only nighttime run/walk in Downtown Milwaukee.

As many as 5,000 runners and walkers from across the area can expect the same 5K route to return, through Downtown Milwaukee and the Historic Third Ward.

Volunteers from Associated Bank will support the run/walk and provide water halfway through the race and at the finish.

Race registration includes a Storm the Bastille T-Shirt & Bib. Early Bird registration for $25 runs through May 31. Registrants can opt to donate additional funds to restore the Eiffel Tower so it can return next year for Bastille Days 40th Anniversary. New this year - the race will be timed by Silver Circle Sports Events.

This run is part of Bastille Days, Milwaukee’s popular French festival and one of the nation’s largest French-themed celebrations, which 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.


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