Storm the Bastille

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 9pm

Run Packet Pick-Up & in-Person Advance Registration will be from Monday, July 7- Wed, July 9 from 10am-6pm at the East Town Offices
825 N. Jefferson St. Milwaukee, WI 53202
Please enter through the main building lobby entrance and follow the signs

Or, you can pick up your packet and/or register on Thursday, July 10 at Bastille Days

Run through the streets of Downtown Milwaukee with 5,000 of your closest friends! Runners and walkers kick off Bastille Days with the annual BMO Harris Bank Storm the Bastille 5K run/walk, in memory of the 18th century attack on the Bastille prison in Paris. The 5-K run and 2-mile walk will take place on opening night of the festival, Thursday, July 10th at 9pm. This year's 5K run/walk will begin on Jefferson & Wells. The course will lead participants through the scenic streets of downtown Milwaukee & the Historic Third Ward.


Advance Registration  (Feb 5-July 9)- $20
1) Register Online: CLOSED
2) Register in Person:  Participants may complete this form, bring it with them and register in person at the Bastille Days office, 825 N. Jefferson St. Milwaukee, Wi 53202   July 7th through July 9th  10am - 6pm- Please enter the building through the main building entrance and follow the signs.
(race packets are available beginning July 7th).  

Race Day Registration (July 10)- $25
Runners may register the day of the race, July 10th at the Deloitte registration booth on the corner of Jefferson and Wells between 11am-8pm. We do accept cash, check, or credit cards on race day!

A commemorative BMO Harris Bank Storm the Bastille long-sleeved T-shirt as well as a race packet with goodies and race number will be provided to all registered runners. T-shirt sizes are guaranteed with registration by 11:59pm on June 29. Participants should be reminded that the event is a fun run and times will not be officially recorded.  

Packets will be available for pick-up July 7-9 at the East Town offices, 825 N. Jefferson St.  If you would like to have your packet mailed to you, please select that option in the Additional Purchase tab.  There is an additional $12 charge for shipping  and deadline for shipping is June 13th.  

Marking the start of a new tradition, online registrants will now have the option to donate to two nonprofits along the course. While race proceeds go toward the East Town Association and its civic initiatives, optional online donation boxes will be added to support the missions of the Open Door Café and the Athletes for Autism Foundation.

Open Door Café is an outreach program of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, serving hot lunches to the homeless six days a week. The Athletes for Autism Foundation is an organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for members of the community with autism through health, wellness, fitness and nutrition programs.

After Storming the Bastille, stick around and enjoy Bastille Days' world-class entertainment offered on four stages throughout the festival grounds. 


You can download this handy 2014 Bastille Days Street Closings and Parking Restrictions and Run Map here -  Download Guide




Bastille Days celebrates its 33rd year in 2014. 

The first Bastille Days took place July 17 & 18 in 1982.

The first Bastille Days was located on Jefferson Street directly in front of George Watts & Son.

The Storm the Bastille started in 1985. 

Today Bastille Days has four stages and occupies eight city blocks.

Average participation in the BMO Harris Bank Storm the Bastille is now over 5,000!


EAST TOWN ASSOCIATION 825 N Jefferson St Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.271.1416 email:
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