Registration is now open for runner text message tracking for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. Runners, spectators, family and friends can sign up for live text messages alerts for all events.

 

These free alerts, sponsored by Cellcom, keep everyone up to speed on their runner’s pace, progress and expected finish time. For the half marathon, alerts are sent at mile 5, mile 10, mile 12.1 and the finish. Alerts will be sent at mile 5, mile 10, mile 13.1 (half-way), mile 15, mile 20, mile 25.2 and the finish for the full marathon. One alert will be sent for the 5K at the finish line.

 

You can enable social alerts for your Facebook and Twitter profiles. Sign-up and connect your accounts to have updates on your progress automatically posted to your social media pages.

 

To sign-up visit the “Track Your Runner” page. You will be guided through the process on the sign-up page and can find step-by-step directions here.

 

New this year – if you wish to track a full or half marathon runner you can simply text their bib number to 38909. Click here to look up their bib number.

 

Posted at 3:05 pm in News & Updates front page
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Three-year medal series unveiled
Friday, May 1, 2015

This year the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is thrilled to unveil a new design and the first of its three-year medal series for participants in the marathon and half marathon! The medals will feature area landmarks and icons located along the course. The three medals are designed to fit together and will unveil a final image on the back of the medal. This is not only an exciting perk for participants, but will showcase the community that welcomes runners to its streets each May.

 

The medals were designed and produced by Medalcraft Mint, based in Green Bay. Their team spent many hours poring over participant blogs to find out what was important to you and incorporated your favorite places into our medals. We cannot thank them enough for their impeccable work and true passion for their craft.

 

The 5K and relay medals will feature a similar scene in a round design. Check out the images of the medals here and a neat story from the Green Bay Press-Gazette about the pieces of the puzzle here.

Posted at 7:24 am in News & Updates front page
Traffic Disruption Schedule
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For those looking to navigate around the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon events, please look at the following schedules. These schedules provide the approximate times when traffic will be disrupted around our courses. Note that after the peak of runner traffic is through, public safety and volunteers will work to pulse traffic through intersections when it is safe to do so.

For the 5K route intersection disruption  schedule click HERE.

For the Half Marathon route intersection disruption schedule click HERE.

For the Marathon route intersection disruption schedule click HERE

 
Posted at 3:17 pm in News & Updates front page
Leaders of the Pack
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Do you have what it takes to inspire your fellow runners? Can you take the ups, downs, ins and outs of training and turn them into motivational learning experiences? Are you a social media guru who loves to share your funny anecdotes, current status and stunning photos? We’re looking for five runners training for the half or full marathon to serve as ambassadors and be our Leaders of the Pack.  

 

As a Leader of the Pack, you’ll be a part of our social media team sharing your experience, insight and inspiring participants. In exchange you’ll get the ultimate VIP experience on race weekend:

Race day uniform – you will be sponsored by Nicolet National Bank and have sponsor apparel to represent on race day.

Running shoes – find your perfect pair before race day compliments of Run Away Shoes.

Express Packet Pick-up – you’re packet and t-shirt will be waiting for you at the marathon merchandise booth – no lines, no waiting. Our medical partner Prevea will also hook you up with some extra swag, including a duffle bag and water bottle!

$25 for marathon merchandise – you will receive a $25 gift certificate for Cellcom Green Bay Marathon apparel from our booth at the expo.

Preferred Start – be introduced at the start of the race and start from our preferred start corral.  

Fast Pass to Massage Tent – a complimentary massage is yours and you’ll have a fast pass to the front of the line.

VIP Tent – You and a guest will have access to our finish line VIP tent that includes a buffet, beer and bloody mary’s compliments of Festival Foods and The Marq.

Training support – Western Racquet & Fitness will provide a membership, access to group fitness classes, and more through marathon weekend to help your training stay on track.

Tell us in 100 words or less why you should be a Leader of the Pack. Five winners will be chosen! Must be registered for the event upon entering and be prepared to share your experience via social media before and during event weekend. Enter between now and March 15. Winners will be notified by March 20.

 

 

 

Posted at 11:16 am in News & Updates front page
New for 2015….wave starts!
Friday, February 20, 2015

We are excited to announce that we are going to a “wave start” for all 2015 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon events.  A wave start consists of staggered starts of groups of participants instead of one mass start for all participants.  There is a short “break” between the start of each wave.   Participants are assigned to the appropriate wave based on the estimated pace that was entered when they registered.  Participants are allowed to move “back” waves but are not allowed to move “up” waves.  For example, if you are assigned to Wave C, you can start in any wave from C to F but you cannot start in waves A or B.  This will allow people who want to run together the opportunity to do so as the faster runner can move back to the same wave as the slower runner.  A wave start will not affect a participant’s time.  Since we use chip timing, a participant’s time does not begin until the start line is crossed and ends when the finish line is crossed.

 

By going to a wave start, we can provide our participants a more enjoyable race experience.  One of the bigger concerns participants have expressed to us is that the start line is very congested and hectic.  We want participants to start their race with a positive experience and carry that throughout the day.  A wave start allows for less congestion from start to finish.  Participants will line up with others who will run a similar pace.  This should help you settle into your pace right from the start rather than having to speed up and slow down as you dodge slower participants.  It also will help reduce some of the stress on the first couple of water stations and port-a-potties.  We also hope this will alleviate some of the congestion in the Lambeau Field tunnel (it certainly will not hurt it).  However, runners at the most popular paces (roughly 2 hours for the half-marathon and 4 hours for the marathon) should still expect to experience some congestion due to the number of people at that pace.

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