Many of you have been asking about the race day weather forecast and what it means for you. The weather for Saturday’s events is looking great. We’re currently monitoring the weather for Sunday and are cautiously optimistic about the forecast.
We will continue to monitor for lightning and heat concerns and keep runner’s apprised of status changes for any event. The safety and well-being of our participants, volunteers and spectators is the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon’s top priority.
The marathon works closely with our medical partner Prevea and our local public safety departments. We have contingency plans in place for weather-related delays and cancellations and have several touch points with the decision-making team throughout race weekend to make sure we can safely host our event. Runners and volunteers will be informed as soon as any decision related to the status of the event is made.
We will use emails, our website, social media and onsite announcements to keep everyone up-to-date. On race day, you can also tune into local media partner 107.5 The Fan. In case of passing lightning near the start, please remember the atrium and concourse are open for shelter. Announcements will be made in both locations about the status of the race.
It is also important for runners to pay attention to the Emergency Alert System. This color-coded flag system will advise runners of the event status at the start, finish and while on the course. Stay alert at all medical stations and listen to instructions provided by volunteers, public safety and staff.
We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend!
Printed guides will be available at packet pick-up. See the link below for everything you need to know about event weekend!
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.
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.
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.