The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and our medical partner Prevea Health are excited to debut a technology that will give our runners peace of mind on race day in the event of an emergency.
SynChart is a safe and secure personal health record that is free for participants and will combine your registration data (name, address, phone number and emergency contact) with additional health information that you provide. Participants can enter medications, allergies and medical conditions in this record through SynChart’s secure site. On race day, this information will be combined with a password-enabled medical QR code on every bib that can be accessed by our credentialed medical personnel.
You will be receiving an email from SynChart with a secure link that will guide you through the process of updating your personal health record. We hope you take advantage of this new technology.
How is the information secured?
The information is secured through state of the art data encryption. On race day, it is only accessible via the medical QR code with a password. Participants will not even be able to access their own information via the QR code. The code will be deactivated after the event.
What if I don’t enter any information into the site?
If you choose not to enter any information in the SynChart site, your registration information will still be available to emergency personnel. This will allow us to quickly notify your designated contact in the event of an emergency. We encourage all runners to take advantage of this free service.
Why do I have to give this information to SynChart and not the marathon?
The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon uses a third-party vendor to securely store all registration information. SynChart’s technology is able to securely store the registration information, as well as your relevant health information. Additionally, once your profile is created, you will not need to recreate it for future events where SynChart medical profiles are utilized.
WBAY interviews Cellcom Green Bay Marathon Race Director Sean Ryan, about his role at this year’s Boston Marathon.
Watch the interview HERE.
Monday, April 21 at Noon
Downtown Green Bay
Join the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, Bellin Run, Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and the City of Green Bay for the Run as One Boston Marathon Tribute on Monday, April 21 at noon on the City Deck in Downtown Green Bay.
This run/walk event, taking place at the same time as the 118th running of the Boston Marathon, will offer a showing of solidarity and support for those affected by the tragic events of the 2013 event and celebrate the perseverance and strength of the Boston community.
Participants can opt for a 1-, 2- or 3-mile course along the Fox River Trail. Everyone is encouraged to wear blue and yellow attire, colors that are affiliated with the Boston Marathon. The event is free to the public.
The Prevea Luv2Run program helps thousands of children in elementary schools throughout greater Green Bay train to participate in the Cellcom Green Bay 5K each year. Some of these children are from low-income households where the luxury of a race entry is not an easy decision. The marginal costs to the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon organizers to accommodate one child are approximately $10 per child. Consider making a donation that will help a child learn to Luv2Run. Every $10 you donate will enable one more child to participate in this year’s Cellcom Green Bay 5K. Thanks for helping children Luv2Run! Click HERE to donate!
The 2014 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is seeking volunteers for a variety of activities and services for the 15th annual event, which takes place May 16-18. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, packet assembly, expo staff, greeters, start and finish line crews, food tent staff, course security, clean-up, information booth and more. A full listing of volunteer openings is available online.
With separate routes for the distance events, the marathon needs more course volunteers than ever before.
“In addition to public safety support at major intersections, volunteers serve as corner guards to guide runners and control traffic along the route, so the additional miles of course have added to our volunteer needs,” said Jody Weyers, volunteer coordinator for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. “It takes more than 2,000 volunteers to put on this world-class event. Volunteering with family and friends is a great way to get involved in the fun and excitement of race weekend and show support for this community event”
Organizers host an optional volunteer orientation at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15. The orientation gives volunteers a chance to pick up their t-shirt, meet the director of their volunteer area and ask any questions they may have about their volunteer assignment.
Anyone interested in volunteering can register online or contact Jody Weyers, volunteer coordinator, at 920-619-8387.