The 15th annual Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is excited to announce its 2014 full and half marathon courses. For the first time, the distance events will start at different times on Sunday, May 18 and take separate routes before uniting for the final lap around Lambeau Field.
“Each year we are presented with unique challenges when it comes to designing the marathon and half marathon routes,” said Sean Ryan, race director of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. “Road construction, event schedules in the area and stadium plans all factor in to where we can and cannot safely direct runners on race day. With these elements in mind, we’ve spent the last several months creating courses that showcase the greater Green Bay community. We are very excited about the new courses and think our runners will really enjoy them.”
The full marathon will start at 7 a.m. and will take off from Lombardi Ave. Runners will make their way south on Broadway and after crossing Main Ave. in De Pere, put in a few miles in East De Pere before hitting the Fox River Trail. A noted addition is a lap around City Stadium during mile 18 of the course. The stadium, adjacent to Green Bay East High School, was the home of the Green Bay Packers from 1925 to 1956.
“Our event is known for its signature lap around Lambeau Field. The addition of City Stadium should be a fun perk for all runners, especially our football fanatics and Packers fans,” said Ryan.
The final stretch of the marathon includes a trek across City Deck in downtown Green Bay before crossing the Nitschke Bridge and heading back to Lambeau Field for the signature finish lap.
The half marathon will start at 8 a.m. Runners will start eastbound on Lombardi Ave., turn left on 12th Ave. and complete several miles in the neighborhood just north of Lambeau Field. Runners will ultimately take 9th St. under Highway 41, cross Packerland Dr. at West Point Rd. and then head south on South Point Rd. The route takes runners back to the stadium through the tree-lined streets of Ashwaubenon and will join the marathon course for the final lap around Lambeau Field.
The full and half marathon events will share a finish line on the southwest side of Lambeau Field. The finish area was relocated from the southeast portion of the parking lot this year to accommodate other events happening at the stadium during marathon weekend.
CLICK HERE for a printable marathon map.
CLICK HERE for a printable half marathon map.
Elite athlete application for the May 18, 2014 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and Half Marathon is now open. The elite athlete program has qualifying standards to ensure a competitive field of participants. We have a fixed capacity of spots in two competitive tiers available. These will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Athletes who are accepted into our elite field receive a complimentary entry, local transportation, and free lodging.
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Jessica Umentum-Jacobs, three-time Ironman Champion and Green Bay resident, will be the keynote speaker at the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon Kick-Off Party presented by Prevea Sports Medicine.
Wednesday, January 8
Green Bay Distillery
835 Potts Avenue
5:00 p.m. -Doors open
Free snacks, training team apparel available for sale, interactive RunCoach tutorials with Prevea Sports Medicine and training guides available
5:15 p.m. Prevea podiatrist April Borchardt presents “When the Foot Hits the Ground, Everything Changes”
6:00 p.m. Main program begins at featuring a re-cap video from 2013, an overview of the 2014 event, and keynote speaker Jessica Umentum-Jacobs
Umentum-Jacobs graduated from Preble High School in 1995, where she ran cross country track. She went on to participate in both sports in college at UW-La Crosse. Upon graduating she was commissioned as an officer into the US Army. During this time Umentum-Jacobs pursued further running accomplishments, racing for the All Army Marathon and Triathlon teams. Since leaving the military in December 2006, she has established herself as a professional triathlete. Her many accomplishments include three victories at Ironman Wisconsin (2011) and Ironman Florida (2010 and 2011).
Umentum-Jacobs frequently notes that while training and racing are a big part of her life, it is far from the only thing that defines her. She is a working mom and will inspire the audience with her story of becoming a professional athlete and balancing running and life.
There is no cost to attend and no registration is required.
Green Bay, WI (November 12, 2013) – The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon has announced Golden House as its new charity partner for 2014-16. Golden House will join Unity and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin as the recipient of funds raised by the 15th annual Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, which will take place May 16-18, 2014.
The charities operate on three-year terms, with one new charity added each year and one exiting charity each year. Charity organizations become a strong member of the operational team, comprised primarily of volunteers, to put on this event.
“We are very thankful to have been chosen as a charity partner for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. The partnership will allow Golden House to move forward with plans to meet the longer-term shelter needs of victims of domestic violence and their children,” said Karen Faulkner, executive director of Golden House. “This is an excellent opportunity to support victims on their path to becoming survivors and for our community to come together and say ‘no more’ to domestic violence.”
The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon aims to support a community need when selecting a charity partner and chooses a charity partner that can effectively utilize the marathon’s platform.
“Golden House is the only agency in Brown County that offers emergency shelter and comprehensive support services for victims of domestic abuse,” said Brighid Riordan, president of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon board of directors. “The community relies heavily on this organization and the marathon looks forward to partnering with Golden House to raise funds and awareness for this cause.”
The organization has a proven positive impact. In 2012, over 1,500 individuals found assistance with outreach services from Golden House, more than 500 adult victims and children found refuge in its shelter, over 6,500 callers reached out to the group’s 24-hour helpline, and more than 17,000 students were taught about healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention.
In 2013, the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon donated $102,000 to its three charity partners. Over the past 14 years, the non-profit event has generated over $776,000 in proceeds for local non-profits.
To pledge to run for Golden House or another charity partner, runners can sign-up for the Run for a Reason program, which allows participants to raise funds for the marathon’s partners in exchange for a free entry into the marathon or half marathon. Participants must raise $300 to receive their free entry and all funds go directly to the charities. Registration for this program and the 2014 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon opened today.
Green Bay, WI (November 12, 2013) – Registration for the 2014 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is now open. The 15th annual event will take place May 16-18 and runners can register for the full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5K or WPS Kids’ Power Run.
“We are excited to be celebrating the fifteenth running of our event,” said Sean Ryan, race director for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. “What started as a small local event has grown into a world-class weekend of events that attracts runners from all over the country, provides a boost to the local economy and most importantly, gives back to local charities.”
From now until January 9, registration for the marathon is $80, half marathon is $65, and the marathon relay is $225 per team. Adult 5K registration is $20 and youth registration is $15. WPS Kids’ Power Run registration is $10.
Each event includes a lap around Lambeau Field. In order to ensure safety and enjoyment for all participants, the marathon capacity will be 2000 participants, the half marathon will be capped at 6000 participants and the relay marathon will be limited to 200 teams. Elite marathon registration and registration for the Prevea Luv 2 Run program will open at a later date.
Runners can also register for the Run for a Reason program, which allows runners to raise funds for the marathon’s charity partners in exchange for a free entry into the marathon or half marathon. Participants must raise $300 to receive their free entry.