Registration for the 2018 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is now open. The 19th annual event will take place May 19-20, 2018 and runners can now register for the full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, half marathon relay, 5K or WPS Kids’ Power Run. With more than six months until race weekend, the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is ready to inspire runners of all experience levels to take on new challenges.
“The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon has something for everyone, whether you’re doing your first organized run, you’re ready to graduate to a longer distance or if you want to do a half or full relay with friends. With registration open, it’s a great opportunity for runners to set a goal, commit to a race and have plenty of time to train accordingly,” said Toni Jaeckels, race director for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon.
From now until January 10, registration for the marathon is $85 and the half marathon is $75. Teams of up to five people can run the full marathon relay for $250 per team. Two people can split the half marathon relay for $115 per team. Adult 5K registration is $25 and youth registration is $15. WPS Kids’ Power Run registration is $10. Elite marathon registration and registration for the Prevea Luv2Run program will open at a later date.
Each event takes a lap around Lambeau Field and while that’s great motivation for many, the event offers some additional tools to help get runners to the finish line.
“We want to help runners achieve their goals and have a number of resources to make any goal a reality. Our health partner Prevea has great training plans for each of our distances and offers free training runs every Saturday starting in January. You don’t have to plan your route or worry about water, just show up and tackle your goal with a great group of people. If you’re new to running or distance running, we have a First Timers program with weekly training tips, inspiration and an experienced runner to answer all of your questions and get you to the finish line,” said Jaeckels.
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. All funds raised go directly to Greater Green Bay YMCA Full Circle program, Special Olympics Wisconsin Unified Sports Program and a third charity partner that will be announced soon. Over the past 18 years, the non-profit event has generated over $1.3 million in proceeds for local charities.