The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is five months away, but training is just around the corner. The annual kick-off party presented by Prevea Sports Medicine will get training season underway on Wednesday, January 9 at the Titletown Tap Room (320 N. Broadway, Green Bay). Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 p.m. The evening is a night of camaraderie and encouragement to get runners off on the right foot as they prepare for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon events in May.
“When you start working toward the goal of a half marathon or marathon, it’s helpful to know that you’re not alone. It’s motivating to come together and celebrate the start of the journey and we hope our runners leave feeling even more confident in their abilities and the training that lies ahead,” said Toni Jaeckels, race director for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon.
The kick-off will feature an overview of the 2019 event, including a preliminary preview of the new courses. All events will still include the signature lap around the inside of Lambeau Field, with the start and finish lines for the distance events being relocated to downtown Green Bay. Attendees will also hear about the many training resources available from Prevea Sports Medicine. New this year, the kick-off will feature a panel of local runners answering questions from the crowd and live on social media.
“We’re excited to offer an interactive component at our annual kick-off event. Prevea offers so many great resources for runners of all levels and our runner panel will share their experiences. Our ultimate goal is to make it as easy as possible for people to not only run our event, but be successful. Anyone can be a runner and we have the tools to get you there,” said Jaeckels.
Free hors d’oeuvres will be provided and refreshments from Titletown Brewery will be available for purchase. There is no cost to attend and no registration is required.
The 20th annual Cellcom Green Bay Marathon will take place May 18-19, 2019. Over the past 19 years, the race has generated more than $1.4 million in proceeds for local charities.