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.