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 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.
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.
Click HERE for additional details and to register.