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.
The 2013 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon Participant & Spectator Event Guide is now available for download on the event website. CLICK HERE or on the link below to download a PDF copy of the guide. Printed copies of the guide will be available during packet pick up at Lambeau Field on May 17th and 18th. Based on past feedback from participants, this year’s event guides will be larger (5.5″ x 8.5″) for easier reading of the event maps and other content.
The running community is an extremely tight-knit group and as comrades in the industry, the 2013 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon will provide runners, spectators and volunteers the opportunity to pay tribute to the lives impacted at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
All participants in Sunday’s distance events will receive a blue and yellow ‘We Run as One’ silicone wristband in their race packets. The wristbands will also be available for purchase at the expo on race weekend with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to One Fund Boston, Inc., a charity formed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.
Temporary wristbands will be distributed to volunteers and spectators at the start line and finish line areas on Sunday, May 19th. Prior to the start of the distance events, all participants and spectators will be invited to raise their arms in unity and observe 26 seconds of silence in memory of the lives lost and the lives that were forever changed at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Marathons are a culmination of individual victories, a celebration of vibrancy and health. We want the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and marathons around the country to continue to stand as such.
A special thanks to Cellcom, Prevea Health and Electric City Printing for underwriting the silicone and temporary wristbands.
Advance registration for the 2012 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon weekend events officially closed at midnight on Sunday, May 13th as scheduled. Ongoing registration for all events will open on Friday, May 18th in the Lambeau Field Atrium beginning at 3:00 pm. THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR THE 5K, MARATHON, MARATHON RELAY OR HALF MARATHON. Those still wanting to register for the 5K must do so on Friday. Those still wanting to register for the marathon, marathon relay or half marathon must do so on Friday or Saturday. Race day registration IS permitted for the WPS Kids’ Power Run.
The race weekend schedule for registration and packet pick up will be as follows –
FRIDAY, MAY 18TH (Lambeau Field Atrium)
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration and packet pick up for all events
(Cellcom Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 5K and WPS Kids’ Power Run)
Saturday, May 19th (Lambeau Field Atrium)
7:00 am – 8:30 am: Packet pick up for the Cellcom Green Bay 5K (start time is 8:30 am – CLICK HERE)
8:30 am – 10:30 am: Registration and packet pick up for the WPS Kids’ Power Run
(start times vary between 10 am and 11 am – CLICK HERE)
10:00 am – 7:00 pm: Registration and packet pick up for the Cellcom Marathon,
Marathon Relay and Half Marathon
Sunday, May 20th (Lombardi Avenue in front of Lambeau Field)
7:00 am Start of Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, Marathon Relay and Half Marathon