Courtesy of Nsightand Cellcom, friends and family of marathon and half marathon runners can now sign up to obtain live results via email or text message during the races on May 19th. Sign up will also be available at the Nsight/Cellcom booth during the Prevea Health & Fitness Expo at Lambeau Field on Friday and Saturday of race weekend.
CLICK HERE or on the button on the right to sign up now!
Note: Live results sign-up for the Cellcom 5K will be available the week of May 13th and on race weekend.
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.
Due to the extreme heat on Sunday at 9:25 a.m. the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon’s medical director made the decision to shut down the course for the safety of the runners and volunteers. Within ten minutes of this decision all water station and timing personnel were notified of this decision. At 9:35 a.m. the finish line was shut down. Participants who crossed the finish line after that time will not receive official results.
“Our medical resources were being heavily utilized and we reached a point that the safest decision was to shut the race down,” said Dr. Jeremy Metzler, medical director of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. “Runner safety is our first priority and we had to make that call for our runners.
When the race was shut down, the marathon implemented its contingency plan and deployed shuttles to all the water stations to pick-up runners on the course.
“Despite the closed course and the urging of public safety, our operations team and volunteers, some runners chose to stay on the course,” said Sean Ryan, race director of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. “We would like to thank the community members, medical staff and volunteers who stayed on the course to provide water and support to these runners.”
A total of 3,622 individuals finished the half marathon before the shutdown. Only ten elite marathon finishers received official finisher results based on gun time, not chip time, per USATF guidelines regarding marathon prize money.
A total of 100 U.S. military personal on the USS Green Bay (LDP 20) will take part in the Cellcom Green Bay 5K on the ship’s deck on May 18, a day before thousands of runners take to the streets of Green Bay.
“It is an honor to once again participate in the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon weekend by running a joint 5K with the City of Green Bay,” said Ensign Tim Mahoney from Green Bay, who organized the event in 2011 and 2012. “Last year on our maiden deployment, we had tremendous involvement from our Sailors and Marines. This year we are running the 5K in our homeport of San Diego, CA, and it will give our Sailors and Marines a well-deserved break as we continue preparations for our next deployment.”
Participants in the 5K (3.1-miles) on the USS Green Bay will don official race bibs and receive finisher shirts and medals for their participation. Organizers of the Cellcom Green Bay 5K taking place on May 19 sent complimentary t-shirts, bibs and start/finish banners for the soldiers.
”The USS Green Bay 5K is our way of honoring the courageous men and women of our armed forces who put their lives on the line every day,” said Sean Ryan, race director of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. “It’s a small gesture for the work that they do every day to protect our freedom.”
Commander Putnam Browne, Commanding Officer, noted, “I have never been to Green Bay, but one thing that always stands out when talking about the people of Green Bay is their spirit. I hope with events like this, we can further connect with the city to enhance our spirit and esprit de corps.”
Ensign Vincent Rabe, of Marengo, Illinois added, “I am running the Green Bay 5K to represent my home team, the Chicago Bears, in enemy territory. I am hoping this will bring some karma to the Chicago Bears to help them win a Super Bowl.”
The Cellcom Green Bay 5K will take place on Saturday, May 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The last chance to register is Friday, May 18 from 3-7 p.m. at the Prevea Health & Fitness Expo in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
Visit the USS Green Bay on Facebook at this link: https://www.facebook.com/LPD20.GreenBay.