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.
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.