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Celebrating 20 years

Course Information

The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and Half Marathon courses are considered to be fast and flat, by race industry comparisons. The distance events finish in Downtown Green Bay’s Leicht Park with a “tailgate” themed party on the shores of the Fox River. The half marathon and marathon both start in downtown Green Bay, 30 minutes apart.

For the half marathon, the course features tree-lined streets, traveling west through Green Bay and the village of Ashwaubenon. A quick lap through Lambeau Field at mile 9 and back to downtown Green Bay for the 13.1 mile course.

In contrast, the marathoners head west to Lambeau Field at mile 4.5, take a lap around the Frozen Tundra and head south to the city of DePere. After marathoners cross over the Fox River, the course travels trough more tree-lined streets, a small community park, and eventually the final 8 mile stretch on the beautiful Fox River Trail to the finish.

Road/Traffic Disruption Information 

For the 5K route intersection disruption  schedule click HERE.
For the Half Marathon route intersection disruption schedule click HERE.
For the Marathon route intersection disruption schedule click HERE.

Additional Course Information

The course will be well marked with white road marking arrows, cones, barricades, and course directional signs. All course routes will be staffed by police officials and volunteer course marshals. The busiest of intersections will be under police control. The finish line will close 7 hours after the last distance runner begins at approximately 2:10 pm.

  • No recreational bicycling is allowed on the course. No bicycle pacing is allowed.
  • Excluding the finish area, the marathon course will have 18 water stations and the half marathon course will have 9 water stations. All of the stations will offer Nicolet Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula electrolyte drink. Volunteers will be trained to let runners know which product they are offering.  Each station will also have portable restrooms.
  • Timing Mats will be located at miles 5, 10, 13.1, 15, 20 and 25.
  • There will be medical stations located at intervals between every water station along the course.

Medical Stations

All medical support for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is provided by our official medical sponsor Prevea Health.

Along the route:
There will be extensive medical support along the half-marathon and full-marathon routes. These stations will have tents marked with large red medical flags with a white cross. The stations are staffed by licensed athletic trainers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and nurses, providing general first aid needs. If a medical emergency arises, the local 911 system is activated.

Finish line medical tent:
The main medical tent at the finish line is fully staffed with health care professionals from many disciplines with the capability to handle any general first aid needs or medical emergencies. Ambulances are also onsite to provide emergency transportation if needed.

Although there are a lot of great viewing locations on the course, we’ve designated eight spectator spots where we’ll be taking things up a notch in terms of fun and entertainment.



Mile 0.0 – Dousman and Broadway
Start or end your day at the rooftop portion of Titletown Brewery. They will be serving Kegs and Doughnuts from 8am to noon. Yummy!


Mile 0.5 – South Broadway
This is a great spot to cheer your runner on early on in the race and also right before they finish. Sardine Can will be having a “Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar”, $1 off drinks, and arts and craft “Make Your Own Sign” to cheer on the runners. They will provide the materials, you provide the saying.



Mile 6.7 – Shady Lane / Sherwood Forest Park
The band Rocker, a local band which has been a fixture in the music scene in Green Bay for years, will be rocking the course, and getting the runners through the final miles of the half marathon. To drive there, head south on Ridge Road to Cormier, turn right and continue westbound until you approach Shady Lane. Parallel park on Cormier and walk up Shady Lane to the party.


Mile 1.7 and 11.7 – Tank Park 5th Street and Oakland Ave
Dj Rick Styles will be turning up the party. Close your eyes and imagine you are in the club Poppin bottles, then open your eyes and cheer on the runners. This is the first and last stretch of the race and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate a great run than listening to tunes that Downtown Julie Brown would love. Park on Oakland Ave or 10th Street, then walk through the park to get to the runners.



Mile 10.7 and 20.2 – Wells Park South Broadway and Front Street
This will be a great spot to see your runner twice. A very scenic park looking over the river and St. Norbert College. We will be entertaining you and the runners by playing all your favorite music videos on a HUGE HD video screen from FunFlicks. Why not grab a snack from Papa John’s while you are here as well. You have to refuel after a day of cheering on runners.


Mile 15.5 – Heritage School Swan Road De Pere
Join the best sports talk radio station in northeast Wisconsin at Heritage School to cheer on your runner. While you are there listening to the best Jock Jams ever, why not ask the guys why the Packers drafted who they did.


Mile 25.3 – Fox Harbor Bar and Grill Washington Street and Crooks Street
It has been a long day cheering on runners. Why not stop in at Fox Harbor to grab some food and drinks and cheer your runner on for that last stretch. Located right on the Fox River Trail you will be able to enjoy DJ music starting at 9am and the band Panic Station from 10am to 2pm.


Mile 26.0 – Broken Spoke Bike Shop City Deck
It has been a long day cheering on runners. Broken Spoke will supply you with noisemakers and maybe some exercise yourself. They will have bikes on trainers outside that you can ride while cheering on your runners at the same time.


Main stage – Festival Zone

In addition to our world famous brats and beer menu, our post-race party includes musical entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the stage will feature DJ JDL Scratching Records for you during the Cellcom 5K from 8:00am til 10:30 am. On Sunday, the stage will host a local band favorite, The Presidents from 9 am until noon for runners, friends and family.

Fully Supported By…

gatorade-endurance  Nicolet Fireworks New





On Course Fluid Stations:

Excluding the start and finish areas, there will be 18 fluid stations on the marathon course and 8 fluid stations on the half marathon course. This translates into a fluid station approximately every 1.5 miles.

Every one of the fluid stations will offer Gatorade Endurance Formula (click HERE for information) first followed by Nicolet Natural Artesian Water (click HERE for information). Different colored cups along with shouts from the volunteers will alert the runners to what is being offered. There will be ample fluids to support each and every participant on the course on race day. Gatorade Endurance Formula and Nicolet water will also be provided at the start and finish areas of the event.