How do I register?
You can register online at our secure site. Click on Registration and follow the directions. Remember – there are no refunds, cancellations, or deferrals to future years . Online registration will close at midnight the Sunday BEFORE race weekend. Registration for the marathon, relay’s, and half marathon will close when each of those events reach capacity (see below). On race weekend, you may still register for the Cellcom 5K (FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY) and the WPS Kids’ Power Run at the Prevea Health & Fitness Expo.
Why is there a capacity limit (cap) on the distance events?
The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon faces both logistical and materials constraints, necessitating the existence of capacity limits on these events. Significant production lead times on several of the benefits the distance runners receive such as gear check bags, t-shirts and medals are taken into consideration in establishing a fixed field limit. The capacities exist to ensure that all participants take part in a safe and enjoyable experience.
What events do you offer?
We offer a marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, half marathon relay, 5K and the WPS Kids’ Power Run. The Prevea Health & Fitness Expo is open Friday and Saturday of event weekend.
Are we going through Lambeau Field?
Yes. All events make a lap around the Lambeau Field playing surface at some portion of the course route!
Are headphones allowed?
You may wear headphones, however, we ask that the volume be at a reasonable level for your own safety and out of courtesy for fellow participants. You should still be able to hear participants and volunteers in proximity to you. Please be courteous of other runners!
Is this a Boston Marathon qualifier?
Yes, the event will be sanctioned by USA Track & Field and the course will be certified, which makes it available as a Boston Marathon qualifier.
Is the course hilly?
There are no abrupt uphills or downhills on any of our courses. The majority of our courses travel through city neighborhoods For the marathon distance, a good portion travels along the Fox River on a smooth and flat river trail.
Are strollers allowed?
Strollers are allowed in the 5K. They are not permitted in the marathon or half marathon, half marathon relay, or marathon relay. The adult must be a registered runner wearing a bib. The child must stay in the stroller throughout the race. All strollers must begin in the final wave of the 5K.
What is the temperature in Green Bay that time of year?
The average high is 67 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low is 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Should I drive to the start or take a hotel shuttle?
Public parking lots, street parking and ramps are available on race day for participants in Downtown Green Bay. Do not park on main roads or roads marked “no parking” since they may be part of the course. Non-local runners staying at the marathon’s partner hotels are encouraged to take the hotel shuttles since they will drop you off within a short walk of the start line. The hotel shuttle will pick up and drop off on Madison Street, I block west of Monroe Street, between Pine and Main Street. Hotel shuttles return from the finish in Downtown Green Bay at the top of each hour from 10 am until 2 pm.
Click here for the Hotel Shuttle list.
What is the sport drink?
Gatorade Endurance Formula (Lemon-Lime) is the official sports drink of the marathon.
Will there be energy gel on the course?
Yes. GU energy gel will be available at mile 8.5, 14 and 20 on the full course and at mile 6.6 on the half marathon course.
How far apart are the water stations?
Water stations are located approximately every 1.5 miles on the course.
How long will the course be open?
The marathon course will be open for 7 hours, equivalent to a sixteen minute per mile pace. The half marathon course will be open for 4 hours, equivalent to an eighteen minute per mile pace. There will be support vehicles traveling behind the slowest finishers, following the course closure timeline.
Do I receive a medal?
Yes, all marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, half marathon relay and 5K finishers receive a medal. The medal will be different for each event.
What will I receive for participating in the marathon?
Runner amenities include t-shirts and finisher medals for marathon, half marathon, relay events and 5K finishers. Fruit, and simple carbohydrates will be available along the marathon course in addition to 19 water/sports drink stations, and 8 Prevea Medical Stations providing Vaseline and first aid to all participants. The finish line offers a Wisconsin tailgate party featuring a live band and brats, beer, and root beer.
Can I switch events or transfer my entry to another participant?
Absolutely! (With the exception of the relay events.) You can switch events or transfer your entry to another participant on the Registration page of the website. There is a $15 processing fee for changing events and transferring your entry. If you switch to a higher entry fee event, you must pay the difference. All changes and transfers must be done online prior to midnight on May 5, 2019. You may only switch to a different event if the event that you want to switch to has not met its capacity.
**CHANGING EVENTS OR TRANSFERRING ENTRIES IS NOT PERMITTED AT THE EXPO. THESE CHANGES MUST BE MADE ONLINE BY MAY 5, AT MIDNIGHT.
If the half marathon is full, can I sign up for the marathon and just run the half marathon course?
Participants are discouraged from running an event other than the one that they are registered for. Those who choose to do so on race day will be able to cross the finish line, collect a finisher medal and enjoy the post race celebration, but they will not appear in the posted results for the event. *Note: Participants will only receive t-shirts and medals that correspond to the event represented on their packet or bib number regardless of which event they participated in. As an example, a registered marathon participant who chooses to run the half marathon on race day will only be able to receive a marathon medal and a marathon t-shirt.
Is there a place to keep my keys and extra clothes?
Yes, Gear Check will be available near the finish line in Downtown Green Bay for the marathon and half marathon. You must show your bib number to claim your items. The gear check buses will be located near the start line on Main Street on the east side of the Fox River. The gear check buses will be re-located to Leicht Park for gear check bag pick-up. Marathon gear check bags must be checked by 6:30 am on race morning. Half marathon gear check bags must be checked by 7:00 am on race morning.
How many runners do you expect?
The event is capped at 8,000 participants in the marathon and half marathon. 150 teams in the marathon relay and 100 teams in the half marathon relay. The 5K and WPS Kids’ Power Run do not have participation caps.
When is the last day to register?
The last day to register online, if events are not sold out, is Sunday, May 12. Walk-in registration for open events will be available at the Prevea Health & Fitness Expo on the Lambeau Field Club Level. Note: THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR THE CELLCOM 5K. Race weekend registration for the WPS Kids’ Power Run is available at the expo at Lambeau Field on the Club Level on Friday and Saturday of event weekend.
Where do I get my race packet?
At the Prevea Health & Fitness Expo at the Lambeau Field Club Level.
Where do I get my race t-shirt?
Event t-shirts can be picked up on the Atrium floor inside Lambeau Field.
What do I need to get my packet?
Your name and/or bib number.
Can someone pick up my packet for me if I am unable to do so?
Yes, they will need your name and/or bib number.
2019 Packet Pick Up Schedule
Friday packet pick up schedule at the Prevea Health & Fitness Expo located in the Lambeau Field Club Level:
3 – 7 pm
Saturday packet pick up schedule at the Prevea Health & Fitness Expo located in the Lambeau Field Club Level:
5K: 7 – 8:30 am
WPS Kids’ Run: 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Marathon, Relay & Half Marathon: 8 am – 6 pm
There will be NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP for the marathon, marathon relay and half marathon and half marathon relay unless Same Day Packet Pickup is purchased at the time of registration.
What type of wheelchairs are allowed?
Push-rims are the only style of wheelchair allowed. The top 3 male/female wheelchairs are recognized in each event.
Are there bathrooms on the course?
Yes. There will be portable restrooms available at every water station along the course, or approximately every 1.5 miles.
How many timing mats are there?
In addition to the start and finish line mats, there will be 5 on-course timing mats at miles 5, 10, 13.1, 15, 20 and 25.
How do I get live results?
What is the cancellation policy?
There are no refunds for cancellations. We also are unable to provide deferment to future years.