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Virtual Event FAQs

          • How do I register?

            You can register online at our secure site. Click on Registration and follow the directions.

            There are no refunds, cancellations, or deferrals to future years. We are unable to issue refunds due to any reason, including illness, injury, weather or schedule conflicts regardless of when the registration was initiated. Registration for the marathon, relay’s, half marathon, and 5K will close when each of those events reach capacity (see below). On race weekend, you may still register for all events at the Prevea Health & Fitness Expo if the capacity has not been met.

            Why is there a capacity limit (cap) on the 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 Kids’ Event. The Prevea Health & Fitness Expo is open Saturday of event weekend.

            Are we going through Lambeau Field?

            Yes. All events on Sunday 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 only 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 near the start and finish areas. 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 near the start line in the Stadium District. Hotel shuttles return from the finish at the top of each hour from 10 am until 2 pm. Local runners and spectators are encouraged to take a shuttle from any of our partner hotel locations.

            The Hotel Shuttle list will be available in spring 2020.

            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. We welcome walkers in both distance events. 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. The Festival Foods Kids’ Run participants will also receive a commemorative finishers medal.

            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! 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 13, 2020. You may only switch to a different event if the event that you want to switch to has not met its capacity.


            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 at Stadium View Bar, Grill, and Banquet (1963 Holmgren Way) for the marathon and half marathon participants. You must show your bib number to claim your items.

            How many runners do you expect?

            We anticipate about 7,000 participants between all of our events on race weekend.

            When is the last day to register?

            The last day to register online, if events are not sold out, is Wednesday, May 13. Walk-in registration for all open events will be available at the Prevea Health & Fitness Expo on the Lambeau Field in the Atrium.  Note: THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Race weekend registration for the Kids’ Run is available at Capital Credit Union Park, home of the Green Bay Booyah on Saturday, May 16.

            Where do I get my race packet?

            At the Prevea Health & Fitness Expo on the Atrium floor inside Lambeau Field.

            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 your confirmation email QR code.

            Can someone pick up my packet for me if I am unable to do so?

            Yes, they will need your name and/or your confirmation email QR code.

            2020 Packet Pick Up Schedule

            Saturday packet pick up schedule at the Prevea Health & Fitness Expo:

            All Sunday Events 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

            Kids’ Event:  8:00 am – 11:30 am the home of the Green Bay Booyah (2231 Holmgren Way)

            There will be NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP for the marathon, marathon relay and half marathon, half marathon relay, and 5K.

            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?

            Powered by Nsight and Cellcom, all of the timing mats will provide live updates via the app available for iOS and Android. 

            What is the cancellation policy?

            There are no refunds for cancellations. We also are unable to provide deferment to future years.