Register for the half or full marathon between January 28 – February 6 for your chance to win a Misfit Shine activity tracker from Cellcom.
The Misfit Shine is a fitness and sleep monitor that can be worn on your wrist with the included band or clipped just about anywhere else for ultimate versatility.
Misfit Shine syncs wirelessly with the Misfit App for IOS, Android and Window.
Click here to register by midnight on February 6 for your chance to win. Five winners will be chosen to receive a Misfit Shine.
The Prevea Training Runs are back again this year to get participants ready for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. Prevea Health is proud to be the official health partner of the 2015 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and is committed to helping participants of all fitness levels achieve success.
The first training run of the free, 18-week program will take place this Saturday, Jan. 10 and continue every Saturday through May 9. Participants will meet at Green Bay Distillery, 835 Potts Ave. in Ashwaubenon at 7 a.m. for announcements and a group warm-up before heading out on a guided run.
“This is the perfect opportunity to get your miles in alongside hundreds of other runners preparing for race day,” said Mike LaMere, Prevea Training Run Director. “It’s also a great way to de-stress, socialize and get your long run in for the week.”
Free water and Gatorade will be available along the course each week, and free injury screenings from Prevea Health Sports Medicine experts will also be available after each run at Green Bay Distillery.
To get the full Prevea Training Runs schedule, and to learn more about other Prevea Health resources that will help prepare participants for Cellcom Green Bay Marathon events, visit http://www.prevea.com/Cellcom-Marathon/.
Larry Lueck has been appointed as the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon race director for the 2015 season.
Lueck has served as the marathon’s first-timers director since the program’s inception in 2006 and has helped over 17,000 novices train and complete their first marathon or half marathon. His ability to get new runners excited and provide the motivation and inspiration needed to overcome the fear of running a daunting distance has earned him the nickname of ‘The Pied Piper’. He has also served on the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon’s operations team for nine years.
With Lueck’s leadership, the marathon staff and operations team will continue to move forward with planning the 16th annual Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, which will take place May 15-17, 2015.
“I am honored and appreciate the trust and confidence the Board has in me to lead this highly respected community event for 2015,” Lueck said. The new race director emphasized that his first priority will be to look forward. “I’m excited to begin working with the strong, capable staff and operations team that is already in place. Together, I have no doubt we will deliver an outstanding event for both participants and spectators in 2015.”
An avid runner, Lueck has finished the marathon for all 15 years of the event and is the director of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon Legends Club.
Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano of Run the Edge will be the keynote speakers at the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon Kick-Off Party presented by Prevea Sports Medicine.
Wednesday, January 7
Green Bay Distillery
835 Potts Avenue
5:00 p.m. Doors open
Free snacks, training team apparel available for sale, interactive RunCoach tutorials with Prevea Sports Medicine and training guides available
5:15 p.m. Prevea Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Chad Zehms, MD presents
“You might be a runner if…”
Fun facts, anecdotes and injury advice from a fellow runne
6:00 p.m. Main program begins at featuring keynote speakers Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano
Adam and Tim found their passion for running while in high school. Tim led his high school to back to back state championships before signing to run for the University of Colorado. Four years later Adam led his team to a state championship and earned an individual national title at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. Adam then joined Tim at the University of Colorado where they met and helped CU to a second place finish nationally. Tim went on to teach and coach high school cross country and track, while Adam finished his storied collegiate career and continued to add national championships and an Olympic berth to his professional resumé.
As shared in their book, Running the Edge, “Being a runner is truly a gift. Runners have access to a world and a set of life lessons that can transform every aspect of their lives. We want to tap into that runner’s world and harness the transformative power found in the distance run. We want to use running as a teacher, motivator, and compelling force of positive change in our lives.”
This common interest and focus has kept the two connected all these years and will be the emphasis of their keynote presentation.
There is no cost to attend and no registration is required.
The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon has announced ASPIRO as its new charity partner for 2015-17. ASPIRO will join Golden House and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin as the recipient of funds raised by the 16th annual Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, which will take place May 15-17, 2015.
The charities operate on three-year terms, with one new charity added each year and one exiting charity each year. Charity organizations become a strong member of the operational team, comprised primarily of volunteers, to put on this event.
“ASPIRO is truly honored to be chosen as a charity partner for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. We look forward to supporting the thousands of runners, event staff and sponsors who continue to make this an elite Green Bay event,” said Mike Duschene, ASPIRO President. “This partnership will help ASPIRO advance our mission to connect individuals with disabilities to services, opportunity and their community.”
ASPIRO’s mission is to create opportunities for people with disabilities to reach goals, connect community and achieve independence.
The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon aims to support a community need when selecting a charity partner and chooses a charity partner that can effectively utilize the marathon’s platform. In 2014, the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon donated $140,000 to its three charity partners. Over the past 14 years, the non-profit event has generated over $916,000 in proceeds for local non-profits.
To pledge to run for ASPIRO or another charity partner, runners can sign-up for the Run for a Reason program, which allows participants to raise funds for the marathon’s partners in exchange for a free entry into the marathon or half marathon. Participants must raise $300 to receive their free entry and all funds go directly to the charities. Registration for this program and the 2015 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is scheduled to open December 12.
For more information visit www.cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com.