How do I register?
You can register online at our secure site. Registration for the 2015 events will open in early November of 2014. Click on the Registration tab and follow the directions. Remember – there are no refunds, cancellations, or deferrals to future years . Online registration will close on Sunday, May 8th at midnight. Registration for the marathon, marathon relay, 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 a capacity limit on these events. Significant production lead times on several of the perks the distance runners receive–gear check bags bags, t-shirts and medals–also force the marathon organizers to establish a fixed limit at the outset of the season. In short, the caps exist to ensure that all participants receive a safe and enjoyable experience along with the perks promised to them.
What events do you offer?
We offer a marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 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 go through Lambeau Field!
Are headphones, ipods or MP3 players permitted?
You may wear your headphones, ipods or MP3 players, however, we ask that you keep the volume 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. BE COURTEOUS OF OTHERS!
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 useable as a Boston Marathon qualifier.
Do I need to return the chip?
No. We are using disposable chips that are attached to your bib this year. They DO NOT need to be turned in after the race. They should also not be torn off your bib.
Is the course hilly?
There are no abrupt uphills or downhills. The majority of the course is flat and fast.
Are strollers allowed?
Strollers are allowed in the 5K. They are not permitted in the marathon or half marathon or marathon relay. The adult must be a registered runner wearing a bib. The child must stay in the stroller throughout the race.
What is the temperature in Green Bay that time of year?
According to weather.com, 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?
Most of the Lambeau Field parking lots will be available on race day for participants. Due to the number of runners anticipated, parking will be limited so arrive early or car pool. Do not park on main roads or roads marked “no parking” since many are part of the course. Non-locals staying in 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, avoiding the hassle of parking and a long walk to the start line. Hotel shuttles return from Lambeau at the top of each hour from 9 am until 2 pm.
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 will be available at mile 7 on the full & half marathon course, and at miles 13 & 20 on the full marathon course.
How far apart are the water stations?
Water stations are located 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 a support vehicle traveling behind the slowest finishers.
Do I receive a medal?
Yes, all marathon, half marathon, 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?
This event includes many amenities for participants, including t-shirts, virtual race bags, and finisher medals for marathon, half marathon, relay marathon and 5K finishers. Participants also have access to free Cellcom cellular phone use along the course and at the finish line. Sponges, fruit, and simple carbohydrates will be available along the course in addition to 20 water/sports drink stations, 8 Prevea Medical Stations providing Vasoline, ice, and first aid, to all participants. The finish line offers a Wisconsin tailgate party featuring a live band and brats, beer, root beer, bagels and fruit.
Can I switch events or transfer my entry to another participant?
Yes and Yes, with the exception of the marathon relay event. We do not allow transfers into the relay. You can switch events or transfer your entry to another participant on the Registration page of the website. There is a $10 administrative fee for switching events and transferring your entry. If you switch to a higher entry fee event, you must pay the difference. All switches must be done online prior to midnight on April 30, 2015. You may only switch to a different event IF the event that you want to switch to STILL HAS AVAILABILITY. In other words, if the half marathon is sold out, you may not switch from another event into the half marathon.
**SWITCHING EVENTS OR TRANSFERRING ENTRIES IS NOT PERMITTED AT THE EXPO. THESE CHANGES MUST BE MADE ONLINE BY APRIL 30TH AT MIDNIGHT.
Now that 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 actually run. 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 the NE corner of Lambeau Field parking lot for the marathon and half marathon. You must show your bib number to claim your items.
How many runners do you expect?
In 2014, the event was capped at 8,000 participants in the marathon and half marathon and 200 teams in the 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 10th. 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 on the Lambeau Field Club Level on Friday of event weekend and on Saturday in the Lambeau Field parking lot near the finish line.
Where do I get my race packet?
At the Prevea Health & Fitness Expo at the Lambeau Field Club Level.
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 would need your name and/or bib number.
(This is the schedule from 2014 – the 2015 schedule will be posted soon)
Saturday, May 17th packet pick up schedule at the Prevea Health & Fitness Expo located in the Lambeau Field Club Level:
5K: 7 – 8:00 am
Marathon, Relay & Half Marathon: 10 am – 7 pm
There will be NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP for the marathon, marathon relay and half marathon.
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 bathrooms available (typically porta-potties) 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, and 20.
How do I get live results?
What is the cancellation policy?
Sorry, there are no refunds for cancellations.