Although there are a lot of great viewing locations on the course, we’ve designated six spectator spots where we’ll be taking things up a notch in terms of fun and entertainment.
HALF MARATHON SPOTS (from 2014 – 2015 TBD…)
All 80’s Party with Star 98
Mile3.6 –Biemeret St / Beaumont Park
Star 98 will be here playing all your favorite 80’s tunes, handing out signs to cheer on your favorite runner and runners you don’t know. Come join the fun with Star 98! To drive there, head north on Oneida St., take a right on Liberty, then a left on Gatewood St., park your car and you are right by Beaumont Park.
Rockin’ The 10 Mile Mark with Rocker
Mile 9.8- 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.
103.1 WOGB 70’s Disco Party
Mile 12.5 Ridge Rd, and Valley View Rd / Krolls West
103.1 WOGB will be turning up the 70’s disco party for the runners. This is their last stretch to the finish line and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate a great run then listening to the Bee Gees! Park in the retail lots west of Lambeau Field and walk south on Ridge
Other entertainment to watch for: Renegade DJ (mile 1), NASH FM Country (mile 5.5), Bridgepoint Church Praise Band (mile 6), DJ @ Lombardi Middle School (mile 7.4), local DJ (mile 8.5).
Mile 13.1 – Schenck 2200 Riverside Dr.
A local DJ will be spinning tunes to pump up the runners as they pass through the halfway point. Head south on Holmgren way, left on Van Der Perren Way, left onto HWY 172 eastbound, then take the Riverside Dr. exit, take a right and continue north to 2200 Riverside Dr., Turn left into the Schenck parking lot and park!
Mile 20 – The City Deck / Downtown Green Bay (park on Washington St or parking ramp)
Join Styles entertainment playing any song that has the word “WALL” in it and cheer on the runners in front of an enormous three-story inflatable castle wall along the scenic Fox River and brand new CityDeck. This area is the 20 mile threshold, known to distancerunners as “The Wall.” From Lambeau Field, head east on Lombardi, left on Ashland, right on Walnut, left on Washington, then right on Cherry into the Cherry Street parking ramp.
Mile 24.5 (Marathon)
On Borvan Avenue immediately behind Green Bay Distillery, the local chapter of the Jimmy Buffett Fan Club – better known as the Parrotheads– will be creating their own Margaritaville. Their sound system will be cranking well known Jimmy Buffett music while the Parrotheads serve Gatorade, water and of course MARGARITAS! From the finish area on the west side of Lambeau Field, follow the signs through the stadium concourse to the Oneida Nation steps, then walk to the southeast corner and cut across Oneida St. and down Potts Ave. to Green Bay Distillery.Come join the party!
Other entertainment to watch for: NASH Country at Aloft Hotel (mile 2.5), Christ The Rock Church Band (Mile 5), FOZ 96.9 Rock (mile 8), 90′s Rap Party at Voyager Park De Pere (mile 11.5), Kruz 106.7 at Johnson Bank (Mile 16.5), Green Bay East High School Drumline (mile 18.6), Spring Lake Church (mile 21), A&W Root Beer at Tank park (mile 23.5).
POST RACE PARTY
Main stage – Festival Zone
In addition to our world famous brats and beer menu, our post-race party includes musical entertainment on both days. On Saturday, the Main Stage will feature DJ music during the Cellcom Green Bay 5K followed by children’s entertainer Mr. Billy from 10 am until noon for the WPS Kids’ Power Run. On Sunday, the stage will host the famous Bazooka Joe Band from 9 am until noon for runners, friends and family.