You are going to love this race. It finishes with a run through famous Lambeau Field, home of the Super Bowl bound Green Bay Packers. The Cellcom Green Bay race weekend has a world-class organization and big-city amenities with a small-town, homey feel. It has beer and brats at the Post race party. It has low-cost, low-hassle travel and accommodations. It has a scenic, fast course through Green Bay and along the Fox River. And has leading-edge technology with E-updates from 5 points on the course.
You can't help but love the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon because it has so much to offer and is in a unique position to draw from the local sports-loving culture to give you an experience that you will never forget.
This is an event that has just about everything a runner could hope for. It's a perfect destination race in May. Mark your calendar for May 13-15 to come to Green Bay and take part in this beautiful and unique race. The locals will be in a great mood because their team made the Super Bowl this year and you can bask in the festive atmosphere. Green Bay takes pride in its sports heritage and in putting on a friendly and well organized event that welcomes out-of-towners.
"Running to the cheers and encouragement of the spectators was uplifting. The run through Lambeau was incredible. Overall, it was first class. Excellent volunteers who really cared."
The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is celebrating its 12th and has been growing by leaps and bounds; the word has really gotten around and it is now an established mid western classic. Yes, the race has grown over the years, especially after a listing in Runner's World as one of the 10 'most enjoyable' marathons in the country. This year they are expecting around 14,000 guests, which is still small by big-city marathon standards, with 8,000 runners in the distance events (6,500 in the 1/2 and 3,500 in the full marathon) and the remainder in the 5K and kids' runs.
A Destination Race?
The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon has above average perks for a small town price. The event has the feel of a well-organized major, is very well planned and takes pride in covering every detail to make the participants' experience extraordinary. For example, you will receive a well-provisioned goody bag, a really nice performance shirt, newly designed custom medals and you get a good sense of the excellent value. Not enough? How about a large, high-quality expo in the Lambeau Field Atrium with over 60 exhibitors? Finish it off with a post-race tailgate themed block party with great food, beverages and live music and you have an experience you'll not soon forget.
"The band was really good, I liked the tailgate part, I love how everything is centralized around the Lambeau Field complex, and the volunteers/party zones were very good as always."
Green Bay is an awesome venue for a destination race. The value is wonderful. Travel and accommodations are reasonable. The Green Bay area is convenient and welcoming whether you are a 50-stater on your 100th or a first time marathoner. If you are simply looking for a great race in a super place you can't beat the value at Green Bay.
One of the signature attributes of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is its professional organization and volunteer support. The race focuses on the runner experience and giving the participant a great day – all with their unique Green Bay feel. The venue makes everything easy with all weekend events centered around the Historic Lambeau Field complex.
"The race was well organized. There were lots of volunteers and plentiful aid stations. ? We loved the pasta party included in the fee and the fact that the stands were opened for the event. Good finish area. ? We also enjoyed the post race brats and other food."