CELLCOM GREEN BAY MARATHON(race date estimated)
CELLCOM GREEN BAY MARATHON Race Description
The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon course is considered to be fast and flat, by race industry comparisons. The marathon will leave the stadium district and continue through Ashwaubenon. Once runners arrive back in the stadium district they will make their way to the players tunnel and inside historic Lambeau Field to complete a lap around the field before finishing in the shadows of the stadium.
Distance: 26.2 miles
Date: May 15, 2022
Wheelchair Start: 7:00 am (push rim only)
Start Time: 7:00 am
Awards Ceremony located on the entertainment stage: Noon
Course Time Limit: 7 hours
Start Location: Morris Ave. between Holmgren Way and Oneida Street
Finish Location: Mike McCarthy Way between Holmgren Way and Oneida Street
All Parking: Streets and lots east of the stadium
- Location: Green Bay, WI 54304
- Half Marathon
- 5K (Adult)
- 5K (Youth)
- Marathon Relay (Register from two to five member teams.)
- Half Marathon Relay (Register a two member team.)
CELLCOM GREEN BAY MARATHON Where & When
CELLCOM GREEN BAY MARATHON Reviews
Most Helpful Review
1st race and loved it
Boring expo. And horrible website! But still a fun run
Very well done! Enjoyed it very much.
Bring back the expo Go back to the old start line Have better food post race Have better bibbs that aren’t cardboard and can cut you.
The Good and the Bad
It was a beautiful day for this race. Unfortunately, our experience was not positive in the beginning. We have never run this race and my daughter and I registered for the half marathon relay. We were unsure how the relay hand off worked, specifically how to get my daughter to the place where she would start the second leg and then how I would get back to Lambeau for the final mile. When we picked up our packets on Saturday afternoon, the first thing that happened was that the volunteers did not know how to check us in for the relay, so we had to wait for someone else to help us. Once that was taken care of, we specifically asked the question about how to get where we needed to be for the relay points. A volunteer told us that there would be shuttles taking people where they needed to go. This was great news for us since we were not familiar with the route. When we got to the starting line on Sunday morning and asked about the shuttles, no one knew what we were talking about. We walked back to the finish line where we talked to a race official who ended up having to call someone else because he could not answer our question either. We finally got on the phone with a director and we were told there were no shuttles and that we were going to have to drive to the hand off points. We eventually figured it out, but the situation created a great deal of unwanted and unnecessary stress. Something as simple as a statement in the race guide that stated that relay participants needed to have their own transportation to the hand off area would have answered people's questions and solved many problems. I realize that there are far fewer people who do the relay, but that does not mean that people who choose that option should not be treated with respect or have questions answered. Again, simple communication would have been so helpful. The rest of the guide was very thorough; it was just the relay participants who seemed to have been left out of the communication.
I liked the long downhill stretch with about 2 miles remaining. I did not like the U-Turn portion at mile 2 or 3 ish. That's a bit strange for a half marathon. My biggest gripe is the food at the end. My sandwich that should have been hot was cool and the fruit was browning. I would suggest a few things: Find someone to sponsor bagels. They don't need to be kept warm or cool. Do not cut up the fruit. After a run a chunk of banana isn't enough anyway. Offer cookies. After running a long distance it is important to eat food that gives you quick energy. While cookies may not be "healthy" they do offer that energy one needs. To be honest I find it a bit surprising that after 20+ years the food thing has not been figured out.
Fantastic Pacers and course
The pacers were fantastic. The course was great. Lots of spirit, lots of energy.
Overall a great race
Well staffed, very nice course, and no big issues. I would change awards and start times. Start the Marathon at 7 and the Half Marathon at 7:30 AM. 5K at 7:45. Awards can be earlier too. 5K awards at 9, Half at 10AM and Marathon at 10:30. It would help get people out of there so they can enjoy more of the day.
GB Marathon (marathon #10)
Very well organized race on par with most other races. Great water and aid stations, good pace groups, somewhat challenging course with a fun finish. Weather wise it was great starting out, but got slightly on the warmer side for the back end, a lot of shade as well. For a smaller marathon it was great and I enjoyed my trip to GB. If you need a midwest spring marathon this is a fun one.
2022 half marathon
I originally signed up for the full marathon but then decided to do one a little earlier in spring due to the knowledge that this one can be hot. I decided to the half on the new course. If you like a challenging course this is the one for you with many hills. I genuinely liked the course but did not try to memorize it like other ones. With the course change, there were a lot fewer people encouraging us along the way. I loved the multiple water stations and they were situated perfectly for my needs. There was plenty of patrols at the corners and I felt safe running the entire route. Loved running through Lambeau Field but if I recall correctly, I remember looking up and seeing myself on the screen. It was disappointing not to have the screen on. My other disappointment was not starting the race at Lambeau FIeld itself. There was no festive feel to the race like other years. After I parked, I had to walk an entire mile to get to the start. It was stated that parking was available at the stadium but for those traveling, to have to walk a mile before getting to a portapotty is undesirable. The food selection was adequate but please remember vegetarian choices and non alcoholic beverages. (And a cookie!) In all, without it having that big run feeling, I felt that the price was too steep. As far as the course, I would do it for this reason as it was challenging but fun. Okay, I loved passing all the walkers up the hills as I run hills almost every day.lol
This was our first time completing this and we can't say thank you enough to all the volunteers, to the spectators, to the crew who put this all together. It was just unbelievable and we can't say thank you enough! Truly a surreal experience. My husband completed his first marathon and I completed my first half and we are so glad we did it here!
Awards ceremony - too long of wait!
The bulk of the 5k runners were through by 9:15. By then it is known who the top 3 runners are, and thus who will receive awards. The awards ceremony was scheduled for 11:30. This is a problem for many folks who are out of town and need to get on the road. It’s also a problem given it was a Sunday run, and many people need to get home as they have to work on Monday. The boxes that the awards were in were not even opened until around 10:00, and needed to be sorted by age group and place by volunteers. I do not see why the awards were not unboxed and sorted until then, when that could have been done the night before or earlier in the day. Furthermore, the awards typically start with the youngest age group, and end with the oldest. Why not show some respect for the older runners and award them first so they can get home and take a nap? I appreciated the live band, but since the half marathon and marathon relay were taking place at the same time, it was not stated which group would be awarded first, and just how long the wait would be for any given group. This whole awards ceremony thing needs to be reorganized. I like the idea of having food afterward, but pork sandwiches was a bit odd for mid-morning. I would keep the fruit, and add some chocolate milk and various types of breads or rolls.
1st race and loved it
Green Bay, WI Weather
Last year the weather condition was Patchy rain possible.