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A runner's guide to Green Bay

Running while on vacation is a great way to explore a new city and discover stunning views. As a runner you may find yourself in a slump from time to time doing the same training plan. Looking for something new or visiting Green Bay for the first time? Green Bay has a training route for every type of runner. Check out a new race or trail to hit during your visit to Greater Green Bay.

From 5K races to marathons, race season is in full swing year-round. Here is a list of 2019 races you won’t want to miss!

Frenzy on the Fox – Friday, January 11, race start at 6:30 p.m.
Green Bay is ready to get outside and get active this winter - are you?! The Fox River Trail is the perfect place to get active during our Wisconsin winter months. Choose your distance & method (10K bike or 5K run/walk)- event will start and end at the Green Bay CityDeck.

Seroogy's Valentine's Day Run – Saturday, February 9, race start at 8 a.m.
The 15th Annual Seroogy’s Valentine Run/Walk allows you to enjoy the season’s beauty of a "Winter Runnerland" through the well  maintained streets of De Pere. Finish with a special delight of a Seroogy’s chocolate bar. NEW THIS YEAR! Choose from a relay and virtual option to the 15K. 

Pi Day 5K – Saturday, March 9, race start at 8 a.m.
The number Pi is approximately equal to 3.141592653589793238462643383… and is the circumference of any circle divided by its diameter. This year Pi Day falls on a Monday so the run/walk will be the Saturday before the event.

Dick Lytie Classic – Saturday, March 23, race start at 8 a.m.
3 mile, 15K & half marathon in honor of Dick Lytie and Deb Ernst, devoted runners and run promoters in the Green Bay area.

Badger State 10K + One Mile Walk – Saturday, March 30, race start at 9 a.m.
Enjoy running through the neighborhoods near Lambeau Field and a post-race Badger State Brewing Co. Beer! NEW for 2019 is a one mile walk!

Runaway to the Bay – Saturday, April 13, race start at 7 a.m.
Starting in Oshkosh and ending in Green Bay, this 55-mile relay event offers a day filled with friends, fun, and good running. Run Away to the Bay is a 11-leg relay. Teams provide their own support vehicle and can divide the race legs however they want as long as the entire distance is covered by the team. Teams are expected to exchange runners at each of the 10 designated exchange zones on the course. Starting on the shores of Lake Winnebago in Menomonee Park in Oshkosh and finishing on The City Deck, in Downtown Green Bay.

Cellcom Green Bay Marathon – May 18-19, 2019
Registration for the 2019 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, half marathon relay, 5K or WPS Kids’ Power Run is now open. The event has become a tradition for people of all ages over the last two decades. An exciting change is on tap for the 2019 race weekend. Start and finish lines for all events will make a move. The distance events on Sunday, May 19 will start and finish in downtown Green Bay. The 5K on Saturday, May 18 will start and finish near Green Bay Distillery. All events, including the WPS Kids’ Power Run, will still make the signature lap around Lambeau Field.


Photo Credit: Kyle Bursaw

Bellin Run – Saturday, June 8, race start at 8 a.m.
The Bellin Run, a 10K held annually in Green Bay, Wisconsin on the second Saturday in June, is one of the region’s premier sporting events and has grown to be one of the largest 10K races in the nation.

Titletown Ultra Series  – Saturday, June 29, race start at 5:10 a.m.
Choose 6 Hours, 8 Hours or 15.5 Hours to accumulate as many miles as you wish. The number of laps will be counted for each competitor. Information about each runner’s progress will be available during the run. Runners may stop to rest and restart running as they please.

City Stadium Run for Veterans – Saturday, Sept. 7, race start at 8 a.m.
City Stadium Run for Veterans is an annual race to support and showcase our veterans. City Stadium, home of the Green Bay Packers from 1925-1956, was renovated in 2002 to help embrace the legacy of the Green Bay Packers. The new stadium features include a gate, memorial garden and historic plaques of Packers history when they called City Stadium home. Along the course, discover the beautiful green parks and pedestrian trails just minutes from downtown Green Bay.

Bellin Women’s Half Marathon & Pink Pumpkin 5K – Saturday, Oct. 5, race start at 8 a.m.
Get inspired and celebrate sisterhood when you join the Bellin Women’s Half Marathon, Two-Person Relay & Pink Pumpkin 5K! Kick off the weekend by enjoying an elegant Friday night Women’s Inspiration Dinner and wake up early Saturday morning and traverse the beautiful urban half marathon course, split the 13.1-mile distance and run with a partner in the relay division or enjoy the 5K route. No matter what, you’ll enjoy the camaraderie of 2,000 strong women accomplishing something amazing!

Haunted Chase Race – 2019 date TBA, race start at 5:30 p.m. (Family Heat) or 7 p.m. (Chase Heat)
Join the 3rd annual Haunted Chase Race as you run from zombies of Bay Beach Amusement Park and Wildlife Sanctuary and make your way to the finish line alive! Start at the Bay Beach Amusement Park pavilion, run through the trails of the Wildlife Sanctuary and then enter the "chase zone" - make it to the other side of the Zippin Pippin and back and you win! All ages are welcome! 

Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint2019 date TBA, race start at 8 a.m.
The 10th Annual Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint features a 5K, 10K & Family Fun Run. Spooktacular fun for the whole family.

Hot Cider Hustle2019 date TBA, race start at 8 a.m.
The Hot Cider Hustle 5K & Half Marathon is coming to Green Bay to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin. Everyone gets a finishers mug and half marathon finishers also receive a finishers medal. Hot apple cider and a caramel apple also await you at the finish line. Yum! The course takes you through downtown Green Bay along the Fox River Trail.

Green Bay Beer Run2019 date TBA, race start at 10 a.m.
Welcome to Titletown! Green Bay is known not only for the Packers, but for their amazing craft beer. Join 414 Events along with Badger State Brewing Company for the 3rd Annual Green Bay Beer Run 5k & .05k. Enjoy some delicious brews and stadium views in Badger State's outdoor Beer Garden while collecting food for our neighbors at Paul's Pantry.

Festival Foods Turkey TrotThursday, Nov. 28, race start at 8 a.m.
The Festival Foods Turkey Trot allows participants to partake in either a timed 5-mile run or an untimed 2-mile walk in the Stadium District of Ashwaubenon. This event is meant to be fun for the whole family, not just seasoned athletes; perfect for anyone who wants to kick off Thanksgiving Day with a bit of exercise and a lot of fun!

Noodleini 5K & Half MarathonSunday, Dec. 1, race start at 8 a.m.
The Noodleini Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk gets you on the right nutritional plan after a high calorie consumption holiday. Participants receive food provided by Noodles & Company and a 
dri-wick long sleeve shirt. Half marathon finishers will receive a medal.

Jingle Bell Run2019 date TBA, race start at 9 a.m.
Be part of the longest-running, holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere – and fight with us to conquer arthritis! The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume or tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer…and be a Champion of Yes!

For the casual runner looking for a new route or scenery to explore in Greater Green Bay

Ahnapee Trail - The Ahnapee State Trail in Northeast Wisconsin provides a scenic 45-mile journey with paths in Luxemburg, Algoma and Kewaunee in Brown County. The trail follows the former corridor of the Ahnapee and Western Railway, which once served as an industrial link between Door, Brown, and Kewaunee Counties. The steam- and diesel-powered locomotives hauled dairy goods, cherry crops and lumber until the early 1970s.

Baird Creek Trail - The Baird Creek Trail begins on the east side of the East River in the heart of Green Bay. The paved pathway follows the river a short distance north, past Sullivan Elementary School. Soon, you'll come to the East River Bridge, which you can use to cross the river and reach the East River Trail. From the bridge, the trail meanders eastward along Baird Creek to end at Baird Creek Road near I-43. Much of the pathway is beautifully tree-lined and is never far from homes, business and schools.

Brown County Reforestation Camp - With almost 1,500 acres of wooded area, trails and bodies of water, the Reforestation Camp offers a variety of outdoor activities for every age. Miles of scenic trails throughout the Camp provide ample opportunity for hiking, running, biking and horseback riding. 

East River Trail - The East River Trail winds for just over six miles along its namesake waterway through the communities of Green Bay, Bellevue, Allouez, De Pere, and Ledgeview. The trail is truly a gem in Green Bay, passing through wooded areas, marshes, open fields, and several parks. Keep a lookout for deer, turkeys, herons, red-tailed hawks, and the many other animals that call the area home. A few wooden bridges connect the way, offering nice water breaks to take in the view.

Fox River Trail - Named after the river that ignited the city’s industrial heritage, the trail veers from the Fox River after about 5 miles and heads across Northeast Wisconsin. Early settlers used the Fox River for trade, but entrepreneurs in the mid-1800s harnessed the river to power flour and paper mills. The Fox River State Trail starts at the corner of South Adams and Porlier Streets. It joins a busy riverfront trail that runs northward for 1.7 miles, where you’ll pass restaurants, pubs, and a bicycle shop. One block north of the Mason Street Bridge is the old railroad passenger depot built of brick and stone in 1898, now home to Titletown Brewing Company.

Mountain-Bay Trail - The Mountain-Bay State Trail, one of the longest trails in the state, stretching 83 miles, travels a mostly scenic, wooded route through Marathon, Shawano, and Brown Counties—as it makes its way from Weston in central Wisconsin to Howard in the east. You can find the Mountain-Bay trailhead on Lakeview Drive in Howard.

Source: TrailLink Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

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