Bellin Health Care Systems, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Registration Now Open for Bellin Womens Half & 5K

In-person, virtual options available; race day is Oct. 1

Registration is now open for an in-person Bellin Women’s Half Marathon, two-person relay & 5K on Saturday, Oct. 1. A virtual option also is available.

These unique-to-our region events are designed to celebrate and motivate female athletes of all levels and abilities while building camaraderie and highlighting health and wellbeing issues specific to women. Runners and walkers are invited to take part in the half marathon, half marathon relay or 5K event, each of which starts and ends in the heart of downtown Green Bay.

“We were thrilled to be able to return to in-person racing for our 2021 event, and we look forward to again celebrating the incredible bonds that unite our women’s running community — no matter what the circumstance,” said Race Director Linda Maxwell. “Whether in person or as part of our virtual event, we welcome all female runners to join us for this one-of-a-kind race.”

The theme for this year’s event is BOLD, a nod to the indomitable spirit that is showcased by female runners of all ages and abilities. They are bold in their training, in their day-to-day lives — and in the determination they show in getting to the finish line. The BOLD theme will be featured on this year’s high-quality long-sleeved race shirts and custom finisher medallions.

As always, race officials will continue to monitor local, state and national trends and recommendations as they relate to COVID-19, and will respond accordingly with appropriate safety precautions as race day draws near. Event organizers and Bellin Health medical personnel strongly urge participants, volunteers and the general public to remain up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including any boosters for which they are eligible.

All three Bellin Women’s events begin outside the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. Half marathon and relay participants head across the Fox River and run through the scenic neighborhoods of Ashwaubenon and De Pere, while 5K runners and walkers traverse the beautiful neighborhoods between S. Monroe Avenue and the Fox River on the city’s east side.

Both races take advantage of the ever-popular Fox River Trail before concluding in the heart of downtown on Green Bay’s CityDeck. The event’s signature goodies, finisher medallion and a post-race dance party will await participants at the finish.

Early bird registration is in effect until July 31; the half marathon is just $85, the relay is $140 and the 5K weekend experience (adding the Friday, Sept. 30 Women’s Inspiration Dinner) is $50. Early registration comes worry-free with our event’s deferral policy — if for any reason registrants are unable to participate in 2022, their registration can be deferred to 2023 at no cost. Registration is quick and easy at http://www.bellinwomenshalf.com

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Registrants for all three events will receive a long-sleeve hoodie and a custom finisher medallion. Half marathon and relay participants will receive a ticket to the Women’s Inspiration Dinner, while 5K participants will have the option of purchasing a ticket for the event (just $50 total with early bird weekend experience pricing). All participants will be able to take advantage of free training runs, which begin in late July.

This is the seventh year for the half marathon and relay and fourth year for the 5K event. Sign-up is quick and easy at Sign-up is quick and easy at http://www.bellinwomenshalf.com Infor.mation and updates are available online and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.