Bellin Women’s Half Marathon & 5K to Open Registration

Registration will open Sunday, April 1 for the fourth annual Bellin Women’s Half Marathon and brand-new Bellin Women’s 5K events.

Set for Saturday, Oct. 6 in downtown Green Bay, 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 new 5K event.

“We’re so excited to again offer our premier half marathon and relay events in this vibrant urban setting, while also expanding the opportunity for women to experience the power of our female-focused race,” said Race Director Linda Maxwell. “Whether you’re a relatively new walker, a seasoned runner, or somewhere in between, we’ve got a distance that’s right for you.”

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

Both races will 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 and awards ceremony will await participants at the finish.

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 Friday, Oct. 5 Women’s Inspiration Dinner, while 5K participants will have the option of purchasing a ticket for the event. All participants will be able to take advantage of free twice-weekly training runs, which begin in July, as well as extra no-cost events that have included sessions on yoga, nutrition and emotional wellbeing.

“From the beginning, our goal was to make this not just a race, but a true race weekend experience — and to support our participants every step along the way,” Maxwell said. “We want our 5K runners and walkers to experience every bit of what makes our event so memorable.”
Individual registration for the Bellin Women’s Half Marathon starts at $90, and the two-person relay starts at $140. In addition to the long-sleeve shirt and medallion, half marathon and relay participants receive a custom headband and high-quality gear-check bag as part of their race package. Registration for the Bellin Women’s 5K starts at $30, with the option to purchase Women’s Inspiration Dinner tickets for $20 each in advance or $25 each after online registration closes.

Registration opens at 9 a.m. April 1. Sign-up is quick and easy at Information and updates are available online and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.