Bellin Women's Half Marathon

Bellin Women's Half Marathon

Bellin Women's Half Marathon

( 9 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Green Bay,
    Wisconsin,
    United States
  • October
  • 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, Relay
  • Road Race

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Join us on October 4th and 5th for the 2019 Bellin Women's Half Marathon and Pink Pumpkin 5K. This event is an entire weekend experience designed to inspire and empower our participants. Kick off the weekend by enjoying our elegant Friday night Women’s Inspiration Dinner, featuring a nationally renowned keynote speaker. By the end of the night, you’ll be more than ready to run.

Wake up early Saturday morning and traverse our beautiful urban half marathon course, split the 13.1-mile distance and run with a partner in the relay division or enjoy the 5K. Whichever event you choose, you’ll enjoy the camaraderie of 1,500 strong women accomplishing something amazing! And our entire course is spectator-friendly — so bring your cheering squad for that extra race-day boost.

After crossing the finish line on Green Bay’s landmark CityDeck, you’ll celebrate your achievement at Hagemeister Park during our post-race dance party and awards ceremony. Have your friends and family cheer you on and then join you for the celebration!

Amenities include a long sleeve hooded shirt, finisher necklace and great post race food! The Half Marathon & Relay also include a custom headband and collectible bag.

Proceeds benefit local female-focused causes through The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay and the Breast Cancer Family Foundation.

Lisa Dretske

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
49 34
2017
"Flat, Fast, and Perks Galore! "
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Lisa Dretske's thoughts:

The Bellin Women's Half marathon is held in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The expo is the day before the race at the KI convention center. It was a little difficult getting to the expo in time, but I made it work. I wished I could have experienced the pre-race dinner and talk, but I heard great things! At the expo there were quite a few vendors selling shoes, apparel, and all sorts of running goodies. When I picked up my packet, I received a pretty green long sleeve and a fun drawstring bag.

The race morning was nice and relaxing. Parking was a breeze. I parked 1 block from the start line. There were plenty of port-o-potties and indoor bathrooms in the conference center. There were about 1000 people running the race, mainly women, and a handful of men. The race was one long loop. We headed straight down a city road for around 6 miles, then ran through a little "uptown" area before running over the bridge. The last 6 miles were straight back down the Fox River trail, next to the river. This was the best part of the run. It was the most scenic and had the most spectators. The course had plenty of aid stations, and very consistent. I also liked that they offered Vaseline and Hammer Gels throughout the course. The course was very flat, making this an ideal route for a PR.

The best part of the race was the finish area. They had photographers taking FREE pictures for you, saving your friends and family the trouble. They announce everyone's name when you cross the finish. Right upon finishing they put a the heat capturing blanket over your shoulders, and handed me a finishers necklace. Then there is a line of at least 10 different vendors offering free goodies to eat and drink. There was yogurt with fruit and granola, chocolate milk, iced tea, strawberry shortcake, brownies, non-alcoholic champaign, dark chocolate bars, and I'm definitely forgetting some stuff. You will not leave hungry. Then there is a post-party area with a DJ and they give you a free beer of your choice! There's also a separate area where you can get a free massage. The post-race perks are the best I've ever seen and you don't have to be a VIP to get them.

I would highly recommend this race to anyone that wants to PR. This would be an ideal race for a women's group who is looking for a fun, fitness weekend away. You won't be disappointed!

Just to recap:
Positives:
+Post-race perks!
+Free photos
+Easy Parking
+Spectator friendly
+Flat, Fast course

Negative:
-No race day packet pickup

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