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Cellcom Green Bay Marathon sees record participation at family events

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Cellcom Green Bay Marathon finishing medal. Copyright Midwest Communications, Inc
Cellcom Green Bay Marathon finishing medal. Copyright Midwest Communications, Inc

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - A record number of runners are taking part in the family events at the 15th annual Cellcom Green Bay Marathon.

The full marathon starts at 7 a.m. with nearly 2,000 runners registered, which is at 94 percent capacity. The half-marathon begins at 8 a.m. and is sold out.

For this week's events, nearly 14,000 runners registered to take part.

The Cellcom 5k had 4,663 finishers this year, which was a record. Race orgainizers says half of the field were youth entries.

The WPS Kids’ Power Run had 1,025 registrants, which is also a new record.  Last year the event had just over 817 runners.

(Additional reporting by FOX 11)

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