Our 2nd Annual Discover Whitewater Series was a great success! Thank you volunteers and 723 registrants! See you on again on 9.20.15!  Results for the 2014 Race are here.

About The Discover Whitewater Series

The Discover Whitewater Series was initiated by The Greater Whitewater Committee, Inc. The inaugural Discover Whitewater Series Half Marathon, 5K, and Fit Kid Shuffle was held Sunday, September 22nd, 2013.  Thanks to 563 participants and 400+ volunteers, $25,000 in proceeds from the event was distributed to five local organizations in an effort to build a stronger community. In addition to a challenging course and well organized event, all participants receive a finisher’s medal, shirt, drawstring tote, a free pre-race dinner, and a free pancake breakfast race day!  Purse prize for top half marathon finishers and age group awards for both the half marathon and the 5K.

What’s new for September 21, 2014?  Entertainment along the course, additional post race events, revamped parking and shuttle service.  

We will also have a very special group of runners participating this year. The Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers have organized a group of 28 to participate in the Discover Whitewater Series 1/2 Marathon. However, this will be no ordinary 1/2 Marathon, as these 28 Soldiers will be Ruck Marching in ACU’s and Combat Boots, the entire 13.1 miles. We will be doing this for an extremely great cause that is near and dear to my heart. We will ruck these 13.1 miles on the 13.1 year anniversary of the conflict in Afghanistan carrying a total of 1172 lbs for 1/2 a pound for every soldier killed in Afghanistan as of Sept 11 2014. These Soldiers have joined this great effort from units across the state including Det. 2 Co Bravo RRB, A CO HQ RRB, Co A 257th BSB, 32 MP Co, C Med, JFHQ-G1, 105th Cav., as well as some OCS Candidates. Our goal time will be 3.5 hours, however we all will start as a group and end as a group, as long as it takes. Please cheer them on! 


FROM THE BLOG

2nd Annual Discover Whitewater Series Run for Charities Sunday!

The Greater Whitewater Committee (GWC) will feature their 2nd annual Discover Whitewater Series through beautiful Whitewater on Sep. 21, 2014. Taking place in conjunction with the Discover Whitewater Series Half-Marathon, Half-Marathon Relay and 5K, is Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3) Fit Kid Shuffle  which features a one mile fun run geared for kids 12 and under. This event is FREE to all kids 12 & under thanks to W3’s Fit Kid Scholarship program.

Along with providing opportunities to young runners, the Discover Whitewater Series is an exciting series of events that caters to runners of all ages. To ensure that all members of the family have an opportunity to participate in this year’s series, the Discover Whitewater Series will be offering a Kids Corral.  The Kids Corral is a combined effort of DWS and UW-Whitewater’s College of Education and Professional Studies.  UWW students and volunteers in education will be available to watch kids in a safe environment (12 & under) while parents participate in the Half Marathon or 5K.  This is a free service to any adult who is registered for the Discover Whitewater Series.  Volunteers of the Kids Corral will have gone through a background check and will be managed by Dr. Robin K. Fox, Chair, UW-Whitewater’s College of Education and Professional Studies. For more information, please visit the DWS website.

Online registration for all events closes Sept. 17th.  Onsite registration is available both Sept. 20th and 21st.  Proceeds from the series will go to five local organizations to assist them in building a stronger Whitewater. Those organizations are Whitewater Unified School District, Bethel House, UWW Athletics, W3 (wellness organization) and the Whitewater Aquatic Center.

Spectators are welcome and encouraged along the route, and all post race events are open to the public.  On race day, the The Whitewater Kiwanis Club will be hosting a pancake breakfast in the Whitewater High School (WHS) from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Other post-race events will be located adjacent to WHS on Elizabeth St., and include family friendly activities such as a rock climbing wall, obstacle course, live music with Titan Fun Key, food, Octoberfest Beer from Randy’s Fun Hunters Brewery, wine from Staller Estate Winery and much more.

To view course maps, road closure information, parking availability on race day, or for any other inquiries visit our site!