Our 5th Annual Discover Whitewater Series was a great success! Thank you to our 350+ volunteers and 700+ registrants! See you on again on 9.23.18!


About The Discover Whitewater Series

The Discover Whitewater Series race was initiated by the Greater Whitewater Committee, Inc. four years ago. The goal of the race was to promote the city of Whitewater and highlight its greatest features. The Discover Whitewater Series: Half Marathon, 5K and Fit Kid Shuffle was first held in September 2013. Thanks to the continued support and growing interest, the annual Discover Whitewater Series has proven to be a great success year after year. In five years, the Discover Whitewater Series has been able to distribute over $131,000 to five local organizations in efforts to build a stronger community. This would not have been possible without all the participants and volunteers of the race!

In addition to this challenging course and a well-organized event, the Discover Whitewater Series offers exclusive perks to all those involved. All participants receive and have access to:
*Finisher’s medal
*Drawstring tote bag
*Free pancake breakfast provided by the Whitewater Breakfast Club on race day
*Free day pass to the Whitewater Aquatic Center and discounted day pass prices ($5)

In addition to all of these great benefits, top overall Half Marathon finishers as well as age group awards for both the Half Marathon and 5K are distributed! All age group winners will receive a customized drinking glass, and overall Half Marathon winners will receive a purse prize (please visit our “Awards” page for more details.)


Click here for 2017 race results.



2018 CARA certified


The Discover Whitewater Series is proud to announce its certification from the Chicago Area Runner’s Association (CARA). As a Cara certified race, our event is marketed to approximately 10,000 runners who are either member or train with CARA.

We are excited to have this certification! This is the 6th year the Discover Whitewater Series has been certified by Cara. There are only two races in Wisconsin that are certified and one of those happens to be the Discover Whitewater Series!

A parent voice from the Kids Korral


The Kids Korral is a FREE daycare service provided to all DWS participants.

The Kids Korral displays the unique character of the Discover Whitewater Series and the city.

It draws the attention of many runners and their families from surrounding areas and states, as many races around the nation do not provide this service.

“We really enjoyed the Kids Korral because we have done multiple races ranging from 5ks to half marathons and none of those races had this feature,” said Chris Cogbill, a parent and participant. “It was one of the reasons we came to the Discover Whitewater Series, knowing our kids had a place to go while being safe, entertained and cared for.”

While the parent(s)/guardian(s) are running either the half marathon, half marathon relay or the 5K, the children are cared for by the UW-Whitewater College of Education and Professional Studies and the student organization Creative and Resourceful Educators (CARE).

Parents have seen what CARE and UW-Whitewater’s College of Education and Professional Studies has done for their children while they were in Kids Korral.

Each and every volunteer has gone through a background check, so every child is safe on race day.

“There was less worry when my husband and I were running because we knew the kids were safe,” said Tara Miller, a DWS participant and parent. “They had other people to interact with, when it was time to leave the kids didn’t want to!”

Miller also commented on the smooth process from check in to pick up.

All children participating in the Kids Korral must register. The capacity is 70 children, six months to 10 years old for the Kids Korral.

Register your child today so they can run with the wind and have some fun during the DWS!