Check out the t-shirt designs for the 2017 DWS! The black is for the half marathon and half marathon relay, and the green will be the color for the 5K! Both shirts come in both womens’ and mens’ sizing, and are made from athletic material. The Fit Kid Shuffle shirt will be blue, while the Kids Korral will be purple. Last but not least, the 2017 volunteer shirt will be yellow. We are ALWAYS looking for more fabulous volunteers, so don’t forget to sign up to help out with this year’s race!
We are once again pleased to be working with the Chicago Area Runner’s Association (CARA)! We are a CARA Certified Green Race, which means it’s our responsibility to watch our footprint on the environment. Due to this effort, we are working towards getting a virtual race bag! Annually, over 500 races submit their event to the CARA race calendar, but only 1/5 meet the CARA standards to be CARA certified! Go to their race calendar to check us out!
The Discover Whitewater Series team is thrilled to introduce Whitewater native, Dawson Miller as our new race director! He’s volunteered on race day since 2013, but can you spot him on race day in 2017? For more information about Miller as the race director for the DWS, click here.
UW-Whitewater has once again recommitted to being a title sponsor for the 2017 DWS! Not only does their monetary donation make a huge difference, the College of Education and Professional Studies in partnership with the Creative and Resourceful Educators (CARE) run the Kids Korral – the free childcare service on race day! To read more about UW-Whitewater and the Kids Korral, view the press release here.
We are excited to announce that Whitewater Manufacturing Co. has once again committed to be a title sponsor for the 2017 race! From left to right: Jeff Knight (Greater Whitewater Committee President and CEO), Jordon McBride (Whitewater Manufacturing Co. Employee), Crystal Singer (Whitewater Manufacturing Co. President and CEO), and Haley Sheets (Discover Whitewater Series Director of Operations).
Not only do they help make the Discover Whitewater Series possible, Crystal even let us take this picture next one of the machines inside of the factory!! Click here to read the press release.
The Discover Whitewater Series is excited to announce that Generac has come on board as a title sponsor for the 2017 race.
“Generac has a long tradition of supporting the communities where our employees live and work, and we’re proud to support the Discover Whitewater series” said Kelly Davis, manager, Community Relations at Generac. “It brings together so many facets of the Whitewater community and gives Generac the chance to support the event’s five local charity partners.” The additional sponsorship will help enhance and grow the event.
Click here to view the press release.
The 2016 Discover Whitewater Series Awards Banquet was a huge success! Due to a record number of participants, our revenue increased, allowing us to distribute an additional $400 to each charity partner. Click here to see more photos from the event!
The top male runners in the half marathon were as follows: In first place, Alexander Cushman with a time of 1:07:45.15, in second place, Danny MacHmueller with a time of 1:10:34.35, and in third place, Tyler Zwagerman with a time of 1:17:25.81.
The top female runners in the half marathon were as follows: In first place, Holly Nearman with a time of 1:23:25.42, in second place, Marie Peterson with a time of 1:26:29.65, and in third place, Erin Andreski with a time of 1:29:42.11.
Congratulations to these awesome runners – hard work really pays off! We would like to extend a huge thank you to every single one of our runners for the 2016 Discover Whitewater Series. Everyone did a stellar job and we look forward to seeing you next year – September 17th, 2017!
Thanks to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, we have these fantastic goodie bags to hand out to all race participants. Inside you will find lots of goodies, including coupons for other races! But of course, the only way to secure yours is to register for the race. See you on race day!
The medals are here! Pictured from left to right is the Half Marathon, 5K, and Fit Kid Shuffle. No matter what your pace is this year, ALL participants are going to go home with one of these classic medals! Now that’s some nice hardware to add to the collection!