The Discover Whitewater Series Banquet was October 26 at the Whitewater Country Club.
At the banquet, the DWS team has the opportunity to give back to the community that hosts the race every year. This year the team donated $5,400 for a total of $27,000 to five local charities: Working for Whitewater’s Wellness, UW-Whitewater Athletics, Whitewater Unified School District, Bethel House and J-Hawk Aquatic Club.
Click here to read the full details of the DWS banquet.
Here at the Discover Whitewater Series office, we got together and discussed the 2017 DWS. Everyone was thrilled with the turn out this year. We had 700 participants, more than 350 volunteers and more than 90 sponsors!
Read the full details of the race here. And save the date for next year’s DWS, Sept. 23, 2018! We can’t wait to see you all out there again.
Half marathoners!!! Have you checked out our new online Cemetery Hill shirt store featuring Penny Ardelt’s slogan, “Cemetery Hill Didn’t Bury Me!” Order by September 3rd and you can pick up yours ON-SITE at packet pickup on either Saturday or Sunday and sport your new apparel WHILE killing cemetery hill! Order today here and it will be shipped to you! If you ordered before September 3rd, you can pack it up at packet pick-up.
Fort HealthCare once again has committed to being a Title Sponsor for the 2017 DWS! Click here to view the press release.
In photo: Left to right in back: Carol Christensen, Laura Nyquist, Tanya Geiger; Left to right in front: Andrew Punsel, Amy Reynolds, Caryl Whiteman, Tom Jones, Stephanie Hayes, and Haley Sheets: DWS Director of Operations.
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.