See you on 09.18.22.

About the Discover Whitewater Series

The Discover Whitewater Series, a half marathon and 5k, is held annually in Whitewater, WI every September. The race promotes the City of Whitewater and highlights its greatest features, along with encouraging a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages.

The Discover Whitewater Series race was initiated by the Greater Whitewater Committee, Inc. eight years ago 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 nine years, the Discover Whitewater Series has been able to distribute over $229,500 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
  • Shirt
  • Free day pass to the Whitewater Aquatic Center and discounted day pass prices
  • Top overall Half Marathon finishers receive a purse prize

Our Goal: A Safe & Healthy Race

We strive to host a safe, healthy athletic event for all ages. To do this, we have a few safety measures in place to keep the Whitewater community as healthy as can be.

Those who are vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask during race weekend. Those who are not vaccinated will be asked to wear a mask any time they are not running and they may dispose of their mask right before they begin the race. After the race, there will be masks available for those who need them. We reserve the right to ask any pertinent Covid-related questions.

We will be returning to a herd start this year, in which runners can begin the race all at once.

Spectators are allowed and encouraged. We ask that they follow the same guidelines as the runners.

Packet Pick-Up

All race participants must pick up their packet prior to race start.

Race participants will be directed by a race marshal on where to go to pick up their own packet. We will be following an honor system for packet pickup.

Packets will include information regarding DWS’s health guidelines, race information, t-shirts, bibs, and medals. No on-site registration or t-shirt exchange will occur. Participants can register up until race day online, but anyone registered after September 1st cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt in their packet on race day. Their shirts will be mailed to them after the race.

Times and Locations

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Noon – 3 p.m.

Whitewater High School

534 S. Elizabeth Street, Whitewater, WI 53190

Sunday, September 18, 2022

6 – 7:30 a.m.

Whitewater High School

534 S. Elizabeth Street, Whitewater, WI 53190

Race Day at a Glance

Saturday, September 17, 2021

Whitewater High School (Elizabeth & South Street)

9 a.m. – noon: W3 Fit Kid Shuffle

Noon – 3 p.m.: Packet Pick-Up

Sunday, September 18, 2021

Whitewater High School (Elizabeth & South Street)

6 – 7:30 a.m.: Packet Pick-Up

7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Kids Korral

7:55 a.m.: Wheelchair Division Start

8 a.m.: Half Marathon Start

8:10 a.m.: 5K Wheelchair Division Start

8:15 a.m.: 5K Start

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Giving Back to the Community

In nine years, the Discover Whitewater Series has been able to distribute over $229,500 to five local organizations in efforts to build a stronger community.

Working for Whitewater’s Wellness

The Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W³) coalition seeks to promote physical, mental, spiritual and social wellness within the context of connecting with one’s community by individual and community attention to eating wisely, physical activity, purpose and social connection.

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Bethel House

Bethel House provides interim housing for homeless families in Whitewater with children for up to one year while assisting them with utilizing various social services to transition them back to independent housing.

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Whitewater LEADS

Whitewater LEADS mission is to support literacy in all its diverse forms throughout the boundaries of the Whitewater Unified School District (WUSD). They are made up of city officials, UW-Whitewater faculty, business leaders, and WUSD faculty.

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J-Hawks Aquatic Club

Funds raised will support J-Hawk Aquatic Club swimmers. The funds also go towards scholarships for Whitewater children to learn to swim.

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Whitewater Unified School District

Funds raised will support the Whitewater school district and toward efforts to achieve academic excellence and raising ACT scores.

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