Saturday, September 17th

W3 Fit Kid Shuffle

9:00 a.m: The Fit Kid Shuffle Begins

*The Fit Kid Shuffle will be open until noon.

The DWS partners with Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3) to host the Fit Kid Shuffle, a free race for kids. The Fit Kid Shuffle allows children 10 and under to join in on the fun. The 1-mile course includes obstacles and pathways for participants to enjoy. Fit Kid Shufflers are provided with a t-shirt, snacks, and even their very own medal after the race.

Packet Pickup

12:00 p.m: Race Packets Available for Pickup

*Packet pickup will be open until 3:00 p.m.

Packets will include the race schedule, registration information, flyers, coupons, and more goodies for DWS runners to enjoy. Don’t miss it! Important details will be provided.

Sunday, September 18th

Race Day!

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

6:00 a.m: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

*This event will be open until 11:30 a.m.

The Discover Whitewater Series partners with the Kiwanis Breakfast Club to offer a delicious pre-race meal for participants. Any individual who is running in the race will receive a free meal from the Kiwanis. Friends and family are encouraged to join as well! For any non-participants of the race, the Kiwanis Breakfast is available for a small fee.

Kids Korral

7:00 a.m: The Kids Korral Opens

*The Kids Korral will be available until noon, once the races are finished.

Parents, guardians, and caregivers can drop off their children to be watched while they participate in the race. The Kids Korral is free, and is made possible by volunteers from the UW-W Creative and Resourceful Educators (CARE) student organization. Kids are free to play games, do arts and crafts, and more!

Half Marathon

7:55 a.m: Wheelchair Division Starts

8 a.m: Half Marathon

*The course will be open until 12:00 p.m.

The Discover Whitewater Series Half Marathon will begin and end at the Whitewater High School. It will start at Elizabeth St. and finish on the high school track. Throughout the course, there will be water stations, energy gel, and mile markers provided.

To ensure the safety of our runners, the event will be self-timed. Each runner’s bib will have a timing chip that will start when the runner goes over the start line, and will stop when the runner crosses the finish line. Once all participants have finished the course, times will be published and winners will be announced. Participant food will also be available at the finish line!

5k

8:25 a.m.: 5K Wheelchair Division Starts

8:30 a.m.: 5K Begins

*The course will be open for 2 hours.

The Discover Whitewater Series 5K will begin and end at the Whitewater High School. This event will be self timed to ensure the safety of our runners. Each runner’s bib will have a timing chip that will start when the runner goes over the start line, and will stop when the runner crosses the finish line. Similar to the Half Marathon, the 5K will offer water stations, energy gel, and mile markers. Once all participants have finished the course, times will be published and winners will be announced. Participant food will be available at the finish line for pick up!

Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center

9:00 a.m: The Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center Opens

*The Fitness Center will be open until 6:00 p.m.

Runners are given a free day pass to the Aquatic and Fitness Center, thanks to their sponsorship with our race this year. The Fitness Center offers leisure swimming, lap pools, a hot tub amenity, weight rooms, cardio training, and concession food for their guests.

Post-Race Celebration

11:30 a.m: The Post-Race Celebration Begins!

*841 Brewhouse will be offering celebratory refreshments until 1:00 p.m.

After completing the race, runners can celebrate all their hard work with a free refreshment down at 841 Brewhouse. Anyone with a wristband from the DWS can redeem their choice of soda, beer, or wine.

This Course is Certified

 USATF (#WI16015DM)

2021 CARA Certified Race

This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold Chicago Area Runners Association’s Best Practices Guidelines. To view the Guidelines. CARA is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run – farther, faster, better, for life.