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Cellcom Green Bay Marathon events prompt road closures

May 16, 2013
 
Cellcom Green Bay Marathon
This weekend's Cellcom Green Bay Marathon events means closures for numerous roads in the area. / File/Press-Gazette Media

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Cellcom Green Bay Marathon organizers are warning motorists in the Green Bay area to be aware of road closures for its activities this weekend.

Events on Saturday and Sunday are expected to attract a capacity field of 7,500 athletes in the endurance running events and almost 5,000 shorter distance participants. The Cellcom Green Bay 5K is scheduled for 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The marathon and half marathon are scheduled to run from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants will run on roads in Green Bay, Ashwaubenon, De Pere and will use the Fox River Trail to pass from De Pere to downtown Green Bay. Organizers have been working with all Brown County public safety departments to establish road closures and staffing needs to safely accommodate the event.

On Saturday, Lombardi Avenue — from Ridge to Oneida — will be closed from 6 to 9 a.m. Also that day, roads east of Oneida Street, including Lombardi, 14th and Biemeret, are closed from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Roads west of Oneida Street, including Biemeret, Ridge, Valley View, are closed from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.

On Sunday, the start area at Lambeau Field, which is Lombardi Avenue from Ridge to Oneida, is closed from 4:30 to 8 a.m. A list of the other streets closed in area communities that day are listed on the marathon’s website.

On the Net

Maps as well as detailed course information are available online at cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com .

Schedule of events

Friday: Prevea Health & Fitness Expo from noon to 7 p.m. at the Lambeau Field Atrium.

Saturday: Prevea Health & Fitness Expo 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 5K starts at 8:30 a.m.; WPS Kids’ Power Run begins at 10 a.m.

Sunday: Marathon and half marathon start at 7 a.m.

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