Running Ranks High in Green Bay
The outdoor running season has finally arrived and the Green Bay Marathon is just around the corner. Few people are aware of the prolific running culture in this town. There are literally thousands of running trails and hundreds of running events each year in and around the city. It is no surprise that the Green Bay Marathon attracts over tens of thousands of runners. The event lasts for three days. It begins with a health and fitness expo where you can get the latest running gear, or receive tips on how to stay in shape. The expo is followed by 5K and 10K runs, and finishes with a half and full marathon on the last day. The popularity of the Green Bay Marathon owes to its easy terrain and scenic route. Six of the 26.2 miles follow the Fox River Recreational Trail. Another highlight is the chance to run around the gridiron in the Lambeau Field at the end. When all the races are finished, there will be a tailgate-themed party in the stadium parking area. You don’t need to be a Green Bay Packers fans to enjoy this party. Afterwards, come back and relax at the welcoming Astor House Bed and Breakfast; the perfect place to rest your muscles and unwind in Green Bay!
Green Bay Marathon Kicks Off the Running Season
While the Green Bay Marathon is not the first running event of the season, it definitely is the start of a busy running season in Green Bay. If you want to avoid the crowded Marathon, or maybe you just want to get more races under your belt, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Just in the month of June, there are the Aurora BayCare Triathlon, Bellin Run, and the Titletown Ultra Series. The Bellin Run–named after Dr. Bellin, the one-time owner of our very own Astor House Bed and Breakfast–is one of the more gentle races in Green Bay. The course begins at the Bellin Hospital, and features a run through tree-lined residential streets and a downhill stretch towards the end.
Astor House is the Perfect Basecamp for Running
The Astor House Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from Lambeau Field and three blocks from Bellin Hospital. We are perfectly situated to be your home base during these running events. Most rooms have a whirlpool tub, perfect for soaking sore feet after a long run. Make your reservations today.