Top Running Events in Green Bay
With thousands of acres dedicated to parks and trails for recreational use, there is no shortage of places and ways to get outside for a little exercise when in Green Bay. Whether you enjoy the challenge of rugged terrain for biking and hiking, the adrenaline rush that comes from participating in organized sports, or surrounding yourself with quiet solitude in green spaces, you can find what you’re looking for in Green Bay. This spring, Green Bay will once again be hosting some wonderful running events, including the popular Green Bay Marathon and the Bellin Run. Whether you plan to participate in or just watch these great events, the the Astor House is the perfect place to stay. Book your room at our historic Bed and Breakfast now, so you’ll have a quiet retreat waiting for you at the end of a long day.
2016 Running Events
Running in marathons is a popular sport for people of all ages and abilities, though it certainly takes a special inner strength to complete 26.2 grueling miles of race. Each year, runners from around the country descend upon this beautiful city for the Green Bay marathon. Mile after grueling mile these athletes endure, and it’s no wonder they look equal parts elated and exhausted at the crossing of the finish line. If you aren’t into running the full marathon, there’s also a relay, a half marathon, a 5K, and even a kids run for those budding athletes out there. The race course is considered to be both fast and flat, and starts in front of iconic Lambeau Field. Those running the half marathon will enjoy the tree-lined streets in west Green Bay and the village of Ashwaubenon, while marathoners will tour the charming village of De Pere before running along a scenic, six mile stretch of the Fox River Trail. There’s still time to register for the 2016 Green Bay Marathon this year. Even if you don’t plan to run, you can still come down to watch the spectacle and cheer on those brave athletes that do participate in this enduring Green Bay tradition. Afterwards, there will be a tailgate-themed party at none other than Green Bay’s Lambeau Field.
If a marathon seems too big a task, there are other running events for you to enjoy in Green Bay. A popular event, which also happens to be closely tied to the history of the Astor House itself, is the Bellin Run in June. Dr. Bellin, who once lived in the Astor House, was a prominent physician and surgeon in Green Bay in the early 1900s. He founded Bellin Hospital and Bellin School of Nursing, ultimately leading Green Bay to become a major regional medical center for Northeast Wisconsin. In honor of Dr. Bellin, the first Bellin Run was held in 1977 to promote cardiovascular fitness. Since then, this annual 10k run has grown to be one of the largest 10K races in the nation, and is a popular running event for people around the country. Last year alone, this spectacular running event drew 16,539 walkers, runners and wheelchair participants to Green Bay. Register today so you can participate in this exciting community event.
Located just 3 blocks from Bellin Hospital, the Astor House is both a convenient and relaxing place to stay any of these runs. There’s nothing better than completing an exhilarating and exhausting athletic event than relaxing in luxurious accommodations, all made better by the relaxing whirlpool tubs waiting for you upon completion of your run. Rooms will go quick, so book your stay at the Astor House Bed and Breakfast today.