WHITEWATER– September 17, 2021 – The Discover Whitewater Series (DWS): Half Marathon & 5K is set for this Sunday, September 19th, 2021. The W3 Fit Kid Shuffle is set for Saturday, September 18th, 2021.


The whole weekend is shaping up to be a fun-filled athletic event that involves the entire Whitewater community. On Saturday, volunteers will begin setting up everything at the high school and participants can start picking up their race packets. From noon to 3:00 p.m., children can participate in the W3 Fit Kid Shuffle, a free mile long run.


On Sunday, race festivities begin at 7:45 a.m. with Interim UW-W Chancellor Dr. Jim Henderson giving the welcoming remarks. At 8:00 a.m., the half marathon runners begin taking off. At 8:15, the 5K runners begin their race. Our awards ceremony will begin at 9:45 a.m.


Parking will be available at Whitewater High School and Whitewater Middle School. We will be following our flag warning system to notify runners of weather conditions; green for good conditions, yellow for less than ideal conditions, red for potentially dangerous conditions, and black for a cancelled event.


It’s not too late to register as a volunteer or participant! Sign up today at https://runwhitewater.com. If you don’t want to participate, we encourage community members to come out and cheer on our runners. See you on Sunday.


About the DWS

The goal of the DWS is to promote the City of Whitewater and highlight its greatest features, while keeping everyone in the community active. All the proceeds from the race are donated to five local non-profit partners: Bethel House (which provides interim housing for homeless families), Whitewater LEADS, Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3), Whitewater Unified School District and the J-Hawk Aquatic Club. The DWS partners with the city, business community,

university and the school district to make this a tremendous event that benefits all who participate. For more information about the race visit www.runwhitewater.com.

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