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Cellcom Green Bay Marathon cancelled, half marathon course still open

Cellcom Green Bay Marathon kicks off training season
Posted at 12:07 AM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-19 14:39:55-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Sunday's Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is cancelled because of flooding on the course.

Officials made the decision late Saturday night.

Marathon runners still have the option to run the half marathon, which remains open.

The half marathon begins at 7:30 a.m. in the same spot as the marathon, and marathoners can report to the same wave they were initially assigned to for the full distance.

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department, Police Department, and Brown County Emergency Management reported rising water levels on the East and Fox Rivers on Saturday evening.

Those water levels could rise as rain moves into the area overnight, and expected strong winds could move water.

Marathon officials say they remain in contact with the National Weather Service about lingering concerns for storms on Sunday.