Discover Whitewater Series

Sat September 18 - Sun September 19 Directions

1/2 Marathon

09/19 8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT


09/19 8:15AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT

W3 Fit Kid Shuffle

09/18 12:00PM CDT - 3:00PM CDT
Race Website

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534 S Elizabeth St, Whitewater, WI 53190

Whitewater has always been known for its charm and ideal location, nestled within the forest, lakes, prairies, and hills of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. In the 9th year of this event, we have chosen to make some adjustments, however, the event will still go on! Think of this as the Discover Whitewater Series - Reinvented!

The number one priority of the DWS has always been to provide an exceptional athletic event for our participants. We have always intended to run a safe and fun race. Our team has been following updates from the CDC and the state and local health officials closely. To make sure we have a safe and fun race day, the DWS is implementing a series of changes. These changes prioritize the safety of our runners and community while still ensuring a competitive race day. Face masks will not be required, and current CDC guidelines will be enforced. Spectators will be allowed to attend the event.


Update 6/16/2021:

o   Fit Kid Shuffle (it's back! Event will be held Saturday, in conjunction with packet pick-up, registration is open!)

o   Overall caps have been increased to 300 participants for both the Half Marathon and 5k events

o   Heard starts have been approved for both the Half Marathon and 5k events

o   Awards Ceremony (Top overall finishers will be awarded in person)


The following events will be not be held for the 2021 DWS:

o   Kids Korral

o   Half Marathon Relay

o   Age Group Awards

o   Pre-Race Dinner

o   Whitewater Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

o   On-Site Registration

o   Post-Race Celebration


We understand that these changes may cause some disruption for certain families, but we are pleased to announce that we will still be holding a fun and competitive race with our Half Marathon and 5K.



To keep everyone safe, we are limiting the amount of race participants for both the Half Marathon and 5K. We have been able to increase the total number of participants to 300 each for the half marathon and 5k. Online Registration will be open until September 19, 2021, t-shirt deadline is September 5th.


Packet Pick-Up:

Will be held at Whitewater High School on Saturday, September 18th 12n - 3p (new time this year) and Sunday, September 19th 6 – 7:30 a.m. Packets will include information regarding DWS’s social distancing guidelines, race information, t-shirts, bibs, and medals. During this year’s packet pick up, no on-site registration or t-shirt exchange will be available.

Prize Money/Awards

All registered participants who finish the half marathon and 5K will receive a finisher’s medal (enclosed in the registration packet). Awards and a gift certificate to Performance Running Outfitters will be given out in person to the overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners for the half marathon and the 5K (men and women). An additional purse prize will be provided on-site to the top three overall men and women in the half marathon. 

Half Marathon Top Overall Finishers (Men and Women)
1st Place: $400.00 
2nd Place: $250.00 
3rd Place: $150.00 

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534 S Elizabeth St, Whitewater, WI 53190


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