Discover Whitewater Series

Sun September 19, 2021 Directions

1/2 Marathon

$60 8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
229 spots left. Price increases after June 19, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT


$25 8:30AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT
139 spots left. Price increases after June 19, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
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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. With all that has been happening regarding COVID-19, 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. We plan to scale down the race and keep everyone safe by putting in place certain restrictions. The six-foot social distancing rule will be enforced throughout race day weekend and contact with others will be limited.

To keep everyone safe, we are asking our race participants to follow social distancing guidelines and keep a six-foot distance from everyone that does not live in their household. It is our intention to follow this rule throughout the entirety of the race day weekend including during the races. If you would like to pass another race participant while running in an event, we ask that you keep your distance while doing so. Face masks will not be required, but our team recommends bringing your own for before and after the race. Spectators will be allowed to attend the event, but we are encouraging race participants to limit the number of spectators that come to cheer for them. All spectators will be expected to also follow the six-foot social distancing guidelines during race day. 

To ensure everyone’s social distancing and safety throughout race day weekend, the following events will be not be held for the 2021 DWS:

o   Fit Kid Shuffle

o   Kids Korral

o   Half Marathon Relay

o   Awards Ceremony

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 250 for the half marathon and maintain 150 for the 5k. Registration will be closed by September 5, 2021. No on-site registration will be offered this year.


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 will be mailed out to the overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners for the half marathon and the 5K. An additional purse prize will be mailed 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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