Bellin Women’s Half Marathon brings in over 1,300 participants

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Green Bay, Wis. (WBAY) – The second annual Bellin Women’s Half Marathon on Saturday was a success bringing in more than 1,300 participants.

The event celebrated sisterhood through the only event of its kind in Northeast Wisconsin.

One thousand and one race participants registered for the 13.1 mile event as individuals, while another 340 were part of two-person relay teams. The youngest individual registrant was 11; the oldest, 74.

Julie Graef of Lena, Wis., broke the finisher’s tape for Saturday’s race, winning in a time of 1:29:58. Leslie Schwalbach of Mequon, Wis., was second in 1:31:32, with Katie Heidke of Appleton, Wis., rounding out the top three with a time of 1:32:19.

With the race only in its second year, organizers say they had a great turnout.

“Lots of great spectators,” said race director Linda Maxwell. “We had over 1,300 participants, and they’re out on the course now, and just excited to be out there and having this accomplishment.”

The goal of the way was to empower women through the accomplishment of finishing a half marathon.

The race started at Bayshore Park and ended at Bay Beach.

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