Discover Whitewater Series (DWS) Set for September 22

On Sept. 22, 2019 race participants of all ages will take off from the starting line of the seventh annual DWS in Whitewater.

“DWS is made possible from the help of our generous sponsors and volunteers.” DWS Executive Director Jeffery Knight said. “It is amazing to see the community come together to provide the best experience possible for the runners.”

Below is a list describing everything to expect race day weekend.

  • Pre-race dinner: DWS provides a complimentary pre-race dinner for race participants on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. The dinner is in the Hamilton Room of the University Center on the UW-Whitewater campus and is provided by A’viands. On-site registration will be made available during the dinner.
  • Race day activities: The activities start at 6 a.m. with on-site registration and free to participants, the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. For a full schedule of the day, visit:
    • Wheelchair Division start is 7:55 a.m.
    • Half marathon/half marathon relay start is 8 a.m.
    • 5K start is 8:15 a.m.
  • Additional pacers added: This year we have added an additional eight pacers to the half marathon. There will be a total of 16 pacers running the course in bright green shirts, so they’re easy to spot. Participants can run with pacers to keep a steady pace during the 13.1 miles.
  • FREE childcare: DWS offers Kids Korral, a free childcare service, from 7 – 11 a.m. for racers and volunteers during race day. The Kids Korral is possible due to the combined effort of the UW-W’s College of Education & Professional Studies and the student organization Creative and Resourceful Educators (CARE). Kids Korral is for children six months old to 10 years old, and the staff strives to provide fun activities in a safe environment. All children must be registered, and this can be done at
  • W3 Fit Kid Shuffle: Every year DWS partners with Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3) to host the Fit Kid Shuffle. Fit Kid Shuffle is a one-mile fun run for children 10 years old and younger. This year the Fit Kid Shuffle will have a superhero theme, and all children are encouraged to come wearing their favorite superhero attire. The Fit Kid Shuffle will begin at 9:15 a.m.
  • Awards Ceremony: The awards ceremony is split up between the half marathon, half marathon relay and 5K. First, second and third (men and women) place finishers of the half marathon will receive a cash prize, $50 gift certificate to The Black Sheep in Whitewater and a trophy. All finishers of the half marathon, half marathon relay and 5k will receive a medal. This year, upon crossing the finish line, race participants can pick up their award once the times are certified and posted. Awards will be recycled if they are not picked up by the end of the awards ceremony.
    • 5K awards start at 9:45 a.m.
    • Half marathon and half marathon relay awards start at 10 a.m.
  • Dry Needling and massages: This year, Mercyhealth Hospital is providing a booth that offers runners and spectators a complementary dry needling and a 5-10 minute massage. The Mercyhealth tent will be located next to the Whitewater High School’s football field bleachers.
  • Post-race party: This year’s post-race celebration will again take place at 841 Brewhouse, located at 841 E Milwaukee St in Whitewater. Participants can come to get one free glass of either beer, wine or soda. The party is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center: Race participants will be given a free day pass to the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 580 South Elizabeth Street, attached to the high school.

“Our team does its best to make every race day an event the whole family will enjoy and remember,” DWS Race Director Dawson Miller said. “By providing things like the Fit Kid Shuffle, Kids Korral and the Aquatic Center day pass, there’s something for everyone.”

Monthly newsletters are emailed to participants and volunteers of the race. Message the DWS team on Facebook or email us at to receive the newsletter and stay up to date on all things involving the race.

For more information about the DWS contact Jeffery Knight by email, or by phone, 920.728.0662.

About the DWS
The goal of the DWS is to promote the City of Whitewater and highlight its greatest features. All the proceeds from the race are donated to five local non-profit partners: Bethel House (which provides interim housing for homeless families), Working for Whitewater’s Wellness, Whitewater Unified School District, Whitewater LEADS 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 For general race inquires email

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