Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Discover Whitewater Series.
Local business Whitewater Manufacturing Co. has recommitted as a title sponsor of the Discover Whitewater Series (DWS): Half Marathon, 5K & W3 Fit Kid Shuffle for the NINTH year in a row!
Race day is scheduled for Sunday, September 19, 2021. Support from local businesses and community members is what allows this event to thrive, year after year.
Whitewater Manufacturing is a fourth-generation family-owned company that works with assembly, welding, engineering, turning and milling, supply chain management and more. Their support has allowed the DWS to give $204,500 to local charities since its inaugural year in 2013. These charities include: Bethel House, Whitewater LEADS, Working for Whitewater’s Wellness, Whitewater Unified School District and the J-Hawk Aquatic Club.
In addition to giving back through charity partners, Whitewater Manufacturing’s contributions have allowed DWS to expand marketing efforts, showcase Whitewater and most importantly create a fun and challenging athletic event for runners in the area. Each year, the DWS brings in runners from all over, most notably the Chicago area. As a Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) certified race, the DWS presents a challenging event that is held to high athletic and safety standards.
“We are so grateful for the generous level of support that Whitewater Manufacturing has been able to give us these past nine years,” DWS Executive Director Jeff Knight said. “They have been such a pleasure to work with, year after year, helping us to provide a fun event for the community and bring in runners from all over.”
Get ready for race day by visiting https://runwhitewater.com/ and don’t forget to register by Sept. 5 to receive your free t-shirt and ensure your place at the start line.
About the DWS
The goal of the DWS is to promote the City of Whitewater and highlight its greatest features, while keeping everyone in the community active. All the proceeds from the race are donated to five local non-profit partners: Bethel House (which provides interim housing for homeless families), Whitewater LEADS, Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3), Whitewater Unified School District 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 www.runwhitewater.com