Discover Whitewater Series: Great news – we’re running again!

WHITEWATER– June 10, 2021 – The Discover Whitewater Series (DWS): Half Marathon & 5K is excited to once again host 600 participants in the Half Marathon and 5K. This is a 50% increase from last year’s modest event.

In coordination with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Whitewater Unified School District, and the City of Whitewater, the DWS has created a safe and fun event for this upcoming September that closely resembles past DWS race days. There will once again be an awards ceremony commemorating the overall winners of the Half Marathon and 5K. Winners of the Half Marathon will also receive a purse prize, a trophy and a gift card to Performance Running Outfitters. 

“It has always been our goal to bring this race back to the full, fun event it was two year ago,” said Race Director Dawson Miller. “We’re grateful to be able to bring back so many of our family events that come along with race weekend. We’re also bringing back a competitive, herded race start that allows for our runners to truly race against one another.” 

This year, the W3 Fit Kid Shuffle will be back, which is a great way to get kids involved and active. This year’s W3 Fit Kid Shuffle will take place on Saturday, September 18—the day before the race. Parents and those with young children in their lives can come pick up their registration packets that Saturday and watch their little ones participate in this fun, athletic event. 

Race day is set for Sunday, September 19, 2021 and registration is picking up fast. 

“Increasing our number of participants allows us to involve so much more of the Whitewater community, which has always been one of our top priorities,” said Executive Director Jeff Knight. ”This event allows us to give back to Whitewater, get active, and raise money for our local charity partners, Bethel House, Whitewater LEADS, Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3), Whitewater Unified School District and the J-Hawk Aquatic Club. That’s what this event has been about these past nine years. We can’t wait to make this year even bigger and better than ever.”

The DWS will continue to allow more events back into race day weekend as it is deemed safe to do so. 

The entire DWS team looks forward to another great year packed with family friendly fun. To receive a t-shirt, be sure to register by September 5, 2021. Register at

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

For further details, please contact Jeffery Knight, Executive Director at 920.728.0662 or [email protected]. For general race information email [email protected].