The start to training camp will be almost as busy for fans as the players in Green Bay this summer.
The Packers announced on Monday a couple events at the end of July that will coincide with the start of training camp on Green Bay.
Although the team has yet to release its training camp practice schedule, several media outlets have announced that the first practice will take place on Friday July 26.
That same evening, the Packers will hold a 1K Kids Run at 6 p.m., presented by WPS Health Insurance, which includes a lap around Lambeau Field. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.
Following the 1K Kids Run will be the annual Movie Night at Lambeau Field starting at 7:30 p.m. Disney’s Wreck it Ralph will be shown on the TundraVision. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie.
Then on Saturday July 27 will be the fourth annual 5K Run at Lambeau Field at 6:30 p.m.
Details are provided by the Packers:
The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.
Bellin Health will be contributing its race expertise to the event through logistical and medical support. The organization’s 10K race, the Bellin Run, is among the nation’s most popular races. This year’s Bellin Run will mark the 37th running of the 10K race.
All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.
Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.
Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Monday, May 20, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 7, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 14, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.
The Packers are partnering with local charities to raise money with the event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross, Volunteer Center of Green Bay and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
WIXX 101 is serving as the radio partner for the event.