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Kim Clarksen
Sep 6, 2016

Discover Whitewater Series: Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, 5K

Sep 6, 2016 by Kim Clarksen

Hello Warhawk Students,

We have a very exciting announcement for you! UW-Whitewater has collaborated with the Discover Whitewater Series: Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, and 5K (DWS) to offer all UW-Whitewater students an exclusive 50% off discount as well as Homecoming points for 2016! The race will be taking place on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 8am, and is located at the Whitewater High School. Let’s take a closer look at how you can partake in these awesome deals for the Discover Whitewater Series!

Student Discount: The 50% off student discount code for this year’s race event is: UDUBDUB2016. This discount code is good for ALL EVENTS, making the half marathon, half marathon relay, and 5K reasonably priced for students. To register using this code, go to http://runwhitewater.com, click on “register now”, and be sure to enter the code as well as your student ID # when signing up. Be sure to sign up quickly, as the price does increase as we approach race day!

Homecoming Points: In addition to your exclusive student discount, the Discover Whitewater Series is a point-worthy event for Homecoming! If you are part of a student organization that participates in UW-Whitewater Homecoming, you will not want to miss out on this opportunity! Take a look at the breakdown of how you can earn points for your organization:

  • Up to 100 championship points will be awarded to organizations based off of the percentage of members who participate in DWS. Meaning, if every member of your organization participates, your org will receive the full points available. Every point can make or break how your organization places in Homecoming, so be sure to have as many members participate as possible! To ensure your student organization receives credit for participating members, enter the name of your student organization when registering for the event at runwhitewater.com. Again, be sure to click on “register now.”
  • Spirit points are awarded when students wear apparel representing their organization during the event and submit a group photo to instagram on race day. Photos must include the organization’s name and use the hashtags #UWWHOMECOMING and #RUNWHITEWATER. Be sure that the account posting the photo is public, as the Discover Whitewater Series and Homecoming Committee will be searching for these.

All participants will receive a free goodie-bag with an athletic t-shirt and more! There is also a free pre-race spaghetti dinner in the University Center the night before the event. After the races conclude, you are invited to attend the post-race celebration that includes a complementary Kiwanis pancake breakfast, live music, and a free beer sample at 841 Brew House for those of age.

If you have any further questions about the event, please contact the Discover Whitewater Series or visit us at the University Center, as we will have DWS representatives occasionally tabling during the first two weeks of the fall semester. We will also be a part of this year’s involvement fair. A special thank you to the Homecoming Committee and support of the University, Dining Services and Residence Life.

See you on race day!