Marathon weekend is finally here! We hope you had an injury-free training season, but you may be wondering what happens if you need medical attention along the course on race day? In this week’s Prevea On the Move Tom Krahn, Medical Coordinator for Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, discusses the course, medical support and other race day details to help you be more prepared for race day.
Along the route: There will be nine medical stations along the half-marathon route and twenty medical stations along the full-marathon route coupled with water stations. They will be highlighted by large red medical flags with a white cross. The medical stations are staffed primarily by licensed athletic trainers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and nurses providing general first aid needs. If a medical emergency arises, the local 911 system is activated.
Finish line medical tent: The main medical tent at the finish line is fully staffed with health care professionals with the capability to handle any general first aid needs or medical emergencies. Ambulances are also onsite to provide emergency transportation if needed.
Best of luck to all runners this race weekend!