Volunteers assemble Cellcom Green Bay Marathon race packets

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Race packets were being assembled Tuesday for this weekend's Cellcom Green Bay Marathon.

Cellcom Green Bay Marathon volunteers
Cellcom Green Bay Marathon volunteers assembling race packets on May 16, 2017 (WBAY photo)

Each package includes a pin pack so runners can pin on their bib, and an EAS which explains the color code for the race's emergency alert system.

Dozens of volunteers are helping to put together more than 11,000 packets, which is just one of the reasons the marathon relies on so many volunteers.

"We have over 3,000 volunteers that make race day happen, starting [Monday] morning all the way through Sunday," registration director Alissa Cotter said.

"We open up our volunteer portal in February, in the beginning of February, because we are encouraging those volunteers to come in. So, this starts months, and months and months before race week starts," Cotter continued.

Organizers say whether you're running or walking or cheering from the sidelines, the marathon offers something for everyone.

Packet pick-up is Friday and Saturday.

Saturday is also the 5K and WPS Kids Power Run.

The marathon, marathon relay, half-marathon and half-marathon relay are on Sunday.

If you can't make it to Sunday's races, tune in to Action 2 News This Morning Weekend Edition for live coverage beginning at 6 a.m.