2017 Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction
What Moves You?!?

Spring is finally here in northeast Wisconsin - at least some days.  Take advantage of the warmer temps, the clear roads and trails and start working towards your goals for the 2017 season!

A lot of races say it, but we really live it - our goal is to provide you an experience that you will never forget.  From the day you make the commitment to be part of this year's Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction, we'll do whatever we can to get you to the Finish Line, including:
You don't want to miss the opportunity to be part of something unforgettable; bring a friend & come experience it for yourself - we promise you won't be disappointed.

Make a Goal
Make a  Commitment
Find out What Moves You

Take advantage of the opportunity and  MAKE THE COMMITMENT TODAY to reserve your spot at an event you'll come back to every September!

Marathon & Half Marathon Training Guides are HERE!

Download or stop at the FCM office and pick up your copy of the Marathon and Half Marathon Training Guides compliments of ThedaCare.  Whether your fast or slow, a running veteran or a beginner - everyone needs a training plan to keep them focused and accountable!  The ThedaCare Training Guides are a must get! 
Race Weekend Travel & Accommodation  Plans

Don't delay in making your travel plans for this year's Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction.  The Green Bay Packers season schedule comes out during the month of April and once that does - hotel rooms fill up fast!  So beat the rush and visit our Hotels & Travel page to get the best rates at the most convenient locations!
Medical Director's Corner     
Dr. Mark Westfall, FCM Medical Director

According to my calendar, this is spring.  However according to the weather forecast there is a possibility of snow. It is part of what you can be certain of in Wisconsin; uncertain weather.

Also according to my calendar we are less than six months until the 2017 Fox Cities Half and Full Marathon.  The six month mark, for me is when I like to start my formal training for an event of the half or full marathon distance. Key things to keep in mind; what your daily or weekly workout schedule has been to date. The more experienced participants know this. The better or stronger a base that you have, the faster or more aggressively you can increase your mileage. 
In addition to your training base, be certain to assess your overall health and fitness.  If you have not had a physical in the last year, now is a good time to get one. No matter what level athlete you are or what distance event that you are training for, a yearly physical is important. Review your blood pressure, your cholesterol along with joint health. Be certain to address any issues as you start your training program. 
Now is also a good time to focus on injury and illness prevention.  Be certain that your shoes are in good condition and fitting well. Nothing will derail a well meaning training plan like poor fitting shoes which can lead to foot, knee and hip pain or injury.  Sleep is also an important factor in your training and overall wellness. You will most likely need additional sleep as you increase your mileage and as your training progresses. Lastly, stay focused on nutrition. Fresh fruits and vegetables are key. Healthy, lean/low fat proteins are important - avoiding fried and greasy foods as they can lead to abdominal cramps and other GI problems.  Be certain to limit sugar intake. 
I hope that this has been helpful and gets you started on the right track.  Now, get out and get started. Get a plan, get a partner and have some fun. 
Run safe and enjoy ... Mark
Featured Upcoming Local Races

Scheel's Run 4 Home
The 16th annual Scheels 2017 Run 4 Home on Saturday April 15 is a PaceSetters "Experience the Sport of Life" premiere event.  
  • 8AM - 5K Run/Walk
  • 9AM - 1/4 Mile, 1/2 Mile & 1 Mile Youth Runs
The Start and Finish lines are at Fox Cities Stadium - finish on the field!

Short-sleeve technical shirt (5K) or short-sleeve t-shirt (youth races), finishers medal, TimberRattlers game ticket and post-race buffet are all included with your registration.

Oshkosh Marathon & Half Marathon
Sunday, April 30

Plan to participate in the Oshkosh Marathon, Half Marathon, Corporate Relay Marathon, Half Relay or 5K on Sunday, April 30th.  Sunday courses feature the Wiowash Trail and the Tribal Heritage Trail near Lake Butte Des Morts.

For more information and additional details - including registration, please visit the Dutrirun

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As always, if you have any questions, concerns or need more information - please don't

hesitate to contact us!


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