April 2021
Race Update
In-person spots filling fast & prices increase June 1, Virtual now open
Save the date: May 21-23 kickoff weekend for training Information

Excitement continues to build for race weekend and spots are filling up fast for our in-person races. Be sure to secure your spot to be with us in-person! At this time, there are less than 200 spots left in the Community First Fox Cities Marathon.

Not ready to race in person? Have something else scheduled on race weekend, but want to continue the tradition of supporting the Community First Fox Cities Marathon? Want to run multiple races? Whatever your reason, we are offering a virtual experience like no other. Virtual registration is now open. See details on our Virtual Race Experience page.

Kicking off training
Training season is almost here. We have been working with ThedaCare and the PaceSetters of the Fox Cities on our training guide and in person training run schedule.

We'll also have a Kick Off Weekend including virtual and in person experiences May 21-23.

Join us for fun, giveaways and get your questions answered about this year's events.

Remember, you can keep up with our plans on our 2021 Race Weekend page. As always, we encourage you to stay healthy, stay safe and keep moving!

The Community First Fox Cities Marathon Team
Join the Amcor Business Challenge
Is Your Team up to the Challenge?
Add energy, team spirit and wellness to your organization by building a team to compete in the Amcor Business Challenge.
Win bragging rights and a commemorative plaque by having the highest employee participation at any of our events including the Ascension 5k, SCHEELS 10k, Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon, ThedaCare Half Marathon and the Community First Fox Cities Marathon.

You create your team; your employees choose their distance in-person or virtual.

Complete details can be found at on our Amcor Business Challenge page.

Join the McCain School Challenge
Bond as a school while focusing on health & wellness with the McCain School Challenge
The McCain School Challenge is a friendly competition between schools that also promotes health and wellness by encouraging students to register for one of our events to help their school earn prizes. More details can be found on our McCain School Challenge page.

Guest Blog by Kate Harrell
Fueling for Marathoners &
Half Marathoners
Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand, and training for a marathon or half marathon is no different. Proper fueling can make or break your training program and race day success. Nutrition will impact how well you recover, how well you adapt and how well you perform in your workouts and on race day.

Recovery is 24/7 during any program so please read on for helpful strategies so you can perform at your best!
Thank you volunteers!
This National Volunteer Month we salute our dedicated group of volunteers who have made our race weekend special since 1991! Each year, more than 2,000 volunteers help our runners and walkers achieve their goals and help spectators and the community get around on race day. Without them, our race wouldn't be so welcoming and fun!

See for yourself in this video, first shown at our Volunteer Appreciation Event in 2019.

Volunteer registration will open in summer with new safety protocols. Watch Course Connection and foxcitiesmarathon.org for details.
Thank you to our volunteer Board of Directors!
Our volunteer Board of Directors are active all year providing guidance at monthly meetings and serving on committees. They also help with promoting the marathon and volunteer during race weekend.

Sponsor Spotlight: Kwik Trip
Dedicated to serving and making a positive difference
Kwik Trip is more than just a great company with convenient locations to get gas, fresh food and coffee. It's also an important part of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon weekend of events. 

This Volunteer Appreciation Month, we also want to say thank you to Kwik Trip, our Volunteer Sponsor. Providing support to our volunteers is critical to the success of all of our races. Whether volunteers are helping direct runners and traffic or cleaning up garbage after the race, Kwik Trip helps us deliver a great volunteer experience.

“Being a sponsor of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon is a natural fit for all of us at Kwik Trip,” said Steve Wrobel from Kwik Trip Public Relations. “At our core is a sincere desire to serve our communities. The marathon is a fun way to connect with many, many people at an event featuring miles of scenic beauty.”

Kwik Trip is a family-owned company that serves customers with more than 760 convenient, clean retail locations. The stores are stocked through daily deliveries from the chain’s home base in La Crosse, Wisconsin. More than 80% of the products featured in the stores are supplied through its own kitchens, bakery, dairy, and distribution center. Today the company has grown to over 30,000 coworkers and is consistently ranked as a Top Workplace in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. You can learn more about Kwik Trip at kwiktrip.com

Thank you Kwik Trip for your continued support!
Prices increase June 1 for
Saturday & Sunday in-person races
Celebrating 30 year of miles, moments & memories
Join us for a weekend full of fun as we celebrate the 30th running of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction. Registration is open for our Saturday and Sunday Events.

Saturday, Sept. 18
  • SCHEELS 10K Run/Walk
  • Ascension 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, Sept. 19
  • Community First Fox Cities Marathon
  • Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Cities Relay Marathon
  • ThedaCare Half Marathon with a competitive walk division
Local Events
Little Chute River Run 5K
May 8
Doyle Park, Little Chute

The Little Chute Park & Rec Dept will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk to raise donations and awareness towards the new Nelson Family Heritage Crossing.

SCHEELS Virtual 5k
May 17-23

Need motivation? Sign up for SCHEELS free Virtual 5k. Run or walk your race anytime during their virtual race week.

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