January 2020
Join us for our 30th Annual Race Weekend
Sept. 18-20, 2020
Celebrating 30 Years!
Happy New Year!

We hope you are as excited about 2020 as we are. It's time to celebrate our 30th year hosting the Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction.

At our events, we celebrate more than just running. We celebrate every mile, every moment, every memory. We celebrate every accomplishment, goal achieved, personal best, and battle won. We celebrate every runner, walker, volunteer, sponsor and neighbor.

Each year, our event brings together friends, families, schools, businesses and communities to fulfill our mission of inspiring health, wellness and community - one step at a time.

2020 is our year to celebrate all the miles, moments and memories. Those we have already shared and those yet to be shared.

We hope you'll join the celebration! In the next few weeks, we'll be opening registration and revealing some of our plans. Watch for a special edition of the Course Connection for more!

In the meantime, here are a couple teasers to get you excited:

  • Our race has a tradition of giving back to the Greater Fox Cities community. We are determined to meet a huge milestone donation this year. You can help!

  • We're adding a distance event! This will add one more reason to celebrate and add to the fun and excitement of race weekend.

  • We're welcoming back our 2019 Community First Fox Cities Marathon participants, ThedaCare Half Marathon participants and OSI Relay teams with a $30 discount for the 2020 Sunday races. This is one way of thanking you for understanding when the 2019 Sunday distance races were cancelled due to lightning. We're hoping to see you all this year, and by your enthusiastic response to the 2019 Virtual Race - we think we just might! Your code will be emailed to you and good through May 31.

We believe this will be our best year yet. So join in. Come home. Sign up! We'd love you to come celebrate with us.
Guest Blog: Don't Hibernate this Winter

Running in the winter can be a challenge, but only if you let it be. Here are some of the things I tell most runners and walkers throughout the winter and spring.

Read more from our guest blogger Ross McDowell of Run Away Shoes.
Local Race Scene
St. Pat's Benefit Run

´╗┐Sunday, March 22
9:00 a.m.

Tanner's Grill and Bar
730 S. Railroad St., Kimberly, WI

More than a run. Enjoy all the blarney of games and a costume contest. Event includes diaper dash, kids run, 5K, 10-mile relay, 10- mile virtual and 10-mile.

Race proceeds benefit Kimberly Fire Fighters.

Visits their site for more details.

April Fools' 5K

Friday, April 3
6:00 p.m. start

Orthopedic & Sports Institute
2105 E. Enterprise
Appleton, WI
The 10th Annual OSI/Miron April Fools' 5K celebrates the Superhero in all of us. Profits benefit Appleton North, East and West athletic programs.

Visit their registration site to sign up and for complete details.
Navarino Nature Center Trail Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, April 18
7 a.m. Registration & Packet Pickup
9 a.m. 10K and 5K start
10:30 a.m. Children's 1 Mile start

Navarino Nature Center
W5646 Lindsten Road 
Shiocton, WI 

This event helps to support the nature center, a nonprofit that provides educational programs to 4,000 students and over 15,000 adults annually.  

Visit navarino.org for more details.
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