Experience the Fox Cities Marathon!
5K Run/Walk prices increase July 1;
Marathon, Half & Relay increase on Aug. 1

Sign-up today for the  Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction before it's too late to get started on your journey to the Start Line! 
 Is this your year to:
  • Set a personal record?
  • Tackle a new distance?
  • Invite friends and family to join you?
  • Run or walk for a charity or a specific cause?
No matter what your goal is, we're ready to help you crush it!  Visit our website for more information or click below to reserve your spot and to register today!

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2018 Course Corner - Exploring Miles 12-16
A monthly feature focusing on the Marathon
& Half Marathon courses 

After exiting Sunset Park in Kimberly, you have almost 3 miles of flat or downhill running!  This section of the course features the halfway point (along Newberry St), the first GU Energy Gel Station, a newly reconstructed Telulah Park and a trek along the 'Appleton Flats' on the Newberry Trail, an area that is in the process of being redeveloped by the City of Appleton.  The Newberry Trail also runs adjacent to the Lawrence University athletic facilities - including the outdoor track and Alexander Gymnasium.  The last portion (about a mile) of this section takes you away from the river...and back up the last real climb in the final 10+ miles to the finish line.

Read more about this portion of our course here so you can explore it on your next run and visit our maps page for additional details!
Summer & Warm Weather Running
Dr. Mark Westfall, Medical Director
Now that school is out, we know that it is time to get serious about our training.  The Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction is less than four months away and now is the time to set a training plan in place for either the half or full marathon.

Unfortunately, we have already had some really hot weather and it got me thinking.  How should we train when the weather is hot? And more realistically, how should we train with variable weather?  Because, that is what we get handed in Wisconsin.  The weather will vary between hot and humid to cool and dry and even some stretches of rain.  The challenge is to find a way to train given multiple weather conditions.  To continue reading, click here.

Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon
FAQs, Distances & Helpful Hints

Is your team already signed up for the relay marathon but you have some questions on how it will work on race day (transportation, distances, etc.)?  Or, maybe you haven't signed up yet because you don't know what you would be getting yourself into come September?

To answer all of your pre-race and race day questions, check out the Relay Marathon page on our website by clicking here. 
PaceSetters & Fox Cities Marathon Training Runs
Continue Every Saturday!

The FREE  PaceSetters  Summer Training Runs continue each Saturday morning at 7 a.m. up until race weekend.  This coming Saturday features 11 miles for marathon training participants and 6 miles for half marathon training participants. 

Beat the heat Saturday and run with the PaceSetters!

The Start and Finish of each  Training Run is at Run Away Shoes in Appleton. If you haven't checked them out - be sure to do so this summer!  A built in support system with on course water stations, a friend to run with and post-race refreshments and ThedaCare provided athletic trainers for
those  bumps and bruises.

For additional details and  more information, please visit here
Upcoming Racing Scene    
Take advantage of these great local races to test your fitness and stay on track for September!
Questions?  We're just an email or phone call away

If you have any questions, concerns or need more information - please don't hesitate to contact us!



(877) 230-7223


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