May 2021
Prices increase June 1 for
Saturday & Sunday in-person races
Celebrating 30 year of miles, moments & memories
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 125 spots left in the Community First Fox Cities Marathon and the ThedaCare Half Marathon is more than half full.

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
  • NEW SCHEELS 10K Run/Walk - Start and finish in beautiful Riverside Park in Neenah.
  • Ascension 5K Run/Walk - Dog and stroller friendly. Plus $5 of every race entry benefits St. Elizabeth Foundation's Cancer Fund. Start and finish in beautiful Riverside Park in Neenah.

Sunday, Sept. 19
  • Community First Fox Cities Marathon - Our Boston Qualifier course features over 7 miles of paved trails, the 1,600 foot Fox Cities Trestle Trail Bridge, and many more miles of scenic park and waterfront sections. Enjoy support the whole way including ample water stations, GU Gel stations, plentiful porta-potties, cheer teams, medical support and amazing volunteers! The race begins at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Fox Cities campus in Menasha and continues through six communities before finishing at Riverside Park in Neenah. Ideal for first-timers too!
  • Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Cities Relay Marathon - Not ready for a marathon on your own? Split the distance with up to 5 teammates! Have fun cheering each other while we support you with shuttles, exchange zones and more. You'll share bragging rights as team, but each of you receive a shirt and earn your own medal!
  • ThedaCare Half Marathon with a competitive walk division - Our half course features nearly 3 miles of paved trails, Fox Cities Trestle Trail Bridge, and many more miles of scenic park and waterfront sections. Start and finish with the marathoners and enjoy the same amazing support along the way!

New for 2021, Virtual Experience Available!

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. Get all the same swag as in-person runners, but you pick your day, time and course. And, with our new enhanced app, you can be part of race weekend excitement from wherever you are.

Virtual registration is now open including registration for the Huggies Diaper Dash/Toddler Trot and Guardian Kids Fun. See details on our Virtual Race Experience page.
Commemorative Medals and Shirts Revealed
Medals and shirts celebrate the 30th running of the
Community First Fox Cities Marathon
Drum roll please … introducing the commemorative medal and t-shirt series celebrating our 30th running of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Training Support
Training Runs begin this weekend on Saturday

Training season is here. Last weekend, we had a beautiful day for our kickoff event and fun run. This weekend, the PaceSetters of the Fox Cities Running Club hosts the first in person training run.

Join us at these free runs every Saturday, starting at 7 a.m. at Run Away Shoes, W3192 County Road KK, Appleton.

At our in-person training runs, the PaceSetters provide support to runners and walkers of all ages, paces and experience levels. Run/Walk support is provided for full, half and relay training. Relay runners are encouraged to use the half marathon schedule.

ThedaCare athletic trainers are also on hand to provide support.

New COVID Safety Protocols will be implemented this year:
  • Please wear a mask per your personal vaccination status or comfort level before and after the run – you can remove when running/walking
  • Practice social distancing at all times
  • Avoid congregating before and after training runs

With the improving conditions, we are now able to offer water on the course!

Visits our training runs page for complete details and schedule.

Can't join us in person? Download the free ThedaCare Community First Fox Cities Marathon Training Guide.
Sign up your school or business and win!
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.

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.

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

Sponsor Spotlight:
Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley
Dedicated to serving and making a positive difference
Helping community members live healthier lives is the mission of The Orthopedic & Sports Institute (OSI).
"We are excited to be a part of bringing the marathon back and wish everyone a fun and safe race this fall," said CEO Curt Kubiak. "Partnering with the marathon is a direct way to live our mission of helping our community live healthier lives."
OSI sponsors the Relay Marathon and Race Medical Director Dr. Mark Westfall. Plus, OSI employees have a strong volunteer presence on the course and finish line, as well as a large contingent of employees taking part in the races. 
"OSI is proud to be part of Race Medical Director Westfall’s team for the 30th Community First Fox Cities Marathon," said Kubiak. "This world-class team will ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers and spectators. It’s great to have everyone back!"
Community Program Director Courtney Vosters said OSI is proud to continue its support of the OSI Relay Marathon, "One of the great things about the Relay is the team building from different businesses that have gotten involved, seeing friendly competitions between friends/husband & wife teams, and to see the friendships and connections that have developed because of this amazing event."
OSI has ten locations in Northeast Wisconsin, all focused on serving the needs of their orthopedic patients through innovation. OSI’s Appleton surgery center is the first and only surgery center in Wisconsin to become certified in total joint replacements by the AAAHC and is Northeastern Wisconsin’s provider of robotic surgery for hip & knee replacement. For immediate care for new orthopedic injuries, OSI’s Orthopedic Walk-In Clinics in Appleton and Oshkosh are cost-effective alternatives to the ER. Learn more

Thank you OSI for your continued support of the Fox Cities Marathon!
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