May 2020
Since making the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Weekend of Events of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction, we have been busy answering questions and moving forward with planning for the 2021 race weekend where we will celebrate the 30th running of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon.

We are grateful for the overwhelming support, understanding and kindness we have received since the announcement. It's times like these that underscore how amazing you all are! Whether you have volunteered or ran with us for years, or just joined us recently, we are humbled by your support and trust.

Thank you for understanding our decision. Like you, our summer and September won’t be the same, but it can be good. We're all in this together and will come out stronger.   

We sincerely hope you will stay connected with us and join us September 17-19, 2021 to celebrate your resilience and endurance, our 30 th  Anniversary Weekend, and reaching the finish line together, healthy and strong. 

With gratitude,
Tara Perre, Race Director, on behalf of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Team and Board of Directors

2021 Registration is Open
Registration is open  for our September 17-19, 2021 weekend of events.
Sponsors commit to 2021
Thank you sponsors!
We're pleased to announce the presenting, major and contributing level sponsor s who have already committed to 2021.

Please show them your support!

Interested in sponsoring? Contact .
Reminder: May 31, 2020 Deadline
Automatically Defer to 2021 or Request a Refund
If you registered for the 2020 Weekend of Events, you can automatically defer your registration to 2021 or request a refund by May 31, 2020.

We hope that you will plan to join us September 17-19, 2021 for our 30 th  event. To make that simple, we will automatically defer your registration to 2021 with no action needed by you. If, however, you prefer to request a refund for this year’s registration, we’ll make that easy too. 

Deferring to 2021

Your registration will be automatically deferred to 2021, with no action needed on your part.  You will receive an email confirmation for 2021 registration by June 5.  Your distance, shirt size and options including Sunday Packet Pickup, Commemorative Jacket Orders and race insurance will also transfer. Any discounts applied to your registration will be applied to your 2021 registration.

Requesting a Refund
Please follow the steps in the email from on Sunday, May 10, to the address listed in your registration. Can't find it? No problem, contact us at  and we'll make sure you have the details you need.

Please check out the  FAQs posted to our website  or reach out to us at  if your question isn’t answered there.
Seeking your feedback and ideas
Let's stay connected! We're looking for your ideas on fun ways to stay connected in 2020. Scavenger hunt? Group runs? Running and walking challenges? Let us know your thoughts via this survey . Thank you!
Thank you volunteers!
This month we salute our dedicated group of more than 2,000 volunteers who have made our race weekend special since 1991! Each year, they help every single runner and walker 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.

Volunteer registration will open in summer. Watch   for details.
Thank you 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.

"We are so fortunate to have a highly engaged and diverse board representing our key sponsors, medical professionals, running organizations, and the community," said Laurie Butz, Community First SVP who provides oversight for the marathon. "In addition to being volunteers many of them have participated in the events as runners, walkers, or parent cheerleaders for the kids run and diaper dash.  They have unique perspectives, but a common passion for making sure the weekend of events is more than a race. They help make it an experience that improves our community all year round."

The Community First Fox Cities Marathon Board of Directors includes:
  • Chair Courtney Vosters - Orthopedic & Sports Institute, pictured on left running the marathon in 2018
  • Vice Chair Craig Sachs - Miron Construction
  • Secretary Sue Pawlowski - YMCA of the Fox Cities 
  • Treasurer Craig Gloudemans- Community First Credit Union
  • Jan Peebles - PaceSetters Running Club
  • Steve Radich - Gold Cross Ambulance
  • Jamie Richardson - Kimberly Clark
  • Brenda Schanhofer, Air Wisconsin
  • Dr. Jennifer Steinhoff - Ascension
  • Scott Stielow - Bergstrom Automotive
  • Tammy VanBeek - Guardian Life Insurance Co. 
  • Gloria West - PaceSetters Running Club

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