March 2019
See you at the start line?
Race weekend is less than 7 months away!
Is this the year to: 
  • Set a personal record?
  • Tackle a new distance?
  • Invite friends and family to join you? 

No matter your goal, we are ready to help you reach it! 

Our 2018 weekend of events garnered a 98.8% satisfaction rating from our participants. They love the course and its beautiful scenery. They love the volunteers who help and encourage. They love the spectators who cheer them on by name. And, they love all the extras provided by our sponsors.

We hope you'll join us this year and see for yourself! Don't wait prices increase June 1.
'If I can do it, so can you!'
Guest blogger Diane Dennee
My hands trembled as I carefully pinned my first Fox Cities Half Marathon bib onto my t-shirt. My heart raced as I weaved the timing chip into my shoelace. I couldn't believe I was here to run 13.1 miles. What if I couldn't? What if I was the LAST one to finish?! What if I bit off more than I could chew? Was I even ready for this? Am I really a runner?

Get your gear at our online store
Blow out sale on 2018 items
Train in style with a variety of gear from the Community First Fox Cities Marathon online store. Save on shipping by picking up your order at the marathon office in Appleton or Run Away Shoes in Green Bay. Shipping will be available soon.
Giving Back: Appleton West Cross Country
Team 'loves' their water station and the many benefits they've received over the years from volunteering
With co-curricular budgets tight, cross country teams aren't always at the top of the list for new equipment. That's one of the reasons why the Appleton West Terror Cross Country team has a special connection with the Community First Fox Cities Marathon.

"I'm not sure I can fully express the connection we feel with this event," shared Coach Terry Gross. "We've used t he funds to pay for uniforms, warm-ups, and general supplies needed each year. This year we used some of the money to rent a large van to take our runners to the NCAA National Cross Country meet in Madison!"

Each year, the student-athletes and their friends and family volunteer at the first water station. For their efforts, they "earn" a donation from the marathon.

"The marathon is an opportunity for our team to give back to the local running community. So many of the runners say 'thank you volunteers' as they run past. It is heartwarming for us to know we were able to help them chase their goals," said Terry. "The kids always leave inspired."

Coach said the team loves working at their station, but, "unfortunately for our athletes, they need to arrive around 5:30 Sunday morning coming off a cross country invitational the Saturday prior. High School students start the morning moving slow; but, once the light of day arrives and the wheel chair competitors fly past, they are eager for the runners approaching."

He also shared a standing tradition involves the "dreaded" Vaseline board. 

"Each year the athlete who diligently greased the board and made it available to the runners gets to nominate his or her successor," he said. "Possible nominees are a topic of conversation weeks in advance of the marathon."

Thanks Terror Cross Country for being a part of our race!
Left, Appleton West runners converge at UW-Madison to witness the NCAA National Cross Country meet. "Our team was energized by watching some of the best collegiate runners compete - including men’s and women’s individual champions for the Badgers," said Terry. Right, Terrors show off their hardware and new uniforms at a 2018 meet.

Giving back to the community is the heart of our event. It helps to fulfill our mission: Inspiring health, wellness and community - one step at a time.    
Sponsor Spotlight: Miron Construction
Building Excellence
in the Fox Cities
Serving the communities in which employees live, work, and play is an important part of Miron Construction’s corporate mission. We're very excited to welcome them back as our presenting sponsor!

"Very few events so widely engage the entire Fox Cities like the Community First Fox Cities Marathon festival of races," said David G. Voss, Jr., president and CEO of Miron Construction. "From the thousands of participants to the countless volunteers, it’s wonderful to see so many come together in support of the event. Miron is incredibly proud to be a part of the excitement."

In addition to their sponsorship, Miron's employees are actively engaged as runners, walkers and volunteers.

"For Miron, and for our employees, the Fox Cities Marathon is a chance to be a part of something bigger than our company," said David. "It’s a chance to join the larger Fox Cities community for a weekend of personal accomplishment and service."

Thank you Miron for your continued support!

Learn more about Miron and the many services they provide at
Miron employees volunteer at their water
station during the 2018 marathon.
Local Race Scene
St. Pat's Benefit Run
10 Mile & 5K
Sunday, March 10 - 9 a.m.
Tanner's Bar & Grill

Visit DuTriRun for details.

9th Annual OSI/Miron
April Fools' 5K
Friday, March 22 - 6 p.m.
Orthopedic & Sports Institute in Appleton
Visit  for details.
Sole Burner 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 11 - 9 a.m.
City Park, Appleton

Visit for details.
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