November 2020
This year more than ever, we are thankful for you. As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving, know you are among them. This year has been like no other that our non-profit race has experienced. It's put a halt to in-person events and forced us all to find new ways to stay connected, help each other and stay healthy. As we near the end of 2020, we wanted to pause and say thank you for your support this year. It has meant the world to us!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay healthy, stay safe and keep moving!

The Community First Fox Cities Marathon Team
Join us this Thursday, Nov. 19 for Virtual VolunteerFEST 2020
Interested in volunteering to support the marathon? We'll be talking all things volunteering 5:30 - 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Volunteer Fox Cities Virtual VolunteerFEST.

VolunteerFEST is a one stop shop to explore volunteer opportunities in the Fox Cities. On the week of November 16 – 20, Volunteer Fox Cities will host Zoom meetings where you can speak with representatives from many agencies who need YOUR help! 

Check volunteerfoxcities.org/volunteerfest for details.
Indoor Cycling – The perfect complement
to your running program
Guest Blog By Kenzi Weidman
Whether you’ve been a runner for life, have picked it up the past few years or you’re training for your first half marathon – cross training should be one of the key parts of any runner’s workout program. What is one of the best ways to cross train? Indoor cycling, commonly referred to as “spin.” 

Join us at virtual races
benefiting our communities
Community First Credit Union 37th Annual Santa Scamper benefiting St. Joseph Food Program
Cash the Bear at the 2019 Community First Credit Union Santa Scamper. Rumor has it he's in training for this year already!
Christmas will look different this year in Appleton. The Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade is scaled back and that means the Community First Credit Union 37th Annual Santa Scamper needs to adapt as well.

Instead of a big group run to kick off the parade, participants can run or walk with family and friends whenever and wherever with the virtual offering. What remains the same is the spirit of the event, the support of St. Joseph's Food Program and everyone can add to their Santa Scamper hat collection!

Registration is open through Sunday, Dec. 6. Packet pickup and food donation drop off is at Run Away Shoes locations in Appleton, Oshkosh and Green Bay beginning Dec. 15.

Share the fun with your pictures using #CFCUSantaScamperWI on social media.

Looking for Santa? Beginning Nov. 24, "Santa Claus is Coming to Appleton" every Tuesday evening until Christmas. Santa's float, accompanied by Appleton Police and Fire Department vehicles, will visit a different section of the City from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Visit Santa2020Appleton.org and follow Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade's Facebook page for more details.
Virtual Rudolph Run presented by Community First Credit Union
Two reindeer ready to race.
Changes are also coming to Future Neenah's annual "A Very Neenah Christmas" tradition.

Join us on Saturday, December 5 for the first ever VIRTUAL Rudolph Run presented by Community First Credit Union. It's not safe to run as a herd of reindeer this year, so run (or walk) the one mile however and whenever you want that day! 

Registration is only $5 and you receive a Rudolph Run winter hat. 

Share photos wearing your buffalo plaid beanie using #RunRunRudolphCFCU and you’ll be entered to win a Downtown Neenah gift certificate! 
Festival Foods Turkey Trot: Home Edition
Get your workout in this Thanksgiving Day with the Festival Foods Turkey Trot: Home Edition, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs.

The Festival Foods Turkey Trot provides a treasured family tradition while promoting healthy lifestyles and raising funds for charities. The event is the perfect guilt-free solution for eating your weight in mashed potatoes while raising awareness and funds for local organizations.

You can partake in either a 5-mile run or a 2-mile walk beginning from your home or destination of choice, and is open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Don’t forget to include your favorite cuddly companion!

Make sure to use #FestivalFoodsTurkeyTrot when adding photos to social media.
Take the Global Runner Survey today
The Global Runner Survey is more important than ever this year. Join runners from around the world to share how you are approaching running in 2020 and beyond. Take the survey today!
Registration is open for our
2021 weekend of events
Celebrating 30 year of miles, moments & memories
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.

Friday, Sept. 17
  • Guardian Kids Fun Run
  • Huggies Diaper Dash & Toddler Trot
  • OSMS Health & Wellness Expo

Saturday, Sept. 18
  • SCHEELS 10K Run/Walk
  • Ascension 5K Run/Walk
  • OSMS Health & Wellness Expo

Sunday, Sept. 19
  • Community First Fox Cities Marathon
  • Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Cities Relay Marathon
  • ThedaCare Half Marathon with a competitive walk division
Questions? 
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(920) 882-9499
(877) 230-7223
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