March 2019
See you at the start line?
Race weekend is less than six months away. Prices increase June 1!
This could be your 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! 

There's a lot happening at . Check out the latest updates:

  • Training runs kick off May 25! Join PaceSetters Running Club every Saturday here in the Fox Cities. The club provides support, Gatorade and more to runners and walkers of all experience levels. Run/Walk support provided for full, half and relay training. Not local? We'll have you covered soon with the ThedaCare
Training Guide.

  • Marathon & Half Marathon 101 Course - May 29. Join the marathon team and the PaceSetters as we host experienced marathoner Carrie Miller and members of Moms Run This Town at the Community First Credit Union Home Office, 1575 Dresang Way, Neenah, WI.

  • Coming from out of town? Check out our updated listing of partner hotels. Choose from nine Fox Cities hotels within a 1-to-15 mile range of the start line and finish line.
It's Volunteer Appreciation Month!
Our volunteers are on a mission
Each year an army of more than 2,000 volunteers sign up to support our races. Their mission? To help every single runner and walker achieve their goals and to help supporters and the community get around on race day. Without them, our race wouldn't be nearly as special.

See for yourself in this video, first shown at our Volunteer Appreciation Event.

Volunteer registration for this year will begin in June. Watch for details.
Sponsor Spotlight: Kwik Trip
Dedicated to serving and making a positive difference
Kwik Trip is more than just a great company with convenient locations to get gas, fresh food and coffee. It's also an important part of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon weekend of events.

This Volunteer Appreciation Month, we also want to say thank you to Kwik Trip, our Volunteer Sponsor. Providing support to our volunteers is critical to the success of all of our races. Whether volunteers are helping direct runners and traffic or cleaning up garbage after the race, Kwik Trip helps us deliver a great volunteer experience.

"Kwik Trip is dedicated to serving and making a positive difference in our communities ," said Steve Wrobel , a member of the Kwik Trip Team in Public Relations. "Being part of the marathon allows our Kwik Trip family a way to support many people in our community. Giving of your own time is a reflection of hearts wanting to make a positive difference by serving others."

Kwik Trip is a family-owned company based in La Crosse, WI and home to more than 23,000 associates and 600+ stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. With their own Bakery, Kitchens, Dairy, Distribution and Transportation divisions, they produce much of what is served and deliver it right to your local store every day, so you always get fresh, quality products. You can l earn more about Kwik Trip at .

Thank you Kwik Trip for your continued support!
Course Corner: Miles 5-8
Miles 5-8 of the Marathon course feature residential areas in east Appleton – also referred to as Darboy – and Kimberly.  

This section of the course is flat and will allow you to develop a rhythm and pace that will be valuable to you in miles down the road. 

Interesting features along this portion of the course include a tunnel going under Hwy. CE and the first trail. Your travels will take you past three different water stations, the first ‘Relay Exchange Zone’ and the Heart of the Valley YMCA.

Read more at .

Right: A runner exits the tunnel under Hwy. CE in Kimberly during the 2018 race.
Thanks to our 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.
The Community First Fox Cities Marathon Board of Directors includes:
  • Chair Courtney Vosters - Orthopedic & Sports Institute
  • Vice Chair Craig Sachs - Miron Construction
  • Secretary Sue Pawlowski - YMCA of the Fox Cities
  • Treasurer Craig Gloudemans - Community First Credit Union (Right) Craig volunteers at the Guardian Kids Fun Run.
  • Janine Boldra - Ascension
  • Jan Peebles - PaceSetters Running Club
  • Steve Radich - Gold Cross Ambulance
  • Jamie Richardson - Kimberly Clark
  • Brenda Schanhofer, Wrightstown Community and Student Wellness Center
  • Scott Stielow - Bergstrom Automotive
  • Tammy VanBeek - Guardian Life Insurance Co.
  • Gloria West - PaceSetters Running Club
Local Race Scene
Glow 4 IT 5K Run/Walk
F riday, April 26 at 7:30PM
Hydro Park, Kaukauna 

All proceeds from the event benefit SOAR Fox Cities.
for details.
Sole Burner 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m.
City Park, Appleton

for details.
Paws for a Cause 5K Run
and 2 Mile Walk
Friday, May 31 at 6 p.m.
Depot Street Park, Seymour

Run with our without your dog at this event hosted by the Seymour Scouts. All proceeds benefit the
Seymour Police Department
K-9 unit.

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

(877) 230-7223
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