Don't Delay - Space is Filling Fast!
Marathon - 87% FULL
Half Marathon - 75% FULL
Relay Marathon - 60% FULL
(as of 7/14/14)
Community First Fox Cities Marathon, ThedaCare Half Marathon and the Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon races were filled to capacity in 2013 - and we are well ahead of last year's pace for 2014!
Secure your spot at the start line and join us for the 24th annual Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction.
ThedaCare Training Guide Now Available!
The ThedaCare Marathon & Half Marathon Training Guide is now available to view and download! Click here to check out this great resource for new or experienced runners and walkers!
Expo Booth Space & Goodie Bag Marketing
Does your company want to market your product or service to thousands of runners and walkers? Then you'll either want to reserve a space at the Network Health Health & Wellness Expo or put something in the participant goodie bags!
Click here to to reserve your spot at the Network Health Health & Wellness Expo!
Click here to put your sample, coupon or brochure in participant goodie bags!
Miron Construction New Platinum Sponsor
Miron Construction, Neenah, has increased their 2014 sponsorship of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon and will now be the Platinum Sponsor. With this change, the name of the weekend of events will now be the Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction.
"We've been a sponsor of the Marathon for countless years and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to step up our involvement to become the Platinum sponsor," said David G. Voss, Jr., president & CEO of Miron Construction Co., Inc.
MIRUN Construction Blog
Meet Ashley and Jim, two ordinary people training for their first Fox Cities Marathon. We thought it would be fun to follow them for a few months as they prepare for this intense experience. Along the way they will be sharing their stories - the highs and the lows - with the hope they inspire you, the everyday person, to get up and RUN!
Follow this link to learn more:
Fox Cities Marathon – Course Corner #3
Jesse Drake, Race Operations Manager
The third ‘Course Corner’ of the season features the heart of the marathon course, miles 10-15. This section of the course traverses the hills of Kaukauna, the scenic views afforded the participant in Combined Locks, an under-the-highway tunnel and some of the residential neighborhoods of eastern Appleton.
Mile 10 – Mile 12
The Mile 10 marker features the second Relay Exchange Zone (near the intersection of Wisconsin Ave & Margaret St, Kaukauna) where relay teams third member will the starting his or her leg. Shortly after the relay zone you’ll round the corner and be heading towards the downtown Kaukauna area and over another bridge – downhill this time! Once you cross the river, Mile 11 is just ahead…followed by about a 5 block gradual incline, but don’t worry, once you’re past these 5 blocks you won’t encounter a bigger hill the rest of the course!
Our first on-course Medical Station is also located near the Main Ave/2nd St. intersection. Feel free to stop and ask for assistance for anything you might need – even something as simple as a blister. Medical personnel are present throughout the course as well if you need something at a point between the specific stations.
Turning west on 9th Street, south on Kenneth Avenue and west on Buchanan Road takes you past the shaded residential neighborhoods of Kaukauna. Not too far ahead on Buchanan Road and you’ll already be at Mile 12 – closing in on the halfway mark and the Village of Combined Locks.
Water Station: Crooks Ave/Main Ave intersection, Kaukauna
Medical Station: Main Ave/2nd Street intersection, Kaukauna
Mile 12 – Mile 15
The Mile 12-13 section of the course in Combined Locks takes participants past residential homes, views of the beginning of the fall colors in the trees and the not too distant halfway point of the race – it’s all downhill from here right?!?
The 13.1 mark is at the top of a small hill, so you’ll be able to see the spot for a little ways before arriving. Once you pass the timing split mat it’s downhill and to the right as everyone (minus our wheel chair participant due to their speed) will follow the path to the tunnel going under Hwy. CE. Music and excitement will be heard through the tunnel from the Guardian Life Insurance volunteers on the south side of the tunnel – this section is one that you’ll be sure to remember!
The first GU Energy Gel Station is also located on the south side of The Tunnel – make sure you do your training runs with GU so that it’s not something new to your system on race day.
Following ‘The Tunnel’, participants will be able to experience the newer residential neighborhoods of east Appleton as they make their way west, eventually towards Menasha and Neenah. It’s at this point in the race that although you may start to question if you’re going to be able to make it, know that you’re starting to head directly for the Finish Line!
The excitement will once again pick-up as you approach Mile 15, which is the location for the third Relay Exchange Zone. Take advantage of and use the energy and excitement of the spectators and “fresh” relay runners to propel you towards the homestretch!
Water Station: 1300 Buchanan Road, Kaukauna
GU Energy Gel Station #1 ‘The Tunnel’ – south side, Appleton
Water Station: ‘The Tunnel’ – south side, Appleton
Emons Rd/Randy’s Ln intersection, Appleton
For additional information, please check out the ‘Zone 3’ map as well for a detailed look at this section of the course. If you do have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Jesse Drake at the FCM office email@example.com
2014 Marathons of Wisconsin Challenge Announced!