Race & Events

Fox Cities Marathon

Full Marathon Finisher Certificate

Sunday, September 18, 2016 – 7:00 a.m.

Start Line:  UW-Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI
Finish Line:  Riverside Park, 500 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah, WI

This year’s Community First Fox Cities Marathon features over 6.5 miles of paved trail running and many more miles of scenic park and waterfront sections of the course! This year’s race begins in front of the Barlow Planetarium on the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley campus in Menasha and continues to make its way through six Fox Cities communities before finishing at scenic Riverside Park near downtown Neenah.

All Community First Fox Cities Marathon finishers receive a custom printed The North Face® brand technical, FINISHERS shirt with gender-specific sizing and a Finishers medal to commemorate their race participation and finish at the Community First Fox Cities Marathon!

Full Marathon Course Information

  • USATF Certified Course & 2017 and 2018 Boston Marathon Qualifier!  
  • Maps: Start Line, Race Course & Finish Line
  • Gear Check is provided at the Start Line
  • The course is open until 2:00 p.m.
  • No race-day entries are permitted
  • You must wear your MYLAPS Timing Tag (located on the back of your race bib)
  • Water and Gatorade will be available throughout the course approximately every 1-2 miles. GU Energy Gel will also be available at two locations on the course.
  • Porta-potties will be available at the Start Line, Finish Line and near every water station approximately every 1-2 miles.
  • Pacesetters Pacing Team Information
  • First Timer Question & Answer Clinic on Race Weekend
  • Awards: Overall, Age Division and Kimberly-Clark Community Challenge
  • Regular bikes, skates, dogs, strollers or unauthorized vehicles are not allowed
  • Click here for shuttle and parking information.
  • Visit our FAQ page if you have more questions.

Start Line Corrals

To ensure a smooth and safe start for all race participants, the field will be separated into three (3) seeded corrals. We ask that you enter the gate that corresponds to the letter on your race bib (i.e. ‘CORRAL C’). Your corral number is based on the estimated finishing time you provided us on your registration form. Please look for pacing signage and helpful volunteers at the Start Line to assist you in locating and entering the correct corral.  Seeded corrals with the fastest in the front and progressively slower runners/walkers behind will minimize the amount of unnecessary passing during the first few miles and make for a safer and more enjoyable experience and event for everyone. You may start with a slower corral than you have been assigned; however you cannot start with a faster corral than you have been assigned.

Will Call Packet Pick-Up

You can elect to pick-up your Marathon packet on race day for a fee of $25 if pre-ordered. If you elect race-day, Will Call Packet Pick-Up, you will immediately be charged $25, which cannot be refunded (even if you pick-up your packet at the Network Health Health & Wellness Expo).

*Registration space is not guaranteed based on meeting our stated race caps. Please contact the Fox Cities Marathon with any questions or additional details.

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There will be live music and DJs all along the Sunday course!  This year’s course entertainment is sponsored by Century 21 Ace Realty.  Click here to see the entertainment sports on our interactive map!

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Don’t be left out – learn more about the ‘Fox Cities Build-Up Challenge’ – click on the logo  for more information!

 

 

25-Year Club

Congratulations to the following runners who have participated each year since the first race!

Jeff Alderton Appleton, WI
John Ebel Appleton, WI
Basil Hansen Waupaca, WI
Ned Hughes Appleton, WI
Joe Jilek Madison, WI
Mike Jovanovich Neenah, WI
Stuart Kolb Green Bay, WI
Kelly Luther Appleton, WI
Elaine Moore Appleton, WI
Brian Moser Fond du Lac, WI
Gary Nettekoven Appleton, WI
Forrest Pearson Hudson, WI
Henry Rueden DePere, WI
Anne Siegrist Appleton, WI
Joe Thoma Oak Creek, WI
Fred Umland Neenah, WI
Bill Vande Voort Kimberly, WI
James Vanden Branden Neenah, WI

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 Half Marathon

Half Marathon Finisher Certificate – Open Division

Half Marathon Finisher Certificate – Competitive Walk Division

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Start Times:
7:00 a.m. – Open Division
7:05 a.m. – Competitive Walk Division

Locations:
Start Line:  UW-Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI
Finish Line:  Riverside Park, 500 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah, WI

The ThedaCare Half Marathon course features almost 3 miles of paved trail running and many more miles of scenic park and waterfront sections fo the course! In addition, this year’s race still begins in front of the Barlow Planetarium on the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley campus in Menasha and makes its way through four Fox Cities communities before finishing at scenic Riverside Park near downtown Neenah. The 13.1 mile route will follow the Marathon course until just before Mile 2 where it splits off on its own before rejoining the last 9 miles of the Marathon to the finish line. The course features rolling terrain with only a bridge overpass at mile 2. Scroll down for detailed course maps.

All ThedaCare Half Marathon finishers receive a custom printed The North Face® brand technical, FINISHERS shirt with gender-specific sizing and a Finishers medal to commemorate their race participation and finish at the ThedaCare Half Marathon!

Half Marathon Race Information

  • USATF Certified Course – Boston Qualifier!
  • Maps: Start Line, Race Course, & Finish Line
  • Gear Check is provided at the Start Line
  • The course is open until 2:00 p.m.
  • No race-day entries are permitted
  • You must wear your MYLAPS Timing Tag (located on the back of your race bib)
  • Water and Gatorade will be available throughout the course approximately every 1-2 miles. GU Energy Gel will also be available at one locations on the course.
  • Porta-potties will be available at the Start Line, Finish Line and near every water station approximately every 1-2 miles.
  • Pacesetters Pacing Team Information
  • First Timer Question & Answer Clinic on Race Weekend
  • Awards: Overall and Age Division Awards for both the Open and Competitive Walk Divisions
  • Regular bikes, skates, dogs, strollers or unauthorized vehicles are not allowed
  • Click here for shuttle and parking information.
  • Visit our FAQ page if you have more questions.

Half Marathon Competitive Walk

  • Separate Start Time (7:05 a.m.)
  • Same course as the open division
  • Designed for participants that are looking for a competition that features walking only
  • If you’re unsure if you might run, jog, shuffle or do anything other than walk – it is recommended that you sign up for the Open Division.
  • All Competitive Walk participants will be in ‘CORRAL D’ – located in the church parking lot adjacent to Midway Rd.
  • Competitive Walk Rules

Start Line Corrals

To ensure a smooth and safe start for all race participants, the field will be separated into three (3) seeded corrals. We ask that you enter the gate that corresponds to the letter on your race bib (i.e. ‘CORRAL C’). Your corral number is based on the estimated finishing time you provided us on your registration form. Please look for pacing signage and helpful volunteers at the Start Line to assist you in locating and entering the correct corral.  Seeded corrals with the fastest in the front and progressively slower runners/walkers behind will minimize the amount of unnecessary passing during the first few miles and make for a safer and more enjoyable experience and event for everyone. You may start with a slower corral than you have been assigned; however you cannot start with a faster corral than you have been assigned.

Will Call Packet Pick-Up

You can elect to pick-up your Half Marathon packet on race day for a fee of $25 if pre-ordered. If you elect race-day, Will Call Packet Pick-Up, you will immediately be charged $25, which cannot be refunded (even if you pick-up your packet at the Network Health Health & Wellness Expo).

*Registration space is not guaranteed based on meeting our stated race caps. Please contact the Fox Cities Marathon with any questions or additional details.

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There will be live music and DJs all along the Sunday course!  This year’s course entertainment is sponsored by Century 21 Ace Realty.  Click here to see the entertainment sports on our interactive map!

Challenge Badge_final Don’t be left out – learn more about the ‘Fox Cities Build-Up Challenge’ – click on the logo for more information!

 

 

 

 Relay Marathon

Relay Marathon Finisher Certificate

 

Sunday, September 18, 2016 – 7:00 a.m.

Start Line:  UW-Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI
Finish Line:  Riverside Park, 500 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah, WI

2016 Relay Confirmation & Important Team Information

Round up your family, friends, or co-workers and get in on the excitement of the Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon! Relay teams are comprised of 2-5 people, each running one (or more) leg of the race and hands off the MYLAPS timing tag to the next runner at pre-set Relay Exchange Zones.

Team members will wear a MYLAPS timing tag on a strap attached to their race bib and will hand off the tag to their teammate at designated Relay Exchange Zones. Relay legs distances vary (see below).

All Relay Marathon participants receive a custom printed The North Face® brand technical shirt with gender-specific sizing and a Finishers medal to commemorate their race participation and finish of the Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon!

Relay Categories

  • Business/Organization – any combination of male or female employees from a company or non-profit organization
  • Open Division – any and all combinations of race participants
  • Female Division – all relay team members must be female
  • Family & Friends Division – have fun competing with your family and friends

Relay Marathon Course Information

  • Maps: Start Line, Race Course, Relay Exchange Zones & Finish Line
  • The course is open until 2:00 p.m.
  • No race-day entries are permitted
  • You must wear your MYLAPS Timing Tag while you are running
  • Water and Gatorade will be available throughout the course approximately every 1-2 miles
  • GU Energy Gel will also be available at two locations on the course
  • Porta-potties will be available at the Start Line, Finish Line and near every water station approximately every 1-2 miles
  • Awards: Winning team in each Relay Category
  • Regular bikes, skates, dogs, strollers or unauthorized vehicles are not allowed
  • Click here for shuttle and parking information
  • Visit our FAQ page if you have more questions

Relay Marathon Leg Distances & Exchange Information

Runner

Distance (Est.)

Leg Start

Leg Finish

1

6.4 miles

Start Line: UW-Fox Valley

1478 Midway Rd., Menasha

Heart of the Valley YMCA

225 W. Kennedy Ave., Kimberly

Heart of the Valley YMCA Relay Exchange Zone

2

4.0 miles

Heart of the Valley YMCA

225 W. Kennedy Ave., Kimberly

E Maes St/Elm St intersection, Kimberly

Kimberly Relay Exchange Zone

3

5.1 miles

E Maes St/Elm St intersection, Kimberly

‘Between The Locks’ restaurant

1004 S. Olde Oneida St., Appleton

‘Between The Locks’ Relay Exchange Zone

4

5.4 miles

‘Between The Locks’ restaurant

1004 S. Olde Oneida St., Appleton

9th Street Boat Landing

Tayco St/9th Street intersection, Menasha

Menasha Relay Exchange Zone

5

5.3 miles

9th Street Boat Landing

Tayco St/9th Street intersection, Menasha

Finish Line: Riverside Park

500 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah

Relay Marathon Exchange Zones Driving Directions

If you do not plan to take advantage of free Relay Marathon shuttles, please click on the link below for specific driving directions that will help you avoid having to cross the runners course and get you as efficiently from one relay exchange zone to the next.

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Lamers Bus Lines will provide transportation to the start line and Relay Exchange Zones for all Relay Marathon team participants. Shuttles will make only ONE trip from each Relay Exchange Zone to the finish line and will make that trip when the last team has completed their leg. If you prefer, you may also provide your own transportation. Shuttle schedule will be available closer to race weekend. All relay shuttles will load and depart from downtown Neenah near the Bergstrom Towers on Wisconsin Ave.  Remember, only first leg runners take start line shuttle.

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There will be live music and DJs all along the Sunday course!  This year’s course entertainment is sponsored by Century 21 Ace Realty.  Click here to see the entertainment sports on our interactive map!

Gear Check

Athletes running the first leg may use the Gear Check Service provided at the start line. Athletes running the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or final leg of the relay can hand their gear bags to their incoming teammate for transportation to the next Relay Exchange Zone.

Timing/Results

Relay teams will pass a MYLAPS timing tag from runner to runner using the provided belt. Teams are not required to use the belt but should plan on returning the belt to the Fox Cities Marathon at the Finish Line. At each Relay Exchange Zone, the incoming runner hands the MYLAPS timing tag to their teammate, who fastens it securely before leaving the Relay Exchange Zone. Relay team results will be listed by overall team rank in the five divisions: Business/Organization, Open, Female, Family & Friends, and Costume Divisions.

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5K Run/Walk

5K Run/Walk Finisher Certificate

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 9:00 a.m.
Start & Finish:  Riverside Park, 500 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah

Run, jog or walk the exciting 3.1 mile course, starting and finishing at Riverside Park in Neenah. Not only does the course feature flat terrain and residential neighborhoods, participants finish at the same location as the Sunday Marathon & Half Marathon participants. You’ll experience an energy and excitement unmatched at any other 5K event!

All participants will receive a custom-printed short-sleeve technical shirt, Finisher’s medal, and post-race refreshments.

The Affinity Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk is also stroller and dog friendly! The little riders and furry friends do not need to be registered.

Dr. Alejandro Garcia from Affinity Medical Group is part of the team dedicated to the Affinity Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk on race weekend and throughout the year.

Learn more about Dr. Garcia and read his blogs.

Registration & Packet Pick-Up

  • Friday, Sept. 16 (4:00 – 8:00 p.m.) at the Network Health Health & Wellness Expo (UW-Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Rd. Menasha)
  • Please use the west Field House entrance (16W) – FREE parking is available in the large west lot off University Ave.
  • Saturday, Sept. 17 (7:00 – 8:45 a.m.) in the Riverside Park Pavilion (500 E. Wisconsin Ave. Neenah)
  • Parking is available in downtown Neenah ramps and residential streets (watch for ‘No Parking’ signs on streets so your vehicle is not towed!)
  • If you are unable to pick-up your race packet, you may have a friend or family member do so
5K Run/Walk Information
  • Maps: Course & Start/Finish Line
  • Gear Check is provided at the Start Line
  • Race-day registration starts at 7:00 a.m. (space permitting)
  • You must wear your MYLAPS timing tag (located on the back of your race bib)
  • Water and Gatorade available at one water station on the course
  • Awards: Overall & Age Division
  • Pet and stroller friendly

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Fun Run

Kids Fun Run Finisher Certificate

Friday, September 16, 2016 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Neuroscience Group Field @ Fox Cities Stadium, 2400 N. Casaloma Dr., Appleton, WI

Race Details:
  • Same-day registration (space permitting)
  • Registration begins at 4:00 p.m.
  • Games, activities and FREE food all evening
  • Mini-Dash run around the bases begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs in heats until approx. 6:15 p.m.
  • ¼ Mile Race around the warning track begins at 6:30 p.m. and runs in heats until approx. 7:00 p.m.
  • ½ Mile Race around the warning track begins at 7:00 p.m. and runs in heats until approx. 7:30 p.m.

When you register for the 17th annual Guardian Kids Fun Run you will be asked which race your child will be running. This is to help us coordinate the runs the most efficiently so everyone enjoys the experience and has fun!

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Your school can win up to a $1,000 gift certificate from School Specialty!

It’s easy if your kid(s) participate in the Guardian Kids Fun Run (or any weekend event) – you can help your school!

Click here for more information!

Guardian Kids Fun Run Philosophy:

The Guardian Kids Fun Run feels strongly that exercise should be a healthy part of every child’s life; however we do not believe that young children should have to deal with the stress and pressure that comes with serious competition.  The Guardian Kids Fun Run is designed so that every child leaves the event feeling like a winner and sporting a medal. We are not awarding trophies this year to the fastest children overall, but rather reward and acknowledge each and every child who comes out and participates.

Life is filled with pressure and stress, let’s allow kids to be kids and just run and have fun!

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Diaper Dash & Toddler Trot

Diaper Dash & Toddler Trot Finisher Certificate

 

Friday, September 16, 2016 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Neuroscience Group Field @ Fox Cities Stadium, 2400 N. Casaloma Dr., Appleton, WI

The Huggies® Diaper Dash & Toddler Trot is a great way for our future runners to participate in a safe and fun activity that lets them compete.

Join us for the 2016 Huggies® Diaper Dash. Encourage your baby to crawl the length of the track to win Huggies® Product! Your $5 registration fee includes a t-shirt, race bib and goodie bag! Remember your child must crawl to qualify. Crawl and Have FUN!

Join us for the 2016 Huggies®Toddler Trot. Encourage your toddler to race through the obstacle course and roll across the finish line to win Huggies® product. Your $5 registration fee includes a t-shirt, race bib and goodie bag!  Trot and have FUN!

For both events, races will be held every 10 minutes. You will pick a time slot when you register your child!

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Health & Wellness Expo & Packet Pick Up

Friday, September 16  4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 17  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI

The Network Health Health & Wellness Expo returns to the UW-Fox Valley Field House and Communication Arts Center. This venue offers ample room to bring in high-quality vendors with many of the products, samples and latest technology in sports, fitness and nutrition that our participants have come to expect.

  • Registration & Packet Pick-Up for Sunday Events and 5K Run/Walk (Friday only)
  • MYLAPS BibTag Verification
  • Official Fox Cities Marathon Merchandise
  • First Timers Question & Answer Session (6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16 and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17)
  • PaceSetters Pacing Team Information at the PaceSetters booth

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Packet pick-up times vary depending on your event – please read the following information carefully!

Community First Fox Cities Marathon
ThedaCare Half Marathon
Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon
  • Network Health Health & Wellness Expo is located at University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha
  • Friday, Sept. 16 – 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. & Saturday, Sept. 17 – 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
  • Please use the west Field House entrance at the University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley (FREE parking is available in the large west parking lot off University Ave.)
  • If you are unable to pick up your race packet, you may have a friend or family member do so
Affinity Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk
  • Friday, Sept. 16 – 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Network Health Health & Wellness Expo (University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha)
  • Please use the west Field House entrance at University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley (FREE parking is available in the large west parking lot off University Ave.)
  • Saturday, Sept. 17 – 7:00 until 8:45 a.m. in the Pavilion at Riverside Park on Wisconsin Ave, Neenah
  • Parking is available in downtown Neenah ramps and residential streets (please watch for ‘No Parking’ signs on streets so your vehicle is not towed!)
  • If you are unable to pick up your race packet, you may have a friend or family member do so
Guardian Kids Fun Run
  • Friday, Sept. 16 starting at 4:00 p.m. at Fox Cities Stadium (2400 Casaloma Dr.. Appleton, WI 54912)
MYLAPS BibTag Verification
  • Located at the PaceSetters Running Club booth inside the Network Health Health & Wellness Expo
  • 5K BibTag verification will also be available in the Pavilion at Riverside Park on Saturday morning
  • Ensure your race results and personal information are correct

Network Health Health & Wellness Expo Vendors: