$58,000 donation from 2019 race exceeds $1 million given to local organizations
Posted on May 20, 2020, by Admin
The Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction is proud to announce it is donating more than $58,000 from its 2019 weekend of events. The donation brings the marathon’s total community impact to more than $1 million donated to local organizations and non-profits over its history.
“This is a tremendous milestone for the Community First Fox Cities Marathon and wouldn’t be possible without our amazing participants, volunteers and sponsors who show up each year to support our organization and the community,” said Courtney Vosters, chair of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Board of Directors. “Despite not being able to hold our events this year due to COVID-19, we look forward to celebrating our 30-year milestone in 2021 and continuing our tradition of giving back to the community.”
The Fox Cities Marathon Board approved the distribution of more than $58,000 from 2019 proceeds. Organizations benefiting from donations include:
- YMCA of the Fox Cities
- Gold Cross Ambulance
- PaceSetters, Inc.
- Fox Valley Technical College – nursing, police and fire programs
- University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh College of Nursing Program
- Volunteer Fox Cities
- Rawhide Boys Ranch
- Riverview Gardens ServiceWorks
Additional 2019 event donations went to local high school cross country teams who volunteered to assist with water stations and a donation from the 2019 Ascension 5K went to the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation Cancer Fund.
About Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction
The Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction inspires health, wellness and community … one step at a time. During its weekend of events, it brings together thousands of participants, volunteers, spectators, local businesses and community partners at eight events including a marathon, half marathon, relay marathon, 10K, 5K, kids events and an expo. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Community First Fox Cities Marathon gives back to area non-profits, community partners and running organizations. Over its 30-year history, the event has returned more than $1 million to local non-profits. Visit www.foxcitiesmarathon.org for more information.
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