APPLETON, Wis. (Nov. 24, 2021) – More than 150 students at 11 area schools participated in this year’s McCain School Challenge, part of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction weekend of events.
The challenge encourages schools to bring students together on race weekend to focus on getting kids active. Students can participate in any of the events, but most participate in the Guardian Kids Fun Run and the Ascension 5K Run/Walk.
“The mission of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon is to inspire health, wellness and community – one step at a time,” said Tara Perre, race director. “It’s so much fun to see the kids reach their goals and see their excitement at the finish line. We love encouraging young and old to participate and this hopefully gets kids hooked on a healthy activity early in life.”
The top schools this year are:
- First Place Winners receive $750 courtesy of McCain Foods
- Freedom Elementary (Large – 400 or more students)
- Spring Road Elementary in Neenah (Medium – 201-399 students)
- Celebration Lutheran School in Appleton (Small – under 200 students)
- Second Place Winners receive $500 courtesy of McCain Foods
- Little Chute Elementary (Large)
- Paul Lutheran in Appleton (Small)
- Third Place Winners receive $250 courtesy of McCain Foods
- Edward School in Appleton (Small)
The McCain School Challenge is free to all elementary, middle and high schools (public and parochial) in the Fox Cities and surrounding school districts. Winners are based on the percentage of students who participate. McCain Foods was welcomed as a new sponsor for the challenge and offered additional goodie bags to every child in the challenge.
About McCain Foods
McCain Foods is the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato products and supplies french fries, potato specialties, appetizers and desserts to retail and foodservice customers around the globe. McCain is the international leader in the frozen food industry, employing over 21,000 people and operating 52 production facilities on six continents. McCain Foods USA Inc., headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, employs 4,000 people and operates production facilities in Idaho, Maine, Nebraska, Washington and Wisconsin. For more information, visit https://www.mccain.com.
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. The weekend of events returns September 16-18, 2022.