Monthly Archives: August 2022

Running is Cheaper Than Therapy

Posted on Aug 19, 2022, by

by Michelle Diehl The first time I crossed the finish line of The Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction was in 2008. I’ll never forget it. The accomplishment of my first 26.2 miles was incredible, but that’s not what makes it one of my most memorable running moments. I’ll remember that moment […]

August 2022 Course Connection

Posted on Aug 19, 2022, by

One Month Left The August Course Connection features: Race-ready facts about the OSI Relay Marathon Making changes to your registration Build your team with the Amcor Business Challenge In the news: Jeffery Suhr and his four daughters will run the OSI Relay Marathon together Thirty-one-year participant Deborah Sharkey has run the Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K and […]

Don’t Let Your Disability Keep You on the Sidelines

Posted on Aug 10, 2022, by

By Katie Neuman I’ve spent about half my life struggling to accept myself. I was born with cerebral palsy (CP). It’s a disease that affects my ability to move and maintain balance and posture. As you can imagine, that makes running or even walking a marathon difficult. But that hasn’t stopped me. I’m 30-years-old and […]

Fox Cities Marathon welcomes new medical director for the 2022 weekend of events

Posted on Aug 5, 2022, by

The Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction is excited to announce its new medical director, David Hirschi, MD. Dr. Hirschi is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. He practices sports medicine and non-surgical orthopedic care at ThedaCare.  As medical director of the Fox Cities Marathon, Dr. Hirschi will be responsible for overseeing all aspects […]

Lessons My Son Teaches Me While Running

Posted on Aug 5, 2022, by

By Dan Langlois, ThedaCare Half Marathon participant It’s probably pretty common to hear from distance runners that their family inspires them to keep going. That’s true for me too. My reason for running is my son, Gabriel. He’s 12 years old and is dependent on the use of a wheelchair because he has spina bifida. […]

A Runner’s Reason to Volunteer

Posted on Aug 4, 2022, by

By John Ebel I’ve been a runner since around age 30. My first marathon was in Milwaukee three years before the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction began. During those first years I was running to stay healthy due to my family’s heart history, but over time it became a way of life. I was diagnosed with MS in 1998 at age 46. 2011 […]