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Posted on Oct 6, 2022, by

Local marathoners rise to the challenge!Every year we honor the fastest marathoners living in the original seven communities of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon with our Community Challenge Awards. They didn’t disappoint!  Thank you to our new sponsor TDS for helping us continue this tradition! Congratulations to our local runners: Appleton 1st Place: Jennifer Widi […]

After the Finish Line

Posted on Sep 18, 2022, by

It was a busy weekend in the Fox Cities, thanks to the annual Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction. The weekend of events brought out runners from all over, and the streets were filled with cheering spectators and volunteers. If you missed all the action, don’t worry–we’ve got you covered. Here’s a […]

Winners announced for the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction

Posted on Sep 18, 2022, by

The winners of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction are as follows: Full Marathon  (Men) Name City, State Time 1st place Seth Massot Appleton, Wis. 2:24:35 2nd place Jace Galley Neenah, Wis. 2:33:54 3rd place Cody Arendt Luxemburg, Wis. 2:48:54 Full Marathon (Women) 1st place Anne Schreiber Flagstaff, Ariz. 3:20:16 2nd place Breanna Suess Luxemburg, Wis […]

Walking Keeps Me Mobile at 80-years-young

Posted on Sep 13, 2022, by

By LoVie Schmidt My name is La Verne, but everyone calls me LoVie, and with 80 years around the sun under my belt, I know that staying active is one of the most important things in life. That’s why I walk. I remember reading the newspaper at my home in Appleton, when I saw an […]

Every Journey Starts With the First Step

Posted on Sep 12, 2022, by

by Bob and Lesley Strauss   My name is Bob, my wife is Lesley, and we never expected to compete in marathons when we married. But decades later, they have become a big part of who we are. In fact, we compete in so many that we don’t even train in between them. We just keep […]

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 […]

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. […]