Category Archives: Blogs

What’s new at this year’s weekend of events?

Posted on Sep 16, 2021, by

While we are excited to continue our traditions of giving back to our community, this year there are a number of new things to look forward to at our 30th running of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction on Sept. 17-19, 2021. Trucks for Participants and Kids – sponsored by Bergstrom […]

Cancer won’t define me

Posted on Sep 15, 2021, by

Guest blog by Tom Perri, Community First Full Marathon pacer My name is Tom Perri, and I will be pacing the 5-hour marathon group for the Community First Fox Cities Marathon. I was first introduced to the Fox Cities Marathon by Ron Goudreau and paced with him in 2008, and I also worked with Dean […]

Hard Work and Determination Go a Long Way

Posted on Sep 14, 2021, by

Guest blog by Chris Rand, Thedacare Half Marathon participant My name is Chris Rand and I was told I would never walk again after falling more than 75 feet off of a cliff. Now, just one year later, I will be running the ThedaCare Half Marathon. Back in 2020, my wife and I set a […]

Worth the wait

Posted on Sep 14, 2021, by

Guest blog by Amy Tegge, Community First Fox Cities Marathon participant “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”- Walter Elliot My name is Amy Tegge. This year my mom, Katie Tegge and I will be running in our first ever, in-person full marathon in September. Crossing the […]

Be Grateful for the Miles

Posted on Sep 14, 2021, by

Guest blog by Julia Stoffel, Community First Fox Cities Marathon participant The ability to run is a gift. I love the connection I find while on a run, at peace, in my own head. The joy I find and can share with others. Running for me was therapy – therapy that I needed after an […]

It’s never too late for a comeback

Posted on Aug 23, 2021, by

Guest blog by Dave Bonson, Ascension 5K participant As a recent retiree, I’m looking forward to putting on my walking shoes more often. My name is Dave Bonson and I will be walking the Ascension 5K Run/Walk in the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction. In the past, I have participated in […]

Listen to your body

Posted on Aug 23, 2021, by

Guest blog by Brian Farmer – Half Marathon Competitive Walking Division My name is Brian Farmer, and I will be competitively walking in the ThedaCare Half Marathon at this year’s Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction. I have been a roadrunner my entire life. However, after I developed sciatic nerve pain and […]

Summer Safety Tips for Parents

Posted on Jul 30, 2021, by

Summer is a time for many families to enjoy fun activities outdoors. Whether you have a toddler or school-aged kids out on summer break, knowing how to protect your children during the hot, sunny months can be challenging and a bit overwhelming Below are helpful tips for kids’ safety. Most apply to adults, too. Practice […]

Get Your Commemorative Jacket

Posted on Jul 20, 2021, by

Celebrate the 30th running of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon with a commemorative 1/4 zip pullover jacket!   Anyone can join the celebration with our commemorative 1/4 zip jacket – whether you are a fan, volunteer, walker or runner.  The jackets are available for purchase for only $21 through our registration site, Get Me […]