Category Archives: Blogs

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 […]

Goal setting for focus and success

Posted on Jun 30, 2021, by

Goals provide us with focus and direction and act as a benchmark for success. Whether the Community First Fox Cities Marathon weekend of events are competitive for you or “just for fun”, we can all benefit from setting goals. Goal setting is not as easy as saying, “I want to finish the race,” you need […]

Running & walking for mental health

Posted on May 30, 2021, by

Mental health is plain and simple – it’s how we think, feel, and act. By that definition, we all have mental health! When we are mentally healthy, we have the ability to feel, express, and manage emotions – both pleasant and challenging. We can support good mental health by caring for ourselves consistently. But what […]

Fueling for Marathoners & Half Marathoners

Posted on Apr 29, 2021, by

Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand, and training for a marathon or half marathon is no different. Proper fueling can make or break your training program and race day success. Nutrition will impact how well you recover, how well you adapt and how well you perform in your workouts and on race day. Recovery […]

5 tips to transition from winter to spring running

Posted on Mar 28, 2021, by

Being a runner in Wisconsin has its challenges as winter brings harsh and more difficult running weather. While some people enjoy running in all temperatures and terrain, many find themselves turning to the treadmill to get their run in when it’s frigid and icy outside. While winter may feel long and never ending, the good […]

Cancer doesn’t have to halt your running & fitness goals

Posted on Oct 13, 2020, by

Editor’s Note: As we enter fall, we also enter into Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer awareness activities. To help those currently fighting any form of cancer, we invited the YMCA of the Fox Cities to share how LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program, helps adult cancer […]