Finding Joy in Running

Posted on Nov 24, 2021, by

Guest Blog by Brenda Johnson Running can have a profound effect on a person’s life, not only physically, but psychologically and spiritually.  We’ve all heard of the phrase “runner’s high.” But, do runners actually enjoy running?  I have friends who will say, “if you see me running, you better run too as it means something […]

Amcor Business Challenge Winners Announced for the 2021 Community First Fox Cities Marathon

Posted on Nov 24, 2021, by

APPLETON, Wis. (Nov. 24, 2021) – Twenty-four area companies and organizations were more than ready to compete after a year off from the Amcor Business Challenge, a friendly competition between businesses promoting health, wellness and community, part of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction weekend of events. “The Amcor Business Challenge […]

Marathon Winner has Dream Finish

Posted on Oct 29, 2021, by

Betsy Bulat Turner had run down Wisconsin Avenue to the Community First Fox Cities Marathon finish line in Neenah’s Riverside Park many times in the past. But, this time was extra special. She was leading the 2021 women’s marathon. Betsy and her husband, Steve, a Neenah native, live in Atlanta with their children, Tommy (5) […]

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 […]