Bring your energy and get ready to cheer for thousands of runners and walkers, from all across the country, as they speed their way along the 26.2 and 13.1 mile courses. Starting at the University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley on Midway Road in Menasha and ending at Riverside Park in Neenah, the course winds through six Fox Cities communities. You can be a great spectator with some simple tips and directions to make it a fun day!
Best Viewing Spots & Road Closures
Check out the links below for race day maps, road closures/detours and suggested viewing sites and how to get from one location to the next:
One of our participants’ favorite things is seeing the signs that spectators hold up for them as they pass by. From motivational to humorous, holding signs is a great way to cheer on your specific runner or our participants in general. Take a picture of your funny or motivational sign and post it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #FoxCities Marathon.
Do you get bored waiting for your runner to finish their race? Have a hard time seeing your runner through the crowds of people at the popular spectator spots? Sign up to volunteer as a Course Marshal and get a front-row seat as the runners pass by! Click here to visit our volunteer page and reserve your spot on race day!
Parking and Getting Around
UW-Fox Valley Parking & Directions
1478 Midway Road, Menasha
Limited parking is available at UW-Fox Valley in the west lot and at Sabre Lanes, just west of the UW-Fox Valley. Other parking options include Park ‘n Ride locations.
Riverside Park Parking & Directions
500 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah
Parking is available in Downtown Neenah parking ramps (1/2 mile west of the park) and on residential streets south of Riverside Park. Parking in Downtown Neenah gives you a scenic walk to the Finish Line plus if you walk along Wisconsin Ave. you’ll be able to cheer on participants as they finish the homestretch of their race.
Participants will receive an email in early September with their bib number and information about runner tracking. In September, anyone will be able to use the Runner Tracking feature at www.foxcitiesmarathon.org. At any point in the race, spectators can enter a participant’s name or bib number on the homepage to follow their progress.