Community First – Fox Cities Marathon!

Community First Fox Cities Marathon - Presented by Kimberly-ClarkThere is still time to sign up for this years Community First Fox Cities Marathon! The 2014 Community First Fox Cities Marathon will take place this weekend, this is a whole weekend of events planned with the whole family in mind. It all kicks off tonight September 19th at 4:00 PM at Appleton North High School!

This years weekend of events kicks off with the Guardian Kids Fun Run. The 2014 Guardian Kids Fun Run will take place at the Appleton North High School Track & Field complex.  Join us this year as kids will be able to run and finish on the state of the art high school track complex! Below is important times for this event:

4:00 p.m. Registration

4:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Huggies® Diaper Dash & Toddler Trot- FREE!!

5:30 p.m. Mini-Dash

6:30 p.m. 1/4 Mile Race

7:00 p.m. 1/2 Mile Race

When you register for the Guardian Kids Fun Run you will be asked which race your child will be running. This is to help us coordinate the runs the most efficiently so everyone enjoys the experience and has fun!

2014 Registration Fee - ONLY $10!

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The weekends events continue with the Health & Wellness Expo which also kicks off on Friday, September 19 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, September 20th from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The 2014 Network Health Health & Wellness Expo returns to the UW-Fox Valley Field House and Communication Arts Center. This event features high-quality vendors with many of the products, samples and latest developments in sports, fitness and nutrition that our participants have come to expect.

For 2014 Network Health Health & Wellness Vendors and information follow the links to visit the vendor websites and to learn more about what they will have to offer YOU at this year’s expo: AdvoCare, Affinity Health SystemAirfeet InsolesBondi BandCelebrate The RunCellcomCellcom Green Bay MarathonConcordia University of Wisconsin – Appleton CenterThe Chiropractic AdvantageFitleticFleet Feet Sports Fox Valley, Genesis Chiropractic, GNC Live WellHB TuneMadison MarathonMassage Envy SpaMotionWorks Physical TherapyNational Running CenterNaute’ SportNetwork HealthReal Time Pain ReliefRun Away ShoesSimple-TrendsSPIbeltSportHooksSynChartUniversity of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, and many more!

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The action continues on Saturday, September 20, 2014 – 9:00AM with the Affinity Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk! Run, jog or walk the exciting 3.1 mile course, starting and finishing at Riverside Park in Neenah.  Not only does the course feature flat terrain and residential neighborhoods, the final mile is along beautiful Lake Winnebago.  Finishing at the same location as the Sunday Marathon & Half Marathon participants, you’ll experience an energy and excitement unmatched at any other 5K event! All participants will receive a custom-printed short-sleeve shirt, finisher medal, and post-race refreshments. The Affinity Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk is also stroller and dog friendly!  The little riders and furry friends do not need to be registered. An event designed with the entire family in mind!

Sunday September 21st is the grand finnally for the weekends events with three races! The ThedaCare Half Marathon, the Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon, and the Community First Fox Cities Marathon. 

The ThedaCare Half Marathon Open Division begins at 7:00 a.m. with the Competitive Walk Division starting at 7:05 a.m. in front of the Barlow Planetarium on the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley campus in Menasha. The 13.1 mile route will follow the Marathon course until mile 2.25 where it splits off on its own before rejoining the last 8 miles of the Marathon to the finish line.  The course features a flat terrain with only one bridge overpass at mile 2. All Half Marathon finishers receive a 2014 custom printed short sleeve technical FINISHERS shirt and a Finishers medal to commemorate their race participation and finish at the 2014 ThedaCare Half Marathon!

Round up your family, friends, or co-workers and get in on the excitement of the Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon!  Relay teams are comprised of 2-5 people, each of whom runs one (or more) leg of the race and hands off the timing tag to the next runner at pre-set relay exchange zones. Team members will wear a timing tag on a strap attached to their race bib and will hand off the tag to their teammate at designated Relay Zones.  Relay legs vary in distance (see below). All participants receive a 2014 custom printed short sleeve technical shirt and a finisher’s medal to commemorate their race participation and finish of the 2014 Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon!

The Community First Fox Cities Marathon begins in front of the Barlow Planetarium on the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley campus in Menasha and makes its way through seven Fox Cities communities before finishing at scenic Riverside Park near downtown Neenah. We offer a 6:00 a.m. early start ONLY for participants expecting to finish in 7+ hours.  The earlier start time allows you to be able to beat any heat concerns on race day and makes you part of a finish line with Half Marathon & Relay Marathon participants featuring over 5,000 runners and walkers! All Full Marathon finishers receive a 2014 custom printed long-sleeve technical FINISHERS shirt and a Finishers medal to commemorate their race participation and finish at the 2014 Community First Fox Cities Marathon!  For additional information click on this link: http://www.foxcitiesmarathon.org/marathon.html

This is an action packed weekend with plenty of opportunity for the whole family to get out and get active! For additional event and race information follow this link: http://www.foxcitiesmarathon.org/

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