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Miron Construction New Platinum Sponsor
Miron Construction, Neenah, has increased their 2014 sponsorship of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon and will now be the Platinum Sponsor. With this change, the name of the weekend of events will now be the Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction.
"We've been a sponsor of the Marathon for countless years and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to step up our involvement to become the Platinum sponsor," said David G. Voss, Jr., president & CEO of Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Fox Cities Marathon - Course Corner Edition #1
By Jesse Drake, Race Operations Manager
In this edition of the ‘Course Corner’, we’ll look at the Start Line and first 5 miles of the Full Marathon course. The hope is that you the participant will become familiar with our 2014 course and possibly incorporate all or parts of it into some of your training runs this summer.
Start Line: Midway Road in front of the UW-Fox Valley (1478 Midway Rd) campus
UW-Fox Valley provides all of the amenities of a big-city race but with the intimacy of a small, local event that can’t be beat.
*Indoor staging for warm-up & stretching in case it’s cool or rainy race morning
- *Close to 100 restrooms and porta-potties so lines are at a minimum
*Bag & Tag in close proximity to the start line for those last minute arrivals
- *Shuttle bus drop-off within 2 blocks of the start line
*Start line parking for those participants arriving early
*Pre-race water & Gatorade provided for participants on campus front lawn
*Start Line corrals to help stage you with like-ability participants for a smooth & safe start
Start Line – Mile 2
When the 5,500+ marathon, half marathon and relay marathon participants all start together they will have the advantage of all four lanes to themselves without having to worry about vehicular traffic. Actually, race participants won’t have to worry about any traffic on the road until after Mile 2!
After leaving campus, participants will head east on Midway Rd., passing Maplewood Middle School (look for the inspirational message on the sign board!) and approach Oneida St. Midway Road continues to wind through the residential neighborhoods of south Appleton before turning north on Telulah Ave.
*Note that at the intersection of Midway Rd and Chestnut Ln race participants will be asked to move to the north three lanes of Midway Rd, saving the south-most lane for returning (westbound) runners.
Heading north on Telulah Ave, participants quickly encounter the first ‘hill’ of the course – a highway overpass (Hwy. 441). Even though it’s only an overpass, views on top of the overpass can be impressive – especially on a sunny race morning.
Water Station: Midway Rd & Kernan Ave intersection (north side of Midway Rd)
Mile 2 – Mile 5
Shortly after descending down the highway overpass, marathon and half marathon participants will part ways at the intersection of Telulah Ave & E Harding Dr, with the marathoners continuing north on Telulah Ave. At the split point, marathoners will be asked to merge into the east lane of the two northbound lanes. The course will be marked with arrows and cones, directing and guiding you to the correct side and lane. As the race continues north on Telulah Ave through residential neighborhoods, participants will quickly reach Telulah Park (the park can be seen from the Mile 4 marker).
Upon reaching Telulah Park, marathoners will turn east on to Newberry St (and merge to the north side of the road) – just look for the train locomotive in the park and head for it! Although you can’t see it from the street, Telulah Park sits adjacent to the historic Fox River just to the north. Newberry St allows the marathoners a straight, tree-lined section of the course where you can settle into a good pace and rhythm to help get you through the middle miles of the race. At the end of this section of the course, relay marathon teams will have their first exchange point (at the Mile 5 marker) – so watch for larger groups of team members, spectators and excitement in this area!
Water Stations: Telulah Ave in open lot (about Mile 2.3)
Telulah Park in front of train locomotive (about mile 4.2)
Please check out the ‘Zone 1’ map as well for a detailed look at this section of the course. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jesse Drake at the FCM office firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Marathons of Wisconsin Challenge Announced!
“MARATHONS OF WISCONSIN” CHALLENGE TO DEBUT IN 2014
Race series dares
runners to participate in five events, including two in Madison, to earn extra
Runners looking to push themselves have a new way to earn bragging rights and
add to their medal collection in 2014. “Marathons of Wisconsin,” a brand new
challenge, asks runners to participate in five Wisconsin marathons or half
marathons throughout the course of the year. Athletes who complete all five
events will receive a commemorative medal for their efforts.
In order to have the ability to say that they truly have run Wisconsin,
runners will need to complete either a full or half marathon in all five events.
Each runner must complete at least one full marathon in one ofthe following
Athletes who find themselves unable to register for the 2014 Icebreaker
Indoor Marathon and Half Marathon due to that event’s popularity still have the
opportunity to complete the Marathons of Wisconsin challenge by participating in
the 2015 edition of Icebreakers. All other races, however, must be completed in
one calendar year to be eligible for the medal at the end of the
Go to www.marathonsofwisconsin.com for more information.