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ThedaCare Half Marathon


2015 Half Marathon Registration Cap:  3,500


7:00 a.m. Start - Open Division

7:05 a.m. Start - Competitive Walk Division


New course in 2015!  This year's ThedaCare Half Marathon course features almost 3 miles of paved trail running and many more miles of scenic park and waterfront sections of the course!  In addition, this year's race still begins in front of the Barlow Planetarium on the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley campus in Menasha and makes its way through four Fox Cities communities before finishing at scenic Riverside Park near downtown Neenah. The 13.1 mile route will follow the Marathon course until just before Mile 2 where it splits off on its own before rejoining the last 9 miles of the Marathon to the finish line.  The course features rolling terrain with only a bridge overpass at mile 2.  Scroll down for detailed course maps.

All ThedaCare Half Marathon finishers receive a 2015 custom printed short sleeve technical FINISHERS shirt and a Finishers medal to commemorate their race participation and finish at the 2015 ThedaCare Half Marathon!

Half Marathon Competitive Walk

7:05 a.m. - Competitive Walkers OWN Start


The course is the same as the open division of the half marathon,

but with your own start you'll be able to navigate the course free of congestion and still experience the excitement of race day!


The Competitive Walk is designed for participants that are looking for a competition that features walking only.  If you're unsure if you might run, jog, shuffle or do anything other than walk - it is recommended that you sign up for the open division of the Half Marathon.


2015 Competitive Walk Rules

For the 2015 Competitive Walk Rules, please click here.


If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at or (920) 882-9499.

Gender Specific Shirts

ThedaCare Half Marathon finishers will receive a gender specific shirt in the Finish Line Chute!  Please make sure you select your correct shirt size on your registration form!  Below are the sizing charts for both the Unisex and Women's shirts:


Unisex Size Chart


Women's Size Chart


2015 Half Marathon Course Map

Click here to access the 2015 Half Marathon map via MapMyRun

Trail Running Etiquette


With the inclusion of almost 7 miles of off-road paved trails into this year's marathon course, it is important that all participants - regardless of speed - abide by trail (and road) running etiquette for the most enjoyable experience for all of our participants.  For more information and specific guidelines, please click here.

Sunday Morning Start Times

6:55 a.m.         Wheelchairs/Hand-crank

7:00 a.m.            Full Marathon, Half Marathon - Open Division, Relay Marathon

7:05 a.m.            Half Marathon - Competitive Walk Division


ThedaCare Marathon & Half Marathon Training Guide


Click Here for the ThedaCare Marathon & Half Marathon Training Guide includes general running information, stretching, training schedules plus ways to avoid injury and more!




Starting Line Location

University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI

Click here for Mapquest directions

Start Line Corrals

To ensure a smooth and safe start for all race participants, the field will be separated into four (4) seeded corrals.  We ask that you enter the gate that corresponds to the letter on your race bib (i.e. 'CORRAL C').  Your corral number is based on the estimated finishing time you provided us on your registration form.  Please look for pacing signage and helpful volunteers at the Start Line to assist you in entering the correct corral.

Seeded gates with the fastest in the front and progressively slower runners/walkers behind will minimize the amount of unnecessary passing during the first few miles and make for a safer and more enjoyable experience and event for everyone.  You may start with a slower corral than you have been assigned; however you cannot start with a faster corral than you have been assigned.

Half Marathon Expected Finishing Time

Pace Per Mile

Corral A
Under 2:00
Less than 9:00
Corral B
2:00 - 2:30
9:00 - 11:30
Corral C

 Corral D

Competitive Walk Division (red race bibs)
ALL Competitive Walkers MUST start in Corral D

Riverside Park

Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah, WI

Click here for Mapquest directions

22015 Registration Fees

Open - March 31
April 1-30
May 1-31
June 1-August 31
September 1-Race Day




New in 2015!  Will Call Packet Pick-Up

You can select to pick-up your Marathon or Half Marathon packet on race day (September 20) for a fee of $25 if pre-ordered.  If you select race-day, Will Call Packet Pick-Up, you will immediately be charged $25, which cannot be refunded (even if you pick-up your packet at the Network Health Health & Wellness Expo).


*Registration space is not guaranteed based on meeting our stated race caps.  Please contact the Fox Cities Marathon with any questions or additional details.

Half Marathon Course Information

  • USATF Certified Course
  • The course is open until 2:00 p.m.
  • No race-day entries are permitted
  • Transfer of race numbers is not allowed
  • You must wear your MYLAPS Timing Tag
  • Water and Gatorade will be available throughout the course approximately every 1-2 miles.  GU Energy Gel will be available at one location on the course.
  • Porta-potties will be available at the Start Line, Finish Line and near every water station approximately every 1-2 miles.
  • Regular bikes, skates, dogs, strollers or unauthorized vehicles are not allowed
  • Click here for shuttle and parking information.
  • Visit our FAQ page if you have more questions.

Half Marathon Packet Pick-Up & Late Registration
UW-Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha

Friday, September 18th 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 19th 9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.

Ample parking is available on the west side of UW-Fox Valley

(access to parking via University Ave, north of Midway Rd)

1st Time Half Marathoners Question & Answer Clinic

If you're new to the half marathon distance and you have last minute questions, then plan on attending the 1st Timers Q & A.  The clinic takes place at two separate times at the Network Health Health & Wellness Expo in Perry Hall Theatre:

  • Friday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Both clinic sessions will include a panel of veteran marathon and half marathon participants to set you mind at ease the night before your race.

PaceSetters Half Marathon Pacing Teams

The PaceSetters Running Club of the Fox Cities will provide group leaders to assist runners in achieving their goal time for the Marathon.  Click here for the 2015 Target times and Pace Team Leaders! 

Participation is FREE!  Register at the PaceSetters Running Club booth during packet pick-up at the Expo.

PaceSetters Pacing Team Information Clinic

The PaceSetters Pacing Team Information Clinic held on Saturday, September 19 at 3:00 p.m. at the Network Health Health & Wellness Expo in the Perry Hall Theatre.  Participants will receive information and meet the PaceSetters club members who will be leading the pacing teams.  For more information, please visit our Pacing Team page.

Overall & Age Division Awards

  • Top three male and female overall winners
  • Top three male and female masters division winners (40+ years)
  • Half Marathon Open Division: Top three male and female age group winners (age groups start with 19 & under and increase in five-year increments through age 80 & over)
  • Half Marathon Competitive Walk Division: Top three male and female age group winners (age groups start with 19 & under and increase in ten-year increments through age 80 & over)

Watch the Half Marathon Course Video!


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