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Community First Fox Cities Marathon
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2014 Full Marathon Registration Cap: 1,200

7:00 a.m. Start

6:00 a.m. Start ONLY for those expecting to finish in 7+ hours

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! 

Gender Specific Shirts

Back again - all Community First Fox Cities 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

Chest 35" 37" 39" 41" 44"
Hip 37" 39" 41" 43" 47"
Length 26" 27" 28" 29" 30"

2014 Marathon Course Maps

Click here to access the 2014 Full Marathon map via MapMyRun

  • Includes mile marker locations & elevation chart


2014 Course Maps

Sunday Morning Start Times

6:00 a.m.            Full Marathon participants expecting to finish in 7+ hours only

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

7:00 a.m.            Full Marathon, Half Marathon, & Relay Marathon
7:05 a.m.            Half Marathon - Competitive Walk Division

Starting Line Location

UW-Fox Valley Campus, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI 

Click here for Mapquest directions

Starting Line

Start Line Corrals

To ensure a smooth and safe start for all race participants, the field will be separated into three (3) 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 corrals 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.

Full Marathon Expected Finishing Time

Pace Per Mile

Corral A
Under 4:00
Less than 9:00
Corral B
4:00 - 5:00
9:00 - 11:30
Corral C

Finish Line Location

Riverside Park, Wisconsin Ave., Neenah, WI

Click here for Mapquest directions

Finish Line

2014 Registration Fees

March 1-31


April 1-30
May 1-31
June 1-August 31

September 1-

Race Day



Full Marathon Course Information

  • USATF Certified Course – Boston Qualifier!
  • The course is open until 2:00 p.m. 
  • No race-day entries are permitted
  • Transfer of race numbers is not allowed
  • As a courtesy to those who expect to take more than seven hours to complete the course, we offer a 6:00 a.m. early start time.  This will ensure the safety and availability of water, food, and enthusiastic crowds to cheer on all finishers.  (The early start at 6:00 a.m. is ONLY for Marathoners who expect to finish in over 7 hours.  THIS IS NOT AN ALTERNATE START!  Those who finish in under 7 hours may be subject to disqualification.) 
  • You must wear your timing tag
  • Water and Gatorade will be available throughout the course approximately every 1-2 miles.  GU Energy Gel will be available at two locations (about Mile 13.5 and Mile 22) 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.

Full Marathon Packet Pick-Up & Late Registration
UWFox, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha

Friday, September 19th  4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 20th 9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.

Ample parking is available on the west side of UWFox

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

ThedaCare Marathon & Half Marathon Training Guide


Click Here for the ThedaCare Marathon & Half Marathon Training Guide includes stretching pointers, nutrition suggestions and a race day checklist - among other great tips!

Pace Setters

PaceSetters 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 2014 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 20 at 3:30 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.

1st Time Marathoners Question & Answer Clinic

If you're new to the 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 Health & Wellness Expo in the Perry Hall Theatre:

  • Friday, September 19 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 20 at 3:00 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.

Overall & Age Division Awards

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

Community Challenge Awards
Marathon participants who live in the following local communities are eligible for Community Challenge Awards (top 3 male & female finishers in each community).  Community Challenge winners are also eligible for all other awards too!

  • Appleton
  • Combined Locks
  • Kaukauna
  • Kimberly
  • Little Chute
  • Menasha
  • Neenah

2014 Full Marathon Course Video - Click Here


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