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Community First Fox Cities Marathon
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2015 Full Marathon Registration Cap: 1,300

Start: 7:00 a.m.

New course in 2015!  This year's Community First Fox Cities Marathon features over 6.5 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 continues to make its way through six Fox Cities communities before finishing at scenic Riverside Park near downtown Neenah. Scroll down this page for detailed course maps.

All Full Marathon finishers receive a 2015 custom printed long-sleeve technical FINISHERS shirt and a Finishers medal to commemorate their race participation and finish at the 2015 Community First Fox Cities Marathon! 

Gender Specific Shirts

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


2015 Marathon Course Maps

Click here to access the 2015 Full Marathon map via MapMyRun

  • Includes mile marker locations, water and medical aid stations & elevation chart


2015 Course Maps


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.            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

2015 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.

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
  • 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 also be available at two locations 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 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 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 general running information, stretching, training schedules plus ways to avoid injury plus more!


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 2015 Target times and Pace Team Leaders! 

Participation is FREE!  Register at the PaceSetters Running Club booth during packet pick-up at the Network Health Health & Wellness 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.

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 Network Health Health & Wellness Expo in the 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.

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)

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

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

Watch the Full Marathon Course Video!



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