- Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Kimberly-Clark donates more than $90,000 to 25 local non-profit organizations and schools
- ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus Half Marathon named one of the most Walker-Friendly Half Marathons in the U.S.
- Schools could win up to $1,000 for supplies by participating in the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Kimberly-Clark
Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Kimberly-Clark donates more than $90,000 to 25 local non-profit organizations and schools
APPLETON, WIS. – The Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Kimberly-Clark recently donated more than $90,000 in proceeds from last year’s event to 25 local non-profits and schools in the Fox Cities. Representatives from local organizations were presented their donations during a group celebration on July 19.
“As a non-profit organization, the marathon’s goal is to give back to the community, and we are proud to contribute to the success of such worthy organizations,” said Scott Stielow, Chairman of the Board for the Marathon. “The event is successful because of the support and involvement that we get from our participants, sponsors, volunteers and staff. It is only right that the money raised goes directly back to positively impact their communities. No matter what the level of participation, every little bit helps.”
This year 13 organizations benefited from the proceeds. The organizations include:
· YMCA of the Fox Cities – Strong Kids Program
· Fox Valley Technical College Foundation
· Gold Cross Ambulance – Heart Start Program
· UW-Fox Valley Foundation
· Pacesetters of the Fox Cities
· Fox Cities Diaper Bank
· City of Neenah – Summer Fun Runs
· Kaukauna Fire Department
· Neenah/Menasha Fire & Rescue
· My Team Triumph – Fox Cities
· FVTC – Student Nursing Program
· Rawhide – About Face Program
· Appleton School District – Fit & Fun on the Run
In addition, 10 schools and two local breast cancer foundations also received donations.
“We’re thrilled to receive this generous donation from the Fox Cities Marathon,” said Bill Brieder, president and CEO of the YMCA of the Fox Cities. “The Marathon has always placed its focus on the community and giving back to the organizations who do the same. The youth, adults, and families of the YMCA will benefit greatly from these funds.”
“We’re very thankful for Fox Cities Marathon’s continued commitment to the community and our Heart Start program,” said Steve Radich, administrative director at Gold Cross Ambulance. “As a local non-profit, we are grateful to be chosen as a recipient and plan to put these funds to good use by creating awareness related to the importance of CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) deployment throughout the community.”
To date, the Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Kimberly-Clark has raised more than $450,000. This year’s race events are scheduled for the weekend of September 21 through 23.
For more information on the race and its charity partners, visit www.foxcitiesmarathon.org.
ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus Half Marathon named one of the most Walker-Friendly Half Marathons in the U.S.
People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate at any level
APPLETON, WIS. – The ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus Half Marathon, part of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Kimberly-Clark weekend of events, has been named one of the most walker-friendly half marathons in About.com’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2012 competition.
The half marathon has both open and competitive walking divisions. One nominator for the reader’s choice award said the half marathon is “extremely well-organized and has awesome community support all along the route.”
The 13.1-mile route follows the Fox Cities Marathon course until mile 2.25 when it splits off on its own before rejoining the last eight miles of the Marathon to the finish line. The course features a flat terrain with only one bridge overpass at mile two.
“We’re excited to be chosen as a finalist for this award,” said Steve Zich, marathon executive director. “It’s rewarding that our participants are happy with the half marathon and want to show their support for our races. It’s proof that anyone, no matter his or her age, ability or athletic level can participate in one of our events.”
The weekend of events, including the Humana Health & Wellness Expo, the Guardian Kids Fun Run, the Affinity Medical Group Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk, the ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus Half Marathon, the Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon and the Community First Fox Cities Marathon is Sept. 21-23. The half marathon takes place on Sept. 23. For more information or to register, visit www.foxcitiesmarathon.org.
Schools could win up to $1,000 for supplies by participating in the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Kimberly-Clark
August 29, 2012
APPLETON, WIS. – The Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Kimberly-Clark is giving schools in the Fox Cities and surrounding areas a chance to win School Specialty gift certificates of up to $1,000. Schools with the highest number of student participation in any weekend Marathon event will receive a gift certificate to buy supplies or equipment for their school.
Schools will be divided into three groups based on size. In each of the three groups, first ($1,000), second ($500) and third ($250) place gift certificates will be awarded. School sizes will be grouped as follows:
- Small schools – enrollment under 200
- Medium schools – enrollment of 201-399
- Large schools – enrollment of 400 or more
“We are excited to have the opportunity to give back to our local schools,” said Debbie Jansen, event manager. “It is yet another way for us to bring the community together to promote health and wellness for people of all ages and abilities. Not only will the children benefit by getting exercise, they also have the chance to win money for their schools to buy supplies or equipment.”
Students can participate in any weekend event. The most popular events are the Guardian Kids Fun Run (generally for those under 12 years old), which is held on Sept. 21, and the Affinity Medical Group Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk, which is held on Sept. 22.
Regular entry fees apply, but there is no cost to the school. All elementary, middle and high schools (public and parochial) in the Fox Cities and surrounding school districts are eligible to participate. Schools that are interested in participating in the Healthy Student Challenge are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to get materials delivered. For more information, visit www.foxcitiesmarathon.org/schoolchallenge.html.