Age is just a number

Posted on Sep 6, 2019, by

Guest blog by Marybeth Kuester I truly believe when you stop moving, you start aging. My name is Marybeth Kuester, I’m 80-years-old and I am running in the Orthopedics and Sports Institute Relay Marathon at this year’s Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction. People tell me all the time they can’t believe […]

It’s the course. Of course.

Posted on Sep 4, 2019, by

Guest blog by Gloria West, community and sponsorship director for the PaceSetters of the Fox Cities There’s something about that hometown cheer! The Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction surpasses so many marathons of its size when it come to the enthusiastic crowds along the course. The community support shows how important […]

Are you looking to join a running club?

Posted on Sep 4, 2019, by

The Fox Cities area is home to many great running clubs and each one has its own personality and style. Want to join a running club but don’t know where to start? We have created a list of the best running clubs in the Fox Cities to help you find the perfect fit: pdsF.U.S.I.O.N. – […]

When the going gets tough, push harder

Posted on Sep 3, 2019, by

Guest blog by Bryan Fessler “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley. Hello, my name is Bryan Fessler. I’m a competitive walker in the ThedaCare Half Marathon of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction. I’ve always loved walking, but I never […]

Running Club Offers Outlet for Women

Posted on Aug 14, 2019, by

By Stephanie Pereira da Silva, founder of pdsF.U.S.I.O.N My name is Stephanie Pereira da Silva and I started pdsF.U.S.I.O.N. in 2015. After the birth of my second child, I was struggling with post-partum depression and in one of the lowest moments of my life. As a health and fitness professional for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, I was […]

7 Ways to Achieve Mental Toughness

Posted on Aug 7, 2019, by

By Jennifer Thompson, PaceSetters of the Fox Cities representative It is true that every runner has a story. The stories are often told on the trails or roads that we trek along. My story began six years ago. I never was a runner; in fact, I would do anything to find a way to get […]

Medals and Shirts Revealed!

Posted on Jul 29, 2019, by

Paying homage to the State of Wisconsin and honoring our marathon weekend of event participants served as the inspiration for this year’s medals and shirts. “I designed the two to go together like puzzle pieces,” said Tammy LeFeber, Graphic Designer for the Marathon. “The medal has negative space and isn’t complete without our participants in […]

New: Free 5K Training Program

Posted on Jul 10, 2019, by

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Fleet Feet Fox Valley – our very own 5K training program! Join us and Fleet Feet for a free and fun 8-week training program for the Sept. 21 Ascension 5K Run/Walk, part of our marathon weekend of events. Fleet Feet’s training program  features one group work out […]

June Course Connection

Posted on Jun 25, 2019, by

The June Course Connection includes: Training Season Heating Up – Training runs are up and running, download our Training Guide and new 5K Training Program Starts Aug. 1 – Sign up today Check out our latest blogs Race-prep is more than just running by Guest Blogger Courtney Vosters, avid runner and chair of the Community First […]

May Course Connection

Posted on Jun 25, 2019, by

The May Course Connection includes: Training Season is Almost Here – Training runs, Training Guides, Marathon & Half Marathon 101 Course – May 29 and Guest Blog by Emma Neveu. Is Your Company Up for A Challenge — Join the Pierce Business Challenge Welcome New Presenting Sponsor Pierce Manufacturing! Sponsor Spotlight: Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley Giving […]