23rd annual event to be held Sept. 20-22 weekend
APPLETON – Registration is now open for the 23rd annual Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Kimberly-Clark scheduled for Sept. 20-22.
The weekend of events features a few venue changes this year, starting with the Guardian Kids Fun Run returning to Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium on Friday, Sept. 20. The Humana Health and Wellness Expo on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, has moved to the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Fieldhouse in Menasha, which is near the starting line for Sunday’s race events.
Also new this year is the Affinity Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Riverside Park, Neenah, with participants running or walking the final mile along Lake Winnebago and past the Kimberly Point Lighthouse to the park.
The weekend will culminate with the 26.2-mile Community First Fox Cities Marathon on Sunday, Sept. 22, along with the ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus Half Marathon and Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon. The Sunday events will again start on Midway Road by the UWFV campus in Menasha and travel through seven Fox Cities communities, ending at Riverside Park in Neenah.
Early bird registration will save participants $15 on the half and full marathon before the fee goes up May 1, 2013.
The Community First Fox Cities Marathon provides a healthy weekend of five running or walking events for any age or ability. Over 7,500 people participated in 2012. As a 501©3 non-profit organization, the Fox Cities Marathon partners with area charities and annually donates any proceeds to area non-profit organizations. Visit www.foxcitiesmarathon.org for more information.