APPLETON — The Community First Fox Cities Marathon takes place Sunday morning, and temporary traffic delays are expected throughout the Fox Valley.

There will be some temporary traffic delays as runners make their way through the course.

“Please be patient with runners as they make their way through the course and please drive safely along the marathon route,” read a social media post from the Fox Valley Metro Police Department.

“Also, please be patient with our Officers and Community Service Officers as they are directing traffic along the course.”

For a detailed race map, visit:

The Community First Fox Cities Marathon features over 7 miles of paved trail running, the longest pedestrian bridge in Wisconsin – the 1,600 foot Fox Cities Trestle Trail Bridge, and many more miles of scenic park and waterfront sections.

The race begins in front of the Barlow Planetarium on the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Fox Cities campus in Menasha and continues to make its way through six Fox Cities communities before finishing at scenic Riverside Park near downtown Neenah.


6:55 a.m. Community First Fox Cities Marathon Wheelchair Start

7:00 a.m. Community First Fox Cities MarathonThedaCare Half Marathon Start (Open Division)Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon

7:05 a.m. ThedaCare Half Marathon Start (Competitive Walk Division)


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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.