30 Years and Running: Community First Fox Cities Marathon
30 Years and Running
Community First Fox Cities Marathon prepares for 30th annual event
By Tara Perre
Editor’s Note: Silent Sports Magazine is honored to have new Race Director, Tara Perre, present the story of the venerable Community First Fox Cities Marathon. She is an avid runner, having completed two marathons, five half marathons, two relay marathons, and numerous 10Ks and 5Ks. She lives in Appleton, WI, with her husband and two children.
Additional Editor’s Note: Like so many events in 2020 because of COVID-19, the 30th running of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon, scheduled for September 26, 2020, has been postponed until 2021. This was a difficult but needed decision by Tara Perre and her team. However, the following story goes into the reasons why this marathon in particular has been so well-attended, long-lasting, and meaningful to runners and many communities, that it remains relevant and important. Therefore, Tara Perre’s thoughtful offer to withdraw this story from publication was thankfully received, but rejected, with her okay, of course.