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Fox Cities Marathon

Appleton, WI

Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Sunday, September 18, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 60°F (15°C)
Average High: 68°F (20°C)
Average Low: 51° F (10°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.34
Course Score: 99.03

Race Size

2016: 561 Finishers
2015: 740 Finishers
2014: 889 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 7.8%
2015: 8.8%
2014: 9.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Fox Cities Marathon course is slightly rolling to mostly flat. The course can be fast if the race day temperature and humidity are lower than normal.

Marathon Rankings

The Fox Cities Marathon was the 113th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 104th largest in 2014.

This year 7.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Fox Cities Marathon the 228th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 194th highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.03 ranks it as the 179th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th fastest course in Wisconsin.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Fox Cities Marathon a PR Score of 98.34. This PR Score ranks it as the 217th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 13th fastest in Wisconsin.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 823 feet (250m)
Min Elevation: 685 feet (208m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Fox Cities Marathon

1 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2014 Fox Cities Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars


The course is poorly marked. I signed up for the half marathon and there was one sign when it splits to do the full vs the half. Well, I got on the full route and didn't realize it until a family member called asking where I was around mile 8. I asked the cop to confrm the route I was on and he said there are a lot of runners who take the wrong route. So I didn't finish my goal of doing a half marathon and wasted $85. Also, the communication of where to go, packet pick up was not very good. I also did not like that the start and finish line were miles apart.

Race Tips

Do a different race, especially if it's your first and your nervous and excited. Or you will end up disappointed in yourself and feeling horrible.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

See above.

Finish Time Equivalent

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