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Oshkosh Marathon, Half Marathon, Corporate Marathon Relay, Half Relay & 5k • April 24, 2016


Sunday, April 24
Downtown Oshkosh 7 a.m. Start

CORPORATE RELAY is NEW this year!!!
Up to 10 participants per team can run in the Corporate Relay.  Runners may do multiple legs.
Leg(L) 1= 3.4 Miles(M), L2=3.5M, L3=2.6M, L4=1.2M, L5=2.6M, L6=3.5M, L7=2.8M, L8=2.5M, L9=3.4M, L10=.6M

MARATHON is a Certified Qualifier for Boston

Catch “Spring Fever” during the 12th Annual Oshkosh Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay and 5K Run/Walk, which offers scenic diversity from the historic homes to the river. There will even be themed water stations to get you motivated!

Proceeds from the event benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. and the Oshkosh Area Humane Society. This year you can also help by donating to
The Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Marathon (26.2 miles)
Half or 2 Person Relay (13.1 miles)
5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles)
Kid's- varies for each age. Never over 1 mile.
Marathon, Half Marathon, Corporate Marathon Relay, Half Marathon Relay & 5K Course
Registration, start and finish are all next to each other and within 1 blocks walking distance! 
The Marathon, Half Marathon, Corporate Marathon Relay, Half Relay and 5k courses begins on Ceape/Main and turns left on Algoma. The Marathon and Half Marathon routes continues past the historic Paine Art Center and Oshkosh Public Museum. It catches the Wiowash Trail.  The Marathon course continues out of Oshkosh on the trail and comes back to Oshkosh to hook up with the Half Marathon course. They head south on the river-front trail to the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge. The course then goes to Ohio St., proceeds south to 18th St and a left on Main St. and then to Leach Amphitheatre.

The final mile goes through the heart of downtown Oshkosh, catches the river trail behind the Convention Center and finishes inside the Leach Amphitheatre. The 5K course starts and ends at the same points as the Marathon and Half Marathon courses.

Each mile on the run courses will be marked. There will be 9 themed water/replenishing drink stations available on the courses.  Simple carbohydrates and Hammer Gel will also be provided.

Awards given to the overall male/female and traditional age divisions.
This event is part of the Aurora BayCare Series which offers additional prizes.

1. All abilities are welcome.
2. Course open until 1:00 p.m.
2. Chip Pick-Up is at registration.. 
3. Strollers are allowed on the course.
4. We do not give refunds.

We are seeking local businesses who would like to become an official “water station” sponsor and receive the public relations and advertising benefits in this proposal. We will also be offering your business the opportunity to win back sponsorship dollars by coming up with a creative idea.

Each volunteer, will receive a volunteer t-shirt, an invite to the Volunteer Party, and given very specific directions on how to do a water station, the course map, directions to get to their location and any other details. Also, we will supply the water station with all equipment to include water, Gatorade, cups, garbage boxes, and tables.

If possible, we ask that you have your employees decorate or create a theme for their water station. Be sure to hang a banner with your business or organizations name on it so that spectators, the media and participants can see it. In the past ideas have ranged from: a western theme, to the Green Bay Packers, etc. We then judge the water stations and offer back to your employees a chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place.

Sat., April 23
Lionhearted Kid's Run
         Leach Amphitheater
         (303 Ceape)

         7:30 a.m. - Kid's Registration
         8:30 a.m. -  KIDS RUN START

EXPO, Adult Registration and Packet Pick up
         Oshkosh Convention Center
          (2 N. Main)

         10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
         11 a.m. - Course Talk
         Noon - Clinic  

Sun., April 24
Marathon, Half, Relay, 5k

         Oshkosh Convention Center
 5:45 - 6:45 a.m. - Registration 
         Packet Pick- Up
         6:30 a.m. - Ceape & Main St
         intersection closes
         7 a.m. - START
         Leach Amphitheatre
         7:15 a.m. - First 5k to finish
         8:30 a.m. - First Half Marathon
         8:45 a.m. - 5k Award Ceremony
         10 a.m. - Half Marathon Award
                             Ceremony (approx.)
         12 p.m.- Marathon Awards
          1 p.m.- Course Closes


Everyone will receive a dri wick shirt!

We provide technically sound, safe, and exciting events.  All participants receive a high quality tech shirt and finisher shirts for the full marathon.  Also food, chocolate milk, and fun after the event. 

All Marathon and Half Marathon finishers receive a medal. Finisher shirts are given to the full marathon finishers.

After the event results will be posted at

Thru Jan. 4:
Marathon $70, Half Marathon $45   
5k $25  2 person Half Marathon Relay(ea) $25
2-3 person Marathon Relay(ea) $35 
4-10 person Corp. Marathon Relay(ea) $30 
12 & under $15
Thru March 1:
Marathon $75, Half Marathon $50   
5k $25  2 person Half Relay(ea) $30
2-3 person Marathon Relay(ea) $40
4-10 person Corp. Marathon Relay(ea) $35 
12 & under $15
Thru April 20:
Marathon $80, Half Marathon $55   
5k $30   2 person Half Relay(ea) $35 
2-3 person Marathon Relay(ea) $45  
4-10 person Corp. Marathon Relay(ea) $40
12 & under $ 15
After April 20:
Marathon $100, Half Marathon $65  
5k $35   2 person Half Relay(ea) $45 
2-3 person Marathon Relay(ea) $55 
4-10 person Corp. Marathon Relay(ea) $50
12 & under $25

Thru April 20:
Lionhearted Kid's Run $15
After April 20:
Lionhearted Kid's Run $20

(tax is included in the fees)



Why do a Trail Marathon?

The past Oshkosh Half Marathon will adopt a full marathon in 2015 with the recent completion Tribal Heritage Trail that connects the Wiouwash State Recreational Trail east and west over Hwy 41. Organizers have always had a vision for a full marathon. The problem was creating a 26.2 mile marathon course within a city that is divided by a railroad that is used excessively by a train system. 

The Tribal Heritage Trail will offer runners 11 kiosk overlooks of the Lake Butte Des Mort’s causeway. If they choose to stop at any of these 11 points they can also read about the use of this waterway of Native American Tribes with information on the natural history of those tribes.

According to Ben West, Race Director, “We are excited to give runners an opportunity to experience the serenity and beauty of the Wiouwash Trail and the trail's softer surface gives your body a break, too.  It is so conducive for a marathon distance of 26.2 miles.”  This date's average temperature is 52 degrees.

Training Runs starting in January 9

Training runs will meet every Saturday starting in January 9 at Planet Perk in Oshkosh at 7:30 a.m.  

Lionhearted Kids Run

April 24
Leach Amphitheater
for ages 4-10.  Comfortable distance is set for each age group
Each age group has their own start. Parent may run with kids.

Registration is from 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Kids Run starts at 8:30 a.m.

All participants receive a shirt (cotton), medal, food and fun after the event. Awards given to each age for first, second and third place for male and female.

Get a front row seat as a volunteer!  Volunteers are needed throughout the event to help with participant body marking, directing athletes on and off the course, and handing out water and food.  All volunteers receive a t-shirt and a big thank you!!!  To volunteer: or call Mike at: 920-574-2972

2015 Race Winners

Male: Matt Berndt 2:48:44
Female: Nikki Cahen 3:12:20

Half Marathon
Male: Jason Ryf 1:14:28
Female: Hannah Kuenzi 1:26:39

Male: Matt Kohl 18:07
Female: Laura Nettekoven 22:05