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Oshkosh Marathon, Half Marathon, Corporate Marathon Relay, Half Relay & 5k • April 30, 2017


Sunday, April 30
Downtown Oshkosh • 7 a.m. Start

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 (26.2 miles) 
   -Boston Certified Qualifier
Half or 2 Person Relay (13.1 miles)
5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles)
Kid's- varies each age; not over 1 mile.
Registration, start and finish are all next to each other and within 1 blocks walking distance! The course is flat and has scenic diversity.
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 Wiouwash 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 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 12 themed water/Gatorade drink stations available on the courses.  Simple carbohydrates and Hammer Gel will also be provided.

Awards to overall male/female and traditional age groups. The event is part of the Aurora BayCare Series offering even more prizes. Participants receive a high quality tech shirt , sport bag and finisher shirts for the full marathon.  Also food, chocolate milk, fun and free photo after the event. Marathon and Half Marathon finishers receive a medal. Finisher shirts are given to the full marathon finishers.

Pace Teams

Want to target a certain time for the half or full marathon?  And fun too. Join one of the pace teams the morning of the event.  You will see them with a big sign in the air for time they are pacing at the lineup starting at 6:50 a.m. Choose: Half marathon  1:45, 2 hours, 2:15, 2:30. Full  marathon 3:45, 4 hours, 4:15, 4:45, 4:50 and 5 hours.  Any questions contact or 920-562-1885. 

2016 Winners

Thomas Wells 2:43:41 • Erin Molenhauer 3:10:11
Half Marathon
Jason Ryf 1:13:37 • Jennifer Chaudoir 1:27:47
Jesse Schwartz 18:12 • Valerie Ingersoll 21:00
Marathon Relay
BD Gals 3:29:25
Corporate Relay
Belville 3:51:53
Half Marathon Relay
Team Belmark 1 1:33:21


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 $250 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.

Saturday, April 29
Lionhearted Kid's Run
    Leach Amphitheater
    303 Ceape Ave.

    7:30 a.m. - Kid's Registration
    8:30 a.m. -  KIDS RUN START
Adult Registration/Packet Pick up
    Best Western Waterfront Hotel
    1 N. Main St.

    9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
    11 a.m. Course Talk
    1 p.m. - Course Talk
    1:30 p.m. "Tricks and Tips for 
                     Running"  Jered Koslowski

Sunday, April 30
Marathon, Half, Relay, 5k

    Best Western Waterfront Hotel
    5:45 a.m. Registration Opens
    6:30 a.m. Ceape & Main St. closes
    7 a.m. - Marathon, Half START
    7:10 a.m. - 5K START
    Leach Amphitheatre
    7:25 a.m. - First 5k to finish
    8:20 a.m. - First Half Marathon
    9:00 a.m. - 5k Awards  (approx.)
    10 a.m. - Half Awards (approx.)
    12 p.m.- Marathon Awards
    1 p.m.- Course Closes


Marathon Ralay

• See Map link above for more details.

• Team car drivers please stay off of the course where possible when picking up and dropping off.

• Option: to have all team members run in together from RS6 to the finish only if all can allow other runners room.  When running in a group, allow plenty of room for other runners to run pass your group.


Oshkosh’s Merrill Middle School has partnered with the Oshkosh Marathon this year to help James. He is a sweet, fun loving 5 year old. When he was just 8 months old, he needed a heart transplant.  He needs to take medicines to suppress his immune system's natural response to reject the donated heart for the rest of his life.  Recently, James was diagnosed with stage 4 Burkitt's Lymphoma, which is associated with impaired immunity. His one true wish is to go to Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, FL where he can meet one of his favorite characters, Mickey Mouse.  Please help by contributing any amount you can by clicking here. Every dollar can help James renew his courage and find turning point in his life.

Throughout the years the Oshkosh Marathon has donated $200,000 to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Christine Ann Center, Oshkosh school programs and other local charities.

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

2 or more: $10 each

Lionhearted Kids Run

April 29
Leach Amphitheater
for ages 3-10.  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: 920-419-8936.


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.