Sunday, April 29
Downtown Oshkosh • 7 a.m. Start
Our mission is to bring fitness into the lives of all ages and abilities and raise money for local charities. To date the Oshkosh Marathon has raised over $200,000 for the Oshkosh Boys and Girls Club, Christine Ann Center, the Oshkosh Area Humane Society and various school athletic programs
CORPORATE (or group) RELAY
Up to 9 participants per team can run the Corporate Relay. Runners may do multiple legs.
Leg(L) 1= 3.7 Miles(M), L2=3.6M, L3=2.5M, L4=4.5M, L5=2.5M, L6=3.6, L7=2.2M, L8=2.2M, L9=1.4
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 at the Leach Amphitheatre! The course is flat and has scenic diversity.
The Marathon, Half Marathon, Corporate Marathon Relay, Half Relay and 5k courses begins on Court St and turns left on Waugoo/High Ave. then 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 6th and a left on Main St. and then to 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 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. Participants receive a high quality tech shirt, sport bag (compliments of 4imprint) 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.
Marathon $100 thru 4/19, $120 thru day of event
Marathon Relay $50 thru 4/19, $60 thru day of event
Half Marathon $65 thru 4/19, $70 thru day of event
Half Relay $40 thru 4/19, $50 thru day of event
5K $30 thru 4/19, $35 thru day of event
12 & Under (any event) $20 thru 4/19, $25 thru day of event
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, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30. Full marathon 3:30, 3:40, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 4:50 and 5 hours. Any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-562-1885.
Martin McNally 2:49:54 • Ruth Lunz 3:21:45
Sean Kutz 1:14:11 • Megan Gaysunas 1:28:51
Jimmy Penlesky 18:58 • Shelley Ostranger 22:49
Gotta Catch 'em All 3:12:27
Redeem ed 2:57:02
Half Marathon Relay
MIsfits 2 1:40:28
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, April 28
Kids Run4 Hunger - distance appropriate to each age 3-10 yrs old
303 Ceape St. (downtown Oshkosh)
Adult Registration/Packet Pick up
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Course Talks at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 29
Marathon, Half, Relay, 5k
5:45 a.m. Registration/Packet Pick Up Opens
6:30 a.m. Ceape & Main St. closes
7 a.m. - Marathon, Half START
7:10 a.m. - 5K START
8-11 a.m. Activities for Kids to do.
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
• See Map link above for more details.
• Team car drivers please stay off of the course where possible when picking up and dropping off.
Oshkosh Food Pantry will be sponsoring the Kid's Run4Hunger
Saturday, April 29. Please support their cause.
Get your Kids to come to a healthy event with a good cause. All proceeds benefit the Oshkosh Food Pantry,
EVENT RULES AND INFORMATION
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.
BECOME A WATER STATION SPONSOR
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.
For all you endurance athletes, do you feel a breakthrough coming? Here is an incentive for you! Just email us, email@example.com your existing Personal Best Record if you already registered. As you cross the finish line Sunday, April 30 and possibly break your Personal Best Record time, we will proclaim your valiant efforts by ringing our Oshkosh Marathon & Half PR Bell!
If you haven’t registered yet go to active.com to do so. There will be a space to give us your Personal Record Best.
Oshkosh is a perfect event to create a new PR is the course is fast and flat with far fewer turns this year.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mike at: 920-419-8936.
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.