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Oshkosh Marathon, Half Marathon, Corporate Marathon Relay, Half Relay & 5k • April 29, 2018


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

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 $90 thru 4/18, $100 thru day of event
Marathon Relay Team of 2-3 $50 thru 4/18, $60 thru day of event
Marathon Relay Team of 4-9 $40 thru day of event
Half $60 thru 4/18, $70 thru day of event 
Half Relay $30 thru 4/18, $35 thru day of event
5K $30 thru 4/18, $35 thru day of event
12 & Under (any event) $20 thru 4/18, $25 thru day of event

2017 Winners

Martin McNally 2:49:54 • Ruth Lunz 3:21:45
Half Marathon
Sean Kutz 1:14:11 • Megan Gaysunas 1:28:51
Jimmy Penlesky 18:58 • Shelley Ostranger 22:49
Marathon Relay
Gotta Catch 'em All 3:12:27
Corporate Relay
Redeem ed 2:57:02
Half Marathon Relay
MIsfits 2 1:40:28


Saturday, April 28

Kids Run4 Hunger - distance appropriate to each age 3-10 yrs old
 Leach Amphitheatre
   303 Ceape St. (downtown Oshkosh)
Adult Registration/Packet Pick up
    Leach Amphitheatre
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
   Course Talks at 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 29
Marathon, Half, Relay, 5k

    Leach Amphitheatre
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.
    Leach Amphitheatre
    7:25 a.m. - First 5k to finish
    8:20 a.m. - First Half Marathon finisher
    9:00 a.m. - 5k Awards  (approx.)
    10 a.m. - Half Awards (approx.)
    12 p.m.- Marathon Awards
    1:30 p.m.- Course Closes

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, 2:00, 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 or 920-562-1885. 

Marathon Relay

• 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 28.  Please support their cause.
Get your Kids to come to a healthy event with a good cause. All proceeds benefit the Oshkosh Food Pantry,

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.


Personal Record Best

For all you endurance athletes, do you feel a breakthrough coming? Here is an incentive for you! If you beat your PR come and ring the bell after the race! 

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: 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.