Build a Foundation
Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.
To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.
Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.
Catch “Spring Fever” during the 14th Annual Oshkosh Marathon, Half Marathon 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 and massage therapists to ease those aching muscles after you cross the finish line! Finisher shirts and medals for the 26.2, finisher medals for the 13.1 and age group awards for all distances.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh, and the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.
Marathon (26.2 miles)
Marathon Corporate Relay (4-10 person Teams)
Half Marathon or 2 Person Relay (13.1 miles)
5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles)
Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Course
Registration, start and finish are all Located at the Leach Amphitheatre!
The Marathon and Half Marathon course begins on Ceape/Main and turns left on Algoma. The route continues past the historic Paine Art Center and Oshkosh Public Museum. It catches the Wiouwash Trail, then the marathon course heads North and the half course heads south on the river-front trail to the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge.
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.