FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Schools Could Win $1,000 for Supplies
Through Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented By Kimberly-Clark
Appleton, Wis. (May 23, 2011) - The Community First Fox Cities Marathon
presented by Kimberly-Clark is giving Northeast Wisconsin schools an
opportunity to get kids moving and the chance to earn funds for school
supplies and equipment from School Specialty. The 2011 School Specialty
School Challenge is getting underway!
Schools will be ranked based on how many students participate in Marathon
weekend events. There are three categories based on enrollment:
-Small Schools (Fewer than 200 students)
-Medium Schools (201-399 students)
-Large Schools (More than 400 students)
The top three schools in each enrollment category will receive School
Specialty gift certificates:
First Place: $1,000 -- Second Place: $500 -- Third Place: $250
Students can participate in any weekend event. The most popular events for
families are the Guardian Kids Fun Run (ages 12 and under) on Friday,
September 16, and the Time Warner Cable 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September
Regular entry fees apply, but there is no cost to the school, and all
participants receive a t-shirt, goodie bag, and medal. If students are
registered through their schools, they will get discounted rates for the
Kids Fun Run and 5K through Wednesday, September 14.
All elementary, middle and high schools (public and parochial) in the Fox
Cities and surrounding school districts are eligible to participate.
Those interested should visit the 2011 School Challenge section of the
Marathon website: http://www.foxcitiesmarathon.org/schoolchallenge.html.
About 8,000 participants are expected during the 21st annual weekend of
events, set for September 16-18, 2011:
-Guardian Kids Fun Run
-Affinity Health and Wellness Expo
-Time Warner Cable 5k Run/Walk
-ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus Half Marathon
-Community First Fox Cities Marathon
-Orthopedic and Sports Institute Relay Marathon
The Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Kimberly-Clark is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization.