Appleton Kids Fun Runs

LogoAppleton Kids Fun Runs provide children ages 2-12 an opportunity to participate in an encouraging race open to all levels & abilities. Race participants enjoy a family friendly atmosphere that encourages kids to move & get healthy.  Come and share the joy of fitness with your entire family!

This is a FREE event/program for children and their families that Appleton Parks & Recreation hosts in collaboration with Fleet Feet Sports Fox Valley, and in partnership with the Fox Cities Marathon.

All Fun Runs will be held on Sunday evenings at a NEW TIME 6:00PM!

2018 DATES: June 10, 24, July 22, August 5 *No rain dates will be scheduled*

TIME: Run begins at 6:00 p.m. (Age groups will be sent off in waves)Fun Run Pic 2

LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park (west of the Universal Playground)

AGES: 2-12 years old*   (*Children ages 4 & younger must have an older sibling or adult run with them.)

Date & Theme

June 10              T-Shirt Giveaway- Must pre-register by May 21st to guarantee free t-shirt!
June 24              Family Fun Neon Run!  Wear your brightest clothes!
July 22                Children's Week Kick-off Party and Run!  Chances to win great prizes!
August 5             Superhero Training Run!  Come dressed as your favorite Superhero!

*Children ages 4 & younger must have an older sibling or adult run with them. New routes this year that are age appropriate and a safe challenge for all ability levels! DJ Service provided by Yo DJ.


Our Kids Fun Runs are EXTEMELY popular!  To save your family time on the day of the run, and to SKIP THE LINE, Pre-Registration is STRONGLY encouraged!  On-site registration will still be available for those who choose to participate after the pre-registration deadline.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION (Online registration starts March 17 for Appleton residents, and on April 1 for non-residents)



Department Contact:
Phone: (920) 832-5905
Fax: (920) 993-3103

Mailing Address:

100 N. Appleton St.

Appleton, WI 54911




Office: Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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