Appleton Kids Fun Runs


Fun Run

Appleton 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.


2017 DATES: Sundays; June 11, 25, July 16, August 6 *No rain dates will be scheduled*

TIME: Participant Check-In  6:30-6:50 p.m.  Run begins at 7:00 p.m. (Age groups will be sent off in waves)

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.)

NEW FOR 2017!!!

  • Participants will receive a special prize following each race, collect all 4!
  • New routes this year that are age appropriate and a safe challenge for all ability levels!
  • DJ Service provided by Yo DJ.  


Our summer 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!  Onsite 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 18 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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