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.

All Fun Runs will be held on Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m.!

NEW FOR 2019!!  Each run will be at a different location and a local charity will be highlighted at each event!

2019 DATES: June 9, 23, and July 21 *No rain dates will be scheduled*

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

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

Registration Information

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.

Defenders Run with special guests: Friends of the Appleton Fire Department*

DATE: Sunday, June 9
LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park (check in at Universal Playground)
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
CLASS #: 366905-S1

**T-Shirt Giveaway- Must pre-register by May 20th to guarantee free t-shirt!

Learn More about the Friends of the Appleton Fire Department 

*The Friends of the Appleton Fire Department will be collecting donations for the family of fallen Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard.  

Superheroes Training Run with special guests: Snowdrop Foundation, Appleton Police Department ad S.W.A.T Team

DATE: Sunday, June 23
LOCATION: Telulah Park (check in at Large Pavilion)
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
CLASS #: 366905-S2

Learn more about the Snowdrop Foundation

Champions Run with Mascot Race!  Fun way to start off Children’s Week

DATE: Sunday, July 21
LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park (check in at the Universal Playground)
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
CLASS #: 366905-S3

Learn more about Appleton Children’s Week