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!  Our 2022 Fun Runs will be themed “Smiles and Movie” and “Jersey Jaunt.”

This is a FREE event/program for children and their families that Appleton Parks & Recreation hosts in collaboration with Run Away Shoes and in partnership with the Fox Cities Marathon. 

2022 DATES: June 23 and July 24 (No rain dates will be scheduled)

TIME: First time slot begins at 6:30 p.m.

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

LOCATION:  Appleton Memorial Park 


REGISTRATION INFORMATION: For 2022, pre-registration will be required


Come on down with the whole family for our first fun run on the year.  Kids will run their hearts out and then head over the the hill for games and open canoeing!  Once it gets dark, it’s time to rest those legs on a blanket and enjoy the movie “Sing 2” on the big screen.  

DATE: Thursday, June 23
LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park 
TIME: First time slot 6:30 p.m.
CLASS #: 366905-S1

The Jersey Jaunt Fun Run will be the kick off event for U.S. Venture Children’s Week.  Dress up in your favorite jersey or sports attire and have fun running the course to some energetic, motivational music.  It will be a great place to learn all about the great activities that are planned for the week, so help us kick it off!

DATE: Sunday, July 24
LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park 
TIME: First time slot 6:30 p.m.
CLASS #: 366905-S2