Kids Fun Runs - Appleton Parks and Recreation


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 first fun run will be partnered up with one of our Movies on the Hill, so families can make a night of it.  Our second fun run we are tying something new and messy!  A COLOR RUN!  It will also be our kick off to Children’s Week event. 

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. 

2023 DATES: June 22 and July 23 (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 

FEE: FREE

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: For 2023, pre-registration will be required

RESIDENT REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 8, 2023 & NON-RESIDENT REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 22, 2023

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 “The Bad Guys” on the big screen.  

DATE: Thursday, June 22
LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park 
TIME: First time slot 6:30 p.m.
CLASS #: 366905-S1

The Color Me Fun Run will be the kick off event for U.S. Venture Children’s Week.  Dress up in an old shirt that your don’t mind getting lots of color on.  A light colored or white shirt works best! Have a colorful time running the course to some energetic, motivational music.  It will also be a great place to learn all about the Children’s Week activities that are planned, so help us kick it off!

DATE: Sunday, July 23
LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park 
TIME: First time slot 6:30 p.m.
CLASS #: 366905-S2