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 bringing back the COLOR RUN since we had such a blast last year.¬† The Color Run is also 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. 

2024 DATES: Thursday, June 20 and Sunday, July 21 (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: Pre-registration is required

Come on down with the whole family for our first fun run on the year. This run will be a Super Mario themed run, so dress up as your favorite Mario character (optional).¬† 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 “Super Mario Bros.” on the big screen.¬† ¬†MOVIE ON THE HILL INFO

DATE: Thursday, June 20
LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park 
TIME: First time slot 6:30 p.m.
CLASS #: 366905-S1

Back by popular demand, 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 21
LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park 
TIME: First time slot 6:30 p.m.
CLASS #: 366905-S2

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