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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