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Get Ready to Run in the Fox Cities

May is National Runner’s Month but you can find great Run/Walks, Marathons and Triathlons in the Fox Cities all year long, and many of them annual events. Here’s a list of upcoming Ran/Walk events to watch for!


Pig to Pig Community Walk – Annual
May 5 – Kaukauna
From Kaukauna to Little Chute, this family-friendly run/walk benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sole Burner 5k Run/Walk – Annual
May 12 – Downtown Appleton
5k through Downtown Appleton that ends at City park with fun activities, great for families! Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society.

Neenah Duathlon – Annual
May 12 – Riverside Park, Neenah
2-mile run, 18-mile bike and another 2-mile run.

Bark in the Park – Paw Wars
May 19 – Greenville Lions Park
Take a short walk with your furry friends, then enjoy pet-friendly activities, raffles, and more!


Hortonville Homecoming Festival Run/Walk & Kids fun run – Annual
June 2 – Hortonville Middle School
Formerly known as Chocolate Fest – Start the day with a 5k, 10k or Kids Fun run and then head to Alonzo Park in Hortonville for the festival. Complete with live music, carnival, craft fair and more!  

Plamann Park 5k Trail Run
June 2 – Plamann Park, Appleton
As part of Kids’ Day at the park, enjoy this 5k trail run through the park and then fun family-friendly events post-race!

Appleton Parks & Rec Kids Fun Run
June 10 and July 22 – Appleton Memorial Park

Loop the Little Lake Cut & Run
June 23 – Arrowhead Park, Neenah
A one-time 5k run/walk to celebrate the completion of the Loop the Little Lake Trail

Toughman Wisconsin – Annual
June 23 - High Cliff State Park
3 course options to test your Toughness at beautiful High Cliff State Park in Sherwood
Half: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run
Aqua Bike: 1.2-mile swim and 56-mile bike
Sprint: ¼-mile swim, 22-mile bike and 5k run


Fox Firecracker 5k Run/Walk – Annual
July 4 – River View Middle School, Kaukauna
5k Run/Walk followed by a fun family-friendly 4th of July celebration!

Filthy Fun Kids Run – Annual
July 14 – O’Hauser Park, Neenah
Kids ages 4-17 can join in this fun and challenging adventure walk/run


Neenah CC 5k – Annual
August 12 – Memorial Park, Neenah
5k and ½ mile or 1-mile Kids fun runs  

Otto Grunski Runski – Annual
August 12 – Jefferson Park, Menasha
Choose from a 5k or 10k and ¼ or ½ mile Kids run. Family friendly celebration post race!


Manhole Cover Madness Run and Ninja Course
September 8 – Downtown Neenah
As part of the 1st Manhole Cover Madness event, this will feature a Ninja course from the professionals at Warrior Jungle and a 5k Run/Walk

Community First Fox Cities Marathon – Annual
September 21-23 – UW Fox Valley, Menasha
This full weekend of race events for all ages and abilities. The weekend will feature a Daiper Dash, Toddler Trot, Kids run, 5k, Half Marathon, Relay and Full Marathon, along with a two-day Health and Wellness Expo.

Turkey Trot – Annual
November 22 – Downtown Appleton
This annual Thanksgiving Day run/walk features a 5-mile, 2-mile or 1-mile Dog Jog.  


Chocoholic Frolic – Annual
October 27 – Fox Cities Stadium
A 5k, 10k and Kids fun run for chocolate lovers that ends with a sweet treat at the finish line!

Running Not Your Thing?? Try these Bike events!

Summer Kick-Off: Bike to Boogie
June 13 - Downtown Neenah
Bike ride ending at the first Evening Summer Concert with music from Boogie and the Yo-Yo’s

Bike to the Beat – Annual
August 4 – Appleton
Choose from a 10, 20, 36 or 50 mile course options with stops along the way that will feature Live music from original artists!

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 16:01

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