Get Ready to Run in the Fox Cities

Now that Spring is upon us, running season is back! it's time to get ready for the Run/Walks, Marathons and Triathlons in the Fox Cities. Here’s a list of upcoming Run/Walk events to watch for!

Run For Lives
April 6 – Appleton
Competitive 5K and noncompetitive 2 mile obstacle course to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley

Fox Cities Glow 4 It 5K
April 26 - Hydro Park
This non-competitive night-time race is filled with lights, lasers, and music!

Annual Pig to Pig Walk
May 4 - StoneRidge Piggy Wiggly, Kaukauna
From Kaukauna to Little Chute, this family-friendly run/walk benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sole Burner 5K Walk/Run
May 11 - City Hall, Appleton
5k through Downtown Appleton that ends at City park with fun activities, great for families! Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society.

Neenah Duathlon
May 11 - Mahler Park
A 2-mile run, 18-mile bike and another 2-mile run.

"Sam I Am" Run/Walk for the Cure
May 25 - Plamann Park
Join the annual 5 mile run and 2.5/5 mile walk to fight Neurofibromatosis.

Fox West 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run
June 1 - Hortonville Middle School/Fox West Academy
A 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run to benefit the Fox West Academy learning initiatives.

Appleton Kids Fun Runs
June 9 & 23 - Appleton Memorial Park & Telulah Park

Aurora Baycare High Cliff Triathlon
June 23 - High Cliff State Park
A 1/4-mile swim, 16.5 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run.

Fox Firecracker 5K
July 4 - Hydro Park
5k Run/Walk followed by a fun family-friendly 4th of July celebration!

Filthy Fun Kids Run
July 13 - O'Hauser Park
Kids ages 4-17 can join in this fun and challenging adventure walk/run.

Paperfest 5K Run/Walk
July 19 – Sunset Park
The 15th annual run/walk will feature a 3.1 mile scenic course throughout the Sunset Park neighborhood. Check out free live music, great food and more at Paperfest afterwards.

Appleton Kids Fun Run
July 21 - Erb Park

Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction
September 20-22 - UW Fox Valley
This full weekend of race events for all ages and abilities. The weekend will feature a Diaper Dash, Toddler Trot, Kids run, 5K, Half Marathon, Relay and Full Marathon, along with a two-day Health and Wellness Expo.

Ready, Set, Glow! 5K
October 5 – St. Peter Luthern School
Make sure to wear your neon for this family-friendly 5K!

11th Annual Turkey Trot
November 28 - Downtown Appleton
This annual Thanksgiving Day run/walk features a 5-mile, 2-mile or 1-mile Dog Jog.

Running not your thing? Try these bike events!

Bike to Boogie
June 12 - Downtown Neenah
Bike ride ending at the first Evening Summer Concert with music from Boogie and the Yo-Yo’s.

Tour de Fest Bike Race
July 20 – Sunset Park
Gear up for the 15th Annual "Tour" style bike ride. Featuring a route for every rider, you can choose from 18, 40, 70 and 100 miles distances.

Best Friends Gourmet Bike Tour - 33rd Annual
July 28 – St. Mary Catholic Middle School
Choose from a 2-mile family route or 12, 25, 55, 75 or 100-mile route to benefit the Best Friends of Neenah and Menasha.

Bike to the Beat
August 3 - Appleton
Choose from a 6, 16, 32, or 50-mile course with stops along the way that will feature live music from original artists!

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