2018 Summer Fun Runs

Summer Fun Runs

Ever since my eldest daughter participated in her first Neenah Summer Fun Run years ago, we have been on the run. We have made it a point to include a couple 5Ks per summer as a fun family activity.

Did I say fun? I am not a runner, by any means, and my physical therapist agrees with me! However, my daughters, 13 and 11, have a natural knack for the sport. My husband then decided to dust off his running shoes. So I figured I better join the pack.

My daughters barely break a sweat when they run! Me? I’m happy to wog (walk/jog) along. I’m psyched to get a 5K in under 45 minutes. The Fox Cities has many events to satisfy the hardcore runner to the families who want to enjoy a healthy activity together.

What will you try?

 

Summer Fun Runs
Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium, Appleton

April

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Meow Mixer Fun Run – New fun run/walk to support Orphan Animal Rescue & Sanctuary in Neenah.

Kids Run4Hunger – Distance appropriate to each age 3-10 years old

  • Location: Leach Amphitheatre, 303 Ceape Avenue, Oshkosh
  • Start Time: 3 pm
  • More information

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Oshkosh Marathon 5K – Event raises money for local charities. To date, it has raised over $200,000 for the Oshkosh Boys and Girls Club, Christine Ann Center, the Oshkosh Area Humane Society and various school athletic programs

  • Location: Leach Amphitheatre, 303 Ceape Avenue, Oshkosh
  • Start Time: 7:10 am
  • More information

May

Saturday, May 2, 2018

Ripon College Ripon Community Run/Walk features a 5K, 10K and Half Marathon.

  • Location: Vines and Rushes Winery, 410 County Rd. E, Ripon
  • Start Time: 9 am
  • More information

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Run the Bay Kids’ Race – Features a Kids’ Race with 100m dash and one-mile runs as well as 5K and 10K

  • Location: Armory Park, 155 W. Fairmount Avenue, Whitefish Bay
  • Start Time: 9:30 am
  • More information

Run 4 Home Kids’ Run – Run inside the Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Features a 5K and Kids’ Runs ¼ mile, ½ mile, and 1 mile.

  • Location: Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium, 2400 Casaloma Drive, Grand Chute
  • Start Time: 10 am
  • More information

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Sole Burner 5K – Includes a Kids Fun Run and activities during the morning.

  • Location: City Park, 500 E. Franklin Street, Appleton
  • Start Time: Kids races at 8:15 am on N. Drew Street
  • More information

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day 5K

  • Location: Winnebago County Park, near the Archery Range, 501 East County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Start Time: 5 pm
  • More information

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cellcom 5K and WPS Kids’ Power Run – The Kids’ Power Run is a three-quarter mile run for children ages 10 and younger. All waves will run through the Lambeau players’ tunnel into the stadium for a lap around the field.

  • Location: Lambeau Field, 1265 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay
  • Start time: 9 am for the 5K and 10:30 am for the Kids’ Power Run
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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Sam 5.0 – The Littles Tumor Foundation is hosting its annual “sam I am”…tumors I do not like them 2.5/5 mile run/walk for a cure. The events, which raises money and awareness for Neurofibromatosis, includes a kids race

  • Location: Plamann Park, 1375 E. Broadway Dr. Appleton
  • Start Time: 8:30 am
  • More Information

June

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Kid’s Day at Plamann Park – The day will start with a 5K or 1 mile family trail run through the park! Kid centered activities from 8 am to 12 pm throughout the park.

  • >Plamann Park, 1375 E. Broadway Drive, Appleton
  • Start time: 8 am
  • More Information

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Eagles Wings 5K – Family friendly event includes an untimed1K kid’s race prior to the 5K.

  • Location: Holy Family Catholic School, 209 N. Custer St., Brillion
  • >Start Time: 8 am
  • >More Information

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Oshkosh Community YMCA Kids Mud Run – Features an approximately 1 mile course with 14 obstacles.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Father’s Day 5K and 10K – Help celebrate fathers everywhere!

  • Location: Appleton North High School, 5000 N. Ballard Rd., Appleton
  • Start Time: 8 am
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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Cut & Run – Cut the ribbon and run the new Loop the Lake. Event will celebrate the completion of the Loop the Little Lake Trestle Trail. Ribbon cutting at 9am with 5K to follow.

  • Location: Arrowhead Park, 355 Millview Drive, Neenah
  • Start Time: 9:30 am
  • More Information

July

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Fox Firecracker 5K Run/Walk – 5K walk/run, as well as a quarter mile Kids’ Run

  • Location: Central Park, by the previous location of the Kaukauna Public Library
  • Start Time: 7:30 am
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Liberty Run – Quarter mile and half mile runs designed for youth.

  • Location: Riverside Park, 500 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah
  • Start Time: 8:45 am and 9:15 am
  • More Information

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Kickin’ It With the Cows Run/Walk – An extension of the Dairy Cares of Wisconsin fundraiser on the behalf of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

  • Location: Voyageur Park, 100 William Street, De Pere
  • Start Time: 7:30 am
  • More Information

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Filthy Fun Kids Run – Fun and challenging adventure run/walk open to ages 4-17 years old

  • Location: O’Hauser Park, 1986 O’Leary Road, Village of Fox Crossing
  • Start Time: 8:15 am
  • More Information

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Bubble Run – This is a short, non-competitive fun run that encourages young kids to be physically active. Summer Scamper with bubbles.

  • Location: Clovis Grove Park, 974 9th St, Menasha
  • Start Time: 6:30 pm
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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Cole’s Cancer Crusade – Event feature 20 different obstacles to symbolize the barriers and difficult circumstances children with cancer must overcome during a journey through treatment.

  • Location: Appleton East High School, 2121 E. Emmers Drive, Appleton
  • Start Time: 8 am
  • More Information

August

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Otto Grunski Runski – Features a 5K/10K Run-Walk and Dynamic Double. ALSO a 1K Kids Bubble Run.

The second annual 5K Dynamic Double: Run both the Grunski 5K and the Neenah CC 5K and pay just $35 for both and receive a pair of logoed FIT socks! For more information about the Neenah CC 5K, go to GetMeRegistered.com.

  • Location: Jefferson Park, 915 3rd Street, Menasha
  • Start Time: 8:15 am
  • More Information

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Neenah Cross Country 5k – Featuring a half-mile and mile Kids Run at 6:15 pm. 5K starts at 7 pm.

  • Location: Memorial Park, 1175 Appleblossom Drive, Neenah
  • Start Time: 7 pm
  • More Information

September

Saturday, September 21, 2018

Community First Fox Cities Marathon Guardian Kids Fun Run – Featuring  mini-dash, quarter-mile, and half-mile runs

  • Location: Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium, 2400 Casaloma Drive, Grand Chute
  • Start Time: 3 pm
  • More Information

Saturday, September 21, 2018

Community First Fox Cities Marathon 5K Run/Walk

  • Location: Riverside Park, 500 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah
  • Start Time: 9 am
  • >More Information

All Summer Long — Multiple Dates

Appleton Kids Fun Runs – June 10, 24, July 22, August 5, 2018

  • Location: Memorial Park, N. Ballard Road and E. Northland Avenue, Appleton
  • Start Time: 6 pm
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Neenah Summer Fun Runs – May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, 2018

  • Location: South Memorial Park Pavilion, 1163 Appleblossom Drive, Neenah
  • Start Time: 7 pm
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Oshkosh Summer Fun Run – June 3, June 24, July 15, August 5, 2018

  • Location: Winnebago County Park, near the archery range, 501 East County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Start Time: 7 pm
  • More Information

Kids Run the Bases – After Every Saturday Timber Rattlers Home Game

  • Location: Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium, 2400 Casaloma Drive, Grand Chute
  • Start Time: After the final inning
  • More Information

KARS Kimberly Area Running Club Fun Runs – June 10, June 24, July 8

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Linda Dums moved to the Fox Cities in 2003 and is proud to call the area home for her family. She is a wife and mother who enjoys writing, spending time with her family and volunteering. In her “free” time, she loves to read or cozy up on the couch watching Hallmark movies, especially ones about Christmas!

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