YMCA Freaky 5K 2016

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Oct 29, 2016


Appleton, WI


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - 5K Run / walk

$25 $25 Register

Running-5K - Children 12 and under

$20 $20 Register

Mini Monster Dash Kids Run - Kids Fun Run

$13 $13 Register

Family Rate - Family - Up to 2 adults with dependent children

$70 $85 Register

About This Activity

The Freaky 5K is a great family event for all ages and abilities. The 5K route winds through 3 of Appleton's most scenic parks. Enjoy the autumn colors and remarkable scenary along the shores of the Fox River. All participants will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt, goodie bag and refreshments. Come join us for a day of fun with a costume contest, music, kids games and refreshments, including hot Apple Cider and Fresh popcorn.

Mini Monster Dash - Kids Fun Run- Takes place on the Trail around Pierce Park. Kids receive t-shirt, goodie bag, finishers medal.



8:00 AM - Mini Monster Dash Start

8:30 AM - 5K Run / Walk Start


 5K Route


  • Tech t-shirt (If registered before 10/17/16)
  • Halloween Goodie Bag
  • Chip Timing
  • Post Race Buffet - including Hot Apple Cider!
  • Post Race Massages (Provided by the Appleton YMCA)
  • A Spooktacular Running Experience!


Awards to the top 3 overall male and female participants in the 5K.  Awards also presented to the top 3 of each age group.  Age groups are: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29 etc. up to 70+

Event details and schedule


Limited Parking is available within Pierce Park. Additional Parking is available at Jefferson Elementary or on city streets across from the Park


Packet Pickup 

Friday, October 28th, 3 - 6 pm @ Appleton YMCA, 218 E. Lawrence St., Appleton

Saturday, October 29th 6:30 - 8:15 am @ Pierce Park, 1000 W. Prospect Ave., Appleton


Proceeds benefit the LiveStrong at the YMCA program, for Cancer Survivors.


What is the LIVESTRONG YMCA Cancer Survivorship Program?                                                

During this 12 week program, cancer survivors are supported by trained Y instructors that guide you safely to achieve your goals by helping build strength, increase flexibility and endurance, while improving confidence and self-esteem.  By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.



Volunteers truly make a difference! If you would like to volunteer for this year's event, volunteers are needed in the following areas:

-Intersection Marshal's, water station, finish line, refreshments, registration and packet pickup.



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