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The 4th Annual Appleton Houdini 10k

November 3rd, 2018 at 9:00am

Register HERE

Purchase a Gift Certificate for a Houdini 10k race registration HERE

If you cannot run, but would like to volunteer, e-mail [email protected]






What: Houdini 10k 

This event, starting at Houdini Plaza in Appleton, will support local non-profits, and provide runners of Northeast Wisconsin with “Houdini-esque” start and finish line entertainment and a race distance that is great for runners of all ability levels.

When: November 3, 2018


Appleton, WI! The race will start at Houdini Plaza, Downtown Appleton and finishing at Houdini’s Escape Gastropub. 

Houdini 10k Map


Information coming soon

2018 Proceeds:


All participants will receive: 

  • Participant Shirt 
  • Finisher Medal
  • Finish Line Buffet
  • BEER! 
  • Chip Timing
  • Street Entertainment
  • Heated* tent at the finish line (*based on needs due to weather)

2018 Finisher Medal:

2018 Finisher Medal

What are people saying about the Houdini 10k?

“I’d say the Houdini 10K is probably one of my favorite races to run. It’s right at the end of the typical race season and ends at an awesome restaurant, plus the magicians are always entertaining and a delight to watch!” – Jordan P.

2018 Race Shirt Information

Click the following link for sizing and care information: 2018 Appleton Houdini 10k Shirts

Sample shirts will be able to try on at Run Away Shoes, W3192 County Rd KK, Appleton, WI 54915 soon!

If you need to change your shirt size, please e-mail [email protected] Sizes cannot be changed once online registration closes and changes are not guaranteed.

Registration Information

Register HERE

Race capped at 1350

Transfer Information

Can I transfer my registration to a different participant? 

Yes, there is a transfer option available on the registration page.

Please e-mail [email protected] if the online registration period has ended and you are still interested in a transfer. You will be given instructions for transferring at packet pick-up.

Transfers and T-Shirts 

If a registration is transferred AFTER online registration closes on Sunday, October 28th at 11:59pm, t-shirt size cannot be changed. The person who the registration is transferred to will receive the t-shirt of the person they are transferring from. At packet pick-up, they may take that shirt over to the Additional Assistance table if they would like to swap it with another size. Desired size is not guaranteed.

Registered? Great! Make sure your shoes can get you to the finish line!

Our expert shoe fitters at Run Away Shoes would love to help fit you for your next pair of running shoes!

Visit us in Green Bay, Appleton & Oshkosh!


Thank you for supporting your local run specialty shop!

2018 Race Day Parking Information

2018 Packet Pick-Up Information

Friday, November 2nd from 3:00pm – 7:00pm 

Saturday, November 3rd from 7:30am – 9:00am

Copper Rock Coffee Company

210 W College Ave #1, Appleton, WI 54911

Gallery Room

ID Check details coming soon


Results will be posted HERE at the conclusion of the race. You can also find past years results via the link.

Out of Town Information & Accommodations

Click Here for Downtown Appleton Hotel Information


Q.) When is the Houdini?

A.) November 3, 2018

Q.) When will registration open for the 2018 Event?

A.) February 1, 2018

Q.) Can I walk the Houdini?

A.) Yes, however due to traffic concerns there is a time limit of 2 hours.

Q.) Are strollers or dogs allowed on the course?

A.) Dogs are unfortunately not permitted on the event route. The Houdini is a family affair and strollers are more than welcome!

Q.) Will there be water along the course?

A.) Yes! Specific location will be updated here once they are confirmed.

Q.) Are there Porta Potties along the course?

A.) Yes!  Specific location will be updated here once they are confirmed.

Q.) Where do I pick up my race packet?


Friday, November 2nd from 3:00pm – 7:00pm 

Saturday, November 3rd 7:30am – 9:00am

Copper Rock Coffee Company

210 W College Ave #1, Appleton, WI 54911

Gallery Room

Q.) Can I have someone pick up my packet for me?

A.) Yes

Q.) Can I still sign up after online registration closes?

A.) If the race does not sell out, there will be an option for day-of registration. The 2015 and 2016 events both sold out, with the 2017 event nearly selling out.

Q.) I pre-registered but now I will not be able to do the race. Can I get a refund?

A.) We’re sad you wont be able to join us! Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund.

Q.) Can I transfer my registration to a different participant?

A.) Please see the Transfer Information section above

Q.) Where and when are the results from the event posted?

A.) The results from the Houdini 10k will be posted in the results section above the FAQs on this page as soon as they are made available by our timing services. They will also be posted on our Facebook Page.

Q.) Where can I find pictures after the event is over?

A.) Our photographer will upload pictures to the Houdini 10k Facebook Page within a few days after the completion of the event! Please note, photos  for the 2017 event will represent the essence of the event. It is not guaranteed there will be a photo of every participant.



Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!



Capital Credit Union





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