We had so much fun creating the Appleton Houdini 10k, celebrating a part of the unique history of the city of Appleton! It was enjoyable thinking up ways to make it as “Houdini-esque” as possible.
Starting at Houdini Plaza, participants are entertained by street performers and magicians before the race begins, as well as with a special performance before the gun goes off.
Participants enjoyed the course last year, winding through the surrounding streets and neighborhoods, taking runners onto the Newberry trail and along the river – a favorite by many on a crisp fall day!
The performers meet us back at the finish line – entertaining friends and family as they awaited their runner’s to cross the finish line.
After crossing the finish line and being awarded with a unique finisher medal, participants enjoy an amazing feast provided by Houdini’s Escape Gastropub.
This event gives back to the city, with proceeds going to the Rotary Club of Appleton and Creative Downtown Appleton.