Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

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


“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.



Please note: All of the information on this page pertains to the LIVE Appleton Houdini 10k event on Saturday, November 2nd. If you are interested in the VIRTUAL run, please scroll up and select VIRTUAL RUN for complete Virtual Run Details.

When: November 2, 2019 at 9:00am

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


Houdini 10k Map

Elevation Map

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)


Awards will give to the overall winner (male and female) along with the top 3 finishers (male and female) in each age group listed below:

12 & Under, 13 – 18, 19 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49 50 – 54 55 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 – 79, 80+

The awards is a gift certificate to Run Away Shoes.

Proceeds from the event will benefit:  TBD





Race capped at 1350

Registration Information 

Course Information

Water Stops:  #1 @ approximately 2.25 miles in and #2 at approximately 4.25 miles in.

Porta Potty:  There will be porta potties at the race start area (Houdini Plaza), along the course (2 units at water stop #1 and #2) and in the finish line area

2019 Race Shirt Information

SEE THE SHIRT: Houdini 10k 5th Annual Proofs


Ladies Product Measurement

Mens Product Measurement


Sample shirts are available to try on at any Run Away Shoes location in Oshkosh, Appleton (Darboy) or Green Bay.

*Size Note* In Our Opinion, the shirts are running large by one size. Please see the pinned post on the Houdini 10k Facebook page or check out the product measurements.


Machine wash cold with like colors. Do not bleach. Do not use fabric softener. Tumble dry low. Remove promptly. Cool iron if needed. Do not dry clean.


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.

2019 Packet Pick-Up Information

Registration is available at packet pick-up for $55. The desired T-shirt is not guaranteed for those who register at packet pick-up.

Friday, November 1st from 3:00pm – 7:00pm 

Saturday, November 2nd from 7:30am – 9:00am

Copper Rock Coffee Company
210 W College Ave #1, Appleton, WI 54911
Gallery Room

ID Check will be available at Friday packet pick-up and we recommend that if you come on Friday to packet pick-up that you take care of it then if you would like an adult beverage at the finish line. There will be NO ID check at Packet Pick-Up on Saturday morning. There will also be ID check at the finish line tent


Please wear your race bib on the FRONT and outermost layer of clothing
DO NOT BEND your race bib. The timing chips are on the back.

Don’t miss out on the special coupon on the back of your bib!

Can I transfer my registration to a different participant? 

Can I transfer my registration to a different participant?

Yes, there is a transfer option available. Follow this link: https://www.raceentry.com/races/appleton-houdini-10k/2019/participant

Choose the “Sell Registration” option.

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.

Transferring and T-Shirts

If a registration is transferred AFTER online registration closes, 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.

Race Day Information



Park by the Plaza

We encourage you to park by the Plaza, as parking by the finish line will be difficult. The start and finish line are approximately 3/4 of a mile apart.

Sacred Heart Parish on E Fremont St.

There is also limited parking available near the finish line at Sacred Heart Parish on E Fremont St. If you choose to park there, please leave the very front row of parking available for the church.

Riverview Gardens

Riverview gardens at 1101 S Oneida St is also kindly allowing participants to park in their lot. Please be mindful of their afternoon and evening events and leave by 1:00 pm if you do choose to park, and please leave the spots closest to the building open.


There will be a trolley running continuously between Houdini Plaza with pick-up/drop-off on W Lawrence and S Appleton St. and Houdini’s Escape Gastropub (The driveway of the lot on E McKinnley between Oneida and Monroe )

The trolley will run continuously between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, and again from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.

Please keep in mind that space is limited on the trolley to 30 passengers at a time and so with a race this size, it does have the potential to fill quickly.

We are thrilled to be able to offer this service at our event again this year, and also realize it is hard to accommodate all of participants and spectators on the trolley, which is why we have listed the other parking options available. For those of you that do park in the parking garages in downtown Appleton, please still keep your transportation options open (or be willing to walk back) IF you find that you are not able to get on the trolley when you need to.

If you find yourself a little beat up after the race (we hope not!), we hope that this will be a great option for you to make it back to your car.

Finish Line

2018 Menu

Homemade Granola Bars: Granola, honey, raisins and sliced almonds

Chicken Salad Croissant: Chicken salad with walnuts, green onion, craisins, celery, and yogurt dressing with lettuce on sourdough

BBQ Pulled Pork: Slow cooked pork tossed with our house chipotle-BBQ sauce, coleslaw and potato buns

Vegetarian Pozole: Roasted tomato-chili broth with hominy and butternut squash with toasted pumpkin seeds

Pub Chips: Fresh-fried pub chips


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

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

Did you know that RUNDAS marks the 15 year anniversary of Run Away Shoes?



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


Visit us in Oshkosh, Appleton, or Green Bay!


Can I walk the Houdini 10k?

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

Are strollers or dogs allowed on the course?

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

I pre-registered and am now unable to participate in the event. Can I get a refund?

We’re sad you are unable to join us. Unfortunately, we cannot offer you a refund.

Can I have someone pick up my packet for me?


Where can I find pictures after the event is over?

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 2019 event will represent the essence of the event. It is not guaranteed there will be a photo of every participant.


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