November 6, 2021


Register for the In-Person EventVIRTUAL RUN

“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.

All content on this page is for the in-person Houdini 10k on November 6th in Appleton. If you are interested in the virtual event, please click on the VIRTUAL RUN link above.

When: November 6, 2020 at 9:00am

Where:  Appleton, WI! The race will start at Houdini Plaza, Downtown Appleton


  • Runners and walkers are welcome. Due to traffic concerns there is a time limit of 2 hours.
  • Strollers are welcome
  • Dogs are unfortunately not permitted on the event route. 

All participants will receive: 

  • Participant Shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Finish Line Buffet
  • Beverage
  • Chip Timing
  • Street Entertainment by Strolling Magicians
  • 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 award in 2019 was a gift certificate to Run Away Shoes.

Proceeds from the event will benefit:  2021 TBD


Race capped at 1350

2021 Race Shirt Information





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.

Samples are not yet available but will be available at all Run Away Shoes locations throughout the registration period.

  • 4.3-ounce, 50/50 combed ring spun cotton/poly, 30 singles
  • 90/10 combed ring spun cotton/poly (Light Heather Grey)
  • 1×1 rib knit neck
  • Shoulder to shoulder taping

Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach. Cool iron when necessary.

2021 Packet Pick-Up Details

To Be Determined.

Bibs will be marked for underage runners.

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.

  • “Can I have someone pick-up my packet for me?” – Yes
  • “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. Please see transfer details below as an option.

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/2021/participant

Choose the “Sell Registration” option.

Use the Participant Self Management link to sell your registration. You will get to choose your refund (i.e. the price you want to sell it at) and then inset the e-mail of the person who you are selling/transferring and they will receive an e-mail to complete it. You will receive an e-mail once they have done that. Please open that e-mail to approve the transfer. Then, in 2-3 business days, you will receive your refund. Be aware that if the registration fees have increase between when you registered and the new registrant is registering, they will have to pay that difference.

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.

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 Oshkosh, Appleton, or Green Bay!

Shoe Fitting Process

Race Day Information


*Details may change for the 2021 event. Please check back as the event approaches and read participant e-mails*


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.

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 )

In the past, Sacred Heart Parish has graciously allowed participants to park in their lot. This year, they have an event. Please do not park in their lot.

Additionally, please do not park at the Gas Station across from the finish line. You will be ticketed or towed

Course Information

#1 @ approximately 2.25 miles in.

#2 at approximately 4.25 miles in.

  • Race start area (Houdini Plaza)
  • Along the course (2 units at water stop #1 and #2)
  • The finish line area

Any updates to the Course Map will be posted when available, and we will notify registrants.

2019 Houdini Course Map – Orange Path

Elevation Map – (not the 2019 adjusted course)


Where can I find pictures after the event is over?

Our photographer will upload pictures to the Run Away Events Facebook Page within a few days after the completion of the event!

**It is not guaranteed there will be a photo of every participant.

Results will be posted HERE at the conclusion of the race. 

Mark was a member of the Run Away Shoes/Events family and running community who played an integral role in the creation of this event. Thank you for participating and keeping Mark’s passion for community running events going.

You will see his initials on your event bib and shirt.


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