November 4, 2023

Register for 2023 EventVIRTUAL RUN Details

All content on this page is for the in-person Houdini 10k on November 4th in Appleton. If you are interested in the virtual event, please click on the VIRTUAL RUN link above.


November 4, 2023



Start: Houdini Plaza

Finish: Jones Park

Appleton, WI

How Far?

10k Run/Walk

2023 Quick Links

  • Online registration thru 11/2 at 5pm

  • Packet Pick-Up at Jones Park in Appleton

  • 11/3 3pm-6pm

  • 11/4 8am – 8:45am

  • On-site registration at packet pick-up, $50, cash preferred. Shirt not guaranteed.


Race capped at 850

Though 12/31 – $35

1/1 through 7/31 – $40

8/1 through 10/23 – $45

10/23 through 11/2 at 5pm – $50

On-Site at Packet Pick-Up on Friday & Saturday – $50 

*desired shirt size not guranteed after 10/23. 

Registration available until the race sells out.

All participants will receive: 

  • Participant Shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Finish Line Food
  • Copper State Brewing Co. Beverage
  • Chip Timing
  • Street Entertainment by Strolling Magicians
  • Heated* tent at the finish line (*based on needs due to weather)

2022 Shirt:

Sport-Tek® Long Sleeve PosiCharge® Competitor™ Tee &

Sport-Tek® Ladies Long Sleeve PosiCharge® Competitor™ V-Neck Tee

Shirt sizes can be changed through 10/22 by e-mailing [email protected]






Machine wash cold, with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach. Tumble dry low. Warm iron if necessary.


At the event: After you pick-up your packet, you can go to the additional assistance table to exchange for a different size based on what is available. Size exchanges are not guaranteed.

After the event: Extra shirts will be taken to Run Away Shoes in Appleton and available to exchange beginning the Tuesday following the event.


If a registration is transferred AFTER 10/29, 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. The desired size is not guaranteed.

Please see the  “To Transfer” tab for details about transferring your registration.

Through October 29th:

Scroll up to the Participant Self Management button and choose the “Sell Registration” option.

You will get to choose your sale price and then insert the e-mail of the person who you are selling to 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.

After October 29th: https://runawayshoes.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Houdini-10k-Transferring-After-Online-Transferring-Closes.pdf

Transferring Events? E-mail [email protected]

T-Shirts & Transferring

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. The desired size is not guaranteed.

Please see the  “Shirt Info” tab for details about exchanging your shirt size.

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


Race Start: Houdini Plaza | Race Finish: Jones Park

Click HERE for the Downtown Appleton Parking Guide

2. Pick-Up Your Packet

Friday, November 3rd 3:00pm – 6:00pm and Saturday, November 4th from 8:00am – 8:45am at Jones Park. 301 W Lawrence St. Appleton in the tent in the parking lot off of S Rocky Bleier Run

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 above as an option.

3. Run or Walk!


Sorry, no dogs allowed on the course. Strollers are welcome.

#1 @ approximately 2.25 miles in.

#2 at approximately 4.25 miles in.

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


4. Finish!

Results can be found HERE at the completion of the event.


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 +

Claiming An Award:

There will be no formal awards ceremony. Awards can pick claimed at the DJ station at the completion of the event or awards will be available for pick-up at Run Away Shoes – Appleton beginning Tuesday the week after the event for 2 weeks before unclaimed awards are donated.

Results can be found via the results button above this section.

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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