Freaky 5K

Join us on 10/27/2024

(race date estimated)

Freaky 5K Race Description

Enjoy the remarkable scenery along the shores of the Fox River and be treated to a MONSTROUSLY good time, with fun for the entire family.  Awards to the top three overall Male and Female finishers.  Age group awards to the top 3 male/female for each age group. (9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, etc… up to 75+)


MINI MONSTER 1K DASH - (10 and Under)   Participants receive a t-shirt, Halloween goodie bag and Finishers medal.               

 *Parents are welcome to run with your Mini Monster (No additional cost or registration) 


COSTUME CONTEST - All participants are encouraged to dress in costume for the race.  After the conclusion of the event we will be having a costume contest open to all participants.  Categories are: Most Creative, Scariest, Child and Dog.  (That's right we even have a "Dog" costume contest.)


DOG FRIENDLY - The Freaky 5K is "Dog Friendly"!  Please bring your fur baby out for a HOWLING good time! We will have a dog costume contest and encourage participants to walk / run with your pet.  We do ask that you please start towards the back of the starting line to prevent any tangled leashes, etc...



Pierce Park, Appleton

1000 W. Prospect Ave.


Event Schedule:


Registration / Packet Pickup 6:45 - 8:15 am
Mini Monster 1K Kids Run 8:00 am
5K Run / Walk 8:30 am
Costume Contest 9:30 am
Awards Ceremony 9:35 am

Participants Receive:

-      Freaky 5K Shirt (If registered before 10/15)

-      Custom Die Cast Finishers Medal

-      Chip Timing

-      Entry into the Costume Contest

-      Post Race Buffet – Featuring Apple Cider, Cookies, Popcorn and Cheesecurds!!

-      Goodie bag

-      Kids 1K participants receive a Finishers Medal!



Forest View Dental, Global Recognition, Stevo Productions (Awards), Envision Ink, Kwik Trip, StarBucks

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    Freaky 5K Where & When

  • Location: Appleton, WI 54911
  • Race Date: 2018/10/27 08:30:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • Mini Monster 1K Kids Run
    • Adults 5K
    • Youth 5K (18 & under)
    • Family or Group (up to 4)

Freaky 5K Reviews

4.8 - 2 reviews

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Most Helpful Review
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
Freaky 5K

Very well run race. Great bunch of volunteers. Nice that awards were given out right away. Also nice that kids race was first. Will see you next year.

most helpful race review robert s. 0/0 found this review helpful.

Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
2018 Race Review
Review On:2018-10-27 11:44:33

Staff was friendly and I thought the event was fun. I do want to say that I was disappointed in the organization of the packet pickup table. Having registered my family of four for this race prior to October 15th, I was sad to see that everyone in my family got their T-shirts except for Mommy. Question then? Can I get my small T-shirt please?

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Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2018 Race Review
Review On:2018-10-27 15:47:15
Freaky 5K

Very well run race. Great bunch of volunteers. Nice that awards were given out right away. Also nice that kids race was first. Will see you next year.

verified participant race review robert s. has attended 1 times
0/0 found this review helpful.

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Appleton, WI Weather

Freaky 5K weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of October 27th, Appleton, WI can expect temperatures between 57℉ and 73℉ with humidity around 66% and precipitation of 0".
    Last year the weather condition was Sunny.
  • Appleton, WI current weather
  • Clouds 60.9℉ Clouds

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