Father's Day 5K

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Appleton North High School 5000 N. Ballard Rd. AppletonWI  54913
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Appleton North High School 5000 N. Ballard Rd. AppletonWI  54913

About This Activity


The YMCA Father’s Day 5K (Previously the Bret Younger Run) is open to everyone! Not just dads! Bring the whole family to create a unique and lasting family memory, participate with your father, in memory of your father, or just to celebrate fathers everywhere. Event is Chip Timed and   winds through picturesque areas of Appleton, including the scenic Apple Creek Trail before a stadium finish at North High School.  Perfect for all ages and abilities.  Imagine, the fun you and your family could have!  If you want an unbeatable experience, then this is the race for you!



  • Commerative shirt (If registered before 6/5/17)
  • Chip Timing
  • Post Race Buffet
  • Post Race Massages (Provided by the Appleton YMCA)
  • A great Summer Race Experience!

GREAT GRILL GIVEAWAY! - All registered participants 18+ years of age are eligible to win a Weber Genesis grill ($700 value). Donated by Ace Hardware of Appleton.  Drawing will occur just before the awards ceremony. Must be present to win!


KIDS FUN RUN - Takes place on the Appleton North outdoor track. Kids receive t-shirt, finishers medal.



Awards to the top 3 overall male and female participants in the 5K.  Awards also presented to the winner of each age group.  Age groups are: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29 etc. up to 70+


PROCEEDS BENEFIT:  Proceeds from the Father's Day 5K run / walk benefit the YMCA Cancer Survivorship program, Bret Younger Track Scholarships and the YMCA World Service Campaign.  

What is the LIVESTRONG YMCA Cancer Survivorship Program?                                                 During this 12 week program, cancer survivors are supported by trained Y instructors that guide you safely to achieve your goals by helping build strength, increase flexibility and endurance, while improving confidence and self-esteem.  By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.


Event details and schedule

5K Start -  8:00 am

Kids Fun Run Start - 9:00 am




5K Route

Kids Fun Run



Parking is available at Appleton North High School. Participants arriving after 6:30 am will have to enter parking lot off of Edgewood Dr. or Ballard Rd.  Ashbury Drive will be closed for the start of the race.

Packet Pickup 

Friday, June 16th, 3 - 5 pm @ Appleton YMCA, 218 E. Lawrence St.

Saturday, June 17th, 6:30 - 8 am @ Appleton North High School.



Volunteers truly make a difference! If you would like to volunteer for this year's event, volunteers are needed in the following areas:

-Intersection Marshal's, water station, finish line, refreshments, registration and packet pickup.



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Appleton North High School 5000 N. Ballard Rd. AppletonWI  54913
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