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Oshkosh & Appleton Area

Includes Numerous Cities Along Lake Winnebago from Kaukauna to Fond du Lac. See Also Our Guide to Nearby Green Bay

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This is a guide to the best places to run in the Fox Valley area, just south of Green Bay and along Lake Winnebago. Includes Kaukauna, Appleton, Menasha, Oshkosh, and Fond du Lac. It’s a nice collection of waterfront paths, and some longer distance multi-use trails. For some trail running, head to Highcliff State Park or the Bubolz Nature Preserve.

Runners should note that winter is the real deal in this area. Be prepared clothing wise. And some of the trails on our routes are used for XC skiing in winter.

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Some of our favorite runs in Oshkosh & Appleton Area

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There are some terrific running stores in the Fox Valley. See the map on the home page for locations.

Oshkosh: Rogan’s Shoes

Appleton: Fleet Feet; Rogan’s Shoes; Run Away Shoes

Fond du Lac: Rogan’s Shoes


Appleton: Fleet Feet, Tuesday evening Pub Run/Walk at 6:00PM at Mr. Brews Taphouse,Organized routes of up to 6 miles.

Nennah. Fleet Feet. Saturday morning Coffee Run/Walk at 8:00AM at The Plaza, in Neenah. This run will Loop the Lake, which is a 4-mile route from the Plaza. CLICK HERE for route details.



Area running event calendar from Run Away Shoes.

Some fun events:

Kaukauna 5k. On global running day.