Sole Burner 5k Walk/Run

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Reg 7:30am Race 9am

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City Park - Appleton
500 East Franklin St, Appleton Map it

154 teams and 3,005 participants have raised $172,794.67

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations

At Sole Burner, Every Mile is Meaningful


For the past 36 years, people from all over Wisconsin have gathered in Appleton for the Sole Burner 5K to support the American Cancer Society. This unique event offers participants of all skill levels the opportunity to participate in a 5K walk or run through beautiful Downtown Appleton to raise funds and help save lives from all cancers. Kids will enjoy our pre-race activities and participating in either the 1K or 1 Mile Kids Fun Run. We invite you to join us at City Park on May 12, 2018 to honor and remember those whose lives have been touched by cancer.



Check out the great items that our teams and supporters have donated to our Online Silent Auction and place your bid now! All proceeds from the auction will benefit the American Cancer Society Sole Burner 5K Walk/Run.

  • To view items and make a bid CLICK HERE
  • The auction will end on May 4, at 11:45pm. 
  • Top bid winners will be contacted May 5
  • All items will be available to be picked up at the Sole Burner Office in Appleton, (2616 S. Oneida Street)

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You Asked, We Listened!

Check out the 2018 Sole Burner event t-shirt!  NEW soft, poly/cotton blend.

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Attention Team Captains!  Mark these important dates on your calendar.

  • Beginning April 4 at 7:00am - Call Sole Burner office (902.739.1201) to schedule your team photo.  For more information on Team Photos click here
  • April 24 - Team Tent reservation forms due.  Click here for more information on Team Tents
  • May 10 - Online registration will close at 8:00pm
  • May 11 - Packet Pickup Night at City Center Plaza, 2:00-7:00pm


My first 5K

Is this your first 5K? CLICK HERE to check out our Runaway Shoes Couch to 5K program.

Plan to come early and enjoy our expanded Kids Activities Area

Kids Flyer




Event Details

Be sure to check out all the important day of event information here.  Parking, awards, course map, and much more!


Do you have a question about the Sole Burner?  Find the answer here!


The Sole Burner could not opperate with out our volunteers.  Find out here how you can help make this years event amazing by donating a little bit of your time.

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Sponsor Opportunities

Join other area business leaders as they celebrate the important work that happens every day to help finish the fight against cancer.

Download Library

Download or print materials that help you and your team promote and raise funds for the American Cancer Society Sole Burner 5k Walk Run event.

Fundraising Tips

The number one reason people donate to American Cancer Society events is because someone asked them to.





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Event sponsored by:

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Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. I Made a Donation Lori Nelson - $1,345.00
  2. I Made a Donation Lisa Lau - $770.00
  3. I Made a Donation Mark Roberts - $625.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Air Wisconsin - $5K for Cancer - $5,472.95
  2. Team Anne Beaster - $4,535.00
  3. Bassett Mechanical - $4,060.00

Top Companies/Clubs:

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  1 -  Bassett Mechanical       ($4,060.00)
  2 -  Essity       ($3,085.00)
  3 -  AZCO INC.       ($3,045.00)