Fox Valley Tough Kid Challenge

The Fox Valley Tough Kid Challenge is an obstacle course event and fundraiser for Appleton Area School District's physical education departments. This event is open to all kids ages 5 through 13.

The 2023 event will be held Saturday, October 7, 2023. Sign up now.

T-shirt pick up time is Friday, October 6 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Highlands Elementary.

In lieu of wave starts, this year the TKC course will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 1:00 p.m. Participants may complete the course whenever it is convenient for them. Participants will receive an event t-shirt and a medal.


Cost: $15 per participant. After September 30, the cost will increase to $20 per participant. Family members can go with their child for free by signing a waiver the day of the event, but will not receive a t-shirt or medal.

The course is typically 1.55 miles long and features 30 obstacles that challenge the agility and strength of our participants.

A portion of the funds raised will benefit every elementary student who attends the Appleton Area School District. Each school will be eligible for a grant to enhance its physical education programs.

Our goal is to spotlight being physically active as well as raise money to advance healthy initiatives.

The event will be held at Highlands Elementary School, 2037 N. Elinor St. Appleton, WI 54914.

Street parking is available around Highlands Elementary School. Be cautious when driving in the area due to the large traffic expected and the number of pedestrians crossing the streets.

2023 Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the 2023 event? Contact Mikki Duran.

Ultimate Grit Level Sponsor ($5,000+)

Perseverance Level Sponsor ($2,500+)
Resilience Level Sponsor ($1,000+)


Grit Level Sponsor ($500+)




Mathnasium of East Appleton