5K Run (chip timed)

$25 9:00AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT Registration ends August 19, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT

5K Walk (self-timed)

$25 9:05AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT Registration ends August 19, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT

Virtual 5K Walk/Run

$25 Registration ends August 21, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT


Join the fight against cancer at the Sole Burner 5K Walk/Run, as we rally together to HONOR, CELEBRATE and REMEMBER loved ones and take action for lifesaving change. For more than 37 years, thousands of Sole Burner participants and volunteers have come together and raised over $7.2 million to save lives from cancer. The Sole Burner 5K Walk/Run continues to be more than just an event - it's a movement, a community of like-minded survivors, caregivers, volunteers and running enthusiast who believe that the future can be free from the pain and suffering caused by cancer. 


At this family friendly event participants are encouraged to join as an individual or form a team with your family, church, school, club or company. 

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Event Changes and COVID-19 Precautions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Sole Burner 5K Walk/Run might look different this year but our passion and commitment to fight cancer is unchanged. Your safety is our number one goal, please click on the link below for some important details regarding the 2021 Sole Burner Event. These changes are for 2021 only, we plan on being back to our May date and normal Sole Burner 5K event in 2022.

Event Changes and COVID Precautions

Where will you do your Sole Burner 5K?

This year in an effort to keep participants as socially distant as possible we will be offering satellite locations around the Fox Valley for you to participate at. The walk/run route at each location is approximately 3.14 miles. The locations to choose from are:

  • City Park, Appleton
  • Sunset Park, Kimberly
  • Hydro Park, Kaukauna
  • Loop The Lake Trail, Neenah
  • Virtual 5K 
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Make Your Miles More Meaningful!

Did you know the cancer death rate in the US has declined by 31% since 1991? That means we've helped save nearly 3.2 million lives during that time, in part because people like you invested in the American Cancer Society.  Click below to learn more about how you can take your fundraising for the American Cancer Society to the next level. 

Fundraising isn't all we do, but all we do depends on fundraising!

Fundraising Information

Refer & Be Rewarded

Invite your friends and family to join you and be rewarded: Refer 5 people, receive $15 back on your registration fee. All you need to do is share your unique referral link (found in your confirmation email)! You can share the link via email, social media, or text.


Raised of $180,000


Top Individuals (596)

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Emily Heyroth

$805.00 raised of $500.00

Holly Lifke

$625.00 raised of $750.00

Rachel Skinkis

$623.00 raised of $100.00

Cathy Wheeler

$371.00 raised of $100.00

Mark Fieck

$350.00 raised of $100.00

Top Teams (67)

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Team Pfeff

$6,295.00 raised of $10,000.00

Community First Credit Union

$2,021.00 raised of $4,000.00

Heaven's Warriors

$1,453.00 raised of $3,000.00

The Boldt Company

$1,375.00 raised of $5,000.00


$1,100.00 raised of $2,500.00

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