Despite Mother Nature’s apparent seasonal confusion in the Upper Midwest, April is reaching her midpoint, and the running season is on a roll. Top picks for the week stretching from Monday, April 11, through Sunday, April 17, include fun runs, run clinics, runner socials, trail races, training runs, and more.
No area public running events have been reported in and around Wisconsin for Monday, April 11, but runners will train at individual locations.
Tuesday, April 12, brings the April Shack Track and Field Chicago Run / Live Grit Edition at Universal Sole Running Store in Chicago, Illinois; a Berkeley Running Company Beginners’ Group Run at Madison, Wisconsin; a Berkeley Running Company Pub Run at Madison, Wisconsin; a Kenosha Running Club Fun Run and April Meeting at Southport Beach House in Kenosha, Wisconsin; PRO Nutrition Clinics at Performance Running Outfitters in Brookfield and Shorewood, Wisconsin; the Run Club at Fleet Feet Sports at Brookfield, Wisconsin; and a Tuesday Night Fun Run and Free Yoga for Runners at Endurance House in Middleton, Wisconsin.
Area running highlights for Wednesday, April 13, are a FF Madison Group Run/Walk at Fleet Feet Sports in Madison, Wisconsin; a FF Sun Prairie Group Run/Walk at Fleet Feet Sports in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; and a Libertyville Running Club Wednesday Fun Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois.
Look Up at the Sky Day drops in on Thursday, April 14, just in time for a PRO Fun Run at Performance Running Outfitters in Shorewood, Wisconsin.
Tax Day is Friday, April 15, along with the April F.N. Fun Run at Menasha, Wisconsin, and the Sole Sisters Club Downtown Artwalk at Bugsy’s Back Alley Speakeasy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Eggs Benedict Day, rolls by on Saturday, April 16, as Wisconsin and area runners dash off to the 2016 Run as One 5K for Team Red White and Blue at Milwaukee War Memorial in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Autism Awareness 5K Run/Walk at West Bend, Wisconsin; the Bosom Buddy Run and Walk 2016 at Cedarburg Community Center in Cedarburg, Wisconsin; the Decide. Commit. Succeed. 5K Springtime Sprint at New Richmond, Wisconsin; the Foundations 5K/10K/13.1 Training Program at Endurance House in Middleton, Wisconsin; the Fun Run 2016 in Color at Wheaton Park District in Wheaton, Illinois; a Libertyville Running Club Saturday Long Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois; the Night Nation Run at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois; the Parkinson’s Half Marathon / 5K / 1M at Cottage Grove, Wisconsin; the PRO Frosty Flapjack Fitness Challenge at Performance Running Outfitters in Brookfield, Wisconsin; the Sigma Chi Fraternity 5K Derby Dash at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and the Wisconsin Trail Assail / Run from the Taxman 1K/5K/10K/Half Marathon Trail Races at Lapham Park in Delafield, Wisconsin.
Sunday, April 17, is National Cheeseball Day. A Regent Street Rockets Uptempo Run at Madison, Wisconsin, and the Sole Burner / Hula Hustle 5K at Onalaska, Wisconsin, are area running highlights.
For the most part, registrations and packet pickups are usually required ahead of time for Wisconsin and area races and runs. Some events may welcome race-day signups, if space allows. Area race and running highlight dates and other details may be subject to change. Runners, volunteers, and other attendees are urged to double-check arrangements directly with race organizers or event hosts.