Spring weather has finally arrived in Wisconsin and nearby areas, as runners dash off to scores of events. Top races and runs from Monday, April 18, through Sunday, April 24, include charity runs, fun runs, marathons and half marathons, MS Walks, pub runs, runner socials, trail races, training runs, and more.
No area public running events have been reported in and around Wisconsin for Monday, April 18, but runners will train at individual locations.
Tuesday, April 19, brings a Berkeley Running Company Beginners’ Group Run at Madison, Wisconsin; a Berkeley Running Company Pub Run at Madison, Wisconsin; the Run Club at Fleet Feet Sports at Brookfield, Wisconsin; a Sole Sisters Club Body, Mind and Soul Sisters Night at Riverglen Christian Church, Wales, Wisconsin; and a Tuesday Night Fun Run and Free Yoga for Runners at Endurance House in Middleton, Wisconsin.
On Wednesday, April 20, Wisconsin and area runners choose from the Chicago Tap Room Run Series 2016 at USOLE Lakeview and Live Grit West Loop in Chicago, Illinois; a DNation Fun Run at Fleet Feet Lakeview in Chicago, Illinois; 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.
Area runners lace on sneakers on Thursday, April 21, for a PRO Fun Run at Performance Running Outfitters in Shorewood, Wisconsin; an Ultra Training Run with Fleet Feet Sports at Badger Tavern in Madison, Wisconsin; and the Sole Sisters Club Sip, Shop and Spa Night at Tango Nails Bar and Beauty Salon in Greendale, Wisconsin.
No Wisconsin or area public running events are noted for Friday, April 22, but runners will train at individual locations.
Saturday, April 23, boasts a ton of races and runs, such as the 35th Annual American Cancer Society Sole Burner at Mallards Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin; the 7th Annual Techno Trot 5K and Kids 1/2M Run at Westfield School in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois; the Competition for a Cure 5K Run and 1M Walk at Adler Park in Libertyville, Illinois; the Cream City 5K at West Allis, Wisconsin; the Earth Day 5M/15M/50K Run at Stearns Woods in Crystal Lake, Illinois; a Kenosha Running Club Bowling Outing at Guttormsen Recreation Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin; the Navarino Trail Fun Run / Walk at Navarino Nature Center in Shiocton, Wisconsin; the Pine Line Trail and Relay Marathon at Medford, Wisconsin; the Race to Wrigley Charity Run at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois; the Run4WaterMKE at Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Run with the Cops at Kenosha, Wisconsin; Walk MS – at LaCrosse, Wisconsin; the Wild 5K Run/Walk for the Animals at the Racine Zoo in Racine, Wisconsin; a Libertyville Running Club Saturday Long Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois; the PRO Frosty Flapjack Fitness Challenge at Performance Running Outfitters in Brookfield, Wisconsin; and the
Foundations 5K/10K/13.1 Training Program at Endurance House in Middleton, Wisconsin.
The weekend wraps up with these running events set for Sunday, April 24: the 20th Annual Ravenswood Run at Chicago, Illinois; the Adrenaline Races Marathon/Half Marathon/Quarter Marathon/5K at West Bend, Wisconsin; the Bear Trax 20K and Brownie Shuffle 5K at Delafield, Wisconsin; the Eisenbaum Trail Marathon and Half Marathon at West Bend, Wisconsin; the McHenry County Human Race 5K at McHenry County Community College in Crystal Lake, Illinois; the Oshkosh Marathon/Half Marathon/Relay/5K at Oshkosh, Wisconsin; a Regent Street Rockets Uptempo Run at Madison, Wisconsin; the Run for the Hills 5K Run/2M Walk at Brookfield, Wisconsin; the Sweet Home Milwaukee 5K at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Walk MS at Appleton, Wisconsin; Walk MS at DePere, Wisconsin; and Walk MS at Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Usually, registrations and packet pickups are required in advance for Wisconsin and area races and runs. Certain events may welcome race-day signups, if space is available. Area race and running highlight dates and other details may be subject to change. Runners, volunteers, and other attendees do well to double-check arrangements directly with race organizers or event hosts.