April is wrapping up with the outdoor race season at full speed for Wisconsin and area runners. Top races and runs from Monday, April 25, through Sunday, May 1, include fun runs, group training runs, marathons and half marathons, pub runs, runner socials, theme runs, and more. Also, several Walk MS events take place across Wisconsin, raising awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis research.
The Sole Sisters Club has its Earth Angels Dash and Trash Outreach Run/Walk at Estabrook Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Monday, April 25.
Tuesday, April 26, brings a Berkeley Running Company Beginners’ Group Run at Madison, Wisconsin; a Berkeley Running Company Pub Run at Madison, Wisconsin; a Mizuno Fun Run/Walk with Fleet Feet Sports at Mr. Brew’s Taphouse in Appleton, 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.
Wisconsin and area runners dash off on Wednesday, April 27, to 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; a Fun Run at Big Head Brewing Company in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; and a Libertyville Running Club Wednesday Fun Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois.
Performance Running Outfitters of Shorewood, Wisconsin, has a Thursday, April 28, PRO Fun Run.
Arbor Day is Friday, April 29. The Blacklight Run is set for this date at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.
The Relay for Life 2016 runs from Saturday, April 30, through Sunday, May 1, at the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Saturday, April 30, is the last day of Passover. This date holds the 2016 Illinois Brewery Racing Series at Goose Island Pub in Chicago, Illinois; the 5th Annual Run Away to the Bay at Menominee Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; the CP Event / Kolor for Kids 5K Run-Walk at UW Stevens Point in Stevens Point, Wisconsin; the Deer Run at Brown Deer, Wisconsin; the Every Kid Needs a Superhero 5K at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin; a Film Screening of The Barclays at Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; the Foundations 5K/10K/13.1 Training Program at Endurance House in Middleton, Wisconsin; the Jailbreak Marathon/Half Marathon/5K/1M at Wautoma, Wisconsin; a Libertyville Running Club Saturday Long Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois; and the Oshkosh 5K for Mental Health and Suicide Awareness at Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Also on Saturday, April 30, are Walk MS events in Cedarburg, Eau Claire, Hudson, Marshfield, Menomonie Falls, Oconomowoc, and Platteville, Wisconsin.
Orthodox Easter is Sunday, May 1, along with the Eau Claire Marathon/Half Marathon/Relay/5K at Eau Claire, Wisconsin; the Neenah Duathlon at Riverside Park in Neenah, Wisconsin; the Oakleaf Trail Cleanup with Milwaukee Running Group at Colectivo Coffee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and a Regent Street Rockets Uptempo Run at Madison, Wisconsin. Three Walk MS events are on-deck for Sunday, May 1, in Janesville, Madison, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For most Wisconsin and area races and runs, registrations and packet pickups are required in advance. Some events may welcome race-day signups, as space allows. Area race and running highlight dates and other details may be subject to change. Runners, volunteers, and other attendees are advised to confirm event arrangements directly with race organizers or host organizations.