April’s first full week send runners off at full throttle for tons of Wisconsin and area races and running highlights. Popular picks include charity races, fun runs, half marathons, indoor triathlons, runner socials, running workshops, training runs, and more.
Vitamin C Day rolls in on Monday, April 4, along with a Burgers and Beer Fun Run at Universal Sole Running Store in Chicago, Illinois.
Tuesday, April 5, is National Deep Dish Pizza Day, This day also 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; and a Tuesday Night Fun Run and Free Yoga for Runners at Endurance House in Middleton, Wisconsin.
National Caramel Popcorn Day pops in on Wednesday, April 6. Wisconsin and area runners hops off on this date for an April Pub Run with Run Away Shoes at Fox River Brewing Company in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; 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.
Thursday, April 7, boasts a Free Lazy Oaf Run with Fleet Feet Sports at Madison, Wisconsin; a Free Village Green Pub Run with Fleet Feet Sports at Middleton, Wisconsin; and a PRO Fun Run at Performance Running Outfitters in Shorewood, Wisconsin.
The Pinnacle Indoor Triathlon runs on Friday, April 8, at Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
Saturday, April 9, has the 17th Annual AWC Indoor Triathlon / Super Sprint at Aurora Wellness Center in Burlington, Wisconsin; the Chicago’s Perfect 10 at Dusable Harbor in Chicago, Illinois; the Chi-Town Half and 10K at Chicago, Illinois; the Firehouse 5K at Onalaska, Wisconsin; the Fort Scout Run 5K Run/Walk and 1M Fun Run at Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin; the Foundations 5K/10K/13.1 Training Program at Endurance House in Middleton, Wisconsin; the Gary’s Gallop 5K Run / 2M Walk and Kids Run at Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; the Kenosha Running Club Wisconsin Marathon Course Preview at Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin; and a Libertyville Running Club Saturday Long Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois.
Additional Wisconsin and area running highlights for Saturday, April 9, include the Mad City 100K, 50K and 50K Relay at UW Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin; the Only Fools Run at Midnight 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk at Minocqua, Wisconsin; the Orphan Sponsorship Dinner 5K / 3K at Madison, Wisconsin; the PRO Frosty Flapjack Fitness Challenge at Performance Running Outfitters in Brookfield, Wisconsin; the Red Shoe Run for Donor Awareness at Rockford, Illinois; the Reedsburg Vet Fest Half Marathon/5K/1M at Reedsburg, Wisconsin; the Run the Rapids Child Abuse Prevention Run 5K and Kids Run at Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin; the Spring Fever 10K and 5K at Altoona, Wisconsin; the Spring Fever 5K / 10K / 15K Challenge at Hobbs Ice Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and the UW Kinesiology Poker Run at Madison, Wisconsin.
Sunday, April 10, offers the First Call 5K/10K and Half Marathon / Wisconsin Chilly Willy Run Series at EB Shurts in Waukesha, Wisconsin; a Regent Street Rockets Uptempo Run at Madison, Wisconsin; and the Space Fun Walk at Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Registrations and packet pickups are usually required ahead of time for Wisconsin and area races and runs. Some events may offer race-day signups, if space permits. Area race and running highlight dates and other details may be subject to change. Runners, volunteers, and other attendees are encouraged to double-check arrangements directly with race organizers or event hosts.This week’s races and runs: March 28-April 3