The last full week of March, marked as Holy Week for Christians and including the Jewish Purim holiday, is filled with exciting races and running events in and around Wisconsin. Popular choices are Easter theme races, fun runs, pub runs, runner socials, running workshops, and more.
The Sole Sisters Club has a Ladies Nite Out at The Melting Pot in Brookfield, Wisconsin, on Monday, March 21.
World Water Day rolls in on Tuesday, March 22. This date also brings an Asics Egg Hunt Fun Run at Performance Running Outfitters in Brookfield, Wisconsin; a Berkeley Running Company Beginners’ Group Run at Madison, Wisconsin; a Berkeley Running Company Pub Run at Madison, Wisconsin; CARA’s Spring Six Series at Kroll’s South Loop in Chicago, Illinois; 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.
Purim begins on Wednesday, March 23. Wisconsin and area runners dash to the Chicago Tap Room Run Series 2016 at USOLE Lakeview and Live Grit West Loop 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; the Foundations 5K/10K/13.1 Training Program at Endurance House in Middleton, Wisconsin; a Libertyville Running Club Wednesday Fun Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois; and the USole Tap Room Run Series at Universal Sole Running Store in Chicago, Illinois.
Purim ends on Thursday, March 24, which is also known as the Christian Maundy Thursday. For area runners, this date includes an Asics Egg Hunt Fun Run at Performance Running Outfitters in Shorewood, Wisconsin; a CARA’s Marathon 101 Clinic at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago, Illinois; the Foundations Triathlon Training Program at Endurance House in Middleton, Wisconsin; and a PRO Fun Run at Performance Running Outfitters in Shorewood, Wisconsin.
Friday, March 25, is Good Friday for Christians. It’s also Waffle Day for foodies. No area public running events have been reported for that day, although plenty of runners will train at individual locations.
Spinach Day crops up on Saturday, March 26, along with the 2016 Bunny Wabbit Run and Easter Egg Hunt at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville, Illinois; the Bunny Rock 5K and Kids Egg Hunt at Montrose Harbor in Chicago, Illinois; the Chicago Quarter Marathon at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois; the Cottontail Classic 5K/10K at Fitchburg, Wisconsin; Decide. Commit. Succeed. 5K Luck of the Irish at New Richmond, Wisconsin; the Kenosha Running Club Bowling Outing at Guttormsen Recreation Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin; a Libertyville Running Club Saturday Long Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois; and the PRO Frosty Flapjack Fitness Challenge at Performance Running Outfitters in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Sunday, March 27, is Easter, the high Christian holiday known also as Resurrection Day. On this day, some Wisconsin and area runners will line up for a Regent Street Rockets Uptempo Run at Madison, Wisconsin; or the Tortoise and the Hare 5K at the Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in Delafield, Wisconsin.
Frequently, advance registrations and packet pickups are required for Wisconsin and area races and runs. Certain events may permit race-day signups, as space permits. Area race and running highlight dates and other details may be subject to change, so runners, volunteers, and other attendees are urged to double-check arrangements directly with race organizers or event hosts.