The post-Easter week brings bunches of races and running events to Wisconsin and surrounding areas. Top picks are April Fool’s races, beer races, fun runs, half marathons, runner socials, training runs, and more.
Mule Day steps in on Monday, March 28, as area runners step up for a Spring WalkFit Info Session at Fleet Feet Fox Valley in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Tuesday, March 29, is Smoke and Mirrors Day. Runners show their own tricks at a Berkeley Running Company Beginners’ Group Run at Madison, Wisconsin; a Berkeley Running Company Pub Run at Madison, Wisconsin; a CARA Spring Six Series at Kerryman Bar and Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois; Run Club at Fleet Feet Sports at Brookfield, Wisconsin; the Soul Sisters Club Diva Dash and Dine Run/Walk at Bert’s Bar in St. Francis, Milwaukee; and a Tuesday Night Fun Run and Free Yoga for Runners at Endurance House in Middleton, Wisconsin.
Whole Grain Sampling Day is Wednesday, March 30, along with the 2016 Chicago Adventure Run Shirt Release Party and Volunteer Meeting at Road Runner Sports 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; a Libertyville Running Club Wednesday Fun Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois; the Pie / Beer Night Fun Run at Pettit National Ice Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and a Wednesday’s Women Fun Run at Universal Sole Running Store in Chicago, Illinois.
Thursday, March 31, brings Tater Day and a PRO Fun Run at Performance Running Outfitters in Shorewood, Wisconsin.
April Fool’s Day is Friday, April 1, marked by the 6th Annual April Fool’s 5K at Orthopedic and Sports Institute of the Fox Valley in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Saturday, April 2, is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day and Pillow Fight Day. Wisconsin and area runners line up for the 2016 Scheels Run 4 Home at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin; the 6th Annual NK50K at the Highway P Trailhead in Glenbeulah, Wisconsin; the Badgerland Striders South Shore Half Marathon at Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Brew City Half Marathon and 10K at Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Dane Drifters Ultras at Cross Plains, Wisconsin; the Foundations 5K/10K/13.1 Training Program at Endurance House in Middleton, Wisconsin; the Inaugural Badger State 10K at Badger State Brewing Company in Green Bay, 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; the Trailbreaker Marathon/Half Marathon/5K at Waukesha, Wisconsin; and the UWM Relay for Life at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Sunday, April 3, boasts the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, and a Regent Street Rockets Uptempo Run at Madison, Wisconsin.
Advance registrations and packet pickups are required, for the most part, 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 firm up arrangements directly with race organizers or event hosts.