Runners are out at full pace in and around Wisconsin with a full roster of races, endurance competitions, fun runs, and training events. The week’s highlights include the Cheesehead Run, the Madison Mini Marathon, the Point Duathlon, and the Warrior Princess Mud Run. Other top picks are color runs, duathlons, kids’ races, marathons and half marathons, police runs, trail races, triathlons, and more. Look at this whopping lineup of exciting races and running events on the books between Tuesday, August 18, and Sunday, August 23. Events appear alphabetically (by date) for easy reference.
The 2015 Sole Sister’s Running Program steps off on Tuesday, August 18, at Greenfield Park in West Allis, Wisconsin.
Wednesday, August 19, brings the Badgerland Striders OU812 Fun Run at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a Libertyville Running Club Wednesday Fun Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois. August 19 also happens to be National Hot and Spicy Food Day.
On Thursday, August 20, area runners choose from the Fleet Feet Aquathon Series Race #5 at Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; a Fond du Lac Running Club Pub Run at Peebles Grill in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; the Sole Sisters Club Kickoff Build-Up Bi-Weekly Run at Scout Lake in Greendale, Wisconsin; a MRF (Milwaukee Running Festival) Thursday Night Social Run at Lululemon Athletica/Third Ward in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Lakeview Fun Run at Universal Sole Running Store in Chicago, Illinois; and the Police K9 5K Fun Run/Walk at Star Prairie, Wisconsin.
Friday, August 21, is National Senior Citizens Day. Runners of all ages race to the Fremont Yellowstone Trail Festival 5K Glo Run at Fremont, Wisconsin; the Point Kids Duathlon at Stevens Point, Wisconsin; the Run from the Cops 5K Fun Run at Veteran’s Park in Waukesha, Wisconsin; the Tour de La Porte at LaPorte, Indiana; and the XCEL Run + Yoga + Picnic at Lilly Heights Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
On Saturday, August 22, runner attractions in and around Wisconsin include the Athens Fair 5K Fun Run/Walk at Athens, Wisconsin; a Badgerland Striders Build-Up Run at Kulwicki Park, Milwaukee; the Cheesehead Run Half Marathon / Relay / 5K at Hilbert, Wisconsin; the Chris4Life Scope It Out 5K at Madison, Wisconsin; the Color Dash 5K at Elkhorn, Wisconsin; the Cori’s Kids Triathlon in Riverside, Illinois; the Corn Fest 5K Run/Walk and Kids Walk at New Richmond, Wisconsin; the DeKalb Corn Classic 10K at DeKalb, Illinois; the Go Girl Triathlon in Indianapolis, Indiana; the Goodview Gallop 5K/10K at Goodview, Minnesota; and the Have a Blast for FAST 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run at Waupun, Wisconsin.
Additional area runs and races on Saturday, August 22, are the Holmen Kornfest 10K/2M at Holmen, Wisconsin; the Jackson County 4-H Clover Chase Half Marathon / 5K at Merrillan, Wisconsin; the Kolor of Kids FunFest 5K at Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin; the Libertyville Running Club Saturday Long Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois; the MAC 5K at Mosinee, Wisconsin; the Madison Mini Marathon/ 5K at Madison, Wisconsin; My First Tri / Triathlon at Hudson, Wisconsin; the Point Duathlon / Run Bike Unite at Stevens Point, Wisconsin; the Running of the Bulls 5K at Altoona, Wisconsin; the Running with Faith 5K/10K at New Lenox, Illinois; the Savage Race 2015 at Chicago, Illinois; and a Summer Training Run: 9M/4M at RunAway Shoes Darboy in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Still more Saturday, August 22, races and runs in the area include the Three Rivers Triathlon/Duathlon at Three Rivers, Michigan; the Tri 4 Schools Middleton Kids Triathlon at Middleton, Wisconsin; the Viking Booster Trek 5K Run/Walk at Stoughton, Wisconsin; the Walk for Wishes 5K Run and 1M Walk at Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Warrior Princess Mud Run 2015 at New London, Wisconsin; the Wausau Marathon / Half Marathon / 5K / Kids Fun Run at Marathon Park in Wausau, Wisconsin; the W.I.L.D. Hodag Mini-Triathlon at Rhinelander, Wisconsin; the Wisconsin Trail Assail / National Tooth Fairy Day Run at Muskego, Wisconsin; and the World Vision 6K for Water at Montrose Harbor in Chicago, Illinois.
Sunday, August 23, brings the 3 Disciplines / Ludington Lighthouse Tri at Ludington, Michigan; the 3rd Annual High Holiday Hustle at Lombard, Illinois; the Chad Erickson Memorial DuRunRun Kids Duathlon at La Crosse, Wisconsin; the Fort2Base 10 Miler Race at North Chicago, Illinois; the Good Neighbor Festival 5K at Wisconsin Firemen’s Park in Middleton, Wisconsin; a Kenosha Running Company Sunday Group Trail Run at Petrifying Springs Park in Kenosha, Wisconsin; the Michigan Titanium at Grand Rapids, Michigan; the North Shore Triathlon at Wilmette, Illinois; a Sole Sisters Club Build-Up Bi-Weekly Run at Scout Lake in Greendale, Wisconsin; the Try Cambridge Tri at Ripley Park, Cambridge, Wisconsin; and the Windrunner 10K at Wheaton, Illinois.
Runners, spectators, and other attendees are urged to double-check details with hosts or organizers before dashing off to any of these Wisconsin or area races or running events.