The third week of November brings a plethora of running events to Wisconsin and the surrounding areas. Popular races for the week include several turkey-themed races and an indoor triathlon. Additional running highlights scheduled from Monday, November 16, through Sunday, November 22, include fun runs, runner socials, training workshops, early Christmas races, and more. Here’s a roster of the week’s races and special running events in and around Wisconsin, arranged alphabetically for easy reference.
National Fast Food Day is Monday, November 16. The Sole Sisters Club has a Turkey Trot and Hot Cocoa Bash at Colectivo Coffee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a Tri Harder Run Faster takes place at Greenfield, Wisconsin, on that date.
Tuesday, November 17, holds a Lagunitas Six Drumstick Series at Elephant and Castle: Wabash in Chicago, Illinois, and a Run Free Screening at York Theatre / Classic Cinemas in Elmhurst, Illinois.
On Wednesday, November 18, Wisconsin and area runners dash off to a Libertyville Running Club Wednesday Fun Run at Cook Memorial Park, Libertyville, Illinois, and a Wednesday’s Women Fun Run at Universal Sole Running Store in Chicago, Illinois.
Thursday, November 19, is UN World Toilet Day, raising awareness of global sanitation conditions. The date is flush with running activities as well, including a Lakeview Fun Run at Universal Sole Running Store in Chicago, Illinois; a Sole Sisters Club Art and Sole Sisters Night at Creative Fire Pottery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Tri Harder Train Stronger at Greenfield, Wisconsin.
No public running events are reported for Friday, November 20, although area runners are likely to train individually and in teams at various locations.
World Hello Day is Saturday, November 21. The running calendar for the day includes the Chase the Grinch / Jingle Jog 5K Fun Run and Kids Run at Evansville, Wisconsin; the Clearwater Outdoor Turkey Trot at Big Foot State Park in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; the InStep Run for a Reason / Hunger Task Force at Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Libertyville Running Club (LRC) Winter Running Gear Shopping Event at Road Runner Sports Kildeer Marketplace in Palatine, Illinois; a LRC Saturday Long Run at Cook Memorial Park, Libertyville, Illinois; the Run with the Turkeys 5K at RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; the Stuff the Sleigh 5K Run-Walk and Kids Run at Eau Claire, Wisconsin; abnd the UW La Crosse Turkey Trot 5K Run at University of Wisconsin in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Sunday, November 22, boasts the 2nd Annual Cold Turkey Trot at Old School Forest Preserve in Libertyville, Illinois; the 3-Fitness Triathlon Indoor Series – Turkey Triathlon at Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; the Around the World 5K Run-Walk at West Allis, Wisconsin; the Elf Run 5K/10K / GL Winter Series Race at Brookfield Central High School in Brookfield, Wisconsin; the Go Santa Go 5K at Estabrook Park in Milwaukee; and the Prospect Arlington Fall Haul 5M/5K Run at Mount Prospect, Illinois.
The majority of these Wisconsin and area races and running activities require advance sign-ups, although certain events offer race-day enrollments and packet pickups. Participants, volunteers, and other attendees are urged to confirm arrangements with race organizers or event hosts, as dates and other details may be subject to change for any of these area runs and races.