A busy lineup of runs and races are on the books in and around Wisconsin, as November crossed the finish line, and December begins. Competitive athletes and fun runners zip off to charity races, holiday runs, an indoor triathlon, runner socials, trail races, and scores of other exciting events. Take a look at the running event run-down from Monday, November 30, through Sunday, December 6.
Monday, November 30, is Cyber Monday and Stay Home Because You’re Well Day, but area runners pick from a Sole Sisters Club Monday Fun Run at Greendale, Wisconsin, and Tri Harder Run Faster at Greenfield, Wisconsin.
Eat a Red Apple Day is Tuesday, December 1, along with an Unofficial Tuesday Night Run at Sports Corner Wrigleyville in Chicago, Illinois.
Wednesday, December 2, holds a Libertyville Running Club Wednesday Fun Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois; the Santa Hustle 5K PU at Road Runner Sports Kildeer in Palatine, Illinois; a Sole Sisters Club Jingle and Mingle Outreach at West Allis, Wisconsin; and Tri Faster Begin to Run at Greenfield, Wisconsin.
Tri Faster Train Stronger runs on Thursday, December 3, at Greenfield, Wisconsin.
Friday, December 4, is National Cookie Day, as well as the Pinnacle Indoor Triathlon at Fitchburg, Wisconsin.
Saturday, December 5, boasts the 2015 Arctic Frog Endurance Run at Independence Grove in Libertyville, Illinois; the 3rd Annual Reindeer Run and Grinch Sprint at Sunset Park in Elkhorn, Wisconsin; the Black Tie Tri Shorts Gala with My Team Triumph at Green Bay, Wisconsin; the Charger Challenge Santa Edition 5K Run and 4K Mud Run at Sussex, Wisconsin; the Frigid 8 and Thermal 3 Run at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; the Frostbite Road Race and Winter Walk 10M/5M at the YMCA in Stevens Point, Wisconsin; the Furry Fun Run 5K Run and 1M Walk at Baraboo, Wisconsin; the Jingle All the Way 5K Run-Walk at Markesan, Wisconsin; the Jingle Bell 5K Fun Run at Platteville, Wisconsin; the Jingle Bell Run-Walk at Duluth, Minnesota; the Jingle Bell Run-Walk at Green Bay, Wisconsin; the Jingle Bell Run-Walk at Racine, Wisconsin; and the Jingle Bells Run at Onalaska, Wisconsin.
Additional area running and related events slated for Saturday, December 5, are a Libertyville Running Club Saturday Long Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois; the Madison Santa Swimsuit Run at Madison, Wisconsin; the Race for the Light 5K Run-Walk at Oshkosh, Wisconsin; the Red Flannel Run at St. Paul, Minnesota; the Run Santa Run 5K at Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin; the Santa Cycle Rampage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Santa Hustle 5K at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois; the Santa Hustle 5K at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Santas Dash Away 5K Run-Walk at Cedarburg, Wisconsin; the Sleigh Bell Run/Walk at Kiel, Wisconsin; the Tyke Hike at Lapham Peak in Delafield, Wisconsin; and the Universal Sole Trail Challenge at Schiller Woods North in Chicago, Illinois.
St. Nicholas Day is Sunday, December 6. Wisconsin and area runners mark the day with the Badgerland Striders Indoor 20K/10K at Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Diamond Dash 5K Run/Walk at West Bend, Wisconsin; the Dickens of a Run and Walk at Stoughton, Wisconsin; the Indoor 20K/10K at Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Last Call 5K and Half Marathon at Fox River Sanctuary in Waukesha, Wisconsin; and the Santa Run/Walk 2015 – at People’s Park in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The lion’s share of these Wisconsin and area races and running activities require advance sign-ups, although some events may offer race-day enrollments and packet pickups. Participants, volunteers, and other attendees are encouraged to confirm arrangements with race organizers or event hosts, as dates and other details may be subject to change for any of these area races and runs.