November’s second week brings scads of running events to Wisconsin and the surrounding areas. Top races for the week are the Climbing for a Cure Stair Climb, the Frosty Rock Challenge, multiple Girls on the Run Fall races, and the Point XC Challenge. Additional running highlights on the books from Monday, November 9, through Sunday, November 15, include some Run Free film screenings, a few runner socials, several Thanksgiving theme races, an assortment of training clinics. and more. A few early Jingle Bell and Ugly Sweater races even crop up on this week’s calendar.
Here’s a roster of the week’s races and special running events in and around Wisconsin, arranged alphabetically for easy reference.
Monday, November 9, offers a Sole Sisters Club Monday Fun Run at Greendale, Wisconsin, and a Tri Faster Run Faster event at West Allis, Wisconsin.
The U.S. Marine Corps Birthday is Tuesday, November 10, along with the Lagunitas Six Drumstick Series at Duffy’s Tavern and Grille in Chicago, Illinois; a Run Free Screening at The Barrymore Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin; and the Sole Sisters Club Feed Your Soul Sisters Night at Faith’s Creation Christian Fellowship in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Wednesday, November 11, is Veterans Day. Wisconsin and area runners dash to a Libertyville Running Club Wednesday Fun Run at Cook Memorial Park, Libertyville, Illinois; a PRO Foam Rolling Clinic at Performance Running Outfitters in Shorewood, Wisconsin; a Run Free Screening at Times Cinema in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and the Tri Faster Begin to Run at Greenfield, Wisconsin.
Thursday, November 12, boasts the Climbing for a Cure Stair Climb at US Bank in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Minnesota Orienteering Club Veteran’s Day Night-O at Katherine Abbott Park in Mahtomedi, Minnesota; a Sole Sisters Club Elder Helper’s Outreach at Wilson Commons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and a Tri Faster Train Stronger at Greenfield, Wisconsin.
World Kindness Day is Friday, November 13, as is the Full Moon 5K with Zee Bee Run Squad at Zion Park District in Zion, Illinois.
Saturday, November 14, brings the 2nd Annual ECHO Turkey Trot at Riverside Park/North Pavilion, Janesville, Wisconsin; the 5K Candy Cane Run-Walk at Germantown Wisconsin; the Brookfield East Turkey Trot at Brookfield, Wisconsin; the Dairyland Walkers Veterans Day Walk in Madison, Wisconsin; the Decide. Commit. Succeed. 5K Turkey Trot at New Richmond, Wisconsin; the Deidre Week Memorial 5K Run-Walk at Pittsville, Wisconsin; the Fall Beer Mile at Mount Horeb, Wisconsin; the Fantasy 5K Run at Madison, Wisconsin; the FDLRC (Fond du Lac Running Club) Prediction Run/Walk at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; the Frosty Rock Challenge 12K/5K and Kids Run at Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin; the Girls on the Run Fall 5K at Waunakee, Wisconsin; and the Grinding up Granite 2M Run/Walk at Wausau, Wisconsin.
Also on deck for Saturday, November 14, are the Holiday Dash 5K at Racine, Wisconsin (CANCELED); the Hungry 4 Some Supper Myself 5K/10K Walk-Run at Baraboo, Wisconsin; the Jingle Bell Run-Walk Fox Valley at Menasha, Wisconsin; the Jingle Bell Run-Walk Twin Cities at Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota; a Libertyville Running Club Saturday Long Run at Cook Memorial Park, Libertyville, Illinois; the Nearly Naked 5K at 841 Brewhouse in Whitewater, Wisconsin; the Point XC Challenge at Standing Rocks Park in Stevens Point, Wisconsin; the Rockhopper 30K at Wade House, Greenbush, Wisconsin; the Shorewood Fowl 5K Run-Walk at Shorewood, Wisconsin; the Ugly Sweater 5K at Alpine Holiday in Marshfield, Wisconsin; and the Ugly Sweater 5K Run-Walk for the Autism Society of the Lakeshore at Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Sunday, November 15, is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. On this date, Wisconsin and area runners enjoy the Girls on the Run Book Fair at Barnes and Noble Booksellers of Bayshore Town Center Mall in Glendale, Wisconsin; the Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee 5K at Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and the Jingle Bell Run-Walk 5K at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The lion’s share of these Wisconsin and area races and running activities require advance sign-ups, although certain events may allow race-day enrollments and packet pickups. Runners, event volunteers, spectators, and other attendees need to double-check arrangements with race organizers or event hosts, as dates and other details may be subject to change.