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April opens with highlights for regional runners

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April is underway, along with running season for area racers. Running enthusiasts in and around Wisconsin may pick from plentiful races, fun runs, and endurance challenges to mark the first weekend of April.

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Check out this lineup of area running events, all scheduled from Friday, April 4, through Sunday, April 6.

These Wisconsin running events are listed alphabetically by date for easy reference. Don’t miss the accompanying slideshow, which features flyers and additional details for many of these fitness highlights.

  • April 4 – Friday – April Fool’s 5K – 4th Annual – Appleton, Wisconsin
  • April 5 – Saturday – AIESEC Around the World 5K Run – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • April 5 – Saturday – Badgerland Striders South Shore Half Marathon – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • April 5 – Saturday – Black Earth 10-Mile – Black Earth, Wisconsin
  • April 5 – Saturday – Chicago Quarter Marathon – Soldier Field – Chicago, Illinois
  • April 5 – Saturday – Germantown Soccer Club Kick into Spring 5K Run / Walk – Germantown, Wisconsin
  • April 5 – Saturday – Higher Education Hustle 5k Run / Walk – University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • April 5 – Saturday – Hustle for Hearing 5K – Hopkins Park – DeKalb, Illinois
  • April 5 – Saturday – Only Fools Run at Midnight 5K / 10K – Lakeland Union HS – Minoqua, Wisconsin
  • April 5 – Saturday – Run 4 Water Milwaukee – Veterans Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • April 5 – Saturday - Sole Sisters EXPO & Social – WAC West Allis – West Allis, Wisconsin
  • April 5 – Saturday – Trailbreaker Marathon / Half / 5K – Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • April 5 – Saturday – Trot 4 Tots 5K – Madison, Wisconsin
  • April 6 – Sunday – Agape House Run / Walk / Crawl – Walworth, Wisconsin
  • April 6 – Sunday – Tri Faster Tri Play – Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Race dates and venues may be subject to last-minute changes, as a matter of course. Also, race-day registrations may be available at some locations, while others may have closed in advance. Participants and spectators are advised to double-check before setting out for these events.

Are you hosting another running event in the region on this date? Feel free to add details in a comment on this running roundup article.

Regional Run Organizers: Email me with your event details, at least a month in advance, for possible inclusion in upcoming articles. Please include flyers, if available, or tag me on your Facebook event pages.

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