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May opens with lengthy weekend running event lineup

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Mayday! The month of May begins at a fast pace for area runners, with plentiful races and endurance events planned in and around Wisconsin.

Running highlights include 5Ks, fun runs, half marathons, marathons, time trials, trail races, and several Walk MS events to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis (MS) research and treatment.

Check out this lineup of area running events, all scheduled from Friday, May 2, through Sunday, May 4.

These Wisconsin running events are listed alphabetically by date for easy reference.

  • May 2 – Friday – Grandad Running Time Trial – 1.5 Miles – La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday – 6th Annual Bulldog Stomp 5K Cancer Run / Walk – Pardeeville, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday - 6th Annual Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K – Peninsula State Park – Fish Creek, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday – Bucky’s Race for Rehab – UW Natatorium – Madison, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday - Cinco de Mayo Run Wisconsin Trail Assail– Nashotah Park – Nashotah, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday – Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon – La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday – Hope for Kenya Duathlon / 5K – Neenah,, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday – iCare Color Fun Run / Walk – Waterford, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday – Prairie du Chien Half Marathon and 5K – Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday – Run United for Merrill’s United Way – Riverside Athletic Club – Merrill, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday – Three Rivers 5K – La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday – Walk MS Cedarburg – Cedarburg High School, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday – Walk MS Menomonee Falls – Menomonee Falls High School, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday – Walk MS Oconomowoc – St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
  • May 3 – Saturday – Wisconsin Half and Full Marathon – Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • May 4 – Sunday – The Color Run 5K – Madison, Wisconsin
  • May 4 – Sunday – Eau Claire Marathon / Half Marathon – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • May 4 – Sunday – EC Trail Races – 5K/10K/10 mile runs / 0.5-mile fun run-walk – Equestrian Connection – Lake Forest, Illinois
  • May 4 – Sunday – Walk MS Janesville – Palmer Park – Janesville, Wisconsin
  • May 4 – Sunday – Walk MS Madison – Warner Park – Madison, Wisconsin
  • May 4 – Sunday – Walk MS Milwaukee – Summerfest Grounds – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Generally, race dates and venues may be subject to last-minute changes. Race-day registrations may be offered at some locations, while others may have closed entries in advance. Participants and spectators are do well to confirm details before going to races and runs.

Do you have another running event planned in the region on these dates? You are welcome to add details in a comment on this running roundup article.

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