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Racers, joggers, track stars, triathletes, and cross-country runners mark the second weekend of May with a mile-long list of fun, fitness, and endurance events in and around Wisconsin.

Popular events include Mother’s Day runs, color theme events, trail races, and long-distance classics.

Check out this lineup of area running events, all scheduled from Thursday, May 8, through Sunday, May 11.

For simple reference, these Wisconsin running events are listed alphabetically by date.

May 8 – Thursday – March to College and College Fair – Grant Park – Chicago, Illinois

May 8 – Thursday – Tri Faster Train Stronger – Greenfield, Wisconsin

May 9 – Friday – Women Run Pewaukee Skirt Chaser 5K – Pewaukee, Wisconsin

May 9 – Friday – You Glow Girl 5K – Clintonville, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – 8th Annual BACC Icebreaker Triathlon – Barron, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Adventure Triathlon – Grantsburg, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Blazer Race – Germantown, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Cupcake Run 5K Run / 2-Mile Walk, 1-Mile Kids Run – Bayside, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Donald Dash 10K Trail Run – Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Flater’s Triple R Triathlon – Holcombe, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Florence’s Fun Run – Platteville, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Girls on the Run of Eau Claire County 5K – Eau Claire, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Great Steps 4NF 5K – Middleton, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Growing Power Good Food Revolution 5K Run / Walk – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Healthy Family Fun Run / 5K Run / Walk / Kids Run – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – HFCS Eagles Wings 5K Run / Walk / Kids Run – Brillion, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Hope on the Move 5K – Traxler Park – Janesville, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Ice Age Trail Run / Half Marathon / 50K / 50-Mile Run – La Grange, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – It’s Fun to Run / Youth Run – Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – It’s Glow Time 5K – Madison, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Journeys Marathon / Half Marathon / 5K / Kids Run – Northern Pines HS – Eagle River, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – LA SED 5K Run / Walk – Eau Claire, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Life-a-Thon North / Run for Their Lives – Mequon, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Lodi Mother’s Day Run – Half Marathon / 5K / Kids Run – Lodi, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Miles for Smiles Family Fun Event / 5K Run – Green Bay, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Morris Challenge 5K Run / Walk / Kids Run – Holmen, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – River to Ridge Eco Family Run / 5-Mile Run / Walk / Kids Run – La Crosse, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Run for Hospice 5K Run / Walk / Kids Run – Weston, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Run for Your Mother 5K – Pulaski, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Run or Dye 5K – Veterans Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Running with Open Arms 5K / 1-Mile Run – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday - Sasquatch Dash Trail Series 10K Trail Run – St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Sole Burner 5K Run / Walk / Kids Fun Run – City Park – Appleton, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Spring Family 5K Walk / Run – RecPlex – Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Timber Wolf Trample 5K Fun Run / 1-Mile Walk / Kids Run – Madison, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Troop 4409 5K Run / Walk / Kids Run – Oconto, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Women Run Pewaukee Half Marathon – Pewaukee, Wisconsin

May 10 – Saturday – Zombie Quarantine Challenge 5K Fun Run – Onalaska, Wisconsin

May 11 – Sunday – Chocolate 5K Run / Walk – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 11 – Sunday – Cover Chicago in Pink with the 2nd Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Race for the Cure on Mother’s Day – Grant Park – Chicago, Illinois

May 11 – Sunday – Mom’s Day 5K – North Beach – Racine, Wisconsin

May 11 – Sunday – Run Like a Mother – Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

May 11 – Sunday – Tri Faster Tri Play – Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Race dates, venues, and other details are frequently subject to last-minute changes. Race-day registrations may be offered at some locations, but others may have closed entries in advance. Participants and spectators are encouraged to confirm details before leaving home for races and runs.

Do you know of another running event planned in the region on these dates? Feel free to add details in a comment on this running roundup article.

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