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Regional runners pick from oodles of mid-May races

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As May marches along, runners in and around Wisconsin race off to a full roster of fitness events. Popular picks range from 5K fun and theme runs to full-scale endurance events.

Did you know this week is National Bike to Work Week?

Plenty of running enthusiasts may choose to pursue a little cross training, revving up bicycles for the occasion.

Plus, May 17 is Armed Forces Day, with multiple races marking the moment.

Run down this raft of area running events, slated from May 14 through 18.

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

May 14 – Wednesday – Badgerland Striders Ham and Rolls Fun Run – West Allis, Wisconsin

May 15 – Thursday – 5K Fun Run with Nike - Performance Running Outfitters – Brookfield, Wisconsin

May 15 – Thursday – Running with Not Away From the Cops / The Milwaukee Police 5K Run / Walk – Veteran’s Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 15 – Thursday – Tri Faster Train Stronger – Greenfield, Wisconsin

May 16 – Friday – SOAR Immaculate Heart of Mary School 5K Run / 1M Run / 1M Walk – Monona, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – 2nd Annual 5K / 10K Touchdown Run – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – 3rd Annual Pound the Pavement for Habitat for Humanity 5K / 10K –– Janesville, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – 3rd Annual Run to the Rescue 5K / 10K – Edgerton / Janesville, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Aly’s Honky Tonk Hustle 5K Run / Walk – McFarland, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Armed Forces Day 5K on the Runway – Camp Douglas, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Avery’s Wish 5K Run / Walk / Roll – La Crescent, Minnesota

May 17 – Saturday – Beloit Wellness Biathlon – Beloit, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Bravado Challenge Triathlon – Waukesha, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Burlington 5K Run / Walk for Hope – Burlington, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Cellcom Green Bay 5K / WPS Kids’ Power Run – Green Bay, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – CHN Helping Hands for Cancer 5k Run/Walk – Berlin, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Electric Foam 5K – Madison, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Farm Bureau 5K – Mazomanie, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Fido and Friends Fun Run – Eau Claire, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Fiesta Day at Riverside – Watertown, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Fochs Four-Mile Run – Scandinavia, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Follow the Child Family Fun Run – Madison, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Get Fit 5K – La Grange, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Get Fit 5K Trail Run / Walk – Whitewater, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Get It Dunn Run – Half Marathon / 5K – Menomonie, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Hales Corners Lutheran Church Rise Up! Run / Walk – Hales Corners, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Hartland Health Life 5K Run / 1M Run / Walk – Hartland, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Hayward Color Dash – Hayward, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Hillbilly Hustle Obstacle Run – Lancaster, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – InStep Run for a Reason – Franklin, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Juda Hill Climb 5K Run / Kids Run / 2K Walk – Juda, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Kolor for Kids 5K – Wausau, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Madison Mud Run – Verona, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Mequon-Thiensville Community 5K Run / Walk – Mequon, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Mighty Keagen Foundation Half Marathon / 10K / 5K – Reedsburg, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – My Kidneys Run / Walk – Greendale, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Nurses Run 5K Run / Walk / Roll – Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Oostburg Community 5K Run / Walk – Oostburg, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin 5-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk – Glendale, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Phoenix 5K – Port Washington, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Pound the Pavement 10K / 5K – Janesville, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Rib Mountain Fire Department Life Run 5K – Wausau, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Rollie Fingers 5K – Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Run the Bay 10K / 5K / Kids Run – Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Run to the Rescue 10K / 5K / 1M – Edgerton, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Run Tosa Run – Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Salute a Soldier 5K Run / Walk – Marshfield, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – SnoHawks “Uff Da” Trail Run Half Marathon / 5K – Woodville, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – St. Olaf’s 5K – Eau Claire, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Syttende Mai 20M / 10M Run / Walk – Mandt Park, Stoughton, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Syttende Mai Half Marathon & 5K – Westby, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Tiger Trek 5K / 1M Race – Stevens Point, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Tracks for Tina 5K Run / Walk – Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Verona Mud Fest 5K Run / Kids Run – Verona, Wisconsin

May 17 – Saturday – Wisconsin Zombie Mud Run – Waukesha, Wisconsin

May 18 – Sunday – Block Melanoma Run / Walk – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 18 – Sunday – Cancer Assault Challenge 5K – Lutherdale Bible Camp – Elkhorn, Wisconsin

May 18 – Sunday – Cellcom Green Bay Marathon / Half Marathon – Green Bay, Wisconsin

May 18 – Sunday – Chocoholic Frolic – Appleton, Wisconsin

May 18 – Sunday – C4 Miles Run / Walk – Montrose Harbor – Chicago, Illinois

May 18 – Sunday – Cancer Assault Challenge – Lutherdale – Elkhorn, Wisconsin

May 18 – Sunday – Chicago Spring Half Marathon – Chicago, Illinois

May 18 – Sunday – Delafield Duathlon of 2014 – Delafield, Wisconsin

May 18 – Sunday – Fitchburg Run for Remembrance 5K – Fitchburg, Wisconsin

May 18 – Sunday – Green Bay Marathon / Half Marathon / 5K – Green Bay, Wisconsin

May 18 – Sunday – Run for Shelter 5K – South Elgin, Illinois

May 18 – Sunday – Stepping Up to Wellness 5K – Libertyville, Illinois

As always, race dates, venues, and other details may be 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 running events.

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