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Runners finish April with scads of races

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The Midwestern running season is up to speed, as April closes. Tons of runs and races fill the fitness calendar, particularly in Wisconsin.

Highlights include marathons, half marathons, fun runs, 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, April 25 through Sunday, April 27

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

April 25 – Friday – Fleis Nightfall Frolic 5K Run / Walk – Onalaska, Wisconsin

April 25 – Friday – River City Mile – La Crosse, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – 4th Annual Strive to Thrive 5K Run / 3K Walk – Waukesha, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – AMA Fun Run – Carson Park – Eau Claire, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – American Cancer Society Kenosha Walk / Run – Kenosha, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Bear Paws for a Cause – Kenosha, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Beaver Bolt 5K – Augusta, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – The Bunny Hope 5K Run / Walk – Racine, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Chippewa Moraine 50K / 10K Trail Race – New Augusta, Wisconsin.

April 26 – Saturday – Crazy Legs Classic – Madison, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Dash at the Dunes 5K – Woodland Dunes Nature Center – Two Rivers, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Deer Run – Brown Deer, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Every Kid Needs a Superhero 5K Run / Walk – Kenosha, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Free Triathlon Clinic: Your First Triathlon – Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Give Them Hope Run/Walk/Crawl 5K for Agape House – Walworth, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Glow 4 It Fox Cities 5K Run / Walk – Neenah, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Healthy Heart 5K Run / Walk / Kids Run – Osceola, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Jailbreak Marathon – Wautoma, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Jean Richie Memorial Puddle Jump 5K Run / Walk – Eau Claire, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Kettleman Duathlon / 5K Run – Long Lake, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Lakeland Area Kiwanis Get Your K’s on 10K Run / 5K Run / 1K Run – Minocqua, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – LiveStrong at the UMCA Youtb and Family 5K – West Bend, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Loop the Lakes 5K – Vernon Hills, Illinois

April 26 – Saturday – Lung Bustin’ Justin 5K Trail Run – Sparta, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Moonlight Meltdown 10K / 5K – Belgium, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Navarino Trail Fun Run / Walk – Navarino Nature Center – Shiocton, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Norway Spring Classic – Norway, Michigan

April 26 – Saturday – Old World Wisconsin’s Bustle Hustle 5K Run / Walk – Eagle, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Oshkosh’s 4th Annual Chester Marcol 5K Run / Walk for Suicide Awareness – Oshkosh, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Run Away to the Bay – Oshkosh, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Run for Home 5K Run / Walk – Waukesha, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Pine Line Marathon / Half Marathon / 5K – Medford, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Schoolhouse Rock-n-Run 5K Run / 1-Mile Run Run – Rothschild, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Smelt Run 5K Run / Walk – Ashland, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – St. Paul Scamper 5K Run / Walk / Kids Run – Stevens Point, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – St. John’s Lutheran Bunny Hop 5K Run / Walk – North Beach – Racine, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Walk MS Eau Claire - UW-Eau Claire Davies Center – Eau Claire, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Walk MS LaCrosse – LaCrosse Center, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Walk MS Marshfield - Wildwood Park – Marshfield, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Walk MS Wausau – Patriot Center – Rothschild, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday - Waushara County Crimestoppers' JailBreak Marathon – Wautoma, Wisconsin

April 26 – Saturday – Wolf River Sturgeon Shuffle 5K Run / 2 K Run / Walk – New London, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – Adrenaline Marathon on the Eisenbahn Trail – Marathon / Half Marathon / Quarter Marathon – West Bend, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – Bear Trax 20K and Brownie Shuffle Fun Run / Walk – Lapham Peak State Park, Delafield, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – Canine Campus Crawl – 2.5-Mile Run / Walk – Madison, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – The Color Run 5K – Eau Claire, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – Eisenbahn Marathon / Half Marathon / Quarter Marathon – West Bend, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – J-Hawk Early Bird Triathlon – Whitewater, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – McHenry County Human Race 5K Run / Walk – McHenry County, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday - PurpleStride Madison 5K Run / 2-Mile Walk – Warner Park, Madison, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – RecPlex Indoor/Outdoor Triathlon – Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – Run for the Hills 5K – Brookfield, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – Sweet Home Milwaukee 5K – Veterans Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – Tri Faster Tri Play – Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – Walk MS Appleton – Appleton, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – Walk MS DePere – West DePere High School – DePere, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – Walk MS Fond du Lac – Marian University – Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – Walk MS Kenosha/Racine – Petrifying Springs Park – Somers, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – Walk MS Platteville – University of Wisconsin-Platteville – Platteville, Wisconsin

April 27 – Sunday – Walk MS Sheboygan – Blue Harbor Resort, Blue Harbor, Wisconsin

As a matter of course, race dates and venues may be subject to last-minute changes. Race-day registrations are offered at some locations, while others have closed in advance. Participants and spectators are advised to double-check before going to races and runs.

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.

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