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Runners mark Memorial Day weekend with races galore

The holiday weekend, frequently tagged as the informal start of summer, also marks a ramping up of area races and runs.
The holiday weekend, frequently tagged as the informal start of summer, also marks a ramping up of area races and runs.
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The holiday weekend, frequently tagged as the informal start of summer, also marks a ramping up of area races and runs. Top choices include triathlons, half marathons, 5Ks, and fun runs.

The Color Run returns to Racine on Saturday, May 24, and Chicago brings the Soldier Field Ten Miler. On Sunday, May 25, the Madison Half Marathon is set to run, along with Fond du Lac’s Salute the Troops Half Marathon.

Here’s a lengthy roster of area running events, scheduled from May 22 through 26.

For quick reference, these area running events are listed alphabetically by date.

May 22 – Thursday – Fleet Feet Aquathon Series Race #1 – Madison, Wisconsin

May 22 – Thursday – Summer Sizzler Pub Run – Shorewood, Wisconsin

May 22 – Thursday – Tri Faster Train Stronger – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 23 – Friday – Headlamp Hustle 5K / 10K – Berry, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – 4th Annual Dryhootch Warrior Spirit 5K Run / Walk – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Barre Shuffle 5K Fun Run/Walk – West Salem, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Be a Hero Run for Erin 5K – DeForest, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Brat Fest Run/Walk 10K / 5K / 2M – Madison, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Casco 5K / 10K Run – Casco, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – The Color Run – Festival Park – Racine, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Cooney Duathlon / Great Lakes Du Series Race #1 – Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Fox River 5K Run for Love – Waukesha, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Happy Camper 5K Trail Run / Kids Run – Three Lakes, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Madison Twilight 10K – Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Not Your Average Triathlon NYAT – Nekoosa, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – The Oz Run Half Marathon / 5K – Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – PaceSetters Marathon / Half Training Run – Appleton, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Roadrunners 5K Run/Walk for St. Francis de Sales Parish School – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – The Running of the Swiss 5K / 1M – New Glarus, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – “Sam I Am” Run/Walk for the Cure 5K / 5M – Appleton, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Sasquatch Dash Trail Series #2 10K – St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Soldier Field Ten Miler – Chicago, Illinois

May 24 – Saturday - Tri Norski Sprint Triathlon – DeForest High School – DeForest, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Veterans Memorial Run – New Richmond, Wisconsin

May 24 – Saturday – Wisconsin Trail Assail Memorial Day Run – Minooka Park – Waukesha, Wisconsin

May 25 – Sunday – Christy’s Race 4M – DePere, Wisconsin

May 25 – Sunday – Madison Half Marathon – Madison, Wisconsin

May 25 – Sunday – Salute the Troops Half Marathon / 5K / Kids Run – Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

May 25 – Sunday – Tri Barnes Triathlon – Barnes, Wisconsin

May 26 – Monday – Grove Gallop 10K / 5K / 1M – Evansville, Wisconsin

May 26 – Monday – Hingham Memorial Day Run / Walk – Hingham, Wisconsin

May 26 – Monday – Holy Family Guardian Angel Run 5K / Kids Run – Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

May 26 – Monday – Maureen F. Mengelt Memorial Day 5K Run / Walk / Kids Walk – Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

May 26 – Monday – Schopen Schuffle 4M Run / 2M Walk – Jefferson, Wisconsin

Running event dates, locations and other details may be subject to last-minute changes. Also, 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 setting out for runs and races.