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Summer rolls in with scads of running events

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Triathlons, themed runs, timed races, and other challenges fill the last days of spring and the first days of summer in and around Wisconsin. Fitness enthusiasts across the region are lacing on sneakers to greet the Summer Solstice.

Don’t miss these races, running from Wednesday, June 18, through Sunday, June 22.

For simplicity’s sake, this checklist of area running events is arranged alphabetically by date.

June 18 – Wednesday – Advanced Run Program / Summer Hill – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 18 – Wednesday – Baraboo Lions Club 2nd Annual Strides Against Diabetes 5K Fun Run/Walk – Baraboo, Wisconsin

June 18 – Wednesday – MJC Run for Justice 5K Run/1M Walk – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 18 – Wednesday – Treatment Trail 2014 – Denmark, Wisconsin

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June 19 – Thursday – Fleet Feet Aquathon Series Race #2 – Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

June 19 – Thursday – Rock River Mile – Jefferson, Wisconsin

June 19 – Thursday – Summer Sizzler Pub Run – Shorewood, Wisconsin

June 19 – Thursday – Tri Faster Run Faster / Tri Faster Train Stronger – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 20 – Friday – Glow in the Night 5K – Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

June 20 – Friday – Relay for Life – Stoughton, Wisconsin

June 20 – Friday – Treatment Trail 2014 – Green Bay, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – 2014 Run Wild in the Woods – Aldo Leopold Nature Center – Black Earth, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – 5K Flock Run/Walk – Ashland, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Ahnapee Summer Solstice 50 – Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Bell Tower Run – Waukesha, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Cheese Curd 10K – Ellsworth, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Cheesemaker Mud Run 5K/3K – Monroe, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Chickenfest Chicken Chase 5K Run/Walk – Darboy, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Dusk Dash – Race the Sun, Beat the Moon 5K Run – Waukesha, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Family Fun Run / Jared Gehm Memorial – Green Bay, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Forrest’s Run 5M/2M Run/Walk – Weston, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Fort Half Marathon / 5K / 1M Run – Luther Elementary School – Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

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June 21 – Saturday – Gold Ribbon 5M/2M Run and 2M Walk – Green Bay, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Justin J. Watt Foundation 5K Run/Walk – Pewaukee, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Ky’s 3.1 Run 5K – Chaseburg, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Lad Lake Kettle Classic 5K Run / 1M Walk – Dousman, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Lake Eau Claire Clear Water Triathlon – Augusta, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Lighthouse Run 10M/4M Run and Kids Walk – Lakefront YMCA – Racine, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – The Micro Brew Mile/6K Road Race – Moline, Illinois

June 21 – Saturday – Mike’s Run 5M and 2M Run/Walk – Marshfield, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – My First Tri – Hudson, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – PaceSetters Marathon / Half Training Run – Appleton, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Race for Soles Family Fun Run/Walk – Watertown, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Run for Their Lives – Montrose Harbor – Chicago, Illinois

June 21 – Saturday – Running Green for Crossroads Trail Event 2K / 5K / 10K – Big Creek Environmental Learning Center – Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Run Wild in the Woods – Black Earth, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Strawberryfest Run/Walk – Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Treatment Trail 2014 – Algoma, Wisconsin

June 21 – Saturday – Walk Run Wag for MADACC – Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

June 22 – Sunday – Chase Trempealeau – Trempealeau, Wisconsin

June 22 – Sunday – Color in Motion 5K – Lincoln Park / Montrose Beach – Chicago, Illinois

June 22 – Sunday – Holy Family Memorial Maritime Marathon – Manitowoc, Wisconsin

June 22 – Sunday – Run Walk and Worship 2014 5K – St. John’s ELCA – Johnson Creek, Wisconsin

June 22 – Sunday – Treatment Trail 2014 – Sister Bay, Wisconsin

June 22 – Sunday – Treatment Trail 2014 – Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Confirm race details before you go.

Habitually, race participants and spectators are urged to check event details before leaving home. Race-day registrations and packet pickups may be offered at some events, but others may have closed entries in advance. In addition, last-minute changes occasionally do occur with various venues, dates, and other specifics for running events and races.

Welcome, summer, the Midwest's prime running season.

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