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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The Short Race

For short-winded running enthusiasts, 13-milers and marathons aren’t exactly runs in the park. Luckily, Evansville offers several organized races with distances of four miles or less. Not only are they a great opportunity to get in shape and stay healthy, in Evansville they almost always raise money for worthwhile charities.

We love the challenge of pressing on and the thrill of crossing the finish line. Whether the goal is personal fitness, community involvement, or a sense of accomplishment, Evansville offers plenty of runs to choose from.

2012 5k Schedule:

Feb. 11Hearts on Fire

Feb. 11Winter Meltdown Series

March 3First Annual Healthy Kids Fun Run

March 3Bound the Mound

March 31Hot Dog Run

April 14Habitat for Humanity 5K

April 21Chance to Hope 5k: Hope in Motion

April 28St. Jude Give Hope

April 28Press on to the Goal ELS

June 14Colon Cancer Awareness Walk/Run

Aug. 4YMCA 5K

Aug. 18 Viking Assault

Sept. 22Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Oct. 22Ray Rayl Run

Oct. 27SWIRCA Harvest Run

Nov. 104th Annual Evansville Museum 5K

Nov. 22Goodwill Old National Turkey Day

Dec. 8Arthritis Jingle Bell Run

Date TBDGet Dirty

Oh, the Things We Will See

Presented by: Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science
Unique Feature: Nearly the entire race is run along the Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage
Information: www.emuseum.org 

Get Dirty

Presented by: Jim Bush
Unique Feature: Four miles, 10 challenges
Information: www.riseupandrun.com 

Viking Assault

Presented by: K and W Productions
Unique Feature: An obstacle course with a mud pit
Information: www.vikingassault.com

Want to race, but not sure where to begin?

Check out the YMCA, which offers scheduled 5K, half marathon, and marathon training programs.

Downtown YMCA:
222 N.W. Sixth St. Phone: 812-423-9622
Dunigan Family YMCA:
6846 Oak Grove Road. Phone: 812-401-9622

Also, look into the Greater Evansville Runners/Walkers Club (GERWC). Find more info at www.gerwc.com.

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