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. 11 – Hearts on Fire
Feb. 11 – Winter Meltdown Series
March 3 – First Annual Healthy Kids Fun Run
March 3 – Bound the Mound
March 31 – Hot Dog Run
April 14 – Habitat for Humanity 5K
April 21 – Chance to Hope 5k: Hope in Motion
April 28 – St. Jude Give Hope
April 28 – Press on to the Goal ELS
June 14 – Colon Cancer Awareness Walk/Run
Aug. 4 – YMCA 5K
Aug. 18 – Viking Assault
Sept. 22 – Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Oct. 22 – Ray Rayl Run
Oct. 27 – SWIRCA Harvest Run
Nov. 10 – 4th Annual Evansville Museum 5K
Nov. 22 – Goodwill Old National Turkey Day
Dec. 8 – Arthritis Jingle Bell Run
Date TBD – Get 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
Presented by: Jim Bush
Unique Feature: Four miles, 10 challenges
Presented by: K and W Productions
Unique Feature: An obstacle course with a mud pit
Want to race, but not sure where to begin?
Check out the YMCA, which offers scheduled 5K, half marathon, and marathon training programs.
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.