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November fun runs

By JENNIFER HUNHOLZ

November 2013

The weather may be turning colder, but we’re Wisconsinites! This month don’t turn a cold shoulder to these fun-themed fundraising events, and run, walk or trot your way to the finish line for a worthy cause.

Indian Mound Turkey Trail Run and Walk, 11/2

Weave through the scenic trails surrounding Silver Lake to benefit Three Harbors Council and Boy Scouts of America, which serves troops in Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine. Route options include a 5K run or 1-mile walk. Indian Mount Scout Reservation, 37650 Forest Drive, Oconomowoc, www.threeharborsscouting.org

Spartan Race, 11/2

The three-mile, competitive obstacle course winds through Miller Park allowing racers to experience the stadium in a rare, up-close-and-personal way. Proceeds support U.S. troops, and spectator admission is free. Miller Park, One Brewers Way, Milwaukee, www.spartanrace.com

Jingle Bell Run/Walk, 11/3

How often do you get to jog by a giraffe? Tie your jingle bells on, don your festive holiday running attire and head to the zoo for this 5K race that benefits the Arthritis Foundation. Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, www.jbrmilwaukee.kintera.org

Bergkönig Mountain King Run, 11/9

Wisconsin natives and elite nordic ski racers Bryan Cook and Maria Stuber organize this annual 5K or 10K race. Proceeds benefit the Bergkonig Scholarship Fund, which assists future generations of Wisconsin skiers in pursuing the Olympic Level. Lapham Peak State Park, N846 County C, Delafield, www.mountainkingrun.com

The Mo Run, 11/10

Known as the "hairiest national 5K race series around," this event raises awareness and funds for men’s health through its national charity, Movember. Mustaches of all varieties are welcomed and encouraged. Veterans Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, www.themorun.com

Run for a Reason, 11/16

From May through November, InStep hosts a series of run/walk events, each benefitting a different charity. This month’s 5K run or 2-mile walk raises funds for the Hunger Task Force. Suggested entry is a $10 donation or one, nonperishable food item. InStep Physical Therapy and Running Center, 403 E. Buffalo St., Milwaukee, www.instep.com

5K ‘Stache Dash for Growvember, 11/23

Growvember is 102.9 The Hog’s annual, month-long campaign to support Movember, the international movement to raise awareness for prostate cancer and other male-related health issues. Sponsors also include Leff’s Lucky Town and Silver Circle Sports Events. Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut St., Wauwasota, www.silvercirclesportsevents.com

Go Santa Go 5K, 11/23

The nationwide event makes its debut in Milwaukee this year. Each participant will receive Santa or elf-themed gear, and proceeds benefit Best Buddies Wisconsin, a social and recreational program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Veterans Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, www.gosantago.com

5K Turkey Trot & Gobble Gallop, 11/28

Prep your appetite for a day filled with indulgent food and drink and run or walk through Thiensville on Thanksgiving morning. Proceeds support local community events and projects. Thiensville Village Park, 250 Elm St., Thiensville, www.juniorwomansclubmt.org





 


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