Ready to race? Every month there is a smorgasbord of events for the avid racer to toe the line. Athlinks brings you a highlight of some of the next few weeks best races. What start lists have you joined for the next month? Let us know in the comments or give us a shout on Twitter at @Athlinks
5/5/2018 – Fort Carson, CO
Known as the “Best Hometown in the Army — Home of America’s Best,” Fort Carson is recognized as a premier location to lead, train and prepare soldiers for the battlefield. What better place to test your endurance and speed in a Spartan Super? The high elevation and rugged landscape are as challenging as they are inspiring. The course includes the same obstacles and crucibles that test our fighting service men and women.
Get your run on with DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, 26.2 miles of challenging yourself through some of the most scenic and iconic streets of the city. Over the course of this race, runners will cross three rivers, three bridges, and 14 neighborhoods.
The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is a 40-mile ride that takes cyclists through five famous New York boroughs. Participants start in Lower Manhattan at Franklin Street and Church Street, then continue through The Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn. Toward the end, racers will experience the challenge of riding up and then down the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to the finish on Staten Island. There will be plenty of physically demanding challenges as well as photo opportunities throughout.
Despite the Lilac Bloomsday Run’s high-flying reputation as one of the world’s top running events, all runners are welcome, whether on feet or on wheels, whether young or young-at-heart. This race was created to encourage fitness, promote fun, and honor the human spirit.
It’s that time of year again! Flex your girl power (or show your support for those women and young ladies in your life) by signing up for Girls on the Run in St. Louis. Established in 1996 by 13 brave young women at a small Charlotte, NC, school, this 5K event quickly grew into a national non-profit with over 200 councils in all 50 states, over 100,000 volunteers and over 185,000 participants. The goal of the program is to create a world in which girls of all ages feel confident in their abilities and free to boldly pursue their dreams.
The American Heart Association Wall Street Run & Heart Walk is a three-mile event for runners and walkers to exercise for a good cause. Donations raised by racers and supporters alike go to the American Heart Association and its mission to improve the lives of Americans through better cardiovascular health and education. If you are looking for a little motivation to help inspire you to walk, run, or donate to the cause, be sure to check out the survivor story on the race page.
5/20/2018 – Austin, TX
The Austin Sprint is more than just a running race. Located in the bucolic and rolling Texas Hill Country on Reveille Peak Ranch just outside Austin, this Texan Spartan Race offers you and your friends a chance to conquer the Texas landscape on a course that covers three to five miles of cacti, creek beds and boulders incorporated into up to 23 obstacles.
The Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K takes place along Lake Michigan with scenic views of the iconic Chicago skyline. Runners start at Columbus Drive, then follow a series of streets and the Lakefront Path to loop around and end near where they started at Maggie Daley Park.
5/26/2018 Chicago, IL
The Soldier Field 10 Mile race is part of the Volition Series of races sponsored by Volition America. Volition America supports Folds of Honors, which seeks to provide scholarships to family members of fallen or disabled U.S. service-members. The Soldier Field 10 Mile is a race to honor American service-members and their families while enjoying some of the most iconic views of Chicago while running along the shores of Lake Michigan.
Boston’s Run To Remember is hosted by the Boston Police Department and Boston Police Runner’s Club. If you have a passion for the Thin Blue Line, then this half marathon or five-mile run over the Memorial Day Weekend is for you! The proceeds generated from participants goes directly to community and kids programs sponsored by the Boston Police Runner’s Club.