Spring into Action! Evansville’s Best Runs/Walks

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With spring fast approaching, it’s time to break out those running shoes and start enjoying the refreshing warmer weather! Whether you love running or not, these spring events are for all levels of fitness. Check out our list below for information on some of Evansville’s best spring time races!

10K Spring Into Fitness

When: April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Where: University of Southern Indiana
Distance: 10K

Take advantage of the opportunity to see the entire length of University of Southern Indiana’s beautiful Burdette Bike Path. This race takes you past USI’s sporting arenas and onto a curvy paved trail through the woods.

Register here: https://www.usi.edu/running/10k-spring-into-fitness/

EPD SWAT Challenge

When: May 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Where: Downtown Evansville
Distance: 5K

Test not only your endurance but your strength by taking the Evansville Police Department’s SWAT Challenge! This 5k is filled with challenging obstacles including wall climbing, agility tires, and scaling parking structures while carrying a sandbag. You can do it alone or you can gather a team to compete competitively.

Register here: https://localraces.com/events/evansville-in/epd-foundation-swat-challenge

Peace, Run, and Harmony Half Marathon

When: May 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am (Saturday)
Where: Historic New Harmonie
Distance: Half-Marathon, 12K, or 5K

In lieu of the popular River Run this year, Historic New Harmony will be featuring a Half Marathon through scenic downtown New Harmony to beautiful Harmonie State Park and back. Sign up now and join the FREE training runs featured here http://peacerunharmony.com/training-series/

Register here http://peacerunharmony.com/

Girls Run the World 5k

When: May 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm (Friday)
Where: Friedman Park in Newburgh, IN
Distance: Timed 5k or family walk (a little under a mile)

Talk about girl power! Join in for an all-girl 5k race while enjoying the views of wildflower meadows and hummingbird gardens found in Newburgh’s Friedman Park. A Little Ladies Dash will also be available for young ladies 8 and under beginning at 5:45pm.

Register here: http://www.riseupandrun.com/girls-run-the-world-5k/

Evansville Memorial Day Run

When: May 28, 2018 (Monday) @ 9:00 am
Where: Garvin Park
Distance: 5k or 10K

Honor our Fallen Soldiers during this special holiday event by participating in the Evansville Memorial Day Run. Dedicate your walk/run to a loved one who serves or has served, or be acknowledged for your own contributions in maintaining this great nation. Afterwards, enjoy the festivities of the day at the Evansville Memorial Day Festival!

Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Evansville/EvansvilleMemorialDayRun#directions


When: June 2, 2018 @ 7:30 am (Saturday)
Where: Harmonie State Park
Distance: 500m swim/18 mile bike ride/5k run

This triathlon is perfect for all levels of fitness. Enjoy the scenic views as you swim, bike, and hike your way through some of Harmonie State Park’s most beautiful trails!

All race proceeds go to the upkeep of Harmonie State Park.

Register here: http://www.riseupandrun.com/tri-harmony/

Howl at the Moon Night Trail 5k

When: June 8, 2018 @ 8pm (Friday)
Where: Angel Mounds
5k or 50k

If you’re a fan of night running or have always wondered what the hype is about it, this 5k is for you! This night race leads you on a path through the woods at Angel Mounds. Don’t worry! It will be well-marked with arrows, signs, and glow sticks, but you’ll need to bring your own headlight. This is an adventure you do not want to miss out on.

Proceeds go to Friends Of Angel Mounds.

Register here http://www.riseupandrun.com/howl-at-the-moon-night-trail-run/