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For more information and other run/walks in the state, visit www.IndianheadTC.org.

Annual Chilly Chippewa 5K/10K Run/Walk
early March • Chippewa Falls High School • $15 pre-registration, $20 race day, $10 race only (no shirt)726-2406 ext. 1120 • The course begins and ends at the Chippewa Falls High School parking lot. Paid registrants receive a long-sleeved t-shirt, and chili is provided after the race.

UW-Eau Claire’s Relay for Life • mid-MarchMcPhee Ade Olson Center Track, UW-Eau Claire • 6:30pm • Teams collect monetary donations to benefit the American Cancer Society, and prizes are awarded to the team that raises the most money.

Spring Thaw 5K Run/Walk • late MarchUW-Eau Claire campus, at the bottom of Garfield Hill • 5K at 9am, kids half-mile run at 9:45am • $15 students, $20 non-students, $10 kids ages 5-10 • (608) 669-5306 • Proceeds from the race go to the National Athletics Training Association’s Research Foundation and UW-Eau Claire Student Athletic Training Association.

Longfellow Puddle Jump 5K Fun Run/Walkmid April • Boyd Park, Eau Claire • 9am • (715) 852-3800 • Proceeds from the race go to benefit the Longfellow’s 21st Century Community Learning Center After School Wellness Programming and Student Scholarships for Community Programs.

Eau Claire Marathonearly MayCarson Park, Eau Claire • 8 am • Costs range from $50 to $75 • www.eauclairemarathon.org • In addition to the marathon, a half-marathon and a two-mile fun run are also offered.

Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walkearly MayBoyd Park, Eau Claire • 10am • $15 pre-registration, $10 kids ages 12 and under, $25 race-day registration for adults, $15 for children • Registration includes a shirt, free refreshments, and a race goodie bag and chance to win raffle prizes.

Spring Into Mom’s Daymid MayOwen Park, Eau Claire • 10am • $15-$25 adult, $10-$15 child ages 5 to 12, $35 family • 839-0941 • Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Eau Claire County, a non-profit organization designed to aid girls ages 8-12.

Annual Fido and Friends Fun Runmid MayCarson Park, Eau Claire • Registration at 9am, Run/Walk at 10am • $20 • 839-4747 ext. 35 • www.eccha.org • The Fido and Friends Fun Run is designed to help raise money for the Eau Claire County Humane Association. Participants will receive a free shirt and pet tag, and will be given awards based on pledges received.

RCU Charity ClassicJune 27Phoenix Park, downtown Eau Claire • 10K race at 8am, 2 mile race at 9:30am • $17 pre-registration, $22 after June 24 • www.rcu.org • This year’s charitable organization is Feed My People Food Bank, which distributes food to west-central Wisconsin food pantries, soup kitchens, youth programs, senior centers, and shelters.

RCMC FirecrackerJuly 4Wakanda Park, Menomonie • 5K Run/Walk at 8:30am, 1 mile Run/Walk at 9:45am • $12-$15 a person, $35-$40 Family • 235-9087 • Awards will be given out to the top three overall male and female finishers in each race and to the top two male and female finishers in each age group.

10th Annual Water Street MileJuly 11corner of Water Street and Second Ave • 9am • $15 individual, $50 groups of four • The Water Street Mile begins at the corner of Water Street and Second Avenue, and heads west along Water Street and finishes on Menomonie Street.

Leinenkugel’s Pure Water Days RacesAugust 8Chippewa Valley Family YMCA, 611 Jefferson Ave., Chippewa Falls • 8am • $10-25 individual, $55-$65 family • 723-2201 • www.chippewaymca.com • The Leinenkugel’s Pure Water Days Race offers five different race distances ranging from a 200 meter dash to a half-marathon.

Buckshot RunSeptember 5Pine Pavilion, Carson Park • 5 mile race at 9am, 2 mile race at 10:30am • The race that takes runners from Carson Park to Owen Park and back has drawn more than 2,000 runners and walkers in previous years.

Hope With Me Walk/Runearly SeptemberCarson Park, Eau Claire • Donations of $10 or more suggested • HopeWithMe.com • Net proceeds go towards Luther Middlefort Hospital Clinical Research Department for Breast Cancer & Care, and Angel Space, an end of life home serving the Chippewa Valley.

Harvest HustleOctober 17Eau Claire Orchards, 6470 Balsam Road, Eau Claire • 9am • $15 pre-registration, $25 for both races, $20 late registration • 832-0027 or 839-8877 • Awards given to the top two male and female finishers in each age group. All proceeds go to the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer WalkOctober 24Downtown Eau Claire • Making Strides Walks are non-competitive walks held around the country. The event unites people of all ages to help fight breast cancer.

41st Annual Carson 10 and Carson 2October 31Carson Park, Eau Claire • 10am • $15 early registration, $20 race day • 894-0166 • The Carson 10 and Carson 2 go back to the late 1960s, making them the oldest of the Indianhead Track Club’s races. Water stations will be available for the Carson 10, and bathroom facilities will be placed at the start and finish lines.

Chippewa Valley Justice Runearly NovemberOwen Park, Eau Claire • 8:30am • $15 donation, more is accepted • 839-6810 • www.cvjusticerun.org • All proceeds go towards prevention of human trafficking.

40th Annual Frigid 8 and Thermal 3 December 5 Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1300 Mansfield, Chippewa Falls • 10am • $17 pre-registration, $20 race day • Coinciding with the Christmas Parade in downtown Chippewa Falls, the Frigid 8 and Thermal 3 are held on the first Saturday of December. The race generally draws between 160 and 180 runners and walkers.

Jingle Bell Walk for ArthritisDecember 12UW-Eau Claire campus • www.arthiritis.org/jingle-bell-run.php • Proceeds from the event go towards finding a cure for arthritis.