Run Time: Local 5Ks and Other Races In May

Looking for a 5K, 10K, or half-marathon?

Looking for a local run this May?

The Alex Wake Memorial 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk will be held at on Saturday, May 5. The annual race, which works to raise awareness about domestic violence, also funds a scholarship in Alex's name.

Or on Sunday, you can run the Cynwyd 5K, the first of what will hopefully become an annual scenic run along the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.

There are also a number of races happening across the region this month, including 5Ks for dogs, races for moms and daughters, and a half-marathon for the "odd" among us.

Saturday, May 5

Alex Wake Memorial 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk; 5K and 1-mile walk; 9 a.m. start time, 8 a.m. check-in; $17-27

Philly Challenge; adventure run through the city; 1 p.m. start time; Philadelphia; $30-50

Sunday, May 6

Cynwyd 5K; 5k and 1-mile walk in Cynwyd Heritage Trail Park; 1 p.m. start time; Barmouth Trailhead in Bala Cynwyd; $25 

Saturday, May 12

Dog Jog 5K; 5K and 1 mile run/walk; 9 a.m. start time; Exton (Downingtown East High School); $18-20

Broad Street ReRun; 5-mile run; 9 a.m. start time; Lansdale; $25

Stateline Loop 9K/5K Trail Run; 9 a.m. start time; Kennett Square, $25; benefits the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County

Sunday, May 13

5K for Mother's Day; women-only 5K; 2 p.m. start time; West Chester; $25-35

Saturday, May 19

Dragonfly Run; 5K; 9 a.m. start time; Malvern; $25-30; benefits children with autism

Kennett Run, 10K, 5K, power lifting competition, 9 a.m. start time for 10K; Kennett Square, $25-30

Nick Smiles 5K; 5K run/walk; 9 a.m. start time; West Chester; $25-30; benefits Bishop Shanahan's fine arts program

Hill Top 5K; 5K run/walk, 1-mile fun run; 8 a.m. start time; Hill Top Preparatory School, Rosemont; $20

Sunday, May 20

Dirty German Endurance Fest; 25K, 50K, 50-mile races; 8 a.m. start time, Philadelphia, $55-80

Radnor ABC 5K run; 5k run, 1-mile fun walk; 9 a.m. start time; Radnor Middle School, Wayne; $20

Saturday, May 26

ODDyssey Half Marathon; 7 a.m. start time; Philadelphia; $65-75

Hat tips to RunningintheUSA.comRunTheDay.com and Bryn Mawr Running Co. for race information.


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