Run Time: Local Races In May

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

Looking for a local run this May?

One run includes a section of Forbidden Drive. The Annual Mother's Day Walk/Run will start at in Roxborough May 13 at 7 a.m. The race is in its 11th year and has two components—a half-mile miniwalk, and a 5-mile run through Roxborough and Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park.

The event is held to benefit breast cancer research and friends helping friends with breast cancer. View this webpage for more information.

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

Saturday, May 5

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; Noon; Barmouth Trailhead, Leavering Mill Road near Belmont Avenue; $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; 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. $20; Hill Top Preparatory School, Rosemont

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.; $20; Radnor Middle School, Wayne

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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