May is a great month for running events. From the Girls on the Run 5K the first weekend in May to the Memorial Day 10K at the end of the month, there’s plenty of events to keep you active.
At Riverside Runners, you can find hard copies of registration forms for many of the events and there are links to register online at their website.
At The Aid Station website, you will also find links for upcoming running events in Central Virginia and around the state.
Many members of the Lynchburg Road Runners Club have been meeting for speed track workouts in the evenings.
Visit the Lynchburg Road Runners website or Facebook page for more information about club membership. Joining a club helps you stay focused on your running goals.
Riverside Runners will sponsor Wild Wednesdays again this year with Wednesday night fun runs each week during the month and monthly fun runs the rest of the summer.
Runners ages 18 and up will meet each week at 6 p.m. at a variety of locations with long and short runs planned each week.
On May 1, meet at the Blackwater Creek Bikeway on Old Langhorne Road. On May 15, meet at the Red Barn at Peaks View Park.
The meeting place on May 8, 22 and 29 will be the trail beside Liberty Mountain Snowflex on Candlers Mountain Road.
If you’ve never attended a Girls on the Run event, mark your calendar for May 4 at 8 a.m. Girls in grades 3-8 from many schools in Central Virginia participate in the esteem-building program.
Over 300 girls will be running at the event, held at Sweet Briar College. Family members and members of the community are welcome to register and run too.
Other events on May 4 include the Heart of Virginia 10K Run and 5K Fun Walk at 8:30 a.m. in Farmville and the Trail Nut 10K & Half Marathon at 9 a.m. at Bedford’s Falling Creek Park.
Triathletes and distance runners may be interested in the Monticelloman Half & Olympic Triathlons on May 5. Held at scenic Lake Monticello near Charlottesville, the Half Triathlon begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Olympic Triathlon starts at 9:10 a.m.
Help raise money for autism awareness on May 11 at the 2nd Annual Autism Awareness 5K Run and Walk. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at Jefferson Forest High School. The 1 Mile Run will follow the 5K.
On May 18, the Calvary Baptist Church Road Trip 5K & Youth Mile will be held at the church at 20957 Timberlake Road. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the Youth Mile starts at 9 a.m.
The fourth race of the 2013 Lynchburg Road Runners Race Series will be held at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at Riverfront Festival Park in downtown Lynchburg.
The Memorial Day 10K Run is a favorite of many area runners. Strollers and leashed dogs will be permitted in the 2 Mile Walk portion of the race only.
Whatever your running preferences during the month of May, you will find fellowship and a sense of camaraderie among the Lynchburg running community.