Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away. While your family is planning something special for you (we hope!), why not plan something special for yourself? Take some time that weekend to get your sweat on.
We’re starting a list of Mother’s Day weekend races that have some connection to moms, women-and-children-centric charities, and/or women-only fields. Add the one you’re planning to run in the comments so that other mother runners can lace up and join in!
Whatley, Massachusetts: The Western Mass Mother’s Day Half Marathon. Has 9 mile option and a 4-hour time limit so that walkers can finish with runners.
Saratoga Springs, New York: Mother Lovin’ 5K, with proceeds going to Kelly’s Angels, which brings smiles to the faces of children who’ve lost a family member to cancer.
Mt. Sterling, Ohio: Brokebabe’s Marathon Distance Challenge. This women only race is a 6.5 mile trail loop. You don’t need to do the full 26.2 but you can, if you’d like.
Reston, Virginia: Mother’s Day 4-miler, with funds going to Devotion to Children.
Paducah, Kentucky: Paduca Iron Mom, with proceeds going to the Family Service Society.
Davie, Florida: Mother’s Day 5K. A Mother’s Day run through Ft. Lauderdale.
Overland Park, Kansas: The KC Express Mother’s Day 5K. Sponsored by a women’s running and walking club.
St. Paul, Minnesota: Run Like a Mother 5K, which is a kick-off to Moms on the Run’s spring season.
Denver, Colorado: Mother’s Day 5K. Not only is childcare available during the race, race entry also covers brunch afterwards.
Bozeman, Montana: HAVEN 5K, with funds going to HAVEN, a shelter for those who’ve experienced domestic violence.
Newport, Oregon: Mother’s Day Run. Has both a “Mum and I” category and a "Three Generations of Women" category.
Los Gatos, California: 9th Annual Jenny’s Light 5k/10k, with funds going to Jenny’s Light, whose mission is to improve and save lives by increasing awareness of perinatal mood disorders.
St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada: The Chocolate Race. Finishers get a medal and, of course, chocolate.
Australia (11 different cities): Mother’s Day Classic, with funds going to Breast Cancer research.
Let us know where you’ll be running in the comments...