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Run Like a Queen: Mother’s Day Races

May 4, 2010

Running a race on Mother's Day can make you feel like Wonder Woman!

Breakfast in bed is a treat, but I prefer to sweat than be sweated over on Mother’s Day. If you’re with me, consider lacing up your sneaks for one of these Mother’s Day races. In addition to celebrating us moms, many of them are fundraisers for worthy causes, such as breast cancer research. That makes me feel better than any fresh-squeezed OJ and (burnt) waffles ever could.

Run Like a Mother 5K in Ridgefield, Conn.

Mother’s Day 5K, Dover, NH

Mother’s Day Fun Run & BBQ, East Burke, VT

R Baby Foundation Mother’s Day Run/Walk, Central Park, NYC

Tiara Classic 5K Mother’s Day Road Race, Mattapoisett, MA

Portland Sea Dogs Mother’s Day 5K, Portland, ME

Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run & Walk, Calgary and Edmonton

Catch Me If You Can Mother’s Day 1oK/5K, Garner, NC

I Love Mother’s Day 5K, Palm Harbor, FL

Mother’s Day 5K, Denver (Dimity’s older sis, Megan, will be there, selling RLAM books & tees!)

Mother’s Day Title 9K+, Boulder, CO (Dim will be at race expo)

Mother’s Day 5K, Overland Park, KS

Mother’s Day Walk & Run, Duluth, MN  (on Saturday)

Mother’s Day 5K, Como Lake, MN

Montana Women’s Run in Billings, MT (on Saturday)

Moms Rock! Mother’s Day 10K, 5K, and 1-Mile Walk, Las Vegas

PV Shelter Mother’s Day 10K and 5K Run, Watsonville, CA

Run Momma Run 10K run and 5K walk, Portland, OR

(Alas, we know this list is far from complete. Please feel free to add ones you know about in comments. Race organizers: Post a comment about your race on our Facebook page if you want as well.)

11 Comments leave one →
  1. permalink
    May 4, 2010 8:53 am

    SO not ready for a race yet! Especially not the local 9K! Next Mama’s day!


  2. julie permalink
    May 4, 2010 9:26 am

    I am running the hippie chick half Marathon on Saturday and looking forward to it.

  3. bowenshea permalink*
    May 4, 2010 12:44 pm

    I would have listed Hippie Chick (love the race and the organizer!) but since registration closed within minutes last November, I figured it wasn’t fair to “taunt” people with it! Look for me at packet pick-up and race day, Julie. I’ll be there hawking books and RLAM tees.

  4. May 4, 2010 12:54 pm

    Here is another great run! THE PLAYERS Mother’s Day 5k with Donna, May 9, 2010, Atlantic Beach, FL. All proceeds go solely towards FINISHING Breast Cancer and registration includes a pass into the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship! Wear your 5k t-shirt and get into a special chalet as well!

  5. Lisa Zieger permalink
    May 4, 2010 2:12 pm

    No races in my area this weekend, but dear hubby is getting me a SkirtSports running skirt as my 1st momma’s day gift! Maybe I should request the dress, instead…

    • May 4, 2010 8:12 pm

      Great 1st momma’s day gift, Lisa. Hope you get many miles out of whatever you (or he) chooses…

  6. May 4, 2010 9:14 pm

    It’s not a traditional Mother’s Day run, but this year the Vancouver Sun Run 10k is on Mother’s Day. (Vancouver, BC)

  7. OtherJulie permalink
    May 4, 2010 11:19 pm

    This Julie is doing Hippie Chick as well…wierd…never knew so many Julies.

  8. Kristine permalink
    May 5, 2010 7:11 pm

    Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 5k in Philadelphia and
    Run Like A Mother in West Chester, PA 5k

  9. May 6, 2010 9:55 am

    I’ll be at the Title 9 Mother’s Day race in Boulder that day! I’ve done the race before and had a fabulous time. My husband and kids will be there to cheer me on, and I think a friend will be there with her two kids as well. My husband will play babysitter while we run a beautiful 10K and celebrate our motherhood!


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