The weather is getting warmer, boots are being traded in for sneakers and the sunshine has arrived at last for the long-awaited Cape Cod spring. We know many of you have started circling dates on your calendars, planning for 5k races, runs and walks. Here on the Cape, we have dozens of fantastic road races whether you’re a competitive speedster, casual jogger, family looking for a fun run or running group looking for a new destination. And you can reward yourself at the end by taking a refreshing swim at one of our private beaches or relaxing by the pool with a cool beverage. Our oceanfront resorts await!
Here are a few of the fun walks, runs and swims scheduled for this spring/summer:
D-Y Dolphin Dash, 5K, 10 a.m. April 28 (kids run 9:30 a.m.), Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, Station Avenue, South Yarmouth.
Brewster in Bloom Run, 5K, 10 a.m. May 5, Brewster Inn and Chowder House, 1993 Main St.
Cape Cod Beer Race to the Pint, 5K and 10K, 3 p.m. May 6, Cape Cod Beer, Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis.
Cape Abilities Harbor Walk Fun Run, 10 a.m. May 19, Hyannis Village Green, Main Street.
YPD Blue 5K – Run for a Reason, May 20, Skipper Restaurant, South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth.
Great Hyannis Road Races, 5K, 10K, half marathon, 7:30 and 8:15 a.m., May 27, Hyannis Village Green, Main Street.
Beach and Back Half Marathon, 7 a.m. June 10, Mashpee.
Hyannis Sprint l Triathlon, 7:30 a.m. June 16, Craigville Beach, Craigville Beach Road, Centerville.
Run Walk for the Arts 5K, 9 and 9:30 a.m. June 16, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Women Running Wild 5K, 6 p.m. June 16, 99 West Bay Road, Osterville.
Harwich 5K, June 23, Harwich Chamber of Commerce, One Schoolhouse Road, Harwich Port.
Cotuit Firecracker 5K, 5:45 p.m. (youth) and 6 p.m. (5K) July 11, Lowell Park, 10 Lowell Ave., Cotuit.
Dennis Road Race 5-mile Run, 3-mile Walk, July 28, Nathaniel H. Wixon Innovation School, Route 134, South Dennis.
Old Home Week 5K, 6 p.m. Aug. 9, Covell Beach, Craigville Beach Road, Centerville, also kids races.
Against the Tide, run, walk, swim and/or kayak, Aug. 18, Nickerson State Park, Brewster.