The Great Mother's Day RaceMay 8, 2016; Sarasota, Fla. 1 of 8
Run or walk the Great Mother's Day 5K at the Siesta Kay Beach in Sarasota. Runners can enjoy snacks and refreshments before and after the race and all registered participants will receive a T-shirt, goodie bag and finisher's medal.
Pinocchio's Moms on the Run 5K and 10KMay 8, 2016; Reno, Nev. 2 of 8
Support Moms on the Run, a non-profit organization that raises money and offers assistance to local cancer patients in the Reno area, at the 16th annual Mother's Day event. With several options to choose from including a 10K, 5K, the 3K/5K Walk 'N Talk, the Bon Bon Stroll and the 1/4 mile Kidlet's Race, there's no excuse to not spend the day with mom.
Girls on the Go Half Marathon, 10K and 5KMay 7, 2016; San Diego, Calif. 3 of 8
Enjoy Mother's Day weekend in Mission Bay in San Diego. Join other Girls on the Go and run the half marathon, 10K, or 5K. Enjoy some girl talk and pampering at the post-race festival, and don't worry about ditching the men, guys of all ages are welcome to run and support the special women in their lives.
G.1.F.T. Mother's Day 5kMay 8, 2016; Traverse City, Mich. 4 of 8
Spend quality time with your mom and run through the trails of Hickory Hills at this Mother's Day 5K. All moms and grandmothers will receive a flower at the finish line at this race which benefits the non-profit organization Giving 1 Family at a Time (G.1.F.T.).
Mother's Day 5KMay 8, 2016; Munroe Falls, Ohio 5 of 8
Run, walk, or stroll with your mom and your family in Munroe Falls Metro Park at this timed, stroller-friendly event. The top two winners' names in every race category will be engraved on bricks and placed in the walkway near the bathhouse.
The 4th Annual Little Moe 5K Walk/RunMay 8, 2016; Fayetteville, N.Y. 6 of 8
This race is run in memory of a pony named Modig—or Little Moe—who was rescued by the SPCA in 2013. Little Moe was too weak to walk due to near-starvation, and despite constant care and attention at his rescue home, passed away a week after being rescued.
Little Moe's adopted home, Skanda Equine, created this race to both honor the pony and bring awareness to horse rescue. The organization uses this race to celebrate love and those who deserve our love, with mothers being high up on that list!
15K & 8K Pacific Grove Double Road RaceMay 8, 2016; Pacific Grove, Calif. 7 of 8
Is mom looking for a real challenge this Mother's Day? Say hello to Double Running.
This event offers two distance options, a 15K or 8K (plus a Kids' Cup Double), broken into two races with a "halftime" in between to help you recover and get ready for the next race. 15K participants will run a 10K first and a 5K later, and 8K runners will break their distance into a 5K and 3K.
With no longer than an hour and a half before the second race's gun goes off, this race is likely to be the hardest part of mom's day...if she's into that kind of thing.