Amazing Outdoor Events in May
Wings for Life World Run | May 4 | Across the World
136 Nations, 34 race tracks, 13 time zones, one incredible race; that is the tagline for this year’s Wings for Life World Run, and it lives up to its lofty goals. Taking place at the same time around the globe, from California to Australia, runners will line up and race to raise money for Wings for Life spinal cord injury research.
Red Bull Cliff Diving: Cuba | May 10 | Havana, Cuba
Hosting the first stop in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Cuba is weather ready for this event. Watch as the top athletes plunge from 27 meters above the water and barely make a splash as they impress the crowd and the judges. Can’t make it to Cuba? Check out highlights and top competitors on the Red Bull website.
La Sportiva Racing Series, Don’t Fence Me In Trail Run | May 10 | Helena, Montana
Presented by the Prickly Pear Land Trust, the Don’t Fence Me in Trail Run in Helena, in association with the La Sportiva Racing Series, has plenty of options for every runner. From a 30k to a registered dog walk, all proceeds of this event go towards the Land Trust’s abilities to keep beautiful land just as it is, beautiful. And to find more trail runs across the country, check out Trailrunner.com
Steady Ed PDGA Memorial Masters Cup | May 16-18 | Santa Cruz, California
The Professional Disc Golf Association’s Master Series is rolling through California with the Steady Ed Memorial Cup. Come out, watch some paid Frisbee golfers do their job, and enjoy the beautiful country side. Bring your own discs and along the way play one of the many registered disc golf courses that can be found at PDGA.com
Dirty Girl Mud Run | Various Dates | Various Locations
Are you a dirty girl? Well you can be with the touring Mud Run series entitled Dirty Girl. Specifically for women, this 5K isn’t about going fast necessarily, but it is about getting dirty. And as you make your way through obstacles like mud pits and log jams, in cities such as Pennsylvania and North Carolina for May, no matter how much mud you crawl through, a good time is guaranteed. And to find more mud runs near you, check out MudandAdventure.com
Back of Beyond SUP Race | May 17 | Moab, Utah
This seven mile stand up paddleboard race in Moab down the Colorado River is aiming to please. And with the scenic surroundings, friendly competition, and a BBQ at the end of your race, how could they not? While you are there, check out about the million other amazing outdoor things to do in Moab, Utah.
CKS PaddleFest | May 23-26 | Buena Vista, Colorado
For every level of boater, the CKS PaddleFest in Buena Vista has something to offer. From late night music to paddling clinics, from kayak races to community dog walks, this festival is about more than spray skirts, and is a celebration of the lifestyle that comes to everyone who’s ever picked up a paddle.
Lyons Outdoor Games | May 31 | Lyons, Colorado
If you’re memory serves you correct, Lyons was underwater not too long ago. But that has not let them cancel a yearly tradition known as the Lyons Outdoor Games. Full of canned beer delicious-ness, live music awesome-ness, and of course, highlights of every sport the Rocky Mountain region has to offer from paddling to climbing, and everything in between, all proceeds this year go to flood damage relief.
Atomic 30 hour Adventure Race | May 31 | Chattahoochee-Oconee NF, Georgia
Pack your gear and head to Georgia for one of this month’s premier adventure racing events. Taking place throughout the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, athletes can expect to paddle, pedal, and find their way through remote wilderness. Think you can last 30 hours? Find your own race at United States Adventure Race Association.com
San Diego Century Ride | May 31 | San Diego, California
Time to apply the Chamois Butter. Clip into those pedals late May in San Diego to take part in one of the largest organized century rides (100+ miles) in the state. Find yourself going for miles across some beautiful scenery, and as your legs burn and cramp up, remember that some of your proceeds are going towards the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition which helps improve area riding.
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