Join us for the 2019 edition of the Jurassic Run 5K in Ogden!
Running Events in United States
Run/walk with hundreds of community-minded and socially conscious participants to advance awareness and provide proceeds to local initiatives focused on the prevention and elimination of homelessness in Baltimore with charity Back on My Feet. Nestled between Hollins Market and Carroll Park, this electronically chip timed USATF-certified 5K/10K Walk/Run is being held to experience fun with friends, family, locals and tourists for a great cause.
Red, white, and you. Start off your 4th of July with Denver's original and most iconic 4th of July run/walk 4 Mile event.
The Liberty Run 4 Mile has something for all ages and abilities. You can run or walk, or you can take part in our competitive USATF judged race walk. Plus kids 8 & Under can enjoy our FREE Firecracker Kids Fun Run.
Come out with your friends and family and start your July 4th with a run, walk, or stroll to the Beach.
The finish is on the Beach at the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area featuring a great beach for swimming! Tahoe Vista and North Lake Tahoe are great places to spend your July 4th weekend. Fireworks are scheduled for the evening of July 3rd!
Following our success in other cities, this exciting new race is coming to New Orleans annually to give all participants close to Audubon Park, the French Quarter, and neighboring areas the ability to show off their health and wellness campaigns and run or walk a 5K of which proceeds go to Unity of Greater New Orleans - an organization established in greater New Orleans focused on providing training, wellness assistance and financial literacy to return the homeless back to normalcy.
Join us for what is bound to become a summertime tradition! Mostly in the shade on the well-paved roads of Lake Norman State Park.
Make the most your Sunday morning and soak up the ocean views in races from 5k up to a marathon. With plenty of flat miles along the coast (plus a couple of moderate hills), this race is ideal for new and experienced runners alike. Don't miss the finisher's t-shirt, medal, free beer and tacos.
These are the official sporting events of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary. This is the only time this event will occur and will be your only opportunity to run on NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch & lunar landing with a race! This distance is for runners only with a minimum pace of 13:00 minutes per mile. Enjoy running on NASA's property with breathtaking water and wildlife views from the NASA Causeway & the Mammoth Vehicle Assembly Building in the distance. Register now and receive an event T-shirt, commemorative hat, race mission patch, event logo finisher medal and an epic after party with live music, food and one Giant Leap Beer, provided by The Florida Beer Company!
Heralded as the best off-road running venue in Florida, this is a MUST for anyone who considers themselves a runner. Join us for a 90% shaded course.
10K / 5K / Distance Dare (15k)
Set an early alarm for this bucket list event around SF. Get an all-access pass to the SF sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, and take up the challenge (expect hills - it's SF after all). Come for the finisher's medal and atmosphere of the on-course cheer stations.
Endless Endurance is thrilled to bring the Loopy Looper 12 hour challenge to Cooper River Park. This event is a great first-time ultra or marathon, a chance to run any distance you've been hesitant to sign up for, or a chance to really push yourself to your limits. Dont think you could run for 12 hours straight? No problem! If you are someone that wants to run one loop at the start, take a break for a bit and then go back out, thats absolutely fine and we encourage it!
Not ready to take on 12 hours by yourself? We are offering a relay option! Get some friends and take this on as a 4 runner team!
Enjoy the whoops and cheers of the crowd as you take on 4 laps of this well-known course. Flat as a pancake and on entirely paved roads, this is a good one if you're after a PR. And who can say no to the promise of post-race street tacos?
Both the Marlette 50K and 10 Miler are RRCA Nevada State Championship Events!
The Marlette 50K is a truly adventurous romp through some of planet earths most scenic and challenging trails. Based at Spooner Lake in Lake Tahoe Nevadas State Park the run features 30 miles of epic trail and view. Think prime Sierra single track and add in 360 degree panorama views of Lake Tahoe, the Carson Valley and Range. Marlette Lake lies in the middle of the course and if youre heating up during the run feel free to take a plunge.
The XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5k and 10k trail run happens on the same day as XTERRA Lake Tahoe Offroad Triathlon. The course starts and finishes at the Village Green in Incline Village, NV.
This is a large open grass community field. The event is set up and staged from here. From the starting area the course heads north and onto the great trail system featuring tall pines, aspens and creek crossings. Run one lap for the 5K or two for the 10K. The second lap starts right back in the venue creating a fun viewing area to cheer on the 10K participants.
Bring the kids as this is a great venue for our shorter kids races for ages 4-12 years.
Run Provo Canyon then into the Pleasant Grove area. This course is a great downhill route with views of Bridal Veil Fall the Provo River and much more!
This race starts at Big Mountain overlooking Salt Lake City, Utah to the West but heads East to East Canyon Reservior and finishes in Morgan, Utah. Views on this course are spectacular from the high pine trees near Big Mountain Summit to East Canyon Reservior to views of the Morgan Valley with great landscapes and farmlands.
Run/walk with hundreds of community-minded and socially conscious participants to advance awareness and provide proceeds to local initiatives focused on the prevention and elimination of homelessness in Los Angeles charity Back on My Feet. Nestled in Culver City, this electronically chip timed USATF-certified 5K/10K Walk/Run is being held to experience fun with friends, family, locals and tourists for a great cause.
Battle your way round this epic and challenging run, swim and triathlon. With an icey swim, a rigorous off-road bike and a hilly trail run, there’s something for everyone. Come along to put your body through its paces in the great outdoors and test your washing machine the next day.
Race in the third of this 3 race series around the Lake Balboa bike path at Woodley Park. This is a great local race for all types of runners to chase those PRs. Come for the goody bag, t-shirt and, if you complete all 3 races, an exclusive Series Finisher medal.
Ashland Cherryland 5K Fun Run is organized by the Ashland Cherryland Healthy Communities Collaborative and hosted by Alameda County. This year, FamFest is returning to build civic pride, provide a vast array of resources for community members, and, most importantly, provide fun!
Head over to Ventura for a 5K, 10K or half marathon along the Ojai bike path. Courses don't get much flatter than this, so this race is well-suited to all types of runner. Come for goodies galore, including a finisher's medal, t-shirt and water bottle.
Join people from all over the world coming to run and experience the beauty of the peoples and the lands of the Sierra Tarahumara. Choose from a variety of endurance events including: a 4-day Stage Race, 100 Mile Ultramarathon, Marathon, and Half Marathon events.
All events take place in the Sierra Tarahumara, a mountain and canyon range that is part of the Sierra Occidental. The lands are better known as las Barrancas del Cobre or the Copper Canyons. The area consists of six main canyons that in parts are deeper and wider than the Grand Canyon in the US. The Copper Canyons are home to the Tarahumara peoples, or as they would refer to themselves Raramuri (believed to translate as The Running People. The lands are a true treasure that because of the remoteness has remained mostly unspoiled and has retained its beauty and local culture.
Run by the sea and through the most storied beach history on the Space Coast as you head up coastal A1A from Patrick Air Force Base and into Cocoa Beach. From there, you will continue up A1A passing by our title sponsors World Famous Ron Jon Surf Shop and looping through a tree-lined neighborhood before entering an access where you will begin your low-tide, 2.9 mile run on the flat and hard-packed sands of Cocoa Beach.
Run like you give a SH$T on Sunday, 10/27/19 at China Camp State Park in San Rafael!
All runners have a shot at scoring a TON of awesome prizes via our trail treasure hunt! Find a special woodallion (or two) along the course and bring it back to the finish line to claim your prize(s)!
**IMPORTANT NOTE: The full ticket price is GBP 1,500 pp for individual entry & GBP 1,100 for team entry (team is 3 or more). The GBP 300 is a non-refundable deposit only.**
Ultra X Mexico takes participants to the southwestern part of the state of Chihuahua, the home of the original ultra-runners, the Tarahumara, and the spectacular mountain trails of the Copper Canyon as famously written about in Born to Run.
The Tarahumaras word for themselves, Raramuri, means those who run fast.
Competitors will have a chance to find out the truth of this for themselves.
Join us for the Inaugural Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon, benefiting the 150-year-old Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. On this one-of-a-kind course, youll wind through historic and iconic rocket launch complexes, finishing with a party and awards at the famous Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.
What better way to wrap up the fall running season than with a seaside marathon. This course will appeal to all types of runners, being largely flat and picturesque, with only a few hills to keep you on your toes. Treat yourself to free tacos and beer at the end of the race.
Come out and join us on Delawares prettiest USATF Certified Half-Marathon Course along the fully-paved Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail. This event starts and finishes at the Biddle Point trail head; strategically located only a short drive from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail head is a modern facility with restrooms, picnic tables, and indescribable views of the historic C&D Canal. All runner/spectator parking will be across the street at the Gunning-Bedford Middle School, and free shuttle buses / bag check will be provided. Those with a valid Handicapped placard will be able to park at the trail head.
There is no strict time limit for this race. Participants are able to finish this race in about 4 hours.
Welcome to the Denver Mac 'n Cheese premier 5k road race, starting and finishing in Washington Park. The Mac 'N Cheese 5k is a flat and fast course, offering $5,000 in prize money, age group awards, and plenty of food and beverages at the post-race party!
There’s no better way to start Thanksgiving than with a 5k run through Simi Valley. Great for all, this undulating course takes you along a tree-lined bike path so you won’t have to worry about cars or the sun. Come along for the medal, finisher’s shirt and goodies.
The Ogden Santa Run is the original Utah Santa Run and held Thanksgiving weekend. Followed by the Ogden Holiday Light Parade and Lighting of the Ogden Christmas Village.
Pull on your most festive costume and head down for this jolly running series. Great for beginners and running veterans alike, this mostly flat course follows a bike path so you won’t have to worry about traffic. Come along for the medal, t-shirt and post-race costume contest.
The Provo Santa Run will still be held at the Shops at Riverwoods. After the race they do an awesome lighting of the shops with a concert and thousands of spectators.
The December weather in Laughlin and Bullhead City is perfect for an early morning race crisp and clear, with high temperatures in the high 60s and visibility for miles.
The Mojave Desert is one of the most picturesque, peaceful and tranquil places to run on Earth.
This Race delivers a downhill yet challenging course, amazing sights such Lake Mohave, running alongside the Colorado River, an opportunity to traverse the Davis Dam into Arizona and back.
The post race party is hosted at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino steps away from Vegas-style Casino Gaming action, live shows, fine dining, night clubs and so much more!
Your non-running support team will find off-roading, championship golf, hiking, ghost towns, concerts, and a variety of other excursions.
Join us for an unforgettable Race + Vacation experience where you'll run:
Two States, Two Time Zones, One DAM Great Race!
The Gardner Village Santa Run is held in West Jordan at Historic Gardner Village. During December the village is decorated with countless Elves.
You have not run far enough. Nor have you run fast enough. Krampus (the Christmas devil) is displeased.
Pay penance to Krampus on Sun, 12/9 and you will not be visited by the cloven hooved devil contracted by Santa to deal with those who have been naughty!
Krampus is hosting his chip timed, cross country 5K & 10K on the beautiful Presidio Trails in San Francisco.
Enjoy a beautiful run around San Diego's Fiesta Bay to start your New Year. Great for runners and walkers alike, this flat course takes you around Mission Bay Park and Fiesta Island, keeping you by the waterside. Come for the chalkboard medal and t-shirt.
Located in Melbourne on Floridas Space Coast, between Miami and Jacksonville, east of Orlando and Tampa, the Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon makes for a perfect warm winter running destination for runners of all ages and levels. It is held a month after the Disney Marathon. Like a Rock-n-Roll marathon, our event includes up to 20 musical acts along the course of the half and full marathon and half a dozen on the routes of the 5-k.
This event features a reverse sprint triathlon (5k run, 15k bike and 150m swim in the Rose Bowl Aquatic Pool), duathlon, 5k Fun Run, and a Junior Triathlon for kids. This event is a great event for new triathletes and competitors.
Note: USAT membership is required to enter all of the races except the 5K. If you have a membership, simply tell registration your number. If you do not, you will have to purchase a day pass.
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For the third year, Van Cortlandt Track Club is proud to present the VCTC Flats Mile!
Held this year on the last day of New York City Public School, we are providing a festive atmosphere for the start of Summer with fun for the whole family!
Kids races kick off the event at 6:10pm, followed by 4 heats of the 1-mile every twenty minutes at 6:30pm for Masters Women (40+), 6:50pm Masters Men (40+), 7:10pm Open Women (10+) and 7:30pm (Open Men (10+) respectively.
Race registration and check-in will take place at the Tortoise and Hare Statue across from Lloyd's Carrot Cake at 6117-6131 Broadway, Bronx starting at 5:30pm and ending at 6:25pm before the first Mile heat.
Mile races will Start from the Van Cortlandt House Museum at the South end of the Parade Grounds (The Flats) and finish at the Pete McArdle Finish Line by the Tortoise and Hare Statue.
Join us for a fun progressive series in Westminster! Westbrook Park will be the venue of all 6 races and what we hope for is some beautiful summer nights! Yes, this series takes place on THURSDAY EVENINGS! See the website for exact dates this summer!
Join Playmakers and Meridian Township to kickoff the Celebrate Meridian Township Festival by running or walking a mile! We will be shutting down Central Park Drive behind the Meridian Mall and taking over the street to walk or race a mile! Check out the new categories and join your friends and neighbors for the Meridian Mile and to raise money for the Meridian Cares program.
Evening Run in San Marcos Texas!
Its a summer tradition. Runners and race walkers from all over the Metroplex gather Thursday evenings Downtown Fort Worth to run and walk 5000 meters ( 5K or 3.1 miles). Whether you are a competitive runner, mid-pack runner, jogger or walker everyone has a good time.
The 5K race starts and finishes near the Unisphere (Big Globe) and in the back of the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Park - Queens, NY. This event is open to all civilians and law enforcement runners, joggers & walkers.
The Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile is a great way to spend a summer evening on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The race is run in waves for Women, Men and Friends & Family. The USATF certified mile course is two loops so its easy to cheer on your friends. Race headquarters is OGaras at the Fair, where you will find packet pick-up at Dan Patch and Underwood.
Do you run? Do you drink beer? Then we have the perfect event for you!
Here2Beer is a weeknight 5K running event that begins and ends with a beer at one of Birmingham's most iconic breweries, Avondale Brewing Company. Participants in the COMPETITIVE DIVISION will start by drinking a cold 8 oz beer, will run a FLAT AND FAST 5K through Birmingham's hippest neighborhood, and will finish by drinking a second cold 8 oz beer - all at Avondale Brewing Company. It just doesn't get any better than this!
Running in the United States
Running is one of the most popular and easily accessible sports worldwide, and in the US approximately 60 million people went running last year. The oldest and most prestigious race in the US is the Boston Marathon in mid April. Limited to 30,000 participants, runners have to qualify to take part. To get to Boston you need a qualifying time in a certified marathon race. If you're aged 40-44, then you'd need to run the marathon in 3h10m for men and 3h44m for women. But, if you're not quite ready for Boston there are plenty of other epic races to choose from. Events like the New York Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon and LA Marathon also draw huge crowds of between 20,000 and 50,000 participants. Expect costumes, bands, and an electric atmosphere. You'll be having such a great time you won't even notice being overtaken by a guy dressed as Big Bird.
What you need to know about running
Running is for everyone, all you need are some trainers and jogging pants and off you go. There's a variety of events to suit everyone. If you're looking for short and regular events then Parkruns, color runs, 5k runs, and 10k runs are happening in a park near you. If you're looking for something a little longer then half marathons, marathons, and ultras might be the ones to aim for. Running is a sociable sport so expect to meet people from all walks of life and challenge yourself with new experiences. For beginners, the 5k runs and 10k runs are great starter events which will blend the challenge of running with a bit of fun too. Two of our favourites are BolderBoulder and the Cooper River Bridge Run. Here you'll see a great mix of abilities, a lot of fancy dress, and a big celebration at the finish line.
If you want to run something longer, have a look at our pages on the half marathon and marathon. Beyond the Boston Marathon, there are many other fun and famous events. If fancy dress is your thing, the Walt Disney World Marathon might be for you. Or if you want big city run but you're not ready for the full marathon, the New York Half is organized by New York Road Runners who also organize the famous New York Marathon.
Our final distance to consider is the ultramarathon, which is anything over the marathon distance of 26.2 miles. The key at these events is to make sure you're properly fueled up and prepared. These ultras can range from 30 to 150 miles long. The Golden Gate Trail Run includes one of the shorter ones at 50k and was very well reviewed by last year's runners. Don't try to steamroll these events, take your time, meet people along the way and enjoy what is usually some pretty awesome scenery.
Training for a running event
Training can be hard work, especially if you like to run solo. Working with a training plan helps to motivate you and to keep your training on the right track. Whether you're about to take on your first Parkrun or conquer your next marathon, take a look at some of our pre-race training plans to help you reach your goals: 5k Training Plan; 10k Training Plan; Half Marathon Training Plan; Marathon Training Plan; Ultramarathon Training Plan.