Running Events in United States

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La Jolla Coastal 5K Running Tour - March 23, 2019La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Cove, California 92037, USA

When planning a visit to La Jolla or San Diego, and looking for fun, unique, memorable things to do, consider our La Jolla Running Tour.

Once a quaint artists' colony, La Lolla is now a popular tourist destination with a multitude of galleries, cafes, and historic places, as well as idyllic beaches, surfing spots, and secret tide pools.

La Jolla Coast and La Jolla Cove are two of the most picturesque and photographed places in the United States - all for their stunning natural beauty. However, La Jolla Village also has unique and storied history that avails itself to perfect on-foot exploration and discovery.

$30
5k
La Jolla Coastal 5K Running Tour - March 23, 2019
MAR24
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Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - March 24, 2019Carnitas' Snack Shack - Embarcadero, 1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

When planning your visit to San Diego and looking for fun and memorable things to do, consider our Seaport Village Little Italy Running Tour.

Full of historic landmarks and culture, San Diego's Marina, Seaport Village, and Little Italy are perfect spots to explore on the run.

$30
5k
Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - March 24, 2019
MAR24
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Balboa Park 5K Running Tour - March 24, 2019Daniel's Coffee, 1770 Village Pl, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

When planning your visit to San Diego and looking for unique and memorable things to do, consider our running tour in Balboa Park.

One of the top-of-the-list things to do in San Diego is to visit Balboa Park - the largest urban cultural park in the United States.

Balboa Park is always bustling with tourists and locals alike. With 16 museums, 17 gardens, and dozens of other indoor and outdoor attractions, there are so many cool things to see and do, as well as a few hidden gems that only locals and experienced tour guides would know.

$30
5k
Balboa Park 5K Running Tour - March 24, 2019
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Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - March 25, 2019Carnitas' Snack Shack - Embarcadero, 1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

When planning your visit to San Diego and looking for fun and memorable things to do, consider our Seaport Village Little Italy Running Tour.

Full of historic landmarks and culture, San Diego's Marina, Seaport Village, and Little Italy are perfect spots to explore on the run.

$30
5k
Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - March 25, 2019
MAR26
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Balboa Park 5K Running Tour - March 26, 2019Daniel's Coffee, 1770 Village Pl, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

When planning your visit to San Diego and looking for unique and memorable things to do, consider our running tour in Balboa Park.

One of the top-of-the-list things to do in San Diego is to visit Balboa Park - the largest urban cultural park in the United States.

Balboa Park is always bustling with tourists and locals alike. With 16 museums, 17 gardens, and dozens of other indoor and outdoor attractions, there are so many cool things to see and do, as well as a few hidden gems that only locals and experienced tour guides would know.

$30
5k
Balboa Park 5K Running Tour - March 26, 2019
MAR27
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Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - March 27, 2019Carnitas' Snack Shack - Embarcadero, 1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

When planning your visit to San Diego and looking for fun and memorable things to do, consider our Seaport Village Little Italy Running Tour.

Full of historic landmarks and culture, San Diego's Marina, Seaport Village, and Little Italy are perfect spots to explore on the run.

$30
5k
Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - March 27, 2019
MAR28
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Pacific Beach 6K Run - March 28, 2019Pacific Beach Pier, 4500 Ocean Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

Pacific Beach images are often synonymous with San Diego's surfing culture and its classic endless-summer laid-back vibe.

Join us for a tour of some of the best it has to offer!

$30
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Pacific Beach 6K Run - March 28, 2019
MAR28
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La Jolla Coastal 5K Running Tour - March 28, 2019La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Cove, California 92037, USA

When planning a visit to La Jolla or San Diego, and looking for fun, unique, memorable things to do, consider our La Jolla Running Tour.

Once a quaint artists' colony, La Lolla is now a popular tourist destination with a multitude of galleries, cafes, and historic places, as well as idyllic beaches, surfing spots, and secret tide pools.

La Jolla Coast and La Jolla Cove are two of the most picturesque and photographed places in the United States - all for their stunning natural beauty. However, La Jolla Village also has unique and storied history that avails itself to perfect on-foot exploration and discovery.

$30
5k
La Jolla Coastal 5K Running Tour - March 28, 2019
MAR30
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Avocado Half Marathon & 5KMurrieta, CA, USA

The Avocado Half Marathon and 5K is more than just a run. Join us as we race around the streets of Murrieta, CA and then celebrate with fellow fans of the Avocado and indulge in as many avocados as we can in our epic finish line festival!

$25 - $89
Half Marathon • 5k • Other
Avocado Half Marathon & 5K
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Cottontail Half MarathonWoodley Park Archery Range, 405 Freeway, Van Nuys, CA 91411, USA

What better way to enjoy your Sunday morning than by competing in the third annual Cottontail half marathon, 10k and 5k races along the Lake Balboa bike path in Woodley Park.

$45 - $95
Half Marathon • 10k • 5k
Cottontail Half Marathon
APR7
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XTERRA Black Mountain 15k and 5kBlack Mountain Ranch Park, 14700 Carmel Valley Rd, San Diego, CA 92129, USA

This race takes place at Black Mountain Regional Park on April 7, 2019, in the northern San Diego, just east of Del Mar. The event field is limited, so enter early! This course is great for beginners and advanced athletes with plenty of wide fire road trails and some single track sections. Add a couple of twists, turns and a small creek crossing, its a great one.

$40 - $80
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XTERRA Black Mountain 15k and 5k
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San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K1344 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

Run through some of San Diegos most beautiful beaches, bays and resorts, with this fast, flat and scenic half marathon, 5k and 10k. Stick around because the party continues at the finish line with live music, a beer garden (your first 12 ounce beer is on us!), snacks, photo opportunities, and much more.

$43 - $95
Half Marathon • Other • 5k
San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K

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.

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