Marathons in United States

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    Kodiak National Trails Day Run
    Sat 1st Jun
    Big Bear Lake, CA, United States
    $40 - $120
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    Kodiak National Trails Day Run

    Big Bear Lake, CA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Big Bear National Trails Day is a day to celebrate our local treasure our trails! Kodiak Ultra Marathons is partnering with the Southern California Mountains Foundation to bring you a fun-filled day of running, hiking, and a chance to participate in trail maintenance. If you havent gotten your hands dirty prettying up those switchbacks, smoothing out the ruts, or building a new water diversion now is your chance!

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    Utah Valley Marathon
    Sat 1st Jun
    Free - $175
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    Utah Valley Marathon

    811 100 W, Provo, UT 84604, USAView event
    About the event

    Pull on your running shoes for this scenic marathon through Provo Canyon. Named one of the top 10 races in the US, the mostly downhill course is perfect for first-time marathoners and also for runners looking to grab Boston Marathon qualifying times. Come for the tech t-shirt and finisher's medal.

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    Shoreline Marathon
    Sun 14th Jul
    Ventura, CA, United States
    $45 - $130
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    Shoreline Marathon

    102 Ventura Promenade, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
    About the event

    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.

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    $64 - $269
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    The San Francisco Marathon

    182 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USAView event
    About the event

    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.

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    Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
    Sun 11th Aug
    Sanger, CA, United States
    $45 - $130
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    Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

    2630 Croydon Drive, Sanger, CA 93657, USAView event
    About the event

    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?

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    East Canyon Marathon
    Sat 31st Aug
    Morgan, UT, United States
    $30 - $80
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    East Canyon Marathon

    Morgan, UT 84050, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    Copper Canyons Endurance Runs
    Mon 14th Oct
    Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico
    $105 - $1,895
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    Copper Canyons Endurance Runs

    Sierra Tarahumara, Juventud Nte, 31123 Chihuahua, Chih., MexicoView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
    Sun 10th Nov
    Ventura, CA, United States
    $45 - $130
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    Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k

    State Beach Access Rd, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
    About the event

    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.

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    Publix Florida Marathon
    Sun 2nd Feb
    Melbourne, FL, United States
    $70 - $120
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    Publix Florida Marathon

    2221 Front St, Melbourne, FL 32901, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
    Sat 25th May
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    CAD $25 - CAD $130
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    Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

    Downtown, Ottawa, ON, CanadaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is the biggest multi-distance race event in Canada and has the largest marathon in Canada. Today, it brings together tens of thousands of runners from across Canada and around the world. As well as the marathon, it includes one of Canadas biggest half-marathons, a family-friendly 2K, a speedy 5K, and an awesome marathon for kids.

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    Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon San Diego
    Sat 1st Jun
    $65 - $192
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    Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon San Diego

    397 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, USAView event
    About the event

    Run through the streets of San Diego for the originial Rock ‘n’ Roll festival in this epic combo of running and music. Great for all runners, the course features live bands, cheer teams and runner support all the way around. Come along for the Rock ‘n’ Roll medals and the post-race parties.

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    REVEL Rockies Marathon & Half Marathon
    Sun 2nd Jun
    $99.99
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    REVEL Rockies Marathon & Half Marathon

    1342 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful downhill road race takes runners from the forests and canyons of the Rocky Mountains to the foothills of Denver, Colorado.

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    $51 - $120
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    Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle

    Fourth and Madison Building, 909 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98164, USAView event
    About the event

    Race through Seattle's tree-lined streets and take in the city skyline in the Rock 'n' Roll running and music festival. What's not to like, with live music galore and vocal supporters all the way along the course. Come along for the bespoke finisher's medal and post-race parties.

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    Estes Park Marathon
    Sun 16th Jun
    Estes Park, CO, United States
    $10 - $45
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    Estes Park Marathon

    1600 Manford Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Estes Park Marathon is one of Americas most scenic marathon courses! Runners enjoy our new road course that is surrounded by glorious 360 degree views of Rocky Mountain National Park. Starting with an inspiring 1500 ft descent, within the first 6.5 miles, runners will find their rhythm and strong pace for an exceptional marathon race. As with all great journeys, the mountainous beauty will encourage you to overcome the physical and psychological challenges of the climbs and feel the thrill of several scenic downhills. Share the celebration and joy of running with us! Runners World magazine recommends this destination race, for a reason!

    This event is a part of the Colorado Mountain Half Series.

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    $99.99 - $119.99
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    REVEL Mt Hood

    Portland, OR, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful road race takes runners from the majestic Timberline Lodge at the base of Mt Hood to the charming towns and forested foothills of the mountain just outside of Portland, Oregon. Featuring a smooth downhill slope and spectacular scenery in the Mount Hood National Forest, this race will be sure to help you set your PR and finally hit that Boston Qualifying time as it is the fastest marathon and half marathon in Oregon. REVEL in speed. REVEL in beauty. REVEL down Mt Hood!

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    $25 - $35
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    Rock the 4th

    5415 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The course is run along the scenic city streets around a lake and a beautiful oceanfront view. Marathon & Half course is a 4.37 out and back loop where you will pass the aid station at miles 3.1 and 4.37. The course is run 3 times for the half marathon,

    4 times for the 2/3 marathon, and 6 times for the full marathon. The out-and-back section of the course is a perfect 5k and it is run twice for the 10k and thrice for the 15k. Well stocked aid station. Beautiful 5" medal to all finishers.

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    $25 - $35
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    Rockin’ the Beach

    5415 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The course follows part of the Long Beach Marathon course along the scenic beach path with ocean breezes and beautiful views. The beach restrooms open at sunrise and there are plenty of drinking fountains along the course. There will be a fully stocked aid station at the start area, with Gatorade, water, bananas, chips, cookies, and more.

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    Round The Rock Ultra
    Sat 3rd Aug
    Merrick, NY, United States
    $40 - $150
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    Round The Rock Ultra

    1701 Merrick Rd, Merrick, NY 11566, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Channel Island's original Ultra Marathon. This ultra marathon will take place at 6am around the Island of Jersey, Channel Islands, UK.

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    Eagle Creek Trail Marathon
    Sat 3rd Aug
    $54 - $97
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    Eagle Creek Trail Marathon

    Indianapolis, IN, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 10th Annual Eagle Creek Trail MarathonThe Eagle Creek Trail Marathon remains #1 for urban based trail marathons across the USA. Offering the quarter, half and full marathon distances, this race is one you wont want to miss!

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    Rock the Coast Marathon, 3/4, Half, 15K, 10K, 5K
    Sun 11th Aug
    $25 - $35
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    Rock the Coast Marathon, 3/4, Half, 15K, 10K, 5K

    5415 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This course follows part of the Long Beach Marathon course along the scenic beach path with ocean breezes and beautiful views. Runners go 3.275 miles on the beach path, then reverse and go back 3.275 miles to the start twice for the half marathon, thrice for the marathon, and four times for the full marathon. For the 15K, runners go out 3.1 miles and back, and then out 1.55 miles and back. For the 10K, runners go out 3.1 miles and back, and for the 5K, runners go out 1.55 miles and back. Beach restrooms open at sunrise. Plenty of drinking fountains along the course.

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    Mendocino Coast PAL Big River Run
    Mon 19th Aug
    Mendocino, CA, United States
    Free - $45
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    Mendocino Coast PAL Big River Run

    Big River Rd, Mendocino, CA 95460, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We are pleased to announce that the the third annual PAL Big River Run and Walk in memory of Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino.

    Join us for the third annual PAL Big River Run and Walk in memory of Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino. The course winds along one of the most scenic rivers on the north coast. The Big River 1/2 Marathon, 10K and 5K consist of a run along the scenic old logging haul road past groves of second-growth redwoods into the heart of the historic Big River Estuary. The flat and wide course meanders along the northern bank of Big River where runners will race out and back, retracing their steps at the turnaround points located 1.55, 3.1, and 6.55 miles out. The road is approximately 15 feet wide and maintained; it is commonly used by runners and bikers.

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    The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10K
    Sat 24th Aug
    $135 - $145
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    The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10K

    570-598 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Santa Rosa Marathon weekend offers over 6,000 runners from across the U.S. and abroad the opportunity to race through the scenic vineyards of the Sonoma County countryside, the City of Santa Rosa, and the Prince Memorial Greenway. Marathon racers also run through the DeLoach Vineyards barrel room a once in a lifetime opportunity. The flat and FAST course is also U.S. Track and Field-sanctioned and certified, and the Marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

    The Santa Rosa Marathon is a fast road race course, a Boston Marathon qualifier, and a beautiful destination race in Sonoma County, California.

    In 2018 the Santa Rosa Marathon is celebrating its 10th anniversary and will be marking the occasion with special limited-edition double-spinner medals, race swag and a bottle of DeLoach Vineyards wine for every Marathon and Half Marathon finisher.

    Dont miss out on your chance to participate in this rewarding and fun wine country running event!

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    Diablo Trail Run
    Sun 25th Aug
    Contra Costa County, CA, United States
    $35 - $70
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    Diablo Trail Run

    Summit Rd, California, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Mount Diablo provides spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding valleys. The 4 mile course is relatively flat and fast within Mitchell Canyon. The longer events are mountainous and very scenic.

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    Sporty Diva at Chehalis Trail
    Sun 1st Sep
    $45
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    Sporty Diva at Chehalis Trail

    1328 College St SE, Lacey, WA 98503, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Sporty Diva Walk/Run Events are designed to encourage, motivate and inspire the first time athlete and or people who are returning to fitness in a fun, friendly and supportive- non competitive race environment with a philanthropic/pay it forward mission.

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    $30 - $250
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    American Heroes Run

    City of Longmont Rogers Grove Park, 220 Hover Rd, Longmont, CO 80501, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The American Heroes run started in 2010 by David Clark as a way of commemorating the tragic events of 9/11. The race started as a very small group of friends running for 9 hours and 11 minutes and has grown into a special run shared by thousands of runners from all over the world.

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    Lexus LaceUp Running Series - Orange County
    Sat 7th Sep
    $20 - $300
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    Lexus LaceUp Running Series - Orange County

    20 Lake Rd, Irvine, CA 92604, USAView event
    About the event

    Throw yourself into the LaceUp Running Series kick-off celebration. Great for all levels of runner, with an additional kids run too. Come for a shot at a half marathon PR (the course has just 220 feet of elevation) or for the free beer and brunch at the finish line.

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    Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Orange County
    Sat 7th Sep
    Ventura, CA, United States
    $40 - $300
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    Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Orange County

    Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, 1050 Schooner Dr, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Lexus LaceUp Running Series once again kicks off the season in beautiful Orange County, CA. The Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 5K, and Kids Run will take place at Irvines Mike Ward Community Park on a fast and flat running path that winds through the vast open space under massive, shaded trees. LaceUp is thrilled to announce the return of the half marathon course at the Orange County race. Back for 2019, teams will have access to the ultimate runner VIP experience as they race to complete 26.2 miles. Dont be surprised when you see the LA Clippers spirit squad cheering for you on the course and at the finish!

    After setting a new personal record, kick back and relax with a complimentary Sierra Nevada beer and food truck brunch in a lively event hub. This race is great for the family too, with a Kids Run and childrens activities on the schedule. LaceUp Orange County is a community-oriented race with a big-race feel. You and your team will feel right at home.

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    Holland Haven Marathon
    Sun 8th Sep
    Holland, MI, United States
    $35 - $85
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    Holland Haven Marathon

    150 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Holland Haven Marathon runners experience the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan - Boston qualifying hopefuls can make the cut only one day before registration opens. The Holland Haven Half Marathon begins at Camp Geneva along the Lake Michigan coastline, and the 8K race is a flat, out-and-back course.

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    REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half
    $89.95 - $109.95
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    REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half

    9411 E Cougar Haven CV, Salt Lake City, UT 84121, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful road race takes runners from the forests and canyons of the Wasatch Mountains to the foothills of Salt Lake City, Utah. Featuring a speedy downhill slope and spectacular scenery, this race will be sure to help you set your PR and finally hit that Boston Qualifying time as it is the fastest marathon and half marathon in the state of Utah. REVEL in speed. REVEL in beauty. REVEL in Big Cottonwood!

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    Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge
    Sat 14th Sep
    Twin Bridges, CA, United States
    $40
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    Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge

    19920 US-50, Twin Bridges, CA 95735, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A bathroom is available for the 50Mi, 50k, and 20 mile runners at Lovers Leap Campground. 50 mile runners will pass through twice. Primarily single track trail, some dirt roads, a little pavement,very runnable sections, technical sections, climbs, downhills, great scenery, views, creeks, and lakes.

    13.1Mi, 10 mile out and back.

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    AppleTree Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K
    Sat 14th Sep
    $45
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    AppleTree Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K

    1101 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the 2nd Annual PEACEHEALTH APPLETREE Boston-Qualifying Marathon, Half Marathon & Sunset 5K. This "Run Through History" will take you on a flat, fast and scenic course through Fort Vancouver, Officer's Row, the Army Barracks, Pearson Airport - the oldest operating airport in the USA, the Historical Old Apple Tree, along the majestic Columbia River and many other historical vantage points. There's so much to see that the miles will fly by!

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    Jack and Jill's Downhill Marathon & Half Marathon - Idaho
    Sun 15th Sep
    $79 - $119
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    Jack and Jill's Downhill Marathon & Half Marathon - Idaho

    Boise, ID, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    JACK & JILLS DOWNHILL MARATHON showcases Idahos beauty and is point-to-point. Fly down this fast course with a net drop of over 4000 and a USATF Certified course making it a FAST Boston Qualifying course. Cant fathom a full? No worries! The Half Marathon still offers a beautiful and scenic course down the last half of the full marathon. This course is a USATF Boston Qualifying course with a net drop of over 4000. We have strategically picked September 15, 2019 because if' and when you qualify for Boston on this date, you can use your qualifying time for 2 years!

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    All-Out Fallfest Full Marathon, Half Marathon,10K, 5K & 1Mile
    Sat 21st Sep
    Westminster, CO, United States
    $20 - $100
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    All-Out Fallfest Full Marathon, Half Marathon,10K, 5K & 1Mile

    10170 Church Ranch Way, Westminster, CO 80021, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    One of Colorados favourite trails meets one of its most glorious parks at our 5th annual Fallfest 1M, 5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathon! As courses wind southwest along Big Dry Creek Trail, the remarkable sight of Standley Lake with the Flatirons on the horizon will come into view, then the rustic nature to the northeast will be waiting to greet our marathon athletes. A course thats not too hilly & not too flat makes this the perfect choice for all abilities & preferences, plus along with its Endless Series sidekick in April Beat the Heat, All-Out Multicourse is proud to bring you the one and only groomed trail marathon course in the Denver Metro Area!

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    Belleville Main Street Marathon
    Sat 28th Sep
    Belleville, IL, United States
    $70
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    Belleville Main Street Marathon

    Belleville, IL, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    USATF-certified course along a portion of Americas longest Main Street in historic Belleville, IL, near downtown St. Louis. Boston Marathon-qualifying race that offers an affordable registration fee, tremendous hometown course support from enthusiastic volunteers, and all the swag and amenities of a big city race but with small-town charm. This race is ideal for both newer and experienced runners.

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    Amish Country Running Festival
    Sat 28th Sep
    Randolph, NY, United States
    $10 - $80
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    Amish Country Running Festival

    122 Church St, Randolph, NY 14772, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Enjoy this course as it rolls through the largest Old Order Amish Community in the US. You will have breathtaking views from vistas that you wont get anywhere else. You will see working Amish farms, clothes lines full of crisp, clean laundry, the colors of autumn and be greeted by waving Amish families as you run past their homes. Prizes will be handmade items from these amazing artisans. Food, fun and more makes this a great event for all ages and families too.

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    Grand Lake Marathon Full/Half/Relay/5k/Kid’s Run
    Sat 28th Sep
    Celina, OH, United States
    $5 - $180
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    Grand Lake Marathon Full/Half/Relay/5k/Kid’s Run

    8 Lake Shore Dr, Celina, OH 45822, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the 6th Annual Grand Lake Marathon.

    - A Boston Qualifier Full Marathon Course

    - Flat and Fast course for both half and full marathon.

    - Relay Options for both Half And Full Distances.

    - Circle the Lake for the Full Marathon, Point-to-point race for the Half Marathon.

    - Easy Parking, Free Shuttles, Big Race feel with small-town convenience.

    - Affordable Registration Costs.

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    Mill Race Marathon
    Sat 28th Sep
    Columbus, IN, United States
    $20 - $70
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    Mill Race Marathon

    2473 jonathon Moore Pkwy, Columbus, IN 47201, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Mill Race Marathon is held annually in September. It is a spectacular race through the heart of Columbus City, Indiana. Imagine the excitement of running across a train line!!

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    $8 - $30
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    Colorado Springs Marathon

    Acacia Park, 115 E Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Colorado Springs Marathon presented by Centura Orthopedics, is a community running event that features a full marathon, half marathon, and 5k, beginning & ending at Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs. The course will showcase the city of Colorado Springs by taking runners on Wood Ave, Cascade Ave, Platte Ave, through America the Beautiful Park, Monument Valley Park, around Memorial Park, by the Olympic Training Center & through downtown. This family friendly race is a premiere endurance running event, attracting people from 38 different states.

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About Marathons in the United States

With the biggest crowds and magnificent cityscapes, marathons make up some of the most spectacular races held in the United States. People run marathons (or 26.2 miles) for many different reasons from a personal challenge to a public cause. What's consistent is the determination that brings everyone together to push through to the finish. The Boston Marathon alone has raised over $297 million for charity since 1986, and with an average time of 3h44m it is the fastest marathon in the United States.

What are the best marathons?

Top of the list is the Boston Marathon, the oldest annual marathon in the world and one of the six World Marathon Majors, attracting over 500,000 spectators. If you're thinking of participating, Chicago Marathon and Twin Cities Marathon both have reputations for being fast courses and will provide you with the best chance to run a qualifying time. There are many more fantastic marathons throughout the US, the LA Marathon, Walt Disney World Marathon, New York Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon and the Houston Marathon are all big races and run through October to March.

How long will it take me to run a marathon?

The world record for women was set, in London, by Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain in 2003 at 2h15m25s minutes and is proving tough to beat. The men's record was beaten in Berlin in 2018 by Eliud Kipchoge and at 2h01m39s is pushing close to breaking the elusive 2 hour barrier.

The average time to finish the Boston marathon is 3h44m. This is significantly faster than the global average of around 4h13m for men and 4h42m for women. Don't focus too much on what others are doing, keep your own pace and don't worry if you are overtaken by Superman, he is super after all. It is worth pointing out that finishing times are greatly affected by the course. Some marathons are particularly fast (e.g. A1A, Phoenix), and the average time for different marathons can vary - it's best to check our course descriptions for each race to get a better understanding of finishing times.

How do you train for a marathon?

Training for a marathon takes a lot of motivation. Make sure you carve out time in your busy schedule to train, you can download our free 16 week training plan, with nutrition and race tips included. Regardless of whether you're entering your first race or looking to hit a new PR, we recommend around 16 weeks as the right time frame to prepare you for a marathon.