Marathons in United States

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    Ocean State Marathon & Rhode Race
    Sun 27th Oct
    39 Boston Neck Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    $25 - $85
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    TCS New York City Marathon
    Sun 3rd Nov
    Battery Rd/Air Force Reserve, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
    $255 - $358
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    Two Cities Marathon & Half
    Sun 3rd Nov
    Yosemite Rd, Fresno, CA 93720, USA
    $35 - $105
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    Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
    Sun 10th Nov
    State Beach Access Rd, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
    $45 - $130
    4 reviews
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    Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k

    State Beach Access Rd, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
    4 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Start and finish in Ventura's beautiful Promenade Park. The Surfers Point Marathon is an excellent opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Each race length will take you along the stunning Southern California Coastline.

    A walker friendly event, the marathon boasts a generous 7 hour time limit.

    Reviews
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      It's a good idea to bring your own nutrition. They had water and Gatorade on course but no gels, or snacks.
    • Did the Marathon in 2018

      This course is nice because it is relatively flat, although there are a few minor inclines to test the legs. I ran the marathon and the out and back (x2) format was a little difficult mentally but the cool ocean breeze and the ocean views made for a very nice race.
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      It was pretty much what i was expecting, it was exciting and fun
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    California International Marathon
    Sun 8th Dec
    Sacramento, CA, USA
    $124 - $275
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    Rocket City Marathon
    Sat 14th Dec
    Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
    $15 - $115
    3 reviews
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    Rocket City Marathon

    Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USAView event
    3 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Whether the goal is a PR, qualifying for Boston, completing that first marathon, or striving for a personal goal, RCM is the way to achieve it.

    Marathon - The Rocket City Marathon has been a fixture for over 40 years in North Alabama. Enjoy a flat, Boston Marathon qualifying course.

    Half Marathon - We are proud to announce the addition of a Half Marathon!

    Kids Marathon - K-8th graders may become "marathoners" by logging 25.2 miles leading up to a final mile on race day that crosses the real finish line.

    Reviews
    • Did the Marathon in 2018

      This was a very well organized and run marathon. Other big marathons in Alabama could learn from Rocket City. Friendly volunteers and an excellent post race venue with many food choices as well as beverages.
    • Did the Marathon in 2018

      This race was a blast. This was my first marathon, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Despite the rain and the cold, the course was filled with spectators cheering on the racers! The race staff was excellent. The pace teams were friendly and supportive. The medical team at the end of the race was spectacular. I had a small injury, and they provided expert care! Quick, professional, and caring. The medical support staff were incredible!This race was fantastic!
    • Did the Marathon in 2018

      I do not think having the half marathon event worked well. I have talked to other people who did the race, and the feeling seemed to be consistent. For people in the front of the pack, they had to deal with not knowing whether someone racing near them was competing in the same race or not. For people in the middle of the pack (like me), I spent mile 13.1-18 weaving through endless half marathon walkers, and it became very very frustrating. I understand the motivation for having this, but I feel it did not work well. Otherwise, thank you for yet another wonderful weekend!!! :) Will always be my favorite race.
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    Dust Bowl Series – Day 1 (TX)
    Wed 20th Mar
    Unnamed Road, Dalhart, TX 79022, USA
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    Dust Bowl Series – Day 2 (NM)
    Thu 21st Mar
    Clayton Lake State Park, 141 Clayton Lake Rd, Clayton, NM 88415, USA
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    Dust Bowl Series – Day 3 (OK)
    Fri 22nd Mar
    Co Hwy 31, Guymon, OK 73942, USA
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    Dust Bowl Series – Day 4 (KS)
    Sat 23rd Mar
    Ulysses Airport-ULS, 801 W Airport Blvd, Ulysses, KS 67880, USA
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    Quarter Horse Marathon Relay
    Sat 23rd Mar
    500 White Hall Shrine Rd, Richmond, KY 40475, USA
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    Anti-Hero Series: Bruce Banner Trail Races
    Sat 23rd Mar
    13201 Progress Blvd, Alachua, FL 32615, USA
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    Special 13 & 26 mile Trail Run
    Sat 23rd Mar
    5700 River Rd, Conestoga, PA 17516, USA
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    Tomoka Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K
    Sat 23rd Mar
    25 Riverside Dr, Ormond Beach, FL 32176, USA
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    Probility Ann Arbor Marathon
    Sun 24th Mar
    1201 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
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    Oakland Running Festival
    Sun 24th Mar
    Macarthur Blvd & Lakeshore Av, Oakland, CA 94610, USA
    $35 - $100
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    All American Marathon
    Sun 24th Mar
    Ray Ave/Mason Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28301, USA
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    Dust Bowl Series – Day 5 (CO)
    Sun 24th Mar
    203 Willow Valley Rd, Lamar, CO 81052, USA
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    The Wichita Chisholm Trail Marathon
    Sun 24th Mar
    Cohlmia Marketing, 535 W Douglas Ave Suite 170, Wichita, KS 67213, USA
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    Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
    Sat 30th Mar
    102 Islander Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, USA
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    Wyndham Relay For Life
    Sat 30th Mar
    Victoria College, Toronto, ON M5S 1K6, Canada
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    Body First Wicked Marathon and Half Marathon
    Sat 30th Mar
    430 KS-99, Wamego, KS 66547, USA
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    Carmel Marathon
    Sat 30th Mar
    355 City Center Dr, Carmel, IN 46032, USA
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    Chasco Main Street Mile
    Sat 30th Mar
    5520 Grand Blvd, New Port Richey, FL 34652, USA
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    Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5k & Kid’s Run
    Sat 30th Mar
    Clinch Ave WB @ World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916, USA
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    Golden Gate Headlands Marathon, Half & 10K
    Sat 30th Mar
    854 Bunker Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
    Sold Out
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    Convenant Health Knoxville Marathon
    Sun 31st Mar
    New Gray Cemetery, 2724 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921, USA
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    B&A Trail Marathon & Half Marathon
    Sun 31st Mar
    Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146, USA
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    Winter High Mileage Series
    Sun 31st Mar
    Knoxville, TN 37914, USA
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    Arlington Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K event
    Sun 31st Mar
    Maverick Stadium, 1307 W Mitchell St, Arlington, TX 76013, USA
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    Arbuckles to Ardmore Race for Mercy
    Sun 31st Mar
    107137 S Commerce St, Ardmore, OK 73401, USA
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    Hogeye Marathon
    Sat 6th Apr
    109 Spring St, Springdale, AR 72764, USA
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    GO! St. Louis Marathon
    Sat 6th Apr
    1184 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63101, USA
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    Milwaukee Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
    Sat 6th Apr
    1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA
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    Team DOORWAYS – GO! St. Louis
    Sat 6th Apr
    4385 Maryland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA
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    Garden Spot Village Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & Relay
    Sat 6th Apr
    Meadow Creek Family Practice, 435 S Kinzer Ave, New Holland, PA 17557, USA
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    SBY Marathon
    Sat 6th Apr
    Elizabeth W. Woodcock Park and Playground, Riverside Rd, Salisbury, MD 21801, USA
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    RunAPalooza
    Sat 6th Apr
    Rite Aid Pharmacy, 901 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
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    Andrew Jackson Marathon / Half Marathon
    Sat 6th Apr
    91 Market St, Jackson, TN 38301, USA
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    Rockin K Trail Runs
    Sat 6th Apr
    Kanopolis State Park and Wildlife Area Office, Marquette, KS 67464, USA
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    Trailbreaker Marathon
    Sat 6th Apr
    trailbreaker faqs, 1120 Baxter St, Waukesha, WI 53186, USA
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    Charlottesville Marathon
    Sat 6th Apr
    Charlottesville, VA, USA
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    Brew to Brew Relay
    Sun 7th Apr
    1600 Genessee St, Kansas City, MO 64102, USA
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    ORRRC Marathon & Half Marathon
    Sun 7th Apr
    Xenia, OH 45385, USA
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    Riverboat Series Day 1(LA)
    Sun 7th Apr
    Americas Best Value Inn Winnsboro, LA, 4198 Front St, Winnsboro, LA 71295, USA
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    Runners Marathon of Reston
    Sun 7th Apr
    South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Dr, Reston, VA 20191, USA
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    Cape Cod Trail Race
    Sun 7th Apr
    420 E Falmouth Hwy, East Falmouth, MA 02536, USA
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    Western Maryland Rail Trail Marathon and Half Marathon
    Sun 7th Apr
    S Pennsylvania Ave, Hancock, MD 21750, USA
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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.