Come out and join the running community of the Basking Ridge area and race with some of the top high school runners in New Jersey to support the Ridge HS Track and Cross Country teams!
Running Events in United States
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.
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.
This 5k will take you from the Queen Mary through Shoreline and Back to the Queen Mary, There will be lots of surprises along the run.
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!
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.
This is our Fifth Annual Two Mile Bar A Kilt Run/Walk & Party at Bar Anticipation. Kilts are encouraged but not absolutely necessary to run or walk with us.. Maybe some Bagpipers to lead us off & bring us in this year. Same Great Band The Snakes will be playing for us and Master of Ceremonies BJ to whip us up & through out some Great Stuff to the crowd! Team prizes to be awarded for Rowdiest, Wildest, Funniest, Best Dressed, Ugliest, Most Obnoxious & so on... Don't miss this Great Event & remember proceeds go to keep the Belmar/Lake Como Saint Patrick's Day Parade alive & we'll.
Team captains, gather the troops and sign up to conquer Manhattan Island. This is set up to be an informal fun run, rather than a race. Start and finish at will be determined 2 weeks prior to the event and all participants will be notified via email. The route will be split up into 4 stations and teams (or solo runners) will need to pass through each station. We will celebrate with an after party.
Please join us for a beautiful March morning in the Livermore Valley wine country for the 7th annual Roanne's Race, a 5K run and walk, 10K run, and Kids Fun Run Mile!
Roanne's Race is a community event that offers something for everyone, whether you're a serious competitive runner ready for your next 10K, or someone who wants to spend the morning walking with friends and family for a good cause--you've come to the right place.
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!
Enloe's "Heart & Sole" is making wellness fun! Join us rain or shine on SATURDAY, March 30 for the 5th Annual Heart & Sole: Run for Wellness. This year will feature a timed 5k run or one-mile walk. Enjoy music and cheerleaders along the course to keep things fun and, of course, there will be healthy snacks and activities for the whole family at the finish line.
An annual race held in the memory of Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Officer Ike who was killed in the line of duty in 2011. This event is held annually with all proceeds supporting the Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Fund.
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.