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AUG31
East Canyon Marathon
Morgan, UT, United States

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...

$30 - $80
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
East Canyon Marathon
AUG31
Will County Brew Run 5k
Shorewood, IL, United States

Like Running? Love Beer? This race is for you!

Join us for an exciting event that features the scenic trail run course at Hammel Woods (Crumby...

$10 - $35
  • Running
  • 5k
Will County Brew Run 5k
SEP1
Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, 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...

$20 - $45
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles
SEP8
Aloha Run – San Diego
San Diego, CA, United States

The Aloha Run is a fun and festive, Hawaiian-themed 5k/10k event. Be inspired by music from the islands and beach tunes as you run or walk the flat and...

$10 - $48
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Aloha Run – San Diego
SEP8
XTERRA Laguna Beach Triathlon & Trail Run
Laguna Beach, CA, United States

Ready to embark on a challenging and rewarding off-road adventure? Its time to enter the world of XTERRA Triathlon. The fourth annual event will be Sunday,...

$35 - $220
  • Triathlon
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • SwimRun
XTERRA Laguna Beach Triathlon & Trail Run
SEP14
Horsethief Canyon Trail Half Marathon
Alpine, CA, United States

A warm evening start for a cool race finish!

With an early evening start time this half marathon will start in the warm dusk with September...

$90
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Horsethief Canyon Trail Half Marathon
SEP14
Aloha Run – Long Beach
Long Beach, CA, United States

The Aloha Run is a fun and festive, Hawaiian-themed 5k/10k event. Be inspired by music from the islands and beach tunes as you run or walk the flat and...

$10 - $48
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Aloha Run – Long Beach
SEP15
Ready, Set, Go...Run 5K and Kids4Kids1K
Bellevue, WA, United States

Our 1st Annual Ready, Set, Go...Run 5K and Kids4Kids1K on Sunday, September 15, 2019, will be a fun, family-friendly, timed running and walking event. ...

$10 - $30
  • Running
  • 5k
Ready, Set, Go...Run 5K and Kids4Kids1K
SEP21
Be the Change 5K
San Diego, CA, United States

When you participate in this 5K, youll give back to charities that serve the communities of San Diego. 100% of the net proceeds from the Be The Change 5K...

$18 - $55
  • Running
  • 5k
Be the Change 5K
SEP22
Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Welcome to the 3rd annual Harvest half marathon 10k 5k. All flat two loop course along the Woodley Park bike path. Start / Finish location Woodley park-1 at...

$35 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k
SEP22
SF Aloha Run
San Francisco, CA, United States

With a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge, runners/walkers of all abilities will enjoy the incredible scenery of Crissy Field, Hawaiian style music...

$15 - $65
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
SF Aloha Run
SEP29
Marina 10K, UjENA 5K and Double 15K
Brisbane, CA, United States

Want to run a flat and fast course on the San Francisco Bay Trail (all paved and wide) which is just ten minutes north of the San Francisco International...

$40
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Marina 10K, UjENA 5K and Double 15K
OCT5
Farmer Frog Trail Running Festival
Woodinville, WA, United States

Paradise Valley Conservation Area in Woodinville, WA is a forested trail area with lush trees and ferns with well-maintained trails rolling and winding...

$10 - $45
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Farmer Frog Trail Running Festival
OCT5
Back on the Ranch Trail Run and Campout
Santa Maria, CA, United States

Welcome to the Second Annual Back On the Ranch Trail Run and Campout!

Complete as many laps as possible within the allotted 3, 6, 12, 24 and 48 hour...

$20
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • 5k
Back on the Ranch Trail Run and Campout
OCT6
Mary Jane 5K/10K - Ventura Course
Ventura, CA, United States

Enjoy an awesome course with miles of ocean views that will keep you in awe as you stroll along the Ventura beachfront. All flat course that's great...

$35 - $45
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Mary Jane 5K/10K - Ventura Course
OCT13
Jeepers Creepers Run
Ventura, CA, United States

Welcome to Jeepers Creepers Run! Join us for an exciting event day & spectacular races where you will be running along the mostly flat Ventura / Ojai...

$35 - $100
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Jeepers Creepers Run
OCT14
Copper Canyons Endurance Runs
Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico

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...

$105 - $1,895
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Copper Canyons Endurance Runs
OCT19
Ashland Cherryland 5K Fun Run
San Leandro, CA, United States

Ashland Cherryland 5K Fun Run is organized by the Ashland Cherryland Healthy Communities Collaborative and hosted by Alameda County. This year, FamFest is...

$1 - $14
  • Running
  • 5k
Ashland Cherryland 5K Fun Run
OCT19
Wine Run 5K
Chicago, IL, United States

Like Running? Love Wine? This race is for you!

Join us on October 21st for an exciting new event that features the scenic course at Dan Ryan Woods,...

$10 - $20
  • Running
  • 5k
Wine Run 5K
OCT20
Cocoa Beach Half Marathon
Patrick Air Force Base, FL, United States

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....

$90 - $180
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Cocoa Beach Half Marathon
OCT26
Carrera de los Muertos – Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Carrera de los Muertos is a vibrant 5k run that honors Day of the Dead. Join family and friends to remember loved ones that have passed in this rich...

$25 - $50
  • Running
  • 5k
Carrera de los Muertos – Los Angeles
OCT26
Nearly Naked Ruck & Run - Minneapolis
Andover, MN, United States

The Nearly Naked Ruck March is a fun event that raises money for the award-winning 23V Recon veteran transition program. Come out to support veterans in...

$39 - $49
  • Running
  • 10 Miles
Nearly Naked Ruck & Run - Minneapolis
OCT27
Redwood City OktobeRun
Redwood City, CA, United States

The RC.OktobeRun is open to runners of all levels. From competitive runners on our USA Track & Field certified half-marathon, to a 5K fun run perfect...

$20 - $90
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Redwood City OktobeRun
OCT27
The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
San Rafael, CA, United States

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...

$30 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
NOV2
Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K
San Diego, CA, United States

The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon and 5K benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego encourages the community to Thrive! We can do this together by staying...

$25 - $105
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K
NOV2
Ultra X Mexico
Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico

**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...

£300
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
Ultra X Mexico
NOV3
Carrera De Los Muertos San Diego
San Diego, CA, United States

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego is a festive and fun 5k & 10k run that will start and finish Embarcadero Park South in downtown San Diego.

Enjoy...

$25 - $50
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Carrera De Los Muertos San Diego
NOV10
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon
Cape Canaveral, FL, United States

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...

$50 - $110
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon
NOV10
Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
Ventura, CA, United States

Start and finish in Ventura's beautiful Promenade Park. The Surfers Point Marathon is an excellent opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Each...

$45 - $130
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
NOV16
Nearly Naked Ruck & Run - Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Nearly Naked Ruck March is a fun event that raises money for the award-winning 23V Recon veteran transition program. Come out to support veterans in...

$39 - $49
  • Running
  • 10 Miles
Nearly Naked Ruck & Run - Philadelphia
NOV17
C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K
New Castle, DE, United States

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...

$25 - $69
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K
NOV17
Mac 'N Cheese 5k
Denver, CO, United States

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...

$35
  • Running
  • 5k
Mac 'N Cheese 5k
NOV23
Santa Barbara Red Rock Endurance Run
Santa Barbara, CA, United States

New Start / Finish and Campsite and Course for 2019. (Course details TBA) This is not a fancy event, it is a genuine, old fashion ultra run. It is a low...

$85
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Santa Barbara Red Rock Endurance Run
NOV24
Mary Jane 5K/10K - Van Nuys Course
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Enjoy an awesome course along the Woodley Bike Path. All flat course that's great for beginners to advanced athletes alike. A portion of the proceeds...

$45 - $70
  • Running
  • 5k
Mary Jane 5K/10K - Van Nuys Course
NOV28
Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley, CA, United States

This course is mostly flat along with some mild rollers, which are mid way through your run. There are some long stretches to allow you to really open up...

$35 - $110
  • Running
  • 5k
Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA
NOV28
Oakland Turkey Trot
Oakland, CA, United States

More than just a healthy start to the holiday, the Oakland Turkey Trot 5K is a fun way to give back while you give thanks!

In partnership with the...

$20 - $75
  • Running
  • 5k
Oakland Turkey Trot
NOV30
Utah Santa Run - Ogden
Ogden, UT, United States

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...

$36.50
  • Running
  • 5k
Utah Santa Run - Ogden
DEC1
Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Camarillo, CA, United States

Welcome to the 9th annual running o f the Holly Jolly Half marathon 5k...

$35 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
DEC1
Run Wild - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, United States

Calling all runners, walker dashers, dancers and prancers, join A Runners Mind for Run Wild San(ta) Francisco, SFs local and original Santa hat run at...

$5 - $37
  • Running
  • 5k
Run Wild - San Francisco
DEC7
Utah Santa Run - Provo
Provo, UT, United States

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...

$41.50
  • Running
  • 5k
Utah Santa Run - Provo
DEC7
Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
Laughlin, NV, United States

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...

$45 - $110
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
DEC7
Utah Santa Run - Gardner Village
West Jordan, UT, United States

The Gardner Village Santa Run is held in West Jordan at Historic Gardner Village. During December the village is decorated with countless...

$36.50
  • Running
  • 5k
Utah Santa Run - Gardner Village
DEC8
The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10K
San Francisco, CA, United States

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...

$30 - $60
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10K
JAN4
La Cuesta Ranch Trail Run
San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

La Cuesta Ranch Trail Run presented by Running Warehouse of San Luis Obispo. The race will take place on Saturday, January 5th at the gorgeous La Cuesta...

$55 - $75
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • 10k
La Cuesta Ranch Trail Run
JAN26
Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
Simi Valley, CA, United States

The race will start at Rancho Simi Park at 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley CA 93065 and run along the Arroyo bike path. Which is lined with beautiful trees...

$45 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
FEB2
Publix Florida Marathon
Melbourne, FL, United States

Located in Melbourne on Floridas Space Coast, between Miami and Jacksonville, east of Orlando and Tampa, the Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon...

$70 - $140
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Publix Florida Marathon
FEB16
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Ventura, CA, United States

Welcome to the annual running of this all flat Ventura beachfront course

Choose from Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k distance!

This is also...

$45 - $130
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
MAR7
Pasadena Triathlon
Pasadena, CA, United States

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...

$35 - $165
  • Triathlon
  • Sprint
  • Duathlon
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Super Sprint
Pasadena Triathlon
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Running in the United States

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.