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Running Events

Running is the world's most accessible sport: all you need is a pair of trainers and you're off. Last year, over 60 million Americans went running. There are thousands of running events in the US throughout the year, with an endless variety of options available. Get involved with 5k fun runs or charity events if you want to mix your running with fun, family, and friends. These events always have a great atmosphere, and are an amazing way to get started with running, get dressed up in fancy dress, or get covered in coloured paint, bubbles, or mud. There are longer distances available as well, so you can choose what challenge to sign up for next. 10k runs and half-marathons are hugely popular, and marathons are an amazing goal to aim for. The Boston Marathon is one of the most famous running events in the world, and is one of the six world marathon majors. Ultramarathons are for those seeking a massive test of mental and physical resilience, and often take you off-road onto trails and rural paths.

468 events found
Zappos Running Bay to Breakers

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Zappos Running Bay to Breakers

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San Francisco, California

Star5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket$49.99 – $844.87
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly road
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Redondo Beach 10k
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, Feb 13, 2022

Redondo Beach 10k

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Redondo Beach, California

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4.5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket$25 – $45
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Livermore Valley Half Marathon
Booked 17 times this week

Sunday, Mar 6, 2022

Livermore Valley Half Marathon

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Livermore, California

Participants

half marathon

Star5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket$124 – $144
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Bay Bridge Half Marathon
Booked 21 times this week

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Bay Bridge Half Marathon

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Oakland, California

Participants

half marathon

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$159 – $199
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryRoad
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Mary Jane 5k - Santa Barbara

Sunday, Jun 12, 2022

Mary Jane 5k - Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicket$35 – $186
Booking perksFlat road
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Mary Jane 5k - Long Beach

Sunday, Aug 21, 2022

Mary Jane 5k - Long Beach

LocationIndicator

Long Beach, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicket$35 – $186
Booking perksFlat road
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Oaktown Half Marathon, 5k & Stomper's Stomp
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, Sep 10, 2022

Oaktown Half Marathon, 5k & Stomper's Stomp

LocationIndicator

Oakland, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$19 – $178
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Oakland Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

Oakland Turkey Trot

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Oakland, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicket$20.22 – $39
Booking perksRoad
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Valencia Trail Race

Saturday, Mar 26, 2022

Valencia Trail Race

LocationIndicator

Santa Clarita, California

Participants

10k, ultramarathon, half marathon

FilledTicket$120 – $180
Booking perksTrail
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Marin Endurance Festival - Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sunday, Oct 30, 2022

Marin Endurance Festival - Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

McNears Beach, California

Participants

5k, half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket$39 – $149
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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Sombrero Half Marathon, 5k & 10k
Booked 10 times this week

Sunday, Feb 6, 2022

Sombrero Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

Simi Valley, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$50 – $100
Booking perksFlat road
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The Rattlesnake Ramble

Sunday, Feb 13, 2022

The Rattlesnake Ramble

LocationIndicator

San Rafael, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$35 – $65
Booking perksGreat atmosphereHilly trail
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Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Ventura CA
Booked 26 times this week

Sunday, Feb 20, 2022

Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Ventura CA

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Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket$50 – $130
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryRoad
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Marina Double 15k, Marina 10k, UjENA Fit Club 5k Run/Walk & Bob Anderson's Kids 1-mile

Saturday, Apr 9, 2022

Marina Double 15k, Marina 10k, UjENA Fit Club 5k Run/Walk & Bob Anderson's Kids 1-mile

LocationIndicator

Brisbane, California

Participants

10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$15 – $42
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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SPASM Lake Chabot

Saturday, Apr 16, 2022

SPASM Lake Chabot

LocationIndicator

Castro Valley, California

Participants

ultramarathon, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket$40 – $85
Booking perksTrail
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Silver Moon Race - Paso Robles

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Silver Moon Race - Paso Robles

LocationIndicator

Paso Robles, California

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket$110 – $250
Booking perksTrail
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Cinderella Trail Run

Saturday, Jun 11, 2022

Cinderella Trail Run

LocationIndicator

Oakland, California

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon

FilledTicket$40 – $75
Booking perksFlat trail
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Surfers Point Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Nov 6, 2022

Surfers Point Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket$55 – $140
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Thanksgiving Day 5k - Simi Valley

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

Thanksgiving Day 5k - Simi Valley

LocationIndicator

Simi Valley, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicket$50 – $186
Booking perksRoad
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Montara Mountain

Sunday, Feb 13, 2022

Montara Mountain

LocationIndicator

Pacifica, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket$40 – $75
Booking perksTrail
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Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Simi Valley, CA
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Jun 26, 2022

Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Simi Valley, CA

LocationIndicator

Simi Valley, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$45 – $110
Booking perksFlat road
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Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon

Sunday, Feb 6, 2022

Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Huntington Beach, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great atmosphereFlat road
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Portland Shamrock Run

Sunday, Mar 13, 2022

Portland Shamrock Run

LocationIndicator

Portland, Oregon

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat trail
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Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5k

Sunday, Feb 6, 2022

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

San Francisco, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great atmosphereFlat road
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Running in the United States

In the United States alone, nearly 60 million people participated in running in 2017, making running one of the most popular sports in the country. There are tens of thousands of running events in the United States each year, from local 5ks to ultramarathons.

Frequently asked questions

How can I start running?
Running is the most accessible sport, and the country boasts infinite opportunities to get those running shoes on with parkruns, color runs, and numerous beginner-friendly 5ks to ease you into your running journey. To stay motivated, pick a training plan and find a friend to train and run with.
What are the top marathons in the US?
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. 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 types of running races are there?
There are running races for all levels, from beginners looking to complete their first race to advanced athletes looking to set a PR or pushing their mileage in an ultramarathon. For those looking for a fun experience with friends and family, there are a number of obstacle course races or fun runs. Normal road races usually come as 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, or marathons. Ultramarathons, anything above 26.2 miles, tend to be on trails.
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