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Marathons in the USA

A Marathon is a race over a distance of 26.2 miles, or 42.2km. Running a marathon is often seen as one of the main goals in a runner's lifetime. Marathons take place across the United States, and these events often draw big crowds and inspirational atmospheres. The New York and LA Marathons are two of the most popular races in the USA. Both are relatively flat courses, and so are great opportunities to qualify for the Boston marathon, which is one of the six world marathon majors. US marathons are also amazing fundraising opportunities if you're feeling charitable. For example, every year the Boston marathon raises over $35 million, so marathons are a great way to mix personal achievement with helping the world.

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Surfers Point Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 32 times this week

Sunday, Nov 6, 2022

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

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Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket$55 – $140
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Lake Chabot Trail Runs

Saturday, Nov 5, 2022

Lake Chabot Trail Runs

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Castro Valley, California

Participants

ultramarathon, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket$45 – $75
Booking perksFlat trail
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California Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - 2023
Booked 7 times this week

Sunday, Feb 19, 2023

California Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - 2023

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Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$45 – $130
Booking perksGreat sceneryRoad
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St. George Marathon

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

St. George Marathon

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St. George, Utah

Participants

marathon, half marathon

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Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend

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Minnesota, Minnesota

Participants

5k, 10k, 10 miles, marathon

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Road
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Longview Marathon & Half Marathon

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

Longview Marathon & Half Marathon

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Longview, Texas

Participants

marathon, half marathon

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Sleeping Bear Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

Sleeping Bear Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

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Empire, Michigan

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat
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Probility Ann Arbor Marathon

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022

Probility Ann Arbor Marathon

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

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Arches Marathon and Half

Thursday, Oct 6, 2022

Arches Marathon and Half

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Moab, Utah

Participants

marathon, half marathon

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Run Crazy Horse Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k

Saturday, Oct 8, 2022

Run Crazy Horse Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k

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Hill City, South Dakota

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Humboldt Redwoods Marathon

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

Humboldt Redwoods Marathon

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Weott, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k, marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
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Northern Ohio Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Person Relay

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

Northern Ohio Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Person Relay

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Mentor, Ohio

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Boulderthon

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

Boulderthon

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Boulder, Colorado

Participants

marathon, half marathon

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Windsor Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

Windsor Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

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Windsor, Colorado

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Bank of America Chicago Marathon Semper Fi & America's Fund Team 2022

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Semper Fi & America's Fund Team 2022

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Chicago, Illinois

Participants

marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Springfield Marathon and Harvest Wind Half-Marathon & 10K

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

Springfield Marathon and Harvest Wind Half-Marathon & 10K

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New Berlin, Illinois

Participants

half marathon, 10k, marathon

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Steamtown Marathon

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

Steamtown Marathon

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Forest City, Pennsylvania

Participants

marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Chicago Marathon

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

Chicago Marathon

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Chicago, Illinois

Participants

marathon

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(8 reviews)

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Great atmosphere
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Columbus Marathon & Half Marathon

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Columbus Marathon & Half Marathon

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Columbus, Ohio

Participants

half marathon, marathon, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Road
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Blue Sky Marathon

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Blue Sky Marathon

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Fort Collins, Colorado

Participants

marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Hilly trail
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Baltimore Running Festival

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Baltimore Running Festival

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Baltimore, Maryland

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
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Duke City Marathon

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022

Duke City Marathon

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 5k, 10k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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South Hills Single Track Trail Run (September)

Monday, Oct 17, 2022

South Hills Single Track Trail Run (September)

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San Jose, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Hilly trail
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Napa Wine Country Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k

Saturday, Oct 22, 2022

Napa Wine Country Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k

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Calistoga, California

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat trail
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About Marathons 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 US marathons?

If you're thinking of participating in the competitive Boston Marathon, 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.

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