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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
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
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
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
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
AUG25
Diablo Trail Run
Contra Costa County, CA, United States

Mount Diablo provides spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding valleys. The 4 mile course is relatively flat and fast within Mitchell...

$35 - $70
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • 10 Miles
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Diablo Trail Run
AUG25
Millennium Meadows Marathon
Walker, MI, United States

Marathon, 13.3 Half Marathon (with a 13.1 split mat!) and a 6 Mile option as well! At The Meadows in Millennium Park, one of the great facilities of our...

$45 - $90
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Millennium Meadows Marathon
AUG31
Hamilton NightGlow
Hamilton, OH, United States

The ultimate nighttime running experience. The Hamilton NightGlow includes a full marathon, marathon relay (2 or 4 person), half marathon and 10K. Water...

$45
  • Running
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Hamilton NightGlow
SEP1
Sporty Diva at Chehalis Trail
Lacey, WA, United States

Sporty Diva Walk/Run Events are designed to encourage, motivate and inspire the first time athlete and or people who are returning to fitness in a fun,...

$45
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • Ultramarathon
  • Marathon
Sporty Diva at Chehalis Trail
SEP1
Run The Loop Marathon
Downingtown, PA, United States
$50 - $60
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Run The Loop Marathon
SEP6
American Heroes Run
Longmont, CO, United States

The American Heroes run started in 2010 by David Clark as a way of commemorating the tragic events of 9/11. The race started as a very small group of...

$30 - $250
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
  • Ultramarathon
American Heroes Run
SEP7
Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Orange County
Ventura, CA, United States

The Lexus LaceUp Running Series once again kicks off the season in beautiful Orange County, CA. The Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 5K, and Kids Run will...

$40 - $300
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Orange County
SEP7
Lexus LaceUp Running Series - Orange County
Irvine, CA, United States

The first of the 4 part Lexus LaceUp Running Series, LaceUp Orange county includes a Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 5K, and Kids Run. All races take place...

$20 - $300
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Lexus LaceUp Running Series - Orange County
SEP7
Last Chance BQ.2 – Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI, United States

A race we designed specifically to give you a shot at getting to Boston in 2020. Limited to 330...

$125
  • Running
  • Marathon
Last Chance BQ.2 – Grand Rapids
SEP8
St Luke's Via Marathon
Allentown, PA, United States

The St. Lukes St. Lukes Via Marathon presented by Service Electric, 6ABC and WFMZ Channel 69 welcomes you to Lehigh Valley! The St. Lukes Via Marathon is...

$95 - $140
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
St Luke's Via Marathon
SEP8
Holland Haven Marathon
Holland, MI, United States

Holland Haven Marathon runners experience the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan - Boston qualifying hopefuls can make the cut only one day before...

$35 - $85
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Holland Haven Marathon
SEP11
Patriots’ Run
Olathe, KS, United States

The traditional Patriots Run is a family-friendly race with community party atmosphere. The day begins at noon and we race for nine hours, eleven minutes to...

$35 - $50
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Patriots’ Run
SEP14
AppleTree Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K
Vancouver, WA, United States

Join us for the 2nd Annual PEACEHEALTH APPLETREE Boston-Qualifying Marathon, Half Marathon & Sunset 5K. This "Run Through History" will take...

$45
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
AppleTree Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K
SEP14
Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge
Twin Bridges, CA, United States

A bathroom is available for the 50Mi, 50k, and 20 mile runners at Lovers Leap Campground. 50 mile runners will pass through twice. Primarily single track...

$40
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
  • Ultramarathon
Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge
SEP14
Trash Panda
Chattanooga, TN, United States

What's a trash panda? It's a fun term for a raccoon...because they sort of look like giant pandas (in their coloring) and they sort of look like...

$40 - $75
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Trash Panda
SEP14
REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half
Salt Lake City, UT, United States

This incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful road race takes runners from the forests and canyons of the Wasatch Mountains to the foothills of Salt Lake...

$89.95 - $109.95
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half
SEP15
Cheyenne Marathon
Cheyenne, WY, United States

The Cheyenne Marathon: Run the Legend is a point to point course. It features a marathon, half-marathon, 4 person relay, and 10k. We are in the process of...

$35 - $200
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Cheyenne Marathon
SEP15
Jack and Jill's Downhill Marathon & Half Marathon - Idaho
Boise, ID, United States

JACK & JILLS DOWNHILL MARATHON showcases Idahos beauty and is point-to-point. Fly down this fast course with a net drop of over 4000 and a USATF...

$79 - $119
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Jack and Jill's Downhill Marathon & Half Marathon - Idaho
SEP20
Air Force Marathon
Dayton, OH, United States

Come and be a part of history! The Air Force Marathon is an annual endurance event held the third Saturday of September at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base...

$35 - $45
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Air Force Marathon
SEP21
Huntsville Marathon
Huntsville, UT, United States

Join us for the annual Huntsville...

$30 - $95
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Huntsville Marathon
SEP21
Bismarck Marathon
Bismarck, ND, United States

Come RUN and have some FUN at the 2019 Bismarck Marathon presented by Touchstone Energy...

$35 - $215
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Bismarck Marathon
SEP21
San Diego Cove to Harbor Marathon Trek
San Diego, CA, United States

Experience 26.2 miles of San Diegos coast with our urban hiking adventure. This marathon hike will be lead by the experienced group of endurance athletes...

$500
  • Running
  • Marathon
San Diego Cove to Harbor Marathon Trek
SEP21
All-Out Fallfest Full Marathon, Half Marathon,10K, 5K & 1Mile
Westminster, CO, United States

One of Colorados favourite trails meets one of its most glorious parks at our 5th annual Fallfest 1M, 5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathon! As courses wind...

$20 - $100
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
All-Out Fallfest Full Marathon, Half Marathon,10K, 5K & 1Mile
SEP22
Fox Valley Marathon
St. Charles, IL, United States

Join us for the annual DuPage Medical Group Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and Fall Final...

$95 - $120
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Fox Valley Marathon
SEP22
Rochester Marathon
Rochester, NY, United States

The Rochester Marathon is a weekend of fitness and fun for the whole family! It's a weekend you won't want to...

$25 - $90
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Rochester Marathon
SEP28
Mill Race Marathon
Columbus, IN, United States

The Mill Race Marathon is held annually in September. It is a spectacular race through the heart of Columbus City, Indiana. Imagine the excitement of...

$20 - $70
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Mill Race Marathon
SEP28
Colorado Springs Marathon
Colorado Springs, CO, United States

The Colorado Springs Marathon presented by Centura Orthopedics, is a community running event that features a full marathon, half marathon, and 5k, beginning...

$8 - $30
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Colorado Springs Marathon
SEP28
Fort4Fitness Marathon
Fort Wayne, IN, United States

Every year, thousands of athletes train for and participate in the Fall Festival. The Saturday event features four races distances (4 Mile, 10K, Half...

$30 - $45
  • Running
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Fort4Fitness Marathon
SEP28
Belleville Main Street Marathon
Belleville, IL, United States

USATF-certified course along a portion of Americas longest Main Street in historic Belleville, IL, near downtown St. Louis. Boston Marathon-qualifying race...

$70
  • Running
  • Marathon
Belleville Main Street Marathon
SEP28
Grand Lake Marathon Full/Half/Relay/5k/Kid’s Run
Celina, OH, United States

Join us for the 6th Annual Grand Lake Marathon.

- A Boston Qualifier Full Marathon Course

- Flat and Fast course for both half and full...

$5 - $180
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Grand Lake Marathon Full/Half/Relay/5k/Kid’s Run
SEP28
Amish Country Running Festival
Randolph, NY, United States

Enjoy this course as it rolls through the largest Old Order Amish Community in the US. You will have breathtaking views from vistas that you wont get...

$10 - $80
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Amish Country Running Festival
SEP29
Bellingham Bay Marathon
Bellingham, WA, United States

Featuring views of Bellingham Bay, San Juan Islands, and North Cascades mountains, we are often called the most beautiful marathon in the Pacific Northwest....

AUD $30 - AUD $105
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Bellingham Bay Marathon
SEP29
Harvest Marathon Relay
Houston, TX, United States

The Harvest Marathon Relay is a timed relay on an Olympic sized track. Teams as small as 2 and as large as 25 will race to carry a baton the distance of a...

$55 - $1,000
  • Running
  • Marathon
Harvest Marathon Relay
SEP29
C&O Canal Towpath Marathon and Half Marathon
Washington, DC, United States

The annual C&O Canal Towpath Marathon and Half Marathon is back! The marathon will start at 7:30 AM. There are two starting waves for the half marathon....

$55 - $70
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
C&O Canal Towpath Marathon and Half Marathon
OCT2
American Discovery Trail Half Marathon
Colorado Springs, CO, United States

The Pikes Peak Road Runners American Discovery Trail Marathon supports PPRR and the Trails and Open Space Coalition. The scenic course along paved and dirt...

$30 - $55
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
  • 10k
American Discovery Trail Half Marathon
OCT5
Castle Rock Trail Festival
Castle Rock, CO, United States

Come run Castle Rocks best trail race at the beautiful Phillip S Miller Park! The event will offer six races: a 50k ultramarathon, a marathon, a half...

$15 - $90
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Obstacle
Castle Rock Trail Festival
OCT5
Hoop City Marathon
Springfield, MA, United States

Join us for the running of the Hoop City Marathon & Half Marathon as we run through beautiful parks, pass by historical landmarks, and share in the...

$25
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Hoop City Marathon
OCT5
Potomac River Run Marathon & Half
Washington, DC, United States

Open to all levels of ability who can cover the marathon course in less than 6 hours. Join us for this awesome...

$90
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Potomac River Run Marathon & Half
OCT5
Skyline to the Sea
Saratoga, CA, United States

This is the original Skyline to the Sea Trail Run. The trail begins at Saratoga Gap, near Castle Rock State Park and descends from the Santa Cruz Mountains...

$137 - $157
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Skyline to the Sea
OCT5
Dick Collins Firetrails
Castro Valley, CA, United States

Join us this year as we continue the tradition of Dick Collins Firetrails. This race has been run in one form or another for decades, going way back to when...

$95 - $125
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • Marathon
Dick Collins Firetrails
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More Marathons Near You

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 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.