- Newport Marathon & Half Marathon30MAY
Newport Marathon & Half MarathonMarathon ‧ Newport26.2 mi
- Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Run To Remember26APR
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Run To RememberRunning ‧ Oklahoma City26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$55 - $275
- Famous Idaho Potato Marathon30MAY
Famous Idaho Potato MarathonRunning ‧ Boise26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Coeur d'Alene Marathon24MAY
Coeur d'Alene MarathonRunning ‧ Coeur d'Alene26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Storm the Dam Trail Run6JUN
Storm the Dam Trail RunRunning ‧ El Dorado26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Holland Haven Marathon13SEP
Holland Haven MarathonRunning ‧ Holland26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 5.0 mi$35
- Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K17MAY
Sugarloaf Marathon and 15KMarathon ‧ Carrabassett Valley26.2 mi • 9.3 mi
- Trailbreaker Marathon4APR
Trailbreaker MarathonRunning ‧ Waukesha26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Clarence DeMar Marathon27SEP
Clarence DeMar MarathonMarathon ‧ Keene26.2 mi
- Hayden Lake Marathon17OCT
Hayden Lake MarathonRunning ‧ Hayden26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- Colorado Springs Marathon26SEP
Colorado Springs MarathonRunning ‧ Colorado Springs26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$8
- Borgess Run for the Health of it3MAY
Borgess Run for the Health of itRunning ‧ Kalamazoo26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 3.0 mi • 1.0 mi
- Boring Marathon, Half-Boring Half Marathon, and Constantly Boring 8K Race Series13SEP
Boring Marathon, Half-Boring Half Marathon, and Constantly Boring 8K Race SeriesRunning ‧ Boring26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 5.0 mi
- Wineglass Marathon4OCT
Wineglass MarathonRunning ‧ Corning26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- Pine Tree Marathon and Half Marathon18MAY
Pine Tree Marathon and Half MarathonMarathon ‧ Portland26.2 mi
- Adirondack Marathon26SEP
Adirondack MarathonRunning ‧ Schroon Lake26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(1)
- 7 Bridges Marathon18OCT
7 Bridges MarathonRunning ‧ Chattanooga26.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$17
- BG26.2, Half Marathon, & 6K1NOV
BG26.2, Half Marathon, & 6KRunning ‧ Bowling Green26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.7 mi
- Sioux Falls Marathon30AUG
Sioux Falls MarathonRunning ‧ Sioux Falls26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$50
- Little Rock Marathon1MAR
Little Rock MarathonRunning ‧ Little Rock26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- Alamo 3.1/6.2 Doughnut Dash8MAR
Alamo 3.1/6.2 Doughnut DashRunning ‧ San Antonio26.2 mi • 13.1 mi$85
- Two Rivers Marathon Race Festival28MAR
Two Rivers Marathon Race FestivalRunning ‧ Pike County26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$70
- GO! St. Louis Marathon28MAR
GO! St. Louis MarathonRunning ‧ St. Louis26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Fort Ebey Kettles Trail Run22FEB
Fort Ebey Kettles Trail RunRunning ‧ Coupeville26.2 mi • 16.3 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
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.