- Hurt the Dirt25APR
Hurt the DirtRunning ‧ Rockford26.2 mi • 6.2 mi
- Bellingham Bay Marathon27SEP
Bellingham Bay MarathonRunning ‧ Bellingham26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 miAUD $30
- Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon25APR
Kentucky Derby Festival MarathonRunning ‧ Louisville26.2 mi • 13.1 mi$55 – $65
2Slow4BostonMarathon ‧ Greer26.2 mi
- Hatfield McCoy Marathon13JUN
Hatfield McCoy MarathonRunning ‧ Williamson26.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Casper Marathon7JUN
Casper MarathonMarathon ‧ Casper26.2 mi
- Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Race Weekend25APR
Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Race WeekendRunning ‧ Champaign29.3 mi • 26.2 mi • 16.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- Garmin Marathon - In the Land of Oz18APR
Garmin Marathon - In the Land of OzRunning ‧ Olathe26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$40 – $80
- Buffalo Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K24MAY
Buffalo Marathon, Half Marathon & 5KRunning ‧ Buffalo26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$20 – $85
- Willamette Valley Marathon and Half Marathon17MAY
Willamette Valley Marathon and Half MarathonRunning ‧ Salem26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- Mad Marathon12JUL
Mad MarathonRunning ‧ Waitsfield26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- Pocatello Marathon5SEP
Pocatello MarathonRunning ‧ Inkom26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 1.5 mi
- United States Air Force Marathon18SEP
United States Air Force MarathonRunning ‧ Wright-Patterson Air Force Base26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- New Hampshire Marathon3OCT
New Hampshire MarathonRunning ‧ Bristol26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- 3 Days at the Fair14MAY
3 Days at the FairRunning ‧ Frankford31.1 mi • 26.2 mi
- Humana Kentucky Derby Festival Mini Marathon And Marathon25APR
Humana Kentucky Derby Festival Mini Marathon And MarathonRunning ‧ Louisville26.2 mi • 13.1 mi$75 – $325
- Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon14NOV
Chickamauga Battlefield MarathonRunning ‧ Fort Oglethorpe26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon18OCT
Metro Health Grand Rapids MarathonMarathon ‧ Grand Rapids26.2 mi$115
- Spring Prairie Fire Half Marathon3MAY
Spring Prairie Fire Half MarathonRunning ‧ Wichita39.3 mi • 26.2 mi • 16.2 mi • 6.2 mi • 1.0 mi
- Onward Shay Boise Marathon25OCT
Onward Shay Boise MarathonRunning ‧ Boise16.3 mi • 8.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon14NOV
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas MarathonRunning ‧ Las Vegas26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$62
- Honest Abe Trail Run20SEP
Honest Abe Trail RunMarathon ‧ Lincoln City26.2 mi • 8.7 mi
- Escalante Canyons Marathon10OCT
Escalante Canyons MarathonRunning ‧ Escalante26.2 mi • 3.1 mi$55(1)
- Flying Pig Marathon2MAY
Flying Pig MarathonRunning ‧ Cincinnati26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 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.