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- Lake Tahoe Marathon 9OCT
Lake Tahoe MarathonRunning ‧ South Lake Tahoe72.0 mi • 52.4 mi • 26.2 mi • 16.4 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$54 – $155
- Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k8NOV
Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5kRunning ‧ Ventura26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$50 – $110(4)
- Santa Barbara Red Rock Endurance Run21NOV
Santa Barbara Red Rock Endurance RunRunning ‧ Santa Barbara50.0 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$45 – $115
- Look Good Feel Good Marathon10OCT
Look Good Feel Good MarathonRunning ‧ San Leandro26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$25 – $55
- Bizz Johnson Trail Races10OCT
Bizz Johnson Trail RacesRunning ‧ Susanville31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$30 – $85
- Hayden Lake Marathon17OCT
Hayden Lake MarathonRunning ‧ Hayden26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- Wineglass Marathon4OCT
Wineglass MarathonRunning ‧ Corning26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- 7 Bridges Marathon18OCT
7 Bridges MarathonRunning ‧ Chattanooga26.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$17 – $70
- BG26.2, Half Marathon, & 6K1NOV
BG26.2, Half Marathon, & 6KRunning ‧ Bowling Green26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.7 mi
- Portland Marathon HALF4OCT
Portland Marathon HALFMarathon ‧ Portland26.2 mi$95(1)
- Mohawk Hudson River Marathon11OCT
Mohawk Hudson River MarathonMarathon ‧ Schenectady26.2 mi
- New Hampshire Marathon3OCT
New Hampshire MarathonRunning ‧ Bristol26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- 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
- 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
- Escalante Canyons Marathon10OCT
Escalante Canyons MarathonRunning ‧ Escalante26.2 mi • 3.1 mi$55(1)
- Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon3OCT
Medtronic Twin Cities MarathonRunning ‧ Minneapolis26.2 mi • 10.0 mi • 6.2 mi$154
- Outer Banks Marathon7NOV
Outer Banks MarathonRunning ‧ Kitty Hawk26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run Around The Gorge23OCT
Run Around The GorgeRunning ‧ Fayetteville26.0 mi • 18.0 mi • 15.0 mi • 10.0 mi • 8.0 mi • 5.0 mi
- Novant Health Charlotte Marathon14NOV
Novant Health Charlotte MarathonRunning ‧ Charlotte26.2 mi • 8.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bobcat Trail Marathon7NOV
Bobcat Trail MarathonMarathon ‧ Glouster26.2 mi
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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 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.