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Running Events

Running is the world's most accessible sport: all you need is a pair of trainers and you're off. Last year, over 60 million Americans went running. There are thousands of running events in the US throughout the year, with an endless variety of options available. Get involved with 5k fun runs or charity events if you want to mix your running with fun, family, and friends. These events always have a great atmosphere, and are an amazing way to get started with running, get dressed up in fancy dress, or get covered in coloured paint, bubbles, or mud. There are longer distances available as well, so you can choose what challenge to sign up for next. 10k runs and half-marathons are hugely popular, and marathons are an amazing goal to aim for. The Boston Marathon is one of the most famous running events in the world, and is one of the six world marathon majors. Ultramarathons are for those seeking a massive test of mental and physical resilience, and often take you off-road onto trails and rural paths.

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Oaktown Half Marathon, 5k & Kid's Race 2023
Booked 3 times this week

Saturday, 9 Sept 2023

Oaktown Half Marathon, 5k & Kid's Race 2023

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Oakland, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket$19 – $163
Booking perksFlat road
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Surf City 10

Sunday, 17 Sept 2023

Surf City 10

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Huntington Beach, California

Participants

10 miles, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$30 – $45
Booking perksFlat trail
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Be the Light 5k & 10k

Saturday, 23 Sept 2023

Be the Light 5k & 10k

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Santa Clarita, California

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket$50 – $75
Booking perksFlat road
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Long Beach Marathon

Saturday, 14 Oct 2023

Long Beach Marathon

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Long Beach, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 5k, short (0–50km)

FilledTicket$35 – $119
Booking perksRoad
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SPACEROCK Trail Race

Saturday, 21 Oct 2023

SPACEROCK Trail Race

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Agua Dulce, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k, 10k

Star5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket$70 – $125
Booking perksGreat atmosphereTrail
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Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5k

Sunday, 5 Nov 2023

Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5k

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San Francisco, California

Participants

5k, half marathon

FilledTicket$35 – $85
Booking perksRoad
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Drumstick Dash
Booked 2 times this week

Thursday, 23 Nov 2023

Drumstick Dash

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Los Angeles, California

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket$10 – $40
Booking perksFlat road
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Test Event

Monday, 1 Jan 2024

Test Event

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Participants

10k

FilledTicket$5 – $10
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Test Event

Monday, 1 Jan 2024

Test Event

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Participants

10k

FilledTicket$40
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Demo Event

Monday, 1 Jan 2024

Demo Event

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California, California

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket$30 – $50
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Surf City Marathon presented by 361°
Booked 5 times this week

Saturday, 3 Feb 2024

Surf City Marathon presented by 361°

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Huntington Beach, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$15 – $99
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon

Friday, 1 Mar 2024

Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£60 – £100
Booking perksFlat road
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Portland Shamrock Run

Tuesday, 12 Mar 2024

Portland Shamrock Run

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Portland, Oregon

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket$15 – $80
Booking perksFlat trail
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Test Event

Tuesday, 6 May 3000

Test Event

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New York, New York

Participants

5k

FilledTicket£10
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Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Presented By Chumash Casino Resort
Booked 95 times this week

Saturday, 13 May 2023

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Presented By Chumash Casino Resort

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Solvang, California

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket$90 – $130
Great sceneryFlat trail
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La Jolla Coastal 5k Running Tour - February 2nd

Thursday, 2 Feb 2023

La Jolla Coastal 5k Running Tour - February 2nd

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San Diego, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great sceneryFlat road
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Groundhog Day Marathon

Friday, 3 Feb 2023

Groundhog Day Marathon

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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Participants

marathon, half marathon, ultramarathon

Star5

(10 reviews)

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great atmosphere
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Nun Run 5K, 1-Mile and Virtual Mileage Challenge

Saturday, 4 Feb 2023

Nun Run 5K, 1-Mile and Virtual Mileage Challenge

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Thousand Oaks, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
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All-Out Mardi Crawl Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k

Saturday, 4 Feb 2023

All-Out Mardi Crawl Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k

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Lakewood, Colorado

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great atmosphere
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Piney Woods Trailfest

Saturday, 4 Feb 2023

Piney Woods Trailfest

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New Caney, Texas

Participants

5k, 10 miles, ultramarathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great sceneryTrail
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Rocky Raccoon 100 Endurance Trail Race

Saturday, 4 Feb 2023

Rocky Raccoon 100 Endurance Trail Race

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Huntsville, Texas

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Six Pack Series #4 Winter 4 Mile & 5k

Saturday, 4 Feb 2023

Six Pack Series #4 Winter 4 Mile & 5k

LocationIndicator

Westminster, Colorado

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
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Foresthill Divide Loop 30k

Saturday, 4 Feb 2023

Foresthill Divide Loop 30k

LocationIndicator

Foresthill, California

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Hilly trail
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La Jolla Coastal 5k Running Tour - February 4th

Saturday, 4 Feb 2023

La Jolla Coastal 5k Running Tour - February 4th

LocationIndicator

San Diego, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great sceneryFlat road
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Running in the United States

In the United States alone, nearly 60 million people participated in running in 2017, making running one of the most popular sports in the country. There are tens of thousands of running events in the United States each year, from local 5ks to ultramarathons.

Frequently asked questions

How can I start running?
Running is the most accessible sport, and the country boasts infinite opportunities to get those running shoes on with parkruns, color runs, and numerous beginner-friendly 5ks to ease you into your running journey. To stay motivated, pick a training plan and find a friend to train and run with.
What are the top marathons in the US?
The oldest and most prestigious race in the US is the Boston Marathon in mid April. Limited to 30,000 participants, runners have to qualify to take part. To get to Boston you need a qualifying time in a certified marathon race. But, if you're not quite ready for Boston there are plenty of other epic races to choose from. Events like the New York Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon and LA Marathon also draw huge crowds of between 20,000 and 50,000 participants. Expect costumes, bands, and an electric atmosphere. You'll be having such a great time you won't even notice being overtaken by a guy dressed as Big Bird.
What types of running races are there?
There are running races for all levels, from beginners looking to complete their first race to advanced athletes looking to set a PR or pushing their mileage in an ultramarathon. For those looking for a fun experience with friends and family, there are a number of obstacle course races or fun runs. Normal road races usually come as 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, or marathons. Ultramarathons, anything above 26.2 miles, tend to be on trails.
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