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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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Giving Thanks 5k, 10k, 15k & Half Marathon

Sunday, Nov 20, 2022

Giving Thanks 5k, 10k, 15k & Half Marathon

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Long Beach, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

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Flat road
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Huffin' for Stuffin' 2-Mile Fun Run

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

Huffin' for Stuffin' 2-Mile Fun Run

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Loveland, Colorado

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Flat trail
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Turkey Trot 5k

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

Turkey Trot 5k

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Buena Vista, Colorado

Participants

5k

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Flat trail
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Santa Rosa 5k

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

Santa Rosa 5k

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Santa Rosa, California

Participants

5k, half marathon

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Bakersfield Turkey Day Run

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

Bakersfield Turkey Day Run

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Bakersfield, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Trail
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2022 O'side Turkey Trot

Friday, Nov 25, 2022

2022 O'side Turkey Trot

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Oceanside, California

Participants

5k

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SISU 24 Hour Ultra

Saturday, Nov 26, 2022

SISU 24 Hour Ultra

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Monrovia, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat trail
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Pacifica Runners New Year's Eve 5k

Thursday, Dec 1, 2022

Pacifica Runners New Year's Eve 5k

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Pacifica, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Hilly road
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No Name 5030

Saturday, Dec 3, 2022

No Name 5030

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Agoura Hills, California

Participants

5k, ultramarathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Calero Trail Run (Winter)

Saturday, Dec 3, 2022

Calero Trail Run (Winter)

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San Jose, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Hilly trail
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Anza Borrego Cuyamaca 50 Mile

Saturday, Dec 3, 2022

Anza Borrego Cuyamaca 50 Mile

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Julian, California

Participants

ultramarathon

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Flat trail
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Fremont Canyon 28k

Saturday, Dec 3, 2022

Fremont Canyon 28k

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Orange, California

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Trail
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Miles for Migraine - Los Angeles

Sunday, Dec 4, 2022

Miles for Migraine - Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, California

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Road
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Gold Country 5k & Kids k

Monday, Dec 5, 2022

Gold Country 5k & Kids k

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El Dorado Hills, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Road
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Toy Drop 5k, 10k & 15k (Virtual options)

Saturday, Dec 10, 2022

Toy Drop 5k, 10k & 15k (Virtual options)

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Loveland, Colorado

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat trail
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12K's of Christmas

Saturday, Dec 10, 2022

12K's of Christmas

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Redding, California

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
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Sawmill Trail Runs

Saturday, Dec 10, 2022

Sawmill Trail Runs

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Golden, Colorado

Participants

ultramarathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great sceneryTrail
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Hanukkah 8 Krazy Kilometers and 2k Latke Loop Fun Run

Sunday, Dec 11, 2022

Hanukkah 8 Krazy Kilometers and 2k Latke Loop Fun Run

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Bakersfield, California

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat trail
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Bakersfield Rudolph Run

Sunday, Dec 11, 2022

Bakersfield Rudolph Run

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Bakersfield, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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HB Resolution Run, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Sunday, Dec 11, 2022

HB Resolution Run, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

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Huntington Beach, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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NBVC Reindeer Dash 5k

Thursday, Dec 15, 2022

NBVC Reindeer Dash 5k

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Port Hueneme, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Santa’s Dash for Ca$h

Saturday, Dec 17, 2022

Santa’s Dash for Ca$h

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Denver, Colorado

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
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ROOT (Running Out Of Time) 24hr, 12hr & 5k

Saturday, Dec 17, 2022

ROOT (Running Out Of Time) 24hr, 12hr & 5k

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San Diego, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
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The Captain’s Winter Solstice Runaround

Saturday, Dec 17, 2022

The Captain’s Winter Solstice Runaround

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Modesto, California

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Trail
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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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