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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.

719 events found
Surfers Point Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 8 times this week

Sunday, Nov 6, 2022

Surfers Point Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

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Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket$55 – $140
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Thanksgiving Day 5k - Simi Valley

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

Thanksgiving Day 5k - Simi Valley

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Simi Valley, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicket$50 – $186
Booking perksRoad
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Thanksgiving 5k Santa Clarita

Saturday, Nov 26, 2022

Thanksgiving 5k Santa Clarita

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Santa Clarita, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicket$50 – $186
Booking perksFlat road
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Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sunday, Dec 18, 2022

Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Camarillo, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket$35 – $110
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Sombrero Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

Sombrero Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

Simi Valley, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket$35 – $110
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - 2023

Sunday, Feb 19, 2023

Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - 2023

LocationIndicator

Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$35 – $140
Booking perksGreat sceneryRoad
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Sugar Daddy Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, Jun 18, 2022

Sugar Daddy Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

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Santa Clarita, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k, 10k

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$35 – $160
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Simi Valley, CA
Booked 12 times this week

Sunday, Jun 26, 2022

Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Simi Valley, CA

LocationIndicator

Simi Valley, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$45 – $110
Booking perksFlat road
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Zoom Firecracker

Saturday, Jul 2, 2022

Zoom Firecracker

LocationIndicator

Fremont, California

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket$15 – $70
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksTrail
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Big Chief 50k
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, Jul 17, 2022

Big Chief 50k

LocationIndicator

Truckee, California

Participants

ultramarathon

FilledTicket$100 – $120
Booking perksGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Alpine Fresh Water Donner Lake Swim

Sunday, Jul 24, 2022

Alpine Fresh Water Donner Lake Swim

LocationIndicator

Truckee, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicket$45 – $70
Booking perksGreat scenery
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Truckee Half Marathon and 5k
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, Jul 30, 2022

Truckee Half Marathon and 5k

LocationIndicator

Truckee, California

Participants

5k, half marathon

FilledTicket$40 – $90
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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Gaslamp Run 5k & 10k
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Jul 31, 2022

Gaslamp Run 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

San Diego, California

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket$49 – $59
Booking perksFlat road
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Redwood Trail Run (Summer)
Booked 4 times this week

Saturday, Aug 6, 2022

Redwood Trail Run (Summer)

LocationIndicator

Oakland, California

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon

FilledTicket$45 – $90
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksHilly trail
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XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5k and 10k

Sunday, Aug 21, 2022

XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5k and 10k

LocationIndicator

Incline Village, Nevada

Participants

10k, 5k, olympic, sprint

FilledTicket$15 – $55
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksFlat trail
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China Peak Running Festival

Saturday, Sep 17, 2022

China Peak Running Festival

LocationIndicator

Lakeshore, California

Participants

ultramarathon, 10k

FilledTicket$50 – $225
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Tierra Redonda Mountain Trail Run

Friday, Nov 18, 2022

Tierra Redonda Mountain Trail Run

LocationIndicator

Bradley, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket$50 – $200
Booking perksFlat trail
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Back on the Ranch Trail Run and Campout

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022

Back on the Ranch Trail Run and Campout

LocationIndicator

Solvang, California

Participants

ultramarathon, 5k

FilledTicket$50 – $240
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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The Rock the Loch Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Jul 10, 2022

The Rock the Loch Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Castro Valley, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicket$40 – $85
Earlybird entry - 4 days left
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon San Diego

Saturday, Jun 4, 2022

Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon San Diego

LocationIndicator

San Diego, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
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Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

LocationIndicator

Denver, Colorado

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
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Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose

Saturday, Oct 8, 2022

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose

LocationIndicator

San Jose, California

Participants

5k, half marathon, 10k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
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Long Beach Marathon

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

Long Beach Marathon

LocationIndicator

Long Beach, California

Participants

5k, marathon, half marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Beach
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Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5k

Saturday, Nov 12, 2022

Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5k

LocationIndicator

San Diego, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket$39 – $79
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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