Best Road Races

Best Road Races - Sorted by Race Name

This list is sorted by the name of the race.  Most races now have several different events during the weekend.  Below is the list of the "main" race.  Click on "View All Races" to see some of the other important races associated with the "main" race. 

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Featured Best Road Races are presented in bold text. *Dates marked with asterisk have not yet been confirmed.

# Race Name Location Distance Race Date Years Running Entrant Cap Total Finishers Male Finishers Female Finishers Entry Fee Prize Money
1 10 for Texas The Woodlands, TX 10 MI 10/08/16 10 2,500 2,374     $50  
2 12K's of Christmas Kirkland, WA 12K 12/18/16 12   988     $35  
3 12k's of Christmas Run Gilbert, AZ 12K 12/10/16     655     $30  
4 Al Gordon Classic Brooklyn, NY 4 MI 2/20/16     1,050     $33  
5 All-America City 10K Edinburg, TX 10K 2/06/16 33   1,427       $39,400
6 America's Finest City Half Marathon San Diego, California HALF MARATHON 8/21/16 37 8,000 5,018     $90 $1,000
7 Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon Seattle, WA MARATHON 11/27/16 45   2,569     $85  
8 Anthem Richmond Half Marathon Richmond, VA HALF MARATHON 11/12/16 37   8,385     $70  
9 Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 5k San Jose, California 5K 11/24/16 11 21,000 10,098     $45  
10 Army Ten-Miler Washington, DC 10 MI 10/09/16 30 30,000 26,709     $55  
11 Around the Bay 30k Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 30K 3/27/16 121 8,500 7,787     $70 $18,300
12 Ashenfelter 8K Classic Glen Ridge, NJ 8K 11/24/16 15   3,101     $25 $600
13 Asics LA Marathon Los Angeles, California MARATHON 2/14/16 30   21,908     $145 $50,000
14 Atlanta 10 Miler Atlanta, GA 10 MI 10/23/16     10,456     $85  
15 Atlanta Half-Marathon Atlanta, GA HALF-MARATHON 11/24/16 53   7,219     $60  
16 Atlantic City Marathon Atlantic City, NJ MARATHON 10/22/16 57   767     $85  
17 Avenue of the Giants Marathon Weott, California MARATHON 5/01/16     636     $80  
18 B.A.A. 5K Boston, MA 5K 4/16/16   6,000 8,892     $65 $2,400
19 B.A.A. Half Marathon Boston, Massachusetts HALF MARATHON 10/09/16 14   15,648     $65  
20 Bali Double Racing Festival Bali, Indonesia DOUBLE 15K 5/07/16     24     $33  
21 Baltimore 10 Miler Baltimore, MD 10 MI 6/04/16 8   4,169     $60  
22 Baltimore Running Festival Marathon Baltimore, MD MARATHON 10/15/16 15 4,000 2,501     $90  
23 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Chicago, Illinois MARATHON 10/09/16 39 45,000 44,472     $150  
24 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Chicago, Illinois 8K 3/27/16 36 40,000 27,865     $45 $15,000
25 Beach to Beacon 10K Cape Elizabeth, Maine 10K 8/06/16   7,200 6,597     $40 $3,500
26 Belfast City Marathon Belfast MARATHON 5/02/16     2,224       $30,550
27 Big Sur Half Marathon Big Sur, CA HALF MARATHON 11/13/16           $95  
28 Big Sur International Marathon Carmel, California MARATHON 4/24/16     4,298 2,132 2,166 $30 $2,900
29 Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Mile Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10 MI 5/01/16 34   35,855 15,863 19,991 $36 $22,500
30 BMW Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany MARATHON 9/25/16 42 40,000 27,976     $60  
31 Boilermaker 15k Utica, New York 15K 7/10/16 36 14,000 11,891     $35 $45,200
32 Boston Marathon Boston, Massachusetts MARATHON 4/18/16           $300 $846,000
33 Boxing Day 10 Miler Hamilton, Ontario, CAN 10 MI 12/01/16 96   560     $65 $300
34 Brea 8k Classic Brea, CA 8K 2/21/16 24   1,070     $35  
35 Bronx 10-Mile Bronx, NY 10 MI 9/25/16 3   9,353     $55  
36 Bupa Great North Run Newcastle upon Thyne, U.K. HALF MARATHON 9/11/16 35            
37 Cabo 8k Double Adventure Run Cabo 8K 10/22/16 2   32        
38 California Classic Weekend Half Marathon Fresno, Ca HALF MARATHON 2/28/16     1,087 431 656 $90 $1,800
39 California International Marathon Sacramento, CA MARATHON 12/04/16 34 8,000 5,650     $85  
40 Carlsbad 5000 Elite Invitational Carlsbad, California 5K 3/27/16 31   15       $76,000
41 Charlotte Southpark Turkey Trot Charlotte, NC 8K 11/24/16 27 9,000 1,456     $30  
42 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Washington, DC 10 MI 4/03/16 42 15,000 1,237     $38 $55,250
43 Chevron Houston Marathon Houston, Texas MARATHON 1/17/16 43 25,000 7,083 4,348 2,735 $125 $191,000
44 Chicago Double Racing Festival Villa Park, IL DOUBLE 15K 6/12/16     39        
45 Chicago Half Marathon Chicago, Illinois HALF MARATHON 9/25/16 19 20,000 8,190     $65  
46 Chinese New Year Run 10K San Francisco, California 10K 2/28/16     247     $33  
47 City of Pittsburgh Great Race Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 10K 9/25/16 39 16,000 8,162     $33  
48 Clarksburg Country Run Clarksburg, California HALF MARATHON 11/06/16 50   1,098     $53 $175
49 Cleveland 10 Miler Road Race Cleveland, OH 10 MI 4/23/16 10   1,394     $30  
50 Colorado Marathon Fort Collins, Colorado MARATHON 5/01/16 12 1,000 1,014     $125  
51 Cooper River Bridge Run 10k Charleston, South Carolina 10K 3/27/16 38   7,104 3,840 3,424 $40 $64,200
52 Country Music Half Marathon Nashville, Tennessee HALF MARATHON 4/30/16     3,567     $90 $2,000
53 Cox Providence Rhode Races Marathon Providence, Rhode Island MARATHON 5/01/16     869     $70 $5,000
54 Credit Union SacTown 10 Miler Stockton, CA 10 MI 4/03/16     683     $20  
55 Crim 10-Miler Flint, Michigan 10 MI 8/27/16     12,449       $42,500
56 Debbie Green 5k Wheeling, WV 5K 8/06/16     517     $25  
57 Denver Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Denver, CO MARATHON 10/16/16 6   1,591     $85  
58 Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon Detroit, Mich MARATHON 10/16/16 38 4,830 19,930     $110  
59 Dick's Sporting Good Pittsburgh Marathon Pittsburgh, PA MARATHON 5/01/16     20,547     $80 $62,300
60 Dick's Sporting Goods Bolder Boulder Elite Race Boulder, Colorado 10K 5/30/16 37   482 231 251 $46  
61 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Anaheim, California HALF MARATHON 9/04/16 10   15,228     $150  
62 Double 15k San Jose San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 8/20/16 3   183     $66 $900
63 Double 15K San Juan Bautista San Juan Bautista, California DOUBLE 15K 9/24/16 3   66     $55 $500
64 Eugene Marathon Eugene, OR MARATHON 5/01/16     1,465     $60 $3,000
65 Eversource Hartford Marathon Hartford, CT MARATHON 10/08/16 21   9,457     $85  
66 Falmouth Road Race Falmouth, Massachusetts 7 MI 8/21/16     10,518     $38 $10,000
67 Fifth Third River Bank Run 25k Grand Rapids, MI 25K 5/14/16 36   5,574     $35 $72,600
68 Fontana Day Half Marathon Fontana, California HALF MARATHON 6/04/16 59   1,094     $35 $750
69 Fred Lebow Half Marathon Central Park, NY HALF MARATHON 1/24/16     4,684     $55  
70 Freescale Austin Half Marathon Austin, Texas HALF MARATHON 2/14/16 24   8,837 5,129 3,717 $65  
71 Fukuoka International Marathon Fukuoka, Japan MARATHON 12/04/16 69            
72 GO! St. Louis Half Marathon St. Louis, Mo HALF MARATHON 4/10/16 15 12,000 6,253     $65 $35,425
73 Golden Gate 8k Double Adventure Run San Francisco, CA DOUBLE 8K 8/07/16 1   143     $49 $400
74 Grandma's Marathon Duluth, Minnesota MARATHON 6/18/16   10,000 6,077     $85 $50,000
75 Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon Geyserville, CA HALF MARATHON 10/29/16 7   1,069     $150  
76 Heart of America Marathon Columbia, MO MARATHON 9/05/16 54   162     $45  
77 Holyoke St. Patrick's Day 10k Holyoke, Massachussetts 10K 3/19/16 40   6     $40  
78 Honolulu Marathon Honolulu, Hawaii MARATHON 12/11/16 43   12,109     $125 $52,000
79 Hospital Hill Half Marathon Kansas City, Missouri HALF MARATHON 6/04/16 41   6,894     $35 $18,000
80 Humboldt Redwoods Marathon Weott, CA MARATHON 10/16/16 36   159     $65  
81 It's A Wonderful Run 5k Seneca Falls, New York 5K 12/10/16     3,819     $20  
82 Jackson Day Race New Orleans, LA 9K 1/03/16 108   544 297 247 $35  
83 Jerusalem Marathon Jerusalem MARATHON 3/11/16 5   1,152     $72  
84 JetBlue Long Beach Marathon Long Beach, CA MARATHON 10/09/16 30   16,897     $110 $7,000
85 JH Rhody Run Port Townsend, WA 12K 5/22/16 34   16,253     $25 $1,700
86 Jingle Bell Jog 6k Brooklyn, NY 6K 12/03/16     5,269     $50  
87 Joe Kleinerman Classic 10K Central Park, NY 10K 1/09/16     4,204 2,346 1,858 $33  
88 Juana Run Palo Alto, California 8K 2/27/16 19   266     $30  
89 Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run Honolulu, Hawaii 8.15 MI 2/15/16 30   14,717     $50 $8,400
90 Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon Napa, California MARATHON 3/06/16 37 2,300 1,888 981 907 $100  
91 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon San Francisco, California HALF MARATHON 1/31/16 32 10,000 4,784     $55  
92 Kauai Marathon Koloa, Hawaii MARATHON 9/04/16 7   256     $180  
93 Kenya Double 21k Racing Festival Nyahururu, Kenya DOUBLE 21K ADVENTURE RUN 9/03/16 2   53        
94 Kiawah Island Marathon Kiawah Island, South Carolina MARATHON 12/10/16 38         $60  
95 KY Derby Festival Marathon Louisville, Kentucky MARATHON 4/30/16     2,576 1,192 1,384 $65 $6,000
96 LA Cancer Challenge 10k Brentwood, CA 10K 10/23/16 16   305     $40  
97 Live Grit Lakefront 10 Miler Chicago, IL 10 MI 3/19/16     1,115     $60 $1,150
98 Manchester Road Race Manchester, CT 4.75 MI 11/24/16 79 15,000 12     $20  
99 Marine Corps Marathon Arlington, Virginia MARATHON 10/30/16 40 30,000 21,738     $150  
100 Martian Marathon Dearborn, MI MARATHON 4/09/16     273     $29 $3,600
101 Maui Marathon Maui, HI MARATHON 9/18/16 44   536     $85  
102 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Minneapolis, Minnesota MARATHON 10/09/16 34 12,000 8,856     $105  
103 Melbourne Music Marathon Melbourne, Florida MARATHON 1/31/16 7   213 129 84 $75  
104 Mercedes-Benz Oakville 5K Oakville, Ontario, Canada 5K 4/24/16     806     $40 $1,600
105 Miami Half Marathon Miami, Florida HALF MARATHON 1/24/16 12   13,154     $60 $3,800
106 Missoula Marathon Missoula, Montana MARATHON 7/10/16 8 1,500 998 494 504 $75  
107 Monumental Marathon Indianapolis, IN MARATHON 11/05/16 7   3,730     $65  
108 More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women's Half Marathon Manhattan, NY HALF MARATHON 4/17/16     7,403     $85  
109 Morgan Hill Marathon Morgan Hill, CA MARATHON 10/23/16 5   397     $85  
110 Mount Washington Road Race Mount Washington, New Hampshire 7.6 MI 6/18/16 55 1,300 1,052     $80 $9,500
111 MVP Health Care Stockade-athon 15K Schenectady, New York 15K 11/13/16     1,568     $30 $1,000
112 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon Sonoma, California HALF MARATHON 7/17/16 13 3,000 3,941     $125 $2,000
113 Naples Half Marathon Naples, Florida HALF MARATHON 1/17/16 12   1,256     $35 $19,000
114 New York Mini 10K (women only) Manhattan, NY 10K 6/11/16     7,885     $45  
115 Oakland Marathon Walnut Creek, CA MARATHON 3/20/16 4   688 443 245 $90 $3,300
116 ODDyssey Half Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania HALF MARATHON 6/12/16 3 3,500 2,474     $55  
117 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Oklahoma City, OK MARATHON 4/24/16     10,457     $120  
118 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Indianapolis, Indiana HALF MARATHON 5/07/16   35,000 23,000 10,655 12,345 $60  
119 Oral B Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge San Francisco, CA 12K 10/02/16 40   5,683     $40  
120 Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon Willamette Valley, OR HALF MARATHON 8/13/16 5 2,500 1,319     $90  
121 Ottawa 10K Ottawa, CAN 10K 5/28/16 30   11,101     $45  
122 Overland Park Double Racing Festival Overland Park, Kansas DOUBLE ROAD RACE 15K 6/26/16 3   113     $45 $3,000
123 P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon Phoenix, Arizona MARATHON 1/17/16 6   2,578     $135  
124 Pacific Grove Double 15K Pacific Grove, Calfornia DOUBLE 15K 5/08/16 2   164     $45 $3,000
125 Palm Springs Half Marathon Palm Springs, CA HALF MARATHON 2/07/16 17   689 301 388 $55  
126 Palo Alto Double Racing Festival Palo Alto, CA 8K 3/13/16 1   118        
127 Parkway Half Marathon Sacramento, California HALF MARATHON 4/30/16   4,200 1,247     $60  
128 Pat's Run Tempe, Arizona 4.2 MI 4/23/16 11   18,345     $50  
129 Pear Blossom Run 10 Mile Medford, OR 10 MI 4/09/16     967     $27  
130 Philadelphia Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MARATHON 11/20/16 23   9,651     $85 $1,000
131 Pike's Peak Marathon Manitou Springs, Colo MARATHON 8/21/16   800 1,697     $115  
132 Pike's Peek 10k Rockville, MD 10K 4/24/16     2,397     $25 $12,300
133 Pleasanton Double 15K Pleasanton, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 12/18/16 4   252     $49 $6,880
134 Portland Marathon Portland, Oregon MARATHON 10/09/16 43   5,537     $125  
135 Publix Georgia Marathon Atlanta, GA MARATHON 3/20/16     1,286     $60  
136 Race to Robie Creek Boise, Idaho HALF MARATHON 4/16/16 40   2,289     $45  
137 Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon Chicago, IL HALF MARATHON 7/17/16     12,025     $85  
138 Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon Las Vegas, NV MARATHON 11/13/16 8   2,501     $145  
139 Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA HALF MARATHON 10/30/16 5   12,876     $85 $3,500
140 Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras Half Marathon New Orleans, LA HALF MARATHON 1/24/16     7,699     $90  
141 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon San Antonio, TX MARATHON 12/04/16     2,498     $95 $9,000
142 Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon San Diego, California HALF MARATHON 6/05/16 5   12,638     $110  
143 Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon San Jose, California HALF MARATHON 10/02/16 10   8,626     $110 $7,000
144 Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon Seattle, WA MARATHON 6/18/16     2,041     $105 $3,500
145 Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA HALF MARATHON 9/04/16     8,443     $85 $3,500
146 Rock 'n' Roll Washington D.C. Half Marathon Washington D.C., US HALF MARATHON 3/12/16 5   15,675     $95 $500
147 Rock The Parkway Half Marathon Kansas City, Mo HALF MARATHON 4/09/16   5,500 1,362     $50 $1,800
148 Rodes City Run 10K Louisville, KY 10K 3/19/16 35   5,204     $30 $6,410
149 Rotary Mission 5k San Juan Bautista, California 5K 1/23/16 31   103 149 252 $25  
150 Run Wild San(ta) Francisco 5K San Francisco, California 5K 12/04/16   3,000 916     $35  
151 Salinas Valley Half Marathon Soledad, California HALF MARATHON 8/06/16   1,500       $65  
152 San Francisco 8K Double Adventure Run San Francisco, CA DOUBLE 8K 6/19/16 1   179     $49 $400
153 San Francisco Marathon San Francisco, California MARATHON 7/31/16 38   6,025     $105 $3,000
154 San Jose 408K Race to the Row San Jose, CA 5 MI 2/28/16 3   4,459 1,556 2,903 $40  
155 San Jose Double Racing Festival San Jose, California DOUBLE 15K 2/20/16 2   281     $45 $5,650
156 San Ramon Bah Humbug! 5K San Ramon, CA 5K 12/03/16 20   799     $35  
157 Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon St. Ynez, CA HALF MARATHON 5/07/16 8   13,697     $90  
158 Seahawks 12K Run Renton, WA 12K 4/17/16     12,375     $35  
159 Seoul International Marathon Seoul, Korea MARATHON 3/13/16 84         $40 $190,000
160 Soldier Field 10 Mile Chicago, IL 10 MI 5/28/16 12 17,500 10,389     $80  
161 Sound to Narrows Tacoma, WA 12K 6/11/16 42   1,735     $35  
162 St Jude Memphis Marathon Memphis, Tennessee MARATHON 12/03/16 13   3     $120  
163 St Patrick's 10K Washington D.C. 10K 3/06/16 27   2,032     $35  
164 St. George Marathon St. George, UT MARATHON 10/01/16 39 7,400 5,482     $80  
165 St. Patrick's Day Dash Seattle, WA 3.5 MI 3/13/16 29   2,798     $30  
166 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Dubai MARATHON 1/22/16 14   2,532     $120 $887,200
167 Statesman Cap 10,000 Austin, Texas 10K 4/10/16 39 25,000 7,968     $33  
168 Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT HALF MARATHON 6/26/16   5,000 2,933     $55 $8,600
169 Super Bowl Sunday 10K Redondo Beach, California 10K 1/31/16 38   2,876     $30 $2,000
170 Surf City USA Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA HALF MARATHON 1/31/16 19 15,000 14,378     $90  
171 Surf n Santa 5 Miler Virginia Beach, VA 5 MI 12/17/16 8   679     $50  
172 Surfing Madonna 10 Mile San Diego, CA 10 MI 10/15/16     260       $15,000
173 Susan Komen Race For the Cure Washington, DC 5K 5/07/16     2,134     $40  
174 TCS NYC Marathon New York, New York MARATHON 11/06/16     49,467     $255 $100,000
175 Ted Corbitt 15k Classic New York City, NY 15K 12/10/16     4,880     $33  
176 The Dipsea Race Mill Valley, CA 7.4 MI 6/12/16     1,419        
177 Thessaloniki, Greece Double Road Race 15K Marathon, Greece DOUBLE 15K 10/30/16 3   14     $28  
178 Together with Love 10K Pacific Grove, California 10K 2/07/16 30   396     $34  
179 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan MARATHON 2/21/16 8 35,000 35,500     $130 $1,000,000
180 Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Half Marathon Carlsbad, California HALF MARATHON 1/17/16   8,000 6,667 2,717 3,950 $75  
181 Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women Boston, MA 10K 10/10/16 38         $45  
182 Turkey Day 8K Chicago, IL 8K 11/24/16 37   2,974     $45  
183 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon New York, NY HALF MARATHON 3/13/16 10   19,455     $128 $100,000
184 Vancouver Sun Run Vancouver, Canada 10K 4/17/16     21,163     $45 $21,000
185 Virgin London Marathon London, England MARATHON 4/24/16     43,751       $1,000,000
186 Virginia Wine Country Half Marthon Loudoun, VA HALF MARATHON 6/04/16 5 3,000 889     $118  
187 Walt Disney World Marathon Orlando, Florida MARATHON 1/10/16 12   45,524     $140  
188 Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K Manhattan, NY 5K 1/24/16     5,773 3,031 2,742 $19  
189 Waterfront 10 Mile San Francisco, California 10 MI 1/17/16     89     $8  
190 Way Too Cool 50K Cool California 50K 3/05/16 26 850 978     $100  
191 Wharf to Wharf Santa Cruz, California 6 MI 7/24/16   16,000 16,041       $54,000
192 World's Best 10k San Juan, Puerto Rico 10K 2/28/16 17 15,000 9,488     $35 $146,700
193 YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot 8K Buffalo, NY 8K 11/24/16 120 1,400 12     $25  
194 Yonkers Marathon Yonkers, NY MARATHON 10/16/16 92   1,256     $60  
195 Zappos Bay to Breakers San Francisco, California 12K 5/15/16 103   73,976     $49  
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