Best Road Races

Best Road Races - Prize Money

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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 ING NYC Marathon New York, New York MARATHON 11/02/14     45,000     $250 $1,800,000
2 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan MARATHON 2/23/14 6 35,000       $130 $1,000,000
3 Virgin London Marathon London, England MARATHON 4/13/14 33   34,220 21,998 12,222 $155 $1,000,000
4 BMW Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany MARATHON 9/28/14 40 40,000       $60 $1,000,000
5 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Dubai MARATHON 1/24/14 12   2,410 1,851 559 $120 $908,000
6 Boston Marathon Boston, Massachusetts MARATHON 4/21/14 117   17,600 10,649 6,951 $300 $806,000
7 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Chicago, Illinois MARATHON 10/12/14 37 45,000 39,122 21,595 17,527 $150 $500,000
8 Chevron Houston Marathon Houston, Texas MARATHON 1/19/14 41 25,000 6,643 4,097 2,546 $125 $191,000
9 World's Best 10k San Juan, Puerto Rico 10K 2/23/14 15 15,000 7,813 4,796 3,017 $35 $137,350
10 Seoul International Marathon Seoul, Korea MARATHON 3/16/14 84         $40 $110,000
11 Asics LA Marathon Los Angeles, California MARATHON 3/09/14 27   23,006 15,235 7,771 $145 $100,000
12 Lilac Bloomsday Spokane, Washington 12K 5/04/14 37         $17 $98,200
13 Falmouth Road Race Falmouth, Massachusetts 7 MI 8/17/14 41   10,988 5,214 5,774 $38 $82,500
14 AJC Peachtree Road Race Atlanta, Georgia 10K 7/04/14 43 60,000 55,830 28,108 27,722 $35 $79,500
15 Fifth Third River Bank Run 25k Grand Rapids, MI 25K 5/10/14 36   5,337 2,855 2,522 $35 $72,600
16 Shamrockin' Run New Orleans 8K 3/16/14     1,562 713 849 $25 $70,000
17 Dick's Sporting Good Pittsburgh Marathon Pittsburgh, PA MARATHON 5/04/14 5   4,833 2,911 1,918 $90 $62,300
18 Cooper River Bridge Run 10k Charleston, South Carolina 10K 4/05/14 36   31,467 12,975 18,492 $40 $61,200
19 Beach to Beacon 10K Cape Elizabeth, Maine 10K 8/02/14 16 7,200 6,246     $40 $52,300
20 Honolulu Marathon Honolulu, Hawaii MARATHON 12/07/14 40         $125 $52,000
21 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Washington, DC 10 MI 4/06/14 42 15,000 17,530 7,209 10,321 $38 $51,750
22 Grandma's Marathon Duluth, Minnesota MARATHON 6/21/14 36 10,000 5,615 3,272 2,343 $85 $50,000
23 New Haven 20k New Haven, Connecticut 20K 9/01/14 36   2,196     $40 $44,550
24 Crim 10-miler Flint, Michigan 10 MI 8/14* 36   7,948 3,888 4,052 $33 $42,500
25 Boilermaker 15k Utica, New York 15K 7/13/14 36 14,000 11,371 5,991 5,380 $35 $41,600
26 California International Marathon Sacramento, CA MARATHON 12/07/14 31 8,000 6,429 3,755 2,674 $85 $39,700
27 Zazzle Bay to Breakers San Francisco, California 12K 5/18/14 102   22,454 10,845 11,609 $58 $39,000
28 B.A.A. Half Marathon Boston, Massachusetts HALF MARATHON 10/12/14 13   6,534     $65 $36,400
29 GO! St. Louis Half Marathon St. Louis, Mo HALF MARATHON 4/06/14 10 12,000 7,846 3,192 4,653 $65 $34,900
30 All-America City 10K Edinburg, TX 10K 2/01/14 31         $10 $33,200
31 Belfast City Marathon Belfast MARATHON 5/05/14 32   2,531       $30,550
32 B.A.A. 10K Boston, MA 10K 6/14* 3 6,000 5,436     $55 $29,400
33 B.A.A. 5K Boston, MA 5K 4/19/14* 3 6,000 5,649     $65 $25,000
34 Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Mile Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10 MI 5/04/14 33   38,149     $36 $22,500
35 Vancouver Sun Run Vancouver, Canada 10K 4/27/14 29   38,897     $45 $21,000
36 Wharf to Wharf Santa Cruz, California 6 MI 7/27/14 41 15,000 12,672 4,770 7,902 $35 $20,000
37 Big Sur Half Marathon Big Sur, CA HALF MARATHON 11/16/14 11   7,149 2,530 4,619 $95 $19,650
38 Chris Thater Memorial 5K Binghamton, NY 5K 8/14* 30   537 313 224 $27 $18,900
39 Around the Bay 30k Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 30K 3/30/14 119 8,500 6,850 3,424 3,330 $70 $18,300
40 Vancouver Marathon Vancouver, BC, Canada MARATHON 5/04/14 42   3,978 2,166 1,709 $90 $17,300
41 Dam to Dam 20k Des Moines, IA 20K 5/31/14 34 8,000 7,087 3,282 3,805 $35 $16,800
42 Fifth Avenue Mile Manhattan, NY 1 MI 9/14* 16   5,182 2,865 2,317 $40 $16,000
43 Naples Half Marathon Naples, Florida HALF MARATHON 1/19/14 10   1,678     $35 $15,500
44 Newport 10,000 Newport, Jersey City, NJ 10K 5/14* 10   1,355     $24 $15,000
45 Vermont City Marathon Burlington, Vermont MARATHON 5/25/14 25   2,609     $85 $15,000
46 Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K Richmond, Virginia 10K 3/29/14 14 40,000 32,226     $30 $14,300
47 Mercedes Marathon Birmingham, AL MARATHON 2/16/14     995 637 358 $70 $12,550
48 Bix 7 miler Davenport, Iowa 7 MI 7/14* 39   10,685 5,407 5,278 $35 $12,500
49 Pike's Peek 10k Rockville, MD 10K 4/27/14     2,449     $25 $12,300
50 KY Derby Festival miniMarathon Louisville, Kentucky HALF MARATHON 4/19/14* 40 18,000 11,485 4,885 6,600 $50 $12,000
51 America's Finest City Half Marathon San Diego, California HALF MARATHON 8/14* 36 8,000 6,696 3,265 3,431 $90 $11,900
52 Pike's Peak Marathon Manitou Springs, Colo HALF MARATHON 8/16/14 58 800 1,641 1,075 566 $115 $11,000
53 Cotton Row Run 10k Huntsville, AL 10K 5/26/14 34   2,105     $15 $9,800
54 Mount Washington Road Race Mount Washington, New Hampshire 7.6 MI 6/21/14 53 1,300 1,086 758 387 $80 $9,500
55 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon San Antonio, TX MARATHON 12/07/14     2,662 1,488 1,174 $95 $9,000
56 Fargo Marathon Fargo, North Dakota MARATHON 5/10/14 9   1,644 984 660 $65 $8,800
57 Gum Tree 10K Tupelo, Mississippi 10K 5/14* 34         $18 $8,700
58 Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT HALF MARATHON 6/14* 32 5,000 4,009     $55 $8,600
59 Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run Honolulu, Hawaii 8.15 MI 2/17/14 29   17,958 8,638 9,434 $50 $8,400
60 Middletown Orange County Classic 10k Middletown, NY 10K 6/14* 32   766 431 335 $23 $8,075
61 Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run Manitou Springs, CO 10 MI 6/14*     1,462 783 679 $30 $8,000
62 Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon San Jose, California HALF MARATHON 10/14* 8         $110 $7,000
63 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon Long Beach, CA MARATHON 10/14* 29   16,376 7,429 8,947 $110 $7,000
64 Rodes City Run 10K Louisville, KY 10K 3/08/14 33   6,573 2,878 3,964 $30 $6,410
65 Mountain Goat Run Syracuse, New York 10 MI 5/04/14 34   2,517 1,282 1,235 $35 $5,800
66 Bayshore Marathon Traverse City, MI MARATHON 5/24/14 32 2,750 1,948 1,108 840 $95 $5,750
67 Cox Providence Rhode Races Marathon Providence, Rhode Island MARATHON 5/04/14 5   1,261 647 614 $70 $5,000
68 Pleasanton Double Road Race Pleasanton, CA DOUBLE ROAD RACE 12/21/14 1   514 229 285 $45 $4,900
69 Carlsbad 5000 Master Women 40 Plus Carlsbad, California 5K 3/30/14 28         $30 $4,800
70 New York 10k New York, New York 10K 10/14* 3   4,124 1,402 2,722 $55 $4,800
71 Debbie Green 5k Wheeling, WV 5K 8/16/14 16   688 378 310 $20 $4,400
72 Double Road Race San Jose February 2014 San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 2/22/14 1   314     $45 $4,000
73 Double Road Race Pacific Grove Pacific Grove, Calfornia 15K 5/11/14           $45 $4,000
74 Double Road Race Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale, Florida DOUBLE ROAD RACE 5/18/14           $45 $4,000
75 Double Road Race Indy Indianapolis, Indiana DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/01/14 1   163     $60 $4,000
76 Double Road Race Overland Park Overland Park, Kansas DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/29/14 1   359 175 184 $60 $4,000
77 Double Road Race Denver Denver, Colorado DOUBLE ROAD RACE 7/20/14 1   153     $45 $4,000
78 Double Road Race San Jose August 2014 San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 8/23/14 1   314     $45 $4,000
79 Emerald Across the Bay 12k San Francisco, CA 12K 3/16/14 30   2,609     $50 $3,900
80 Mohawk Hudson River Marathon Schenectady, New York MARATHON 10/14* 31   939     $80 $3,500
81 Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA HALF MARATHON 10/26/14 4   7,324 3,064 4,260 $85 $3,500
82 Papa John's 10 Miler Louisville, KY 10 MI 3/22/14 11   6,179 2,732 3,445 $30 $3,375
83 Oakland Marathon Walnut Creek, CA MARATHON 3/23/14 4   854     $90 $3,300
84 Marin Memorial Day 10k Kentfield, California 10K 5/26/14 36   513 311 202 $30 $3,000
85 Double Road Race San Juan Bautista San Juan Bautista, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 9/20/14 1   89     $55 $3,000
86 Boxing Day 10 Miler Hamilton, Ontario, CAN 10 MI 12/25/14 93   684 363 321 $65 $2,500
87 ING Miami Half Marathon Miami, Florida HALF MARATHON 2/02/14 10   14,939 7,325 7,614 $60 $2,000
88 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon Sonoma, California HALF MARATHON 7/20/14 10 3,000 2,888     $125 $2,000
89 Rhody Run Port Townsend, WA 12K 5/18/14 34   1,961 795 1,166 $25 $1,700
90 Clarksburg Country Run Clarksburg, California HALF MARATHON 11/14* 47   498 221 277 $45 $1,450
91 California Classic Weekend Half Marathon Fresno, Ca HALF MARATHON 3/16/14 3   1,783 740 1,043 $60 $1,400
92 Athens Double Road Race Marathon, Greece DOUBLE ROAD RACE 11/30/14 1   183 145 38 $28 $1,400
93 FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler Chicago, IL 10 MI 4/19/14 2   1,383 650 725 $60 $1,150
94 Philadelphia Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MARATHON 11/01/14 20   14,180     $85 $1,000
95 Capitol Hill Classic 10k Washington, D.C. 10K 5/14* 35   2,363 1,500 1,500 $40 $750
96 Fontana Day Half Marathon Fontana, California HALF MARATHON 6/07/14 58   1,027     $35 $750
97 Ashenfelter 8k Classic Glen Ridge, NJ 8K 11/27/14 13         $25 $600
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April 19
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April 13
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Virgin London Marathon
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April 13
This half marathon loop course takes runners through Manhattan.
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April 13
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April 12
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April 12
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April 12
The third annual Rock the Parkway is the fastest growing half marathon in the Midwest and promises…
Rock The Parkway 5K
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April 12
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April 6
The Statesman Capitol 10k is the largest 10K in Texas and the fifth largest in the nation.…
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April 6
Flat (save two underpasses), fast out/back on paved levee road along the Calaveras River. NEW DATE! APRIL 6.Flat…
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April 6
The 2012 race marks the eleventh year credit unions have sponsored the run in support of Credit…
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April 6
The GO! St. Louis Half Marathon presented by PNC Bank was introduced in 2003 and has become…
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April 5
The Cooper River Bridge Run provides a world-class 10-K foot race held in Charleston, S. Carolina. The…
Cooper River Bridge Run 10k
Charleston, South Carolina
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April 5
Start on Central Park's West Drive at 62nd Street. Head North on West Drive and complete one…
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March 30
The Carlsbad 5000 features a fast and fun seaside course where 16 world records have been set.…
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March 30
Hamilton's Around the Bay Road Race is the oldest on the continent, first run in 1894, three…
Around the Bay 30k
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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March 30
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K course starts and finishes in Chicago's Grant Park and mirrors…
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March 29
This course begins on the University of Virginia and goes through the town Charlottesville.
Charlottesville Ten Miler
Charlottesville, VA
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March 29
Whether you're in it to win it or just here for the party, the Ukrop's Monument Avenue…
Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K
Richmond, Virginia
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March 23
This popular running festival offers races for runners of all types that take participants through Oakland, CA…
Oakland Marathon
Walnut Creek, CA
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March 23
The Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon will host more than 16,000 runners and head through some…
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March 23
Smooth and scenic course through beautiful downtown Dallas with live entertainment on the course. Perfect Spring running…
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March 22
People may be doing the St. Patty's pub crawl in the evening, but the Holyoke race has…
Holyoke St. Patrick's Day 10k
Holyoke, Massachussetts
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March 22
The Papa John's 10 Miler is known for its fast, rolling course and the winding hill in…
Papa John's 10 Miler
Louisville, KY
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March 22
Old Agoura 10K TOP RATED! The 10K runs adjacent to Cheeseboro Canyon at the Santa Monica Mountains…
Old Agoura 10K
Agoura Hills, California
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March 21
The marathon courses were especially selected to recount Jerusalem's 3000-year historical narrative since the beginning of its…
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March 16
A thrilling new course will start in Central Park and finish at South Street Seaport! Runners will…
NYC Half Marathon
New York, NY
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March 16
This course takes runners through the city of San Francisco.
Emerald Across the Bay 12k
San Francisco, CA
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March 16
This exciting half marathon has many unique features. First, the half marathon starts and finishes inside of…
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March 16
The competition begins at Gwanghwamun Plaza in the city centre and finishes within the Olympic Stadium. The…
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March 16
This fun St. Patrick's Day race goes takes runners through the city of Portland.
Shamrock Run 15k
Portland, OR
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March 16
The 2014 Shamrockin' Run New Orleans will be run on what many consider to be the fastest…
Shamrockin' Run
New Orleans
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March 16
The marathon course is flat and fast and the perfect place for a personal record.
Yuengling Shamrock 8K
Virginia Beach, VA
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March 16
The 2014 St Patrick's Day Parade Run takes place on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 9 am.…
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March 16
Seattle’s largest single-distance run/walk, jog or crawl where the winners cross the finish before the last person…
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March 15
The GATE River Run is the largest 15K race in the United States and will once again…
Gate River Run
Jacksonville, Florida
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March 15
Scenic course highlighting host cities famous sites Live, local bands along the course Spirited cheer squads lining the course Brooks…
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March 15
The Ujena FIT Club has heard a lot about this race. Some of the comments included: "Every…
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March 15
The Whale Run starts and finishes in the heart of Fort Bragg in the Skunk Train parking…
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March 9
A USATF-certified fast 8K course (USATF No. 06001RT) will take runners through the streets of downtown Washington,…
St Patrick's 8k
Washington D.C.
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March 9
The ASICS LA Marathon is an annual running event held each spring in Los Angeles, California. …
Asics LA Marathon
Los Angeles, California
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March 8
The exciting 10k course is Flat, Fast and Fun and is ranked the 13th largest in the…
Rodes City Run 10K
Louisville, KY
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March 8
This race has become the most sought after 50K in the United States for veterans and novices…
Way Too Cool 50K
Cool California
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March 2
The diverse neighborhood of Washington Heights provides the ideal venue to start the NYRR club-points season, with…
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March 2
As one of California's top tourist destinations, Napa Valley has been home to its marathon and other…
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March 2
The "Run the Bay Challenge" connects three upstart Bay Area events including the San Jose 408k, the…
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February 23
The Publix Super Markets Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend, presented by Sports Authority, offers a "distance race…
Publix Gasparilla 8K
Tampa, Florida
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February 23
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World's Best 10k
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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February 23
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February 23
Since its inception, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee, Inc. (LACFRC) has contributed over $450,000 to local…
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