Best Road Races

Best Road Races - Prize Money

This list is sorted by the estimated Prize Money being offered not including special bonus money like for course, American or World records.  Confirm the exact dollar amounts with the race director.  Report any changes to us.  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 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan MARATHON 2/21/16 8 35,000 35,500     $130 $1,000,000
2 Virgin London Marathon London, England MARATHON 4/24/16     43,751       $1,000,000
3 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Dubai MARATHON 1/22/16 14   2,532     $120 $887,200
4 Boston Marathon Boston, Massachusetts MARATHON 4/18/16           $300 $846,000
5 Chevron Houston Marathon Houston, Texas MARATHON 1/17/16 43 25,000 7,083 4,348 2,735 $125 $191,000
6 Seoul International Marathon Seoul, Korea MARATHON 3/13/16 84         $40 $190,000
7 World's Best 10k San Juan, Puerto Rico 10K 2/28/16 17 15,000 9,488     $35 $146,700
8 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon New York, NY HALF MARATHON 3/13/16 10   19,455     $128 $100,000
9 TCS NYC Marathon New York, New York MARATHON 11/06/16     49,467     $255 $100,000
10 Carlsbad 5000 Elite Invitational Carlsbad, California 5K 3/27/16 31   15       $76,000
11 Fifth Third River Bank Run 25k Grand Rapids, MI 25K 5/14/16 36   5,574     $35 $72,600
12 Cooper River Bridge Run 10k Charleston, South Carolina 10K 3/27/16 38   7,104 3,840 3,424 $40 $64,200
13 Dick's Sporting Good Pittsburgh Marathon Pittsburgh, PA MARATHON 5/01/16     20,547     $80 $62,300
14 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Washington, DC 10 MI 4/03/16 42 15,000 1,237     $38 $55,250
15 Wharf to Wharf Santa Cruz, California 6 MI 7/24/16   16,000 16,041       $54,000
16 Honolulu Marathon Honolulu, Hawaii MARATHON 12/11/16 43   12,109     $125 $52,000
17 Asics LA Marathon Los Angeles, California MARATHON 2/14/16 30   21,908     $145 $50,000
18 Grandma's Marathon Duluth, Minnesota MARATHON 6/18/16   10,000 6,077     $85 $50,000
19 Boilermaker 15k Utica, New York 15K 7/10/16 36 14,000 11,891     $35 $45,200
20 Crim 10-Miler Flint, Michigan 10 MI 8/27/16     12,449       $42,500
21 All-America City 10K Edinburg, TX 10K 2/06/16 33   1,427       $39,400
22 GO! St. Louis Half Marathon St. Louis, Mo HALF MARATHON 4/10/16 15 12,000 6,253     $65 $35,425
23 Belfast City Marathon Belfast MARATHON 5/02/16     2,224       $30,550
24 Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Mile Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10 MI 5/01/16 34   35,855 15,863 19,991 $36 $22,500
25 Vancouver Sun Run Vancouver, Canada 10K 4/17/16     21,163     $45 $21,000
26 Naples Half Marathon Naples, Florida HALF MARATHON 1/17/16 12   1,256     $35 $19,000
27 Around the Bay 30k Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 30K 3/27/16 121 8,500 7,787     $70 $18,300
28 Hospital Hill Half Marathon Kansas City, Missouri HALF MARATHON 6/04/16 41   6,894     $35 $18,000
29 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Chicago, Illinois 8K 3/27/16 36 40,000 27,865     $45 $15,000
30 Surfing Madonna 10 Mile San Diego, CA 10 MI 10/15/16     260       $15,000
31 Pike's Peek 10k Rockville, MD 10K 4/24/16     2,397     $25 $12,300
32 Falmouth Road Race Falmouth, Massachusetts 7 MI 8/21/16     10,518     $38 $10,000
33 Mount Washington Road Race Mount Washington, New Hampshire 7.6 MI 6/18/16 55 1,300 1,052     $80 $9,500
34 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon San Antonio, TX MARATHON 12/04/16     2,498     $95 $9,000
35 Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT HALF MARATHON 6/26/16   5,000 2,933     $55 $8,600
36 Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run Honolulu, Hawaii 8.15 MI 2/15/16 30   14,717     $50 $8,400
37 Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon San Jose, California HALF MARATHON 10/02/16 10   8,626     $110 $7,000
38 JetBlue Long Beach Marathon Long Beach, CA MARATHON 10/09/16 30   16,897     $110 $7,000
39 Pleasanton Double 15K Pleasanton, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 12/18/16 4   252     $49 $6,880
40 Rodes City Run 10K Louisville, KY 10K 3/19/16 35   5,204     $30 $6,410
41 KY Derby Festival Marathon Louisville, Kentucky MARATHON 4/30/16     2,576 1,192 1,384 $65 $6,000
42 San Jose Double Racing Festival San Jose, California DOUBLE 15K 2/20/16 2   281     $45 $5,650
43 Cox Providence Rhode Races Marathon Providence, Rhode Island MARATHON 5/01/16     869     $70 $5,000
44 Miami Half Marathon Miami, Florida HALF MARATHON 1/24/16 12   13,154     $60 $3,800
45 Martian Marathon Dearborn, MI MARATHON 4/09/16     273     $29 $3,600
46 Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon Seattle, WA MARATHON 6/18/16     2,041     $105 $3,500
47 Beach to Beacon 10K Cape Elizabeth, Maine 10K 8/06/16   7,200 6,597     $40 $3,500
48 Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA HALF MARATHON 9/04/16     8,443     $85 $3,500
49 Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA HALF MARATHON 10/30/16 5   12,876     $85 $3,500
50 Oakland Marathon Walnut Creek, CA MARATHON 3/20/16 4   688 443 245 $90 $3,300
51 Eugene Marathon Eugene, OR MARATHON 5/01/16     1,465     $60 $3,000
52 Pacific Grove Double 15K Pacific Grove, Calfornia DOUBLE 15K 5/08/16 2   164     $45 $3,000
53 Overland Park Double Racing Festival Overland Park, Kansas DOUBLE ROAD RACE 15K 6/26/16 3   113     $45 $3,000
54 San Francisco Marathon San Francisco, California MARATHON 7/31/16 38   6,025     $105 $3,000
55 Big Sur International Marathon Carmel, California MARATHON 4/24/16     4,298 2,132 2,166 $30 $2,900
56 B.A.A. 5K Boston, MA 5K 4/16/16   6,000 8,892     $65 $2,400
57 Super Bowl Sunday 10K Redondo Beach, California 10K 1/31/16 38   2,876     $30 $2,000
58 Country Music Half Marathon Nashville, Tennessee HALF MARATHON 4/30/16     3,567     $90 $2,000
59 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon Sonoma, California HALF MARATHON 7/17/16 13 3,000 3,941     $125 $2,000
60 California Classic Weekend Half Marathon Fresno, Ca HALF MARATHON 2/28/16     1,087 431 656 $90 $1,800
61 Rock The Parkway Half Marathon Kansas City, Mo HALF MARATHON 4/09/16   5,500 1,362     $50 $1,800
62 JH Rhody Run Port Townsend, WA 12K 5/22/16 34   16,253     $25 $1,700
63 Mercedes-Benz Oakville 5K Oakville, Ontario, Canada 5K 4/24/16     806     $40 $1,600
64 Live Grit Lakefront 10 Miler Chicago, IL 10 MI 3/19/16     1,115     $60 $1,150
65 America's Finest City Half Marathon San Diego, California HALF MARATHON 8/21/16 37 8,000 5,018     $90 $1,000
66 MVP Health Care Stockade-athon 15K Schenectady, New York 15K 11/13/16     1,568     $30 $1,000
67 Philadelphia Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MARATHON 11/20/16 23   9,651     $85 $1,000
68 Double 15k San Jose San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 8/20/16 3   183     $66 $900
69 Fontana Day Half Marathon Fontana, California HALF MARATHON 6/04/16 59   1,094     $35 $750
70 Ashenfelter 8K Classic Glen Ridge, NJ 8K 11/24/16 15   3,101     $25 $600
71 Rock 'n' Roll Washington D.C. Half Marathon Washington D.C., US HALF MARATHON 3/12/16 5   15,675     $95 $500
72 Double 15K San Juan Bautista San Juan Bautista, California DOUBLE 15K 9/24/16 3   66     $55 $500
73 San Francisco 8K Double Adventure Run San Francisco, CA DOUBLE 8K 6/19/16 1   179     $49 $400
74 Golden Gate 8k Double Adventure Run San Francisco, CA DOUBLE 8K 8/07/16 1   143     $49 $400
75 Boxing Day 10 Miler Hamilton, Ontario, CAN 10 MI 12/01/16 96   560     $65 $300
76 Clarksburg Country Run Clarksburg, California HALF MARATHON 11/06/16 50   1,098     $53 $175
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