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 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan MARATHON 2/21/16 8 35,000 35,500     $130 $1,000,000
2 Virgin London Marathon London, England MARATHON 4/25/16     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 4/21/16           $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 3/14/16 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 3/14/16 10   19,455     $128 $100,000
9 TCS NYC Marathon New York, New York MARATHON 11/07/16     49,467     $255 $100,000
10 Carlsbad 5000 Elite Invitational Carlsbad, California 5K 3/30/16 31   15       $76,000
11 Fifth Third River Bank Run 25k Grand Rapids, MI 25K 5/08/16 36   5,574     $35 $72,600
12 Cooper River Bridge Run 10k Charleston, South Carolina 10K 3/30/16 38   7,104 3,840 3,424 $40 $64,200
13 Dick's Sporting Good Pittsburgh Marathon Pittsburgh, PA MARATHON 5/02/16     20,547     $80 $62,300
14 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Washington, DC 10 MI 4/11/16 42 15,000 1,237     $38 $55,250
15 Wharf to Wharf Santa Cruz, California 6 MI 7/25/16   16,000 16,041       $54,000
16 Honolulu Marathon Honolulu, Hawaii MARATHON 12/12/16 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 6/19/16   10,000 6,077     $85 $50,000
19 Boilermaker 15k Utica, New York 15K 7/11/16 36 14,000 11,891     $35 $45,200
20 Crim 10-Miler Flint, Michigan 10 MI 8/21/16     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 5/03/16     2,224       $30,550
24 Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Mile Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10 MI 5/03/16 34   35,855 15,863 19,991 $36 $22,500
25 Vancouver Sun Run Vancouver, Canada 10K 4/25/16     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 3/30/16 121 8,500 7,787     $70 $18,300
28 Hospital Hill Half Marathon Kansas City, Missouri HALF MARATHON 6/05/16 41   6,894     $35 $18,000
29 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Chicago, Illinois 8K 3/30/16 36 40,000 27,865     $45 $15,000
30 Surfing Madonna 10 Mile San Diego, CA 10 MI 10/23/16     260       $15,000
31 Pike's Peek 10k Rockville, MD 10K 4/25/16     2,397     $25 $12,300
32 Falmouth Road Race Falmouth, Massachusetts 7 MI 8/15/16     10,518     $38 $10,000
33 Mount Washington Road Race Mount Washington, New Hampshire 7.6 MI 6/19/16 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 6/27/16   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 9/26/16 10   8,626     $110 $7,000
38 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon Long Beach, CA MARATHON 10/10/16 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 3/20/16 35   5,204     $30 $6,410
41 KY Derby Festival Marathon Louisville, Kentucky MARATHON 4/24/16     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 5/02/16     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 4/17/16     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 7/31/16   7,200 6,597     $40 $3,500
48 Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA HALF MARATHON 9/06/16     8,443     $85 $3,500
49 Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA HALF MARATHON 10/24/16 5   12,876     $85 $3,500
50 Oakland Marathon Walnut Creek, CA MARATHON 3/21/16 4   688 443 245 $90 $3,300
51 Oklahoma Double Racing Festival 15K Tulsa, OK DOUBLE 15K 4/03/16 1   46 21 25   $3,000
52 Pacific Grove Double 15K Pacific Grove, Calfornia DOUBLE 15K 5/09/16 2   164     $45 $3,000
53 Overland Park Double Racing Festival Overland Park, Kansas DOUBLE ROAD RACE 15K 6/27/16 3   113     $45 $3,000
54 San Francisco Marathon San Francisco, California MARATHON 7/25/16 38   6,025     $105 $3,000
55 Big Sur International Marathon Carmel, California MARATHON 4/25/16     4,298 2,132 2,166 $30 $2,900
56 B.A.A. 5K Boston, MA 5K 4/17/16   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 4/26/16     3,567     $90 $2,000
59 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon Sonoma, California HALF MARATHON 7/18/16 13 3,000 3,941     $125 $2,000
60 California Classic Weekend Half Marathon Fresno, Ca HALF MARATHON 3/03/16     1,087 431 656 $90 $1,800
61 Rock The Parkway Half Marathon Kansas City, Mo HALF MARATHON 4/10/16   5,500 1,362     $50 $1,800
62 JH Rhody Run Port Townsend, WA 12K 5/16/16 34   16,253     $25 $1,700
63 Mercedes-Benz Oakville 5K Oakville, Ontario, Canada 5K 4/25/16     806     $40 $1,600
64 FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler Chicago, IL 10 MI 4/17/16     1,115     $60 $1,150
65 America's Finest City Half Marathon San Diego, California HALF MARATHON 8/15/16 37 8,000 5,018     $90 $1,000
66 MVP Health Care Stockade-athon 15K Schenectady, New York 15K 11/07/16     1,568     $30 $1,000
67 Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MARATHON 11/21/16 23   9,651     $85 $1,000
68 Double 15k San Jose San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 8/21/16 3   183     $66 $900
69 Fontana Day Half Marathon Fontana, California HALF MARATHON 6/05/16 59   1,094     $35 $750
70 Ashenfelter 8K Classic Glen Ridge, NJ 8K 11/25/16 15   3,101     $25 $600
71 Rock 'n' Roll Washington D.C. Half Marathon Washington D.C., US HALF MARATHON 3/13/16 5   15,675     $95 $500
72 Double 15K San Juan Bautista San Juan Bautista, California DOUBLE 15K 9/18/16 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 12/26/16 96   560     $65 $300
76 Clarksburg Country Run Clarksburg, California HALF MARATHON 11/07/16 50   1,098     $53 $175
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December 26
The course is both scenic and challenging, taking runners through Hamilton in Ontario.
Boxing Day 10 Miler
Hamilton, Ontario, CAN
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December 20
The Double Road Race 15k Challenge is one 15k race broken up into two stages. The Pleasanton…
Pleasanton Double 8K
Pleasanton, California
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December 20
Both the 12K run/walk and the 5K run/walk start at Marina Park in downtown Kirkland.
12K's of Christmas
Kirkland, WA
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December 19
All santas will run through the oceanfront area, under the lights, through local neighborhoods and finish inside…
Surf n Santa 5 Miler
Virginia Beach, VA
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December 13
The Honolulu Marathon's scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head and…
Honolulu Marathon
Honolulu, Hawaii
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December 12
The Ted Corbitt 15K in Central Park honored NYRR founder and president, legendary marathoner, and ultra-marathoner Ted…
Ted Corbitt 15k Classic
New York City, NY
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December 12
The Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon starts and finishes in beautiful East Beach Village. Along the way,…
Kiawah Island Marathon
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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December 12
The 12k starts and ends at Gilbert’s Freestone District Park with an out and back route along…
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December 12
A unique start to this USATF Certified 5K Course places the field atop the famous Bridge Street…
It's A Wonderful Run 5k
Seneca Falls, New York
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December 6
I have run this race at least 15 times over the last 27 years, maybe more. Just…
Run Wild San(ta) Francisco 5K
San Francisco, California
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December 6
Tracing an historic route used by the gold miners during the 1849 Gold Rush, it begins at…
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December 6
The Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship is one of the longest running races in Japan, it is…
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December 5
This 3.7 mile course takes runners through Brooklyn's Prospect Park while celebrating the holiday season.
Jingle Bell Jog 6k
Brooklyn, NY
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December 5
First-timer or Boston-bound, the marathon and half marathon courses are flat, fast and fun. Live bands, cheer…
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December 5
2013 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend canceled due to weather. The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is more…
St Jude Memphis Marathon
Memphis, Tennessee
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December 5
Presented by the City of San Ramon to help you start the Holiday Season with a healthy…
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November 29
Rolling course with hilly sections and scenic views of downtown Seattle and Lake Washington.
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November 26
Lots of racing Thanksgiving morning, all across America. It's a great way to start off a day…
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November 26
This annual Thanksgiving Day race takes runners through the city of Glen Ridge, NJ.
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November 26
The Atlanta Half Marathon course starts and finishes just outside of Turner Field. The 13.1 mile course…
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November 26
The Manchester Road race is one of New England’s oldest and most popular road races. The 76th…
Manchester Road Race
Manchester, CT
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November 26
This USATF Certified course takes runners through the Lincoln Park area of Chicago.
Turkey Day 8K
Chicago, IL
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November 26
Our course starts and finishes next to SouthPark Mall. Participants will enjoy a safe and scenic run…
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November 26
This 8k course goes down Delaware Ave in Buffalo, NY.
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November 22
Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a first-timer, Philadelphia is the place for you. We’ve designed our…
Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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November 15
The marathon and half marathon courses are as flat and festive as they come – perfect for…
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November 14
This marathon starts and finishes in charming historic downtown Richmond, once the capital of the south. The…
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November 8
The Big Sur International Marathon is a non-profit organization that serves the community by providing a worldclass…
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November 8
Come on out for the 47th Annual Clarksburg Country Run. Break away from the city and enjoy…
Clarksburg Country Run
Clarksburg, California
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November 8
The Schenectady, NY Stockade-athon is popularly recognized as the oldest major 15K road race in the USA. CASH…
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November 7
Heading into its 8th year the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is Indiana's largest and fastest marathon and among…
Monumental Marathon
Indianapolis, IN
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November 1
The New York City Marathon (branded ING New York City Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is a major…
TCS NYC Marathon
New York, New York
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November 1
A word, a city, an idea, a unique history. A symbol of democracy, a flame that disseminates…
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October 31
This wine harvest and Halloween-themed event is a favorite with runners, volunteers and spectators who enjoy the…
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October 25
The 2012 race field is limited to 30,000 participants. Minor changes to this year's MCM course will…
Marine Corps Marathon
Arlington, Virginia
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October 25
The Atlanta Marathon is a fall tradition in the South. The event, which attracts runners from all…
Atlanta 10 Miler
Atlanta, GA
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October 25
This annual 10k race is a low key but fun event.
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October 25
Loop Course starting at finishing at L.A. LIVE. The course features many downtown L.A. highlights plus an…
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October 25
The beautiful course begins at the Morgan Hill Centennial Center. It will wind through the local, scenic…
Morgan Hill Marathon
Morgan Hill, CA
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October 24
Surfing Madonna 5K/10K Run/Walk & the 10 MILE BEACH RUN CHALLENGE with an amazing LOW TIDE course…
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October 24
The race consists of 2 legs, a 5k and a 3k. In between there is time to…
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October 18
The marathon and half marathon courses are as flat and festive as they come – perfect for…
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October 18
2011 was a great year with a record turn out of more than 20,000 participants. With international…
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October 18
The Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K are located in beautiful HUMBOLDT REDWOODS STATE PARK, about…
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October 18
Historically, Yonkers is one of the most famous words in American road racing. To veteran runners, it…
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October 17
This is the 3rd oldest marathon in the country, running along the Atlantic Ocean on the Boardwalk…
Atlantic City Marathon
Atlantic City, NJ
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October 17
The fair yet challenging course travels through the many diverse neighborhoods including the scenic Inner Harbor waterfront…
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