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 Falmouth Road Race Falmouth, Massachusetts 7 MI 8/17/14 41   10,988 5,214 5,774 $38 $82,500
13 AJC Peachtree Road Race Atlanta, Georgia 10K 7/04/14 43 60,000 55,830 28,108 27,722 $35 $79,500
14 Fifth Third River Bank Run 25k Grand Rapids, MI 25K 5/10/14 36   5,337 2,855 2,522 $35 $72,600
15 Shamrockin' Run New Orleans 8K 3/16/14     1,562 713 849 $25 $70,000
16 Dick's Sporting Good Pittsburgh Marathon Pittsburgh, PA MARATHON 5/04/14 5   4,833 2,911 1,918 $90 $62,300
17 Cooper River Bridge Run 10k Charleston, South Carolina 10K 4/05/14 36   31,467 12,975 18,492 $40 $61,200
18 Beach to Beacon 10K Cape Elizabeth, Maine 10K 8/02/14 16 7,200 6,246     $40 $52,300
19 Honolulu Marathon Honolulu, Hawaii MARATHON 12/07/14 40         $125 $52,000
20 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Washington, DC 10 MI 4/06/14 42 15,000 17,530 7,209 10,321 $38 $51,750
21 Grandma's Marathon Duluth, Minnesota MARATHON 6/21/14 36 10,000 5,615 3,272 2,343 $85 $50,000
22 Boilermaker 15k Utica, New York 15K 7/13/14 36 14,000 11,371 5,991 5,380 $35 $41,600
23 California International Marathon Sacramento, CA MARATHON 12/07/14 31 8,000 6,429 3,755 2,674 $85 $39,700
24 Craigslist Bay to Breakers San Francisco, California 12K 5/18/14 102   22,454 10,845 11,609 $58 $39,000
25 B.A.A. Half Marathon Boston, Massachusetts HALF MARATHON 10/12/14 13   6,534     $65 $36,400
26 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
27 All-America City 10K Edinburg, TX 10K 2/01/14 31         $10 $33,200
28 Belfast City Marathon Belfast MARATHON 5/05/14 32   2,531       $30,550
29 B.A.A. 5K Boston, MA 5K 4/19/14 3 6,000 5,649     $65 $25,000
30 Vancouver Sun Run Vancouver, Canada 10K 4/27/14 29   38,897     $45 $21,000
31 Wharf to Wharf Santa Cruz, California 6 MI 7/27/14 41 15,000 12,672 4,770 7,902 $35 $20,000
32 Big Sur Half Marathon Big Sur, CA HALF MARATHON 11/16/14 11   7,149 2,530 4,619 $95 $19,650
33 Around the Bay 30k Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 30K 3/30/14 119 8,500 6,850 3,424 3,330 $70 $18,300
34 Naples Half Marathon Naples, Florida HALF MARATHON 1/19/14 10   1,678     $35 $15,500
35 Vermont City Marathon Burlington, Vermont MARATHON 5/25/14 25   2,609     $85 $15,000
36 Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K Richmond, Virginia 10K 3/29/14 14 40,000 32,226     $30 $14,300
37 Mercedes Marathon Birmingham, AL MARATHON 2/16/14     995 637 358 $70 $12,550
38 Pike's Peek 10k Rockville, MD 10K 4/27/14     2,449     $25 $12,300
39 America's Finest City Half Marathon San Diego, California HALF MARATHON 8/17/14 36 8,000 6,696 3,265 3,431 $90 $11,900
40 Mount Washington Road Race Mount Washington, New Hampshire 7.6 MI 6/21/14 53 1,300 1,086 758 387 $80 $9,500
41 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon San Antonio, TX MARATHON 12/07/14     2,662 1,488 1,174 $95 $9,000
42 Fargo Marathon Fargo, North Dakota MARATHON 5/10/14 9   1,644 984 660 $65 $8,800
43 Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT HALF MARATHON 6/22/14 32 5,000 4,009     $55 $8,600
44 Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run Honolulu, Hawaii 8.15 MI 2/17/14 29   17,958 8,638 9,434 $50 $8,400
45 Middletown Orange County Classic 10k Middletown, NY 10K 6/01/14 32   766 431 335 $23 $8,075
46 Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run Manitou Springs, CO 10 MI 6/08/14     1,462 783 679 $30 $8,000
47 Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon San Jose, California HALF MARATHON 10/14* 8         $110 $7,000
48 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon Long Beach, CA MARATHON 10/14* 29   16,376 7,429 8,947 $110 $7,000
49 Rodes City Run 10K Louisville, KY 10K 3/08/14 33   6,573 2,878 3,964 $30 $6,410
50 Debbie Green 5k Wheeling, WV 5K 8/02/14 16   688 378 310 $25 $6,400
51 KY Derby Festival Marathon Louisville, Kentucky MARATHON 4/19/14 12   2,034 1,220 814 $65 $6,000
52 Bayshore Marathon Traverse City, MI MARATHON 5/24/14 32 2,750 1,948 1,108 840 $95 $5,750
53 Cox Providence Rhode Races Marathon Providence, Rhode Island MARATHON 5/04/14 5   1,261 647 614 $70 $5,000
54 Pleasanton Double Road Race Pleasanton, CA DOUBLE ROAD RACE 12/21/14 1   514 229 285 $45 $4,900
55 Carlsbad 5000 Master Women 40 Plus Carlsbad, California 5K 3/30/14 28         $30 $4,800
56 New York 10k New York, New York 10K 10/14* 3   4,124 1,402 2,722 $55 $4,800
57 Double Road Race San Jose February 2014 San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 2/22/14 1   314     $45 $4,000
58 Double Road Race Indy Indianapolis, Indiana DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/01/14 1   163     $60 $4,000
59 Double Road Race Overland Park Overland Park, Kansas DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/29/14 2   359 175 184 $60 $4,000
60 Emerald Across the Bay 12k San Francisco, CA 12K 3/16/14 30   2,609     $50 $3,900
61 Mohawk Hudson River Marathon Schenectady, New York MARATHON 10/14* 31   939     $80 $3,500
62 Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA HALF MARATHON 10/26/14 4   7,324 3,064 4,260 $85 $3,500
63 Papa John's 10 Miler Louisville, KY 10 MI 3/22/14 11   6,179 2,732 3,445 $30 $3,375
64 Oakland Marathon Walnut Creek, CA MARATHON 3/23/14 4   854     $90 $3,300
65 Double Road Race Pacific Grove Pacific Grove, Calfornia DOUBLE ROAD RACE 5/11/14     271     $45 $3,000
66 Double Road Race Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale, Florida DOUBLE ROAD RACE 5/18/14     267     $45 $3,000
67 Marin Memorial Day 10k Kentfield, California 10K 5/26/14 36   513 311 202 $30 $3,000
68 Double Road Race San Jose August 2014 San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 8/23/14 1   314     $45 $3,000
69 Double Road Race San Juan Bautista San Juan Bautista, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 9/20/14 1   89     $55 $3,000
70 Boxing Day 10 Miler Hamilton, Ontario, CAN 10 MI 12/25/14 93   684 363 321 $65 $2,500
71 ING Miami Half Marathon Miami, Florida HALF MARATHON 2/02/14 10   14,939 7,325 7,614 $60 $2,000
72 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon Sonoma, California HALF MARATHON 7/20/14 10 3,000 2,888     $125 $2,000
73 Kenya Double 21k Adventure Run Thika, Kenya DOUBLE 21K 9/06/14 1   61 49 12   $1,760
74 Rhody Run Port Townsend, WA 12K 5/18/14 34   1,961 795 1,166 $25 $1,700
75 Clarksburg Country Run Clarksburg, California HALF MARATHON 11/14* 47   498 221 277 $45 $1,450
76 California Classic Weekend Half Marathon Fresno, Ca HALF MARATHON 3/16/14 3   1,783 740 1,043 $60 $1,400
77 Athens Double Road Race Marathon, Greece DOUBLE ROAD RACE 11/30/14 1   183 145 38 $28 $1,400
78 FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler Chicago, IL 10 MI 4/19/14 2   1,383 650 725 $60 $1,150
79 Philadelphia Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MARATHON 11/01/14 20   14,180     $85 $1,000
80 Fontana Day Half Marathon Fontana, California HALF MARATHON 6/07/14 58   1,027     $35 $750
81 Ashenfelter 8k Classic Glen Ridge, NJ 8K 11/27/14 13         $25 $600
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September 7
The mass-participation Bupa Great North Run, held each September between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields in…
Bupa Great North Run
Newcastle upon Thyne, U.K.
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September 7
The Chicago Half Marathon gives you the chance to run on Lake shore Drive! This scenic 13.1…
Chicago Half Marathon
Chicago, Illinois
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September 6
Double Adventure Series Event - Thika, Kenya Sept 6, 2014. Kenya Double 21k Challenge - 15k first…
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September 6
Double Adventure 21k Run - Thika, Kenya Sept 6, 2014. Kenya Double 21k Challenge - 15k first…
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September 1
Experience the friendly charm of the Willamette Valley when the weather is ideal and the vineyards are…
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August 31
Chase your dreams at the Happiest Race on Earth for the 2012 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend on…
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August 31
The courses are USATF and AIMS certified. The 2011 Kauai Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay were…
Kauai Marathon
Koloa, Hawaii
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August 31
Featuring three days of free concerts on the beach, 13.1 miles of live bands and a spectacular…
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August 23
As well as being eligible to win some of the $5,000 in cash prizes, all Double finishers…
Double 15k San Jose
San Jose, California
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August 17
A Journey to the Top and Perhaps Back The Pikes Peak Ascent® and Pikes Peak Marathon®will redefine…
Pike's Peak Marathon
Manitou Springs, Colo
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August 17
The Half Marathon begins at historic Cabrillo National Monument, with its majestic view of both San Diego…
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August 17
The New Balance Falmouth Road Race celebrates its 40th running this year and the spirit which made…
Falmouth Road Race
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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August 10
Since 1971 Sydneysiders have been joined by participants from all over the world, elite athletes rubbing shoulders…
The Sun-Herald City2Surf
Sydney, Australia
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August 2
If you love a run in the country this is the place. Weather is kept temperate due…
Salinas Valley Half Marathon
Soledad, California
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August 2
Joan Benoit Samuelson, a native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, won the first-ever women's Marathon at the 1984…
Beach to Beacon 10K
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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August 2
Proceeds of the event will benefit a local recipient who suffers from leukemia. Start and finish lines…
Debbie Green 5k
Wheeling, WV
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July 27
Participants run through or along 12 parks before they reach the finish line, through the arches of…
Eugene Marathon
Eugene, OR
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July 27
There is no better way for a runner to get to know one of the most beautiful…
San Francisco Marathon
San Francisco, California
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July 27
Each year, on the fourth Sunday in July, thousands of runners from across America and around the…
Wharf to Wharf
Santa Cruz, California
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July 20
The Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon is not just a race, its a lifestyle experience! Whether you…
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July 20
First-timer or inspired to qualify for a Seeded Start Corral in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon,…
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July 13
The Boiler Maker, a Utica-tradition, has a permanent finish line at the Saranac Brewery where crowds of…
Boilermaker 15k
Utica, New York
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July 13
Half and full marathon in Missoula, Montana, in the city they call "The Garden City." Amazing participation…
Missoula Marathon
Missoula, Montana
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July 4
The AJC Peachtree Road Race has distinguished itself as one of the premier Fourth of July traditions…
AJC Peachtree Road Race
Atlanta, Georgia
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June 29
It's altogether fitting that the location is Overland Park, Kan., where Bob Anderson, creator of the Double,…
Double Road Race Overland Park
Overland Park, Kansas
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June 22
The Fairfield Half Marathon was founded in 1981 and is annually chosen by running magazines as one…
Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon
Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT
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June 21
Grandma's Marathon began in 1977 when a group of local runners planned a scenic road race from…
Grandma's Marathon
Duluth, Minnesota
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June 21
The historic all-uphill run draws thousands of runners from across New England, throughout the U.S., and from…
Mount Washington Road Race
Mount Washington, New Hampshire
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June 21
First-timer or Boston-bound, the marathon and half marathon courses are scenic and fun. Live bands, cheer squads…
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June 15
This 5 mile loop course takes runners through Central Park while celebrating Portuguese pride.
Portugal Day
Manhattan, NY
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June 14
This run features a scenic, challenging, yet fun course the starts and finishes at Druid Hill Lake…
Baltimore 10 Miler
Baltimore, MD
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June 14
The course is relatively flat, with the exception of an extended downhill stretch on Greene Avenue. The…
Bellin 10k Run
Green Bay, WI
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June 14
This race sponsored by Roman Meal Company takes runners through Tacoma, Washington.
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June 14
As the first-ever road race exclusively for female participants, the “Mini” has a loyal cadre of followers…
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June 8
The course is a loop-back through the incredible Garden of the Gods Park which lies between Manitou…
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June 8
The ODDyssey promoters have not forgotten that running is fun. This is a serious Half, but it's…
ODDyssey Half Marathon
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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June 8
First run in 1905, the Dipsea is the oldest trail race in America. It is run every…
The Dipsea Race
Mill Valley, CA
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June 7
This is one of the fastest half marathon courses in the world. The course drops 2,000 feet…
Fontana Day Half Marathon
Fontana, California
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June 7
Are you ready to conquer The Hill? The 39th annual Hospital Hill Run features a challenging course,…
Hospital Hill Half Marathon
Kansas City, Missouri
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June 1
A new world class and family fun running event - Indy August 11... Come meet Olympian great Bob…
Double Road Race Indy
Indianapolis, Indiana
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June 1
The route encompasses Frank Shorter's boyhood training loops, including Francher Davidge Park, and is literally a "Tour…
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June 1
San Diego has so much to offer participants both on and off the course! The thoughtfully designed…
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June 1
The course starts from Skinny Raven, runs through historic portions of Government Hill, connects with the Coastal…
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May 31
This is the fifth installment in the "Destination Races" series. This loop course starts and finishes at…
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May 26
The Race starts (and finishes) in The Mall and follows a clockwise route around the City of…
Bupa London 10,000
London, England
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May 26
Enjoy the beautiful Boulder scenery and see some of Boulder's history along the way. Just when you…
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May 26
The race will start near the east lawn of Soldier Field and head south with portions of…
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May 26
Put your training to the test and run one of the fastest 10K courses in the SF…
Marin Memorial Day 10k
Kentfield, California
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May 25
Crushed gravel/stone on the historic Heritage Trail. Out and back country-scenic with ample water stops & places…
Bob Potts Marathon
York, Pennsylvania
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May 25
Fielding less than 3500 runners in the marathon (there is a marathon relay as well), there is…
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May 24
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the Bayshore Marathon has become a “must run” for runners throughout the Midwest…
Bayshore Marathon
Traverse City, MI
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May 24
The 10K is open to all. Ottawa's course is fast, scenic and few elevation changes. Considered to be an…
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May 24
This is a flat and fast 5 mile road race with incredible views of the ocean and…
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