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 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Dubai MARATHON 1/23/15 12         $120 $908,000
2 Boston Marathon Boston, Massachusetts MARATHON 4/20/15 118   35,671 19,579 16,092 $300 $806,000
3 TCS NYC Marathon New York, New York MARATHON 11/01/15     50,564     $255 $805,000
4 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Chicago, Illinois MARATHON 10/11/15 38 45,000 40,801 22,296 18,505 $150 $560,000
5 Gate River Run Jacksonville, Florida 15K 3/14/15 38 20,000 15,488 7,163 8,325 $35 $87,050
6 Seoul International Marathon Seoul, Korea MARATHON 3/15/15 84         $40 $80,000
7 Shamrockin' Run New Orleans 8K 3/15/15     31 20 11 $25 $70,000
8 B.A.A. 5K Boston, MA 5K 4/18/15 3 6,000 8,652     $65 $60,000
9 Honolulu Marathon Honolulu, Hawaii MARATHON 12/13/15 42   11,499     $125 $52,000
10 Asics LA Marathon Los Angeles, California MARATHON 3/15/15 29   21,481 12,358 9,123 $145 $50,000
11 Carlsbad 5000 Elite Men Invitational Carlsbad, California 5K 3/29/15 29   14       $47,200
12 Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon Detroit, Mich MARATHON 10/18/15 36 4,830 19,341     $110 $41,480
13 All-America City 10K Edinburg, TX 10K 2/07/15 31   4,000       $39,000
14 Chevron Houston Marathon Houston, Texas MARATHON 1/18/15 41 25,000 7,048 4,408 2,640 $125 $25,000
15 Fifth Third River Bank Run 25k Grand Rapids, MI 25K 5/09/15 36   6,589     $35 $21,900
16 Vancouver Sun Run Vancouver, Canada 10K 4/26/15 29   43,170 19,371 23,799 $45 $21,000
17 World's Best 10k San Juan, Puerto Rico 10K 3/01/15 15 15,000 10,715 6,241 4,474 $35 $20,000
18 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Houston, Texas HALF MARATHON 1/18/15   12,000 10,543 4,490 6,053 $105 $15,000
19 Standard Chartered Dubai 10K Dubai 10K 1/23/15     176 115 61 $60 $14,000
20 Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MARATHON 11/22/15 21   10,203 5,666 4,545 $85 $10,750
21 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon San Antonio, TX MARATHON 12/05/15     2,330 1,344 995 $95 $9,000
22 Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon San Jose, California HALF MARATHON 9/27/15 8   8,265 4,059 4,206 $110 $7,000
23 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon Long Beach, CA MARATHON 10/11/15 29   16,101 7,168 8,933 $110 $7,000
24 Pleasanton Double 15K DOUBLE ROAD RACE 12/20/15 3   473     $45 $6,380
25 MVP Health Care Stockade-athon 15K Schenectady, New York 15K 11/08/15 3677   1,671     $30 $5,500
26 Grandma's Marathon Duluth, Minnesota MARATHON 6/20/15 36 10,000 6,211 3,945 2,713 $85 $5,000
27 Carlsbad 5000 Women 30-39 Carlsbad, California 5K 3/29/15 29   266     $30 $4,800
28 Mount Washington Road Race Mount Washington, New Hampshire 7.6 MI 6/20/15 53 1,300 1,055 683 372 $80 $3,700
29 Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run Honolulu, Hawaii 8.15 MI 2/16/15 29   16,238 7,822 8,415 $50 $3,500
30 Dick's Sporting Good Pittsburgh Half-Marathon Pittsburgh, PA HALF MARATHON 5/03/15 5   14,590 5,587 9,002 $90 $3,500
31 Beach to Beacon 10K Cape Elizabeth, Maine 10K 8/01/15 16 7,200 6,491     $40 $3,500
32 Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA HALF MARATHON 10/25/15 4   7,762 3,184 4,578 $85 $3,500
33 San Jose Double Racing Festival San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 2/21/15 1   274 114 160 $45 $3,350
34 Double 15k San Jose San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 8/22/15 2   299     $66 $3,350
35 Rodes City Run 10K Louisville, KY 10K 3/21/15 33   5,917 2,444 3,435 $30 $3,310
36 Oklahoma Double Racing Festival Tulsa, OK 15K, 8K, 1.5 MI 4/04/15             $3,000
37 Eugene Marathon Eugene, OR MARATHON 5/10/15 8   1,361 785 576 $60 $3,000
38 Florida Double Racing Festival Ft. Lauderdale, Florida DOUBLE ROAD RACE 5/17/15     267     $45 $3,000
39 Manhattan Double Racing Festival Manhattan, KS DOUBLE ROAD RACE 5/23/15             $3,000
40 Double Road Race Indy Indianapolis, Indiana DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/02/15 1   114     $66 $3,000
41 Kansas Double Racing Festival Overland Park, Kansas DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/28/15 2   269     $45 $3,000
42 Double 15k San Juan Bautista San Juan Bautista, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 9/19/15 2   91     $55 $3,000
43 Kenya Double 21k Adventure Run Tanzania DOUBLE 21K 7/11/15 1   61 49 12   $1,760
44 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Washington, DC 10 MI 4/12/15 42 15,000 17,747 10,548 7,199 $38 $1,750
45 Bali Double Racing Festival Bali, Indonesia 15K, 8K, 1.5 MI 4/19/15           $33 $1,580
46 Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run Manitou Springs, CO 10 MI 6/07/15     1,347 696 651 $30 $1,450
47 Clarksburg Country Run Clarksburg, California HALF MARATHON 11/08/15 48   491 203 288 $53 $1,425
48 Belfast City Marathon Belfast MARATHON 5/04/15 32   2,325       $1,400
49 Miami Marathon Miami, Florida MARATHON 1/25/15 10   3,529 2,303 1,222 $90 $1,000
50 America's Finest City Half Marathon San Diego, California HALF MARATHON 8/16/15 36 8,000 6,164 2,950 3,214 $90 $1,000
51 Kids Double 1.5 Mile San Jose, California KIDS CUP DOUBLE 1.5 MI 8/22/15 1   39     $45 $900
52 GO! St. Louis Marathon St. Louis, Mo MARATHON 4/11/15 13 3,000 1,994     $95 $600
53 People's Bank Vermont City Marathon Burlington, Vermont MARATHON 5/24/15 25   2,613     $85 $600
54 Ashenfelter 8K Classic Glen Ridge, NJ 8K 11/26/15 15   1,301     $25 $600
55 Rock 'n' Roll Washington D.C. Marathon Washington D.C., US MARATHON 3/14/15 3   2,722 1,552 1,170 $80 $500
56 San Francisco 8k Double Adventure Run San Francisco, CA 8K, 1.5 MI 6/21/15             $500
57 UjENA Double 5K San Jose San Jose, California UJENA DOUBLE 5K 8/22/15 1   120       $350
58 Boxing Day 10 Miler Hamilton, Ontario, CAN 10 MI 12/26/15 95   20 7 13 $65 $300
59 Middletown Orange County Classic 10k Middletown, NY 10K 6/06/15 32   643 370 273 $23 $225
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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 21
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 21
The Double Road Race 15k Challenge is one 15k race broken up into two stages. …
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December 20
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 14
The 2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon/Half Marathon was cancelled due to weather. Formerly known as The Dallas White Rock…
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December 14
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 13
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 13
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 13
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 13
The 12k starts and ends at Gilbert’s Freestone District Park with an out and back route along…
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December 7
Tracing an historic route used by the gold miners during the 1849 Gold Rush, it begins at…
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December 7
The Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship is one of the longest running races in Japan, it is…
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December 6
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 6
Presented by the City of San Ramon to help you start the Holiday Season with a healthy…
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December 6
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 6
First-timer or Boston-bound, the marathon and half marathon courses are flat, fast and fun. Live bands, cheer…
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November 30
Rolling course with hilly sections and scenic views of downtown Seattle and Lake Washington.
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November 30
I have run this race at least 15 times over the last 27 years, maybe more. Just…
Run Wild For A Child 5K
San Francisco, California
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November 29
A word, a city, an idea, a unique history. A symbol of democracy, a flame that disseminates…
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November 27
10k Run and Walk (6.2 miles) with gently rolling hills (bridges) in downtown setting.
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November 27
Lots of racing Thanksgiving morning, all across America. It's a great way to start off a day…
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November 27
Our course starts and finishes next to SouthPark Mall. Participants will enjoy a safe and scenic run…
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November 27
This annual Thanksgiving Day race takes runners through the city of Glen Ridge, NJ.
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November 27
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 27
The Atlanta Half Marathon course starts and finishes just outside of Turner Field. The 13.1 mile course…
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November 27
Run for the Diamonds 9 mile race takes runners through the town of Berwick, a course which…
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November 27
This USATF Certified course takes runners through the Lincoln Park area of Chicago.
Turkey Day 8K
Chicago, IL
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November 27
This 8k course goes down Delaware Ave in Buffalo, NY.
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November 23
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 23
The USATF-certified course (VA08016RT) is entirely on a paved 12'-foot-wide multiple use trail with no road crossings.…
Kinhaven 5k
Arlington, Virginia
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November 16
The marathon and half marathon courses are as flat and festive as they come – perfect for…
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November 16
The Big Sur International Marathon is a non-profit organization that serves the community by providing a worldclass…
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November 15
This marathon starts and finishes in charming historic downtown Richmond, once the capital of the south. The…
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November 9
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 9
Relatively flat out to 4 miles then down until after 5. Nice hills through 8 and flat…
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November 9
The Schenectady, NY Stockade-athon is popularly recognized as the oldest major 15K road race in the USA. CASH…
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November 9
The race begins and ends at Veteran's Memorial Park on the bayfront then winds its way along…
Pensacola Marathon
Pensacola, FL
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November 8
Catch the magic of a spectacular 3-park nighttime Half Marathon with a delicious Food & Wine Festival…
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November 2
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 2
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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November 1
The Monumental starts and finishes near the Indiana State Capitol Building in downtown Indianapolis and highlights the…
Monumental Marathon
Indianapolis, IN
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