Best Road Races

Best Road Races - Prize Money

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# 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 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Houston, Texas HALF MARATHON 1/19/14   12,000 10,066 4,460 5,606 $105 $98,000
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 Craigslist 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 Dick's Sporting Good Pittsburgh Half Marathon Pittsburgh, PA HALF MARATHON 5/04/14 5   14,039 5,437 8,558 $80 $34,500
31 All-America City 10K Edinburg, TX 10K 2/01/14 31         $10 $33,200
32 Belfast City Marathon Belfast MARATHON 5/05/14 32   2,531       $30,550
33 Standard Chartered Dubai 10K Dubai 10K 1/24/14 12   11,424 7,555 3,869 $60 $28,000
34 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Virginia Beach, VA MARATHON 3/16/14 40   2,994     $90 $26,050
35 B.A.A. 5K Boston, MA 5K 4/19/14 3 6,000 5,649     $65 $25,000
36 Vancouver Sun Run Vancouver, Canada 10K 4/27/14 29   38,897     $45 $21,000
37 Wharf to Wharf Santa Cruz, California 6 MI 7/27/14* 41 15,000 12,672 4,770 7,902 $35 $20,000
38 Big Sur Half Marathon Big Sur, CA HALF MARATHON 11/16/14 11   7,149 2,530 4,619 $95 $19,650
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 Fifth Avenue Mile Manhattan, NY 1 MI 9/14* 16   5,182 2,865 2,317 $40 $16,000
41 Naples Half Marathon Naples, Florida HALF MARATHON 1/19/14 10   1,678     $35 $15,500
42 Vermont City Marathon Burlington, Vermont MARATHON 5/25/14 25   2,609     $85 $15,000
43 Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K Richmond, Virginia 10K 3/29/14 14 40,000 32,226     $30 $14,300
44 Mercedes Marathon Birmingham, AL MARATHON 2/16/14     995 637 358 $70 $12,550
45 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Cleveland, OH MARATHON 5/18/14 35   2,863 1,409 845 $50 $12,500
46 Pike's Peek 10k Rockville, MD 10K 4/27/14     2,449     $25 $12,300
47 KY Derby Festival miniMarathon Louisville, Kentucky HALF MARATHON 4/19/14 40 18,000 11,485 4,885 6,600 $50 $12,000
48 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
49 Pike's Peak Marathon Manitou Springs, Colo HALF MARATHON 8/16/14 58 800 1,641 1,075 566 $115 $11,000
50 Rite Aid Cleveland 10K Cleveland, OH 10K 5/18/14 35   4,367 1,409 845 $20 $10,300
51 Melbourne Music Half Marathon Melbourne, Florida HALF MARATHON 2/02/14 5   977 400 577 $55 $10,200
52 ING Miami Marathon Miami, Florida MARATHON 2/02/14 10   3,825 2,435 1,390 $90 $9,800
53 Mount Washington Road Race Mount Washington, New Hampshire 7.6 MI 6/21/14 53 1,300 1,086 758 387 $80 $9,500
54 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon San Antonio, TX MARATHON 12/07/14     2,662 1,488 1,174 $95 $9,000
55 Fargo Marathon Fargo, North Dakota MARATHON 5/10/14 9   1,644 984 660 $65 $8,800
56 Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT HALF MARATHON 6/22/14 32 5,000 4,009     $55 $8,600
57 Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run Honolulu, Hawaii 8.15 MI 2/17/14 29   17,958 8,638 9,434 $50 $8,400
58 Middletown Orange County Classic 10k Middletown, NY 10K 6/01/14 32   766 431 335 $23 $8,075
59 Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run Manitou Springs, CO 10 MI 6/08/14     1,462 783 679 $30 $8,000
60 GO! St. Louis Marathon St. Louis, Mo MARATHON 4/06/14 13 3,000 1,595 990 605 $95 $7,000
61 Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon San Jose, California HALF MARATHON 10/14* 8         $110 $7,000
62 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon Long Beach, CA MARATHON 10/14* 29   16,376 7,429 8,947 $110 $7,000
63 Rodes City Run 10K Louisville, KY 10K 3/08/14 33   6,573 2,878 3,964 $30 $6,410
64 Debbie Green 5k Wheeling, WV 5K 8/02/14 16   688 378 310 $25 $6,400
65 KY Derby Festival Marathon Louisville, Kentucky MARATHON 4/19/14 12   2,034 1,220 814 $65 $6,000
66 Bayshore Marathon Traverse City, MI MARATHON 5/24/14 32 2,750 1,948 1,108 840 $95 $5,750
67 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Half Marathon San Antonio, TX HALF MARATHON 12/07/14     14,417 5,534 8,883 $85 $5,250
68 Cox Providence Rhode Races Marathon Providence, Rhode Island MARATHON 5/04/14 5   1,261 647 614 $70 $5,000
69 Pleasanton Double Road Race Pleasanton, CA DOUBLE ROAD RACE 12/21/14 1   514 229 285 $45 $4,900
70 Carlsbad 5000 Women 30-39 Carlsbad, California 5K 3/30/14 27         $30 $4,800
71 New York 10k New York, New York 10K 10/14* 3   4,124 1,402 2,722 $55 $4,800
72 Falmouth Elite Mile Falmouth, Massachusetts 1 MI 8/17/14 18           $4,500
73 Double Road Race San Jose February 2014 San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 2/22/14 1   314     $45 $4,000
74 Double Road Race Indy Indianapolis, Indiana DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/01/14 1   163     $60 $4,000
75 Double Road Race Overland Park Overland Park, Kansas DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/29/14 2   359 175 184 $60 $4,000
76 Emerald Across the Bay 12k San Francisco, CA 12K 3/16/14 30   2,609     $50 $3,900
77 Mohawk Hudson River Marathon Schenectady, New York MARATHON 10/14* 31   939     $80 $3,500
78 Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA HALF MARATHON 10/26/14 4   7,324 3,064 4,260 $85 $3,500
79 Papa John's 10 Miler Louisville, KY 10 MI 3/22/14 11   6,179 2,732 3,445 $30 $3,375
80 Oakland Marathon Walnut Creek, CA MARATHON 3/23/14 4   854     $90 $3,300
81 Double Road Race Pacific Grove Pacific Grove, Calfornia DOUBLE ROAD RACE 5/11/14     271     $45 $3,000
82 Double Road Race Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale, Florida DOUBLE ROAD RACE 5/18/14     267     $45 $3,000
83 Marin Memorial Day 10k Kentfield, California 10K 5/26/14 36   513 311 202 $30 $3,000
84 Double Road Race San Jose August 2014 San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 8/23/14 1   314     $45 $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 Fargo Half Marathon Fargo, North Dakota HALF MARATHON 5/10/14 9   5,590 2,121 3,469 $45 $2,400
88 ING Miami Half Marathon Miami, Florida HALF MARATHON 2/02/14 10   14,939 7,325 7,614 $60 $2,000
89 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon Sonoma, California HALF MARATHON 7/20/14 10 3,000 2,888     $125 $2,000
90 Rock The Parkway Half Marathon Kansas City, Mo HALF MARATHON 4/12/14   5,500 5,500     $50 $1,800
91 Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon Schenectady, New York HALF MARATHON 10/14* 30   800     $55 $1,750
92 Rhody Run Port Townsend, WA 12K 5/18/14 34   1,961 795 1,166 $25 $1,700
93 Clarksburg Country Run Clarksburg, California HALF MARATHON 11/14* 47   498 221 277 $45 $1,450
94 California Classic Weekend Half Marathon Fresno, Ca HALF MARATHON 3/16/14 3   1,783 740 1,043 $60 $1,400
95 Athens Double Road Race Marathon, Greece DOUBLE ROAD RACE 11/30/14 1   183 145 38 $28 $1,400
96 FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler Chicago, IL 10 MI 4/19/14 2   1,383 650 725 $60 $1,150
97 Philadelphia Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MARATHON 11/01/14 20   14,180     $85 $1,000
98 Fontana Day Half Marathon Fontana, California HALF MARATHON 6/07/14 58   1,027     $35 $750
99 Ashenfelter 8k Classic Glen Ridge, NJ 8K 11/27/14 13         $25 $600
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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 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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May 18
The Cleveland Marathon features a relatively flat and fast course, great volunteer support and a scenic view…
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May 18
The Rhody Run starts and finishes at the same point and covers a loop through a rural…
Rhody Run
Port Townsend, WA
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May 18
Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12k is one of the world’s largest and oldest footraces, held annually in…
Craigslist Bay to Breakers
San Francisco, California
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May 18
"The Double Road Race® is the only running event with a halftime. Run 10K first, rest and…
Double Road Race Ft. Lauderdale
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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May 11
"The Double Road Race® is the only running event with a halftime. Run 10K first, rest and…
Double Road Race Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove, Calfornia
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May 10
The Scheels Fargo Marathon, this year themed Rock Fargo! has always been flat and fast. A couple…
Fargo Marathon
Fargo, North Dakota
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May 10
The largest 25K in the country, the USATF certified loop course starts in downtown Grand Rapids on…
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May 10
This scenic course runs through the Santa Ynez Valley. Santa Ynez is located less than 30 miles…
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May 10
Nancy Brinker promised her dying sister Susan G. Komen that she would do everything possible to find…
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May 5
The race starts at the Belfast City Hall at 9am and finishes at Ormeau Park.
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May 4
The Avenue of the Giants, or the Ave, as most runners know it, is one of the…
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May 4
This is a fast, certified course with a net elevation loss of 1100 ft. It's a Boston…
Colorado Marathon
Fort Collins, Colorado
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May 4
Runners will race on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, cross each of the three rivers in Pittsburgh…
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May 4
The fifth annual Cox Providence Rhode Races will feature a marathon, half marathon, 5k and kids fun…
Cox Providence Rhode Races Marathon
Providence, Rhode Island
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May 4
This race has held onto the title of being the largest 10-Miler in the United States and…
Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Mile
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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May 3
The 38th Running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon takes place on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The…
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April 27
At the town-owned Endicott Estate, the race commences at 11:00 AM with the ring of a gong.…
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April 27
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is run on a challenging but fun course that takes participants through…
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April 27
This 10k course is designed for speed. The start is on Redland Rd just east of the…
Pike's Peek 10k
Rockville, MD
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April 27
24th annual event...The first Michael Forbes Trolley Run in 1989 raised $13,000 for CCVI with 778 runners…
Trolley Run
Kansas City, Missouri
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April 27
The Big Sur Marathon follows the most beautiful coastline in the world -- and, for runners, one…
Big Sur 5k
Carmel, California
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April 27
The spectacular start and finish lines are at Appleby College. If you are in the Toronto area,…
Mercedes-Benz Oakville 5K
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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April 27
The Vancouver Sun Run is Canada’s largest 10K road race. The 10K route is a beautiful scenic…
Vancouver Sun Run
Vancouver, Canada
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April 27
The course of this 4 mile race against lung cancer takes runners through Central Park in New…
Run as One
Manhattan, NY
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April 26
The Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler course will start runners at the upper level of Edgewater Park. Runners…
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April 26
Run to the rhythm of Music City with over 35,000 participants and experience some of Nashville's most…
Country Music Half Marathon
Nashville, Tennessee
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