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 Middletown Orange County Classic 10k Middletown, NY 10K 6/06/15 32   643 370 273 $23 $225
2 UjENA Double 5K San Jose San Jose, California UJENA DOUBLE 5K 8/22/15 1   120       $350
3 Rock 'n' Roll Washington D.C. Marathon Washington D.C., US MARATHON 1/01/15 3   2,722 1,552 1,170 $80 $500
4 Rock 'n' Roll Washington D.C. Half Marathon Washington D.C., US HALF MARATHON 3/14/15 3   16,742 6,422 10,302 $95 $500
5 San Francisco 8k Double Adventure Run San Francisco, CA 8K, 1.5 MI 6/21/15             $500
6 Ashenfelter 8k Classic Glen Ridge, NJ 8K 11/27/14 13         $25 $600
7 Toro Park 21K Double Adventure Run Salinas, CA 21K 3/07/15           $45 $600
8 GO! St. Louis Marathon St. Louis, Mo MARATHON 4/11/15 13 3,000 1,994     $95 $600
9 People's Bank Vermont City Marathon Burlington, Vermont MARATHON 5/24/15 25   2,613     $85 $600
10 Kids Double 1.5 Mile San Jose, California KIDS CUP DOUBLE 1.5 MI 8/22/15 1   39     $45 $900
11 Philadelphia Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MARATHON 11/23/14 20   14,180     $85 $1,000
12 Miami Marathon Miami, Florida MARATHON 1/25/15 10   3,529 2,303 1,222 $90 $1,000
13 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
14 Papa John's 10 Miler Louisville, KY 10 MI 3/21/15 11   6,005 2,561 3,443 $30 $1,125
15 Athens Double Road Race 15k Marathon, Greece 15K 11/29/14 1   183 145 38 $28 $1,400
16 Belfast City Marathon Belfast MARATHON 5/04/15 32   2,325       $1,400
17 Clarksburg Country Run Clarksburg, California HALF MARATHON 11/08/15 48   491 203 288 $53 $1,425
18 Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run Manitou Springs, CO 10 MI 6/07/15     1,347 696 651 $30 $1,450
19 Bali Double Racing Festival Bali, Indonesia 15K, 8K, 1.5 MI 4/19/15           $33 $1,580
20 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Washington, DC 10 MI 4/12/15 42 15,000 17,747 10,548 7,199 $38 $1,750
21 Kenya Double 21k Adventure Run Tanzania DOUBLE 21K 7/11/15 1   61 49 12   $1,760
22 Boxing Day 10 Miler Hamilton, Ontario, CAN 10 MI 12/26/14 93   684 363 321 $65 $2,500
23 Oklahoma Double Racing Festival Tulsa, OK 15K, 8K, 1.5 MI 4/04/15             $3,000
24 Eugene Marathon Eugene, OR MARATHON 5/10/15 8   1,361 785 576 $60 $3,000
25 Florida Double Racing Festival Ft. Lauderdale, Florida DOUBLE ROAD RACE 5/17/15     267     $45 $3,000
26 Manhattan Double Racing Festival Manhattan, KS DOUBLE ROAD RACE 5/23/15             $3,000
27 Double Road Race Indy Indianapolis, Indiana DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/02/15 1   114     $66 $3,000
28 Kansas Double Racing Festival Overland Park, Kansas DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/28/15 2   269     $45 $3,000
29 Double 15k San Juan Bautista San Juan Bautista, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 9/19/15 2   91     $55 $3,000
30 Rodes City Run 10K Louisville, KY 10K 3/21/15 33   5,917 2,444 3,435 $30 $3,310
31 San Jose Double Racing Festival San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 2/21/15 1   274 114 160 $45 $3,350
32 Double 15k San Jose San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 8/22/15 2   299     $66 $3,350
33 Dick's Sporting Good Pittsburgh Half-Marathon Pittsburgh, PA HALF MARATHON 1/01/15 5   14,590 5,587 9,002 $90 $3,500
34 Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run Honolulu, Hawaii 8.15 MI 2/18/15 29   16,238 7,822 8,415 $50 $3,500
35 Beach to Beacon 10K Cape Elizabeth, Maine 10K 8/01/15 16 7,200 6,491     $40 $3,500
36 Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA HALF MARATHON 10/25/15 4   7,762 3,184 4,578 $85 $3,500
37 Mount Washington Road Race Mount Washington, New Hampshire 7.6 MI 6/20/15 53 1,300 1,055 683 372 $80 $3,700
38 Carlsbad 5000 Women 30-39 Carlsbad, California 5K 3/29/15 29   266     $30 $4,800
39 Pleasanton Double Racing Festival Pleasanton, CA 15K 12/21/14 1   514 229 285 $45 $4,900
40 Grandma's Marathon Duluth, Minnesota MARATHON 6/20/15 36 10,000 6,211 3,945 2,713 $85 $5,000
41 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Half Marathon San Antonio, TX HALF MARATHON 12/07/14     14,417 5,534 8,883 $85 $5,250
42 MVP Health Care Stockade-athon 15K Schenectady, New York 15K 11/08/15 3677   1,671     $30 $5,500
43 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
44 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon Long Beach, CA MARATHON 10/11/15 29   16,101 7,168 8,933 $110 $7,000
45 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon San Antonio, TX MARATHON 12/07/14     2,662 1,488 1,174 $95 $9,000
46 Mercedes Marathon Birmingham, AL MARATHON 2/22/15     1,028     $70 $12,550
47 Standard Chartered Dubai 10K Dubai 10K 1/23/15     176 115 61 $60 $14,000
48 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Houston, Texas HALF MARATHON 1/18/15   12,000 10,543 4,490 6,053 $105 $15,000
49 World's Best 10k San Juan, Puerto Rico 10K 3/01/15 15 15,000 10,715 6,241 4,474 $35 $20,000
50 Vancouver Sun Run Vancouver, Canada 10K 4/26/15 29   43,170 19,371 23,799 $45 $21,000
51 Fifth Third River Bank Run 25k Grand Rapids, MI 25K 5/09/15 36   6,589     $35 $21,900
52 Chevron Houston Marathon Houston, Texas MARATHON 1/18/15 41 25,000 7,048 4,408 2,640 $125 $25,000
53 All-America City 10K Edinburg, TX 10K 1/31/15 31   4,000       $39,000
54 California International Marathon Sacramento, CA MARATHON 12/07/14 31 8,000 6,429 3,755 2,674 $85 $39,700
55 Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon Detroit, Mich MARATHON 10/18/15 36 4,830 19,341     $110 $41,480
56 Carlsbad 5000 Elite Men Invitational Carlsbad, California 5K 3/29/15 29   14       $47,200
57 Asics LA Marathon Los Angeles, California MARATHON 3/15/15 29   21,481 12,358 9,123 $145 $50,000
58 Honolulu Marathon Honolulu, Hawaii MARATHON 12/14/14 40         $125 $52,000
59 B.A.A. 5K Boston, MA 5K 4/18/15 3 6,000 8,652     $65 $60,000
60 Shamrockin' Run New Orleans 8K 3/15/15     31 20 11 $25 $70,000
61 Seoul International Marathon Seoul, Korea MARATHON 3/15/15 84         $40 $80,000
62 Gate River Run Jacksonville, Florida 15K 3/14/15 38 20,000 15,488 7,163 8,325 $35 $87,050
63 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Chicago, Illinois MARATHON 10/11/15 38 45,000 40,801 22,296 18,505 $150 $560,000
64 TCS NYC Marathon New York, New York MARATHON 11/01/15     50,564     $255 $805,000
65 Boston Marathon Boston, Massachusetts MARATHON 4/20/15 118   35,671 19,579 16,092 $300 $806,000
66 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Dubai MARATHON 1/23/15 12         $120 $908,000
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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
October 31
Double 15k Challenge, Double 8k Challenge and Kids Cup Double 1.5 Mile
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October 26
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 26
This annual 10k race is a low key but fun event.
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October 26
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 26
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
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 Discovery Run event starts to close out the road race season. This event draws local runners…
Lakefront Discovery Run
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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October 25
The 2011 Half Marathon and 10-Mile Monster Dash is in St. Paul this year! We are very…
Monster Dash Half Marathon
St. Paul, Minnesota
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October 25
The race consists of 2 legs, a 5k and a 3k. In between there is time to…
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October 19
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 19
The marathon and half marathon courses are as flat and festive as they come – perfect for…
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October 19
The Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K are located in beautiful HUMBOLDT REDWOODS STATE PARK, about…
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October 19
2011 was a great year with a record turn out of more than 20,000 participants. With international…
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October 19
The Nike Women's Marathon, the largest woman's marathon in the world, takes place in San Francisco, California.…
Nike Women's Half Marathon
San Francisco, California
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October 18
The fair yet challenging course travels through the many diverse neighborhoods including the scenic Inner Harbor waterfront…
October 17
The Double Racing Festival will take place on 10/18/15. There are 2 legs with a half time.…
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October 13
The Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women started in 1977 and features one of the strongest elite…
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October 12
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners…
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October 12
Each year tens of thousands of runners and spectators come to Washington, DC to join in this…
Army Ten-Miler
Washington, DC
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October 12
Clear skies and a starting time temperature of 67 degrees greeted an event record 5,253 runners at…
B.A.A. Half Marathon
Boston, Massachusetts
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October 12
The Long Beach race course combines spectacular oceanfront views, charming seaside communities, and the metropolitan feel at…
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October 11
The race start and finish location is at Market Street, the course goes through the Woodlands Township.
10 for Texas
The Woodlands, TX
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October 11
The NU Hartford Marathon showcases the revitalized riverfronts of Hartford and East Hartford with breathtaking views of…
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October 5
For many years the Portland Marathon has been rated as one of the premier marathon events in…
Portland Marathon
Portland, Oregon
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October 5
In racing, everyone's a winner. Crossing the finish line gives everyone an incomparable sense of accomplishment. Racing…
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October 5
12K starting at the Ferry Building, ending at Chrissy Field with a live band.
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October 5
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon has earned the reputation for being "The most beautiful urban marathon in…
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October 4
It begins in the majestic Pine Valley mountains and descends nearly 2600 feet through scenic southwest Utah,…
St. George Marathon
St. George, UT
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September 28
The course will showcase the features of New York's only mainland borough on this 10 mile run…
Bronx 10-Mile
Bronx, NY
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September 28
The Berlin marathon is one of the largest and most popular road races in the world. Along…
BMW Berlin Marathon
Berlin, Germany
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September 28
16,000 runners race through the streets of Pittsburgh
City of Pittsburgh Great Race
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
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September 28
Historically, Yonkers is one of the most famous words in American road racing. To veteran runners, it…
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September 21
The Maui Marathon features one of the most scenic courses in the world – a point-to-point route…
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September 21
First-timer or Boston-bound, the marathon and half marathon courses are flat, fast and fun. Live bands, cheer…
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September 20
The Double Road RaceŽ was created by running visionary and Runner's World magazine founder Bob Anderson.…
Double 15k San Juan Bautista
San Juan Bautista, California
September 19
The Double Racing Festival will take place on 9/20/15. There are 2 legs with a half time.…
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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 -The Double 21k Challenge - 15k first leg, two hours and 30 minutes…
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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…
August 28
The Double Racing Festival will take place on 8/29/15. There are 2 legs with a half time.…
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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 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
August 1
The Double Racing Festival includes 3 races and music.
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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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