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 Toro Park 21K Double Adventure Run Salinas, CA 21K 3/07/15           $45 $600
7 GO! St. Louis Marathon St. Louis, Mo MARATHON 4/11/15 13 3,000 1,994     $95 $600
8 People's Bank Vermont City Marathon Burlington, Vermont MARATHON 5/24/15 25   2,613     $85 $600
9 Ashenfelter 8K Classic Glen Ridge, NJ 8K 11/26/15 15   1,301     $25 $600
10 Kids Double 1.5 Mile San Jose, California KIDS CUP DOUBLE 1.5 MI 8/22/15 1   39     $45 $900
11 Miami Marathon Miami, Florida MARATHON 1/25/15 10   3,529 2,303 1,222 $90 $1,000
12 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
13 Papa John's 10 Miler Louisville, KY 10 MI 3/21/15 11   6,005 2,561 3,443 $30 $1,125
14 Belfast City Marathon Belfast MARATHON 5/04/15 32   2,325       $1,400
15 Clarksburg Country Run Clarksburg, California HALF MARATHON 11/08/15 48   491 203 288 $53 $1,425
16 Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run Manitou Springs, CO 10 MI 6/07/15     1,347 696 651 $30 $1,450
17 Bali Double Racing Festival Bali, Indonesia 15K, 8K, 1.5 MI 4/19/15           $33 $1,580
18 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Washington, DC 10 MI 4/12/15 42 15,000 17,747 10,548 7,199 $38 $1,750
19 Kenya Double 21k Adventure Run Tanzania DOUBLE 21K 7/11/15 1   61 49 12   $1,760
20 Boxing Day 10 Miler Hamilton, Ontario, CAN 10 MI 12/26/14 93   684 363 321 $65 $2,500
21 Oklahoma Double Racing Festival Tulsa, OK 15K, 8K, 1.5 MI 4/04/15             $3,000
22 Eugene Marathon Eugene, OR MARATHON 5/10/15 8   1,361 785 576 $60 $3,000
23 Florida Double Racing Festival Ft. Lauderdale, Florida DOUBLE ROAD RACE 5/17/15     267     $45 $3,000
24 Manhattan Double Racing Festival Manhattan, KS DOUBLE ROAD RACE 5/23/15             $3,000
25 Double Road Race Indy Indianapolis, Indiana DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/02/15 1   114     $66 $3,000
26 Kansas Double Racing Festival Overland Park, Kansas DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/28/15 2   269     $45 $3,000
27 Double 15k San Juan Bautista San Juan Bautista, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 9/19/15 2   91     $55 $3,000
28 Rodes City Run 10K Louisville, KY 10K 3/21/15 33   5,917 2,444 3,435 $30 $3,310
29 San Jose Double Racing Festival San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 2/21/15 1   274 114 160 $45 $3,350
30 Double 15k San Jose San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 8/22/15 2   299     $66 $3,350
31 Dick's Sporting Good Pittsburgh Half-Marathon Pittsburgh, PA HALF MARATHON 1/01/15 5   14,590 5,587 9,002 $90 $3,500
32 Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run Honolulu, Hawaii 8.15 MI 2/18/15 29   16,238 7,822 8,415 $50 $3,500
33 Beach to Beacon 10K Cape Elizabeth, Maine 10K 8/01/15 16 7,200 6,491     $40 $3,500
34 Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA HALF MARATHON 10/25/15 4   7,762 3,184 4,578 $85 $3,500
35 Mount Washington Road Race Mount Washington, New Hampshire 7.6 MI 6/20/15 53 1,300 1,055 683 372 $80 $3,700
36 Carlsbad 5000 Women 30-39 Carlsbad, California 5K 3/29/15 29   266     $30 $4,800
37 Pleasanton Double Racing Festival Pleasanton, CA 15K 12/21/14 1   514 229 285 $45 $4,900
38 Grandma's Marathon Duluth, Minnesota MARATHON 6/20/15 36 10,000 6,211 3,945 2,713 $85 $5,000
39 MVP Health Care Stockade-athon 15K Schenectady, New York 15K 11/08/15 3677   1,671     $30 $5,500
40 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
41 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon Long Beach, CA MARATHON 10/11/15 29   16,101 7,168 8,933 $110 $7,000
42 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon San Antonio, TX MARATHON 12/05/15     2,330 1,344 995 $95 $9,000
43 Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MARATHON 11/22/15 21   10,203 5,666 4,545 $85 $10,750
44 Mercedes Marathon Birmingham, AL MARATHON 2/22/15     1,028     $70 $12,550
45 Standard Chartered Dubai 10K Dubai 10K 1/23/15     176 115 61 $60 $14,000
46 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Houston, Texas HALF MARATHON 1/18/15   12,000 10,543 4,490 6,053 $105 $15,000
47 World's Best 10k San Juan, Puerto Rico 10K 3/01/15 15 15,000 10,715 6,241 4,474 $35 $20,000
48 Vancouver Sun Run Vancouver, Canada 10K 4/26/15 29   43,170 19,371 23,799 $45 $21,000
49 Fifth Third River Bank Run 25k Grand Rapids, MI 25K 5/09/15 36   6,589     $35 $21,900
50 Chevron Houston Marathon Houston, Texas MARATHON 1/18/15 41 25,000 7,048 4,408 2,640 $125 $25,000
51 All-America City 10K Edinburg, TX 10K 1/31/15 31   4,000       $39,000
52 Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon Detroit, Mich MARATHON 10/18/15 36 4,830 19,341     $110 $41,480
53 Carlsbad 5000 Elite Men Invitational Carlsbad, California 5K 3/29/15 29   14       $47,200
54 Asics LA Marathon Los Angeles, California MARATHON 3/15/15 29   21,481 12,358 9,123 $145 $50,000
55 Honolulu Marathon Honolulu, Hawaii MARATHON 12/13/15 42   11,499     $125 $52,000
56 B.A.A. 5K Boston, MA 5K 4/18/15 3 6,000 8,652     $65 $60,000
57 Shamrockin' Run New Orleans 8K 3/15/15     31 20 11 $25 $70,000
58 Seoul International Marathon Seoul, Korea MARATHON 3/15/15 84         $40 $80,000
59 Gate River Run Jacksonville, Florida 15K 3/14/15 38 20,000 15,488 7,163 8,325 $35 $87,050
60 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Chicago, Illinois MARATHON 10/11/15 38 45,000 40,801 22,296 18,505 $150 $560,000
61 TCS NYC Marathon New York, New York MARATHON 11/01/15     50,564     $255 $805,000
62 Boston Marathon Boston, Massachusetts MARATHON 4/20/15 118   35,671 19,579 16,092 $300 $806,000
63 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Dubai MARATHON 1/23/15 12         $120 $908,000
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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
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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