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 1/01/15 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 Ashenfelter 8k Classic Glen Ridge, NJ 8K 11/27/14 13         $25 $600
6 GO! St. Louis Marathon St. Louis, Mo MARATHON 4/05/15 13 3,000 1,994     $95 $600
7 Key Bank Vermont City Marathon Burlington, Vermont MARATHON 5/24/15 25   2,613     $85 $600
8 Kids Double 1.5 Mile San Jose, California KIDS CUP DOUBLE 1.5 MI 8/22/15 1   39     $45 $900
9 Philadelphia Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MARATHON 11/01/14 20   14,180     $85 $1,000
10 Miami Marathon Miami, Florida MARATHON 2/01/15 10   3,529 2,303 1,222 $90 $1,000
11 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
12 Papa John's 10 Miler Louisville, KY 10 MI 3/21/15 11   6,005 2,561 3,443 $30 $1,125
13 Athens Double Road Race Marathon, Greece DOUBLE ROAD RACE 11/30/14 1   183 145 38 $28 $1,400
14 Belfast City Marathon Belfast MARATHON 5/04/15 32   2,325       $1,400
15 Clarksburg Country Run Clarksburg, California HALF MARATHON 11/01/14 47   498 221 277 $45 $1,450
16 Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run Manitou Springs, CO 10 MI 6/07/15     1,347 696 651 $30 $1,450
17 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Washington, DC 10 MI 4/05/15 42 15,000 17,747 10,548 7,199 $38 $1,750
18 Kenya Double 21k Adventure Run Thika, Kenya DOUBLE 21K 9/15* 1   61 49 12   $1,760
19 Boxing Day 10 Miler Hamilton, Ontario, CAN 10 MI 12/25/14 93   684 363 321 $65 $2,500
20 Double Road Race Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale, Florida DOUBLE ROAD RACE 1/01/15     267     $45 $3,000
21 Double Road Race San Jose February 2014 San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 2/23/15 1   274 114 160 $45 $3,000
22 Double Road Race Pacific Grove Pacific Grove, Calfornia DOUBLE ROAD RACE 5/12/15     271     $45 $3,000
23 Double Road Race Indy Indianapolis, Indiana DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/02/15 1   114     $66 $3,000
24 Double Road Race Overland Park Overland Park, Kansas DOUBLE ROAD RACE 6/28/15 2   269     $45 $3,000
25 Eugene Marathon Eugene, OR MARATHON 7/26/15 8   1,361 785 576 $60 $3,000
26 Double 15k San Juan Bautista San Juan Bautista, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 9/19/15 2   91     $55 $3,000
27 Rodes City Run 10K Louisville, KY 10K 3/07/15 33   5,917 2,444 3,435 $30 $3,310
28 Double 15k San Jose San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 8/22/15 2   299     $66 $3,350
29 Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA HALF MARATHON 10/26/14 4   7,324 3,064 4,260 $85 $3,500
30 Dick's Sporting Good Pittsburgh Half-Marathon Pittsburgh, PA HALF MARATHON 1/01/15 5   14,590 5,587 9,002 $90 $3,500
31 Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run Honolulu, Hawaii 8.15 MI 2/18/15 29   16,238 7,822 8,415 $50 $3,500
32 Beach to Beacon 10K Cape Elizabeth, Maine 10K 8/01/15 16 7,200 6,491     $40 $3,500
33 Mount Washington Road Race Mount Washington, New Hampshire 7.6 MI 6/20/15 53 1,300 1,055 683 372 $80 $3,700
34 Carlsbad 5000 Women 30-39 Carlsbad, California 5K 3/15* 29   266     $30 $4,800
35 Pleasanton Double Road Race Pleasanton, CA DOUBLE ROAD RACE 12/21/14 1   514 229 285 $45 $4,900
36 Grandma's Marathon Duluth, Minnesota MARATHON 6/20/15 36 10,000 6,211 3,945 2,713 $85 $5,000
37 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Half Marathon San Antonio, TX HALF MARATHON 12/07/14     14,417 5,534 8,883 $85 $5,250
38 Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon San Jose, California HALF MARATHON 10/04/15 8   8,265 4,059 4,206 $110 $7,000
39 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon Long Beach, CA MARATHON 10/11/15 29   16,101 7,168 8,933 $110 $7,000
40 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon San Antonio, TX MARATHON 12/07/14     2,662 1,488 1,174 $95 $9,000
41 Mercedes Marathon Birmingham, AL MARATHON 2/15/15     1,028     $70 $12,550
42 Standard Chartered Dubai 10K Dubai 10K 1/23/15     176 115 61 $60 $14,000
43 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Houston, Texas HALF MARATHON 1/18/15   12,000 10,543 4,490 6,053 $105 $15,000
44 Big Sur Half Marathon Big Sur, CA HALF MARATHON 11/16/14 11   7,149 2,530 4,619 $95 $19,650
45 World's Best 10k San Juan, Puerto Rico 10K 1/22/15 15 15,000 10,715 6,241 4,474 $35 $20,000
46 Vancouver Sun Run Vancouver, Canada 10K 4/26/15 29   43,170 19,371 23,799 $45 $21,000
47 Fifth Third River Bank Run 25k Grand Rapids, MI 25K 5/09/15 36   6,589     $35 $21,900
48 Chevron Houston Marathon Houston, Texas MARATHON 1/18/15 41 25,000 7,048 4,408 2,640 $125 $25,000
49 All-America City 10K Edinburg, TX 10K 1/31/15 31   4,000     $10 $30,000
50 California International Marathon Sacramento, CA MARATHON 12/07/14 31 8,000 6,429 3,755 2,674 $85 $39,700
51 Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon Detroit, Mich MARATHON 10/18/15 36 4,830 19,341     $110 $41,480
52 Carlsbad 5000 Elite Men Invitational Carlsbad, California 5K 3/15* 29   14       $47,200
53 Asics LA Marathon Los Angeles, California MARATHON 3/08/15 29   21,481 12,358 9,123 $145 $50,000
54 Honolulu Marathon Honolulu, Hawaii MARATHON 12/07/14 40         $125 $52,000
55 B.A.A. 5K Boston, MA 5K 4/18/15 3 6,000 8,652     $65 $60,000
56 Shamrockin' Run New Orleans 8K 3/15/15     31 20 11 $25 $70,000
57 Seoul International Marathon Seoul, Korea MARATHON 3/15/15 84         $40 $80,000
58 Gate River Run Jacksonville, Florida 15K 3/14/15 38 20,000 15,488 7,163 8,325 $35 $87,050
59 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Chicago, Illinois MARATHON 10/11/15 38 45,000 40,801 22,296 18,505 $150 $560,000
60 Boston Marathon Boston, Massachusetts MARATHON 4/20/15 118   35,671 19,579 16,092 $300 $806,000
61 ING NYC Marathon New York, New York MARATHON 11/02/14     45,000     $255 $875,000
62 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Dubai MARATHON 1/23/15 12         $120 $908,000
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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 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…
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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 ING 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
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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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Double Road Race