Best Road Races

Best Road Races -  Race Distance

This list is sorted by the distance of the race.  5k is 3.1 miles, 10k is 6.2 miles, 15k is 9.3 miles, Half Marathon is 13.1 miles and Marathon is 26 miles. 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 Rotary Mission 5k San Juan Bautista, California 5K 1/23/16 31   103 149 252 $25  
2 Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K Manhattan, NY 5K 1/24/16     5,773 3,031 2,742 $19  
3 Carlsbad 5000 Elite Invitational Carlsbad, California 5K 3/27/16 31   15       $76,000
4 B.A.A. 5K Boston, MA 5K 4/16/16   6,000 8,892     $65 $2,400
5 Mercedes-Benz Oakville 5K Oakville, Ontario, Canada 5K 4/24/16     806     $40 $1,600
6 Susan Komen Race For the Cure Washington, DC 5K 5/07/16     2,134     $40  
7 Debbie Green 5k Wheeling, WV 5K 8/06/16     517     $25  
8 Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 5k San Jose, California 5K 11/24/16 11 21,000 10,098     $45  
9 San Ramon Bah Humbug! 5K San Ramon, CA 5K 12/03/16 20   799     $35  
10 Run Wild San(ta) Francisco 5K San Francisco, California 5K 12/04/16   3,000 916     $35  
11 It's A Wonderful Run 5k Seneca Falls, New York 5K 12/10/16     3,819     $20  
12 St. Patrick's Day Dash Seattle, WA 3.5 MI 3/13/16 29   2,798     $30  
13 Jingle Bell Jog 6k Brooklyn, NY 6K 12/03/16     5,269     $50  
14 Al Gordon Classic Brooklyn, NY 4 MI 2/20/16     1,050     $33  
15 Pat's Run Tempe, Arizona 4.2 MI 4/23/16 11   18,345     $50  
16 Manchester Road Race Manchester, CT 4.75 MI 11/24/16 79 15,000 12     $20  
17 Brea 8k Classic Brea, CA 8K 2/21/16 24   1,070     $35  
18 Juana Run Palo Alto, California 8K 2/27/16 19   266     $30  
19 Palo Alto Double Racing Festival Palo Alto, CA 8K 3/13/16 1   118        
20 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Chicago, Illinois 8K 3/27/16 36 40,000 27,865     $45 $15,000
21 Cabo 8k Double Adventure Run Cabo 8K 10/22/16 2   32        
22 YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot 8K Buffalo, NY 8K 11/24/16 120 1,400 12     $25  
23 San Jose 408K Race to the Row San Jose, CA 5 MI 2/28/16 3   4,459 1,556 2,903 $40  
24 Surf n Santa 5 Miler Virginia Beach, VA 5 MI 12/17/16 8   679     $50  
25 Jackson Day Race New Orleans, LA 9K 1/03/16 108   544 297 247 $35  
26 Wharf to Wharf Santa Cruz, California 6 MI 7/24/16   16,000 16,041       $54,000
27 Joe Kleinerman Classic 10K Central Park, NY 10K 1/09/16     4,204 2,346 1,858 $33  
28 Super Bowl Sunday 10K Redondo Beach, California 10K 1/31/16 38   2,876     $30 $2,000
29 All-America City 10K Edinburg, TX 10K 2/06/16 33   1,427       $39,400
30 Together with Love 10K Pacific Grove, California 10K 2/07/16 30   396     $34  
31 World's Best 10k San Juan, Puerto Rico 10K 2/28/16 17 15,000 9,488     $35 $146,700
32 St Patrick's 10K Washington D.C. 10K 3/06/16 27   2,032     $35  
33 Rodes City Run 10K Louisville, KY 10K 3/19/16 35   5,204     $30 $6,410
34 Cooper River Bridge Run 10k Charleston, South Carolina 10K 3/27/16 38   7,104 3,840 3,424 $40 $64,200
35 Statesman Cap 10,000 Austin, Texas 10K 4/10/16 39 25,000 7,968     $33  
36 Vancouver Sun Run Vancouver, Canada 10K 4/17/16     21,163     $45 $21,000
37 Pike's Peek 10k Rockville, MD 10K 4/24/16     2,397     $25 $12,300
38 Ottawa 10K Ottawa, CAN 10K 5/28/16 30   11,101     $45  
39 Dick's Sporting Goods Bolder Boulder Elite Race Boulder, Colorado 10K 5/30/16 37   482 231 251 $46  
40 New York Mini 10K (women only) Manhattan, NY 10K 6/11/16     7,885     $45  
41 Beach to Beacon 10K Cape Elizabeth, Maine 10K 8/06/16   7,200 6,597     $40 $3,500
42 City of Pittsburgh Great Race Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 10K 9/25/16 39 16,000 8,162     $33  
43 Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women Boston, MA 10K 10/10/16 38         $45  
44 LA Cancer Challenge 10k Brentwood, CA 10K 10/23/16 16   305     $40  
45 Falmouth Road Race Falmouth, Massachusetts 7 MI 8/21/16     10,518     $38 $10,000
46 The Dipsea Race Mill Valley, CA 7.4 MI 6/12/16     1,419        
47 Seahawks 12K Run Renton, WA 12K 4/17/16     12,375     $35  
48 Zappos Bay to Breakers San Francisco, California 12K 5/15/16 103   73,976     $49  
49 JH Rhody Run Port Townsend, WA 12K 5/22/16 34   16,253     $25 $1,700
50 Sound to Narrows Tacoma, WA 12K 6/11/16 42   1,735     $35  
51 Oral B Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge San Francisco, CA 12K 10/02/16 40   5,683     $40  
52 12k's of Christmas Run Gilbert, AZ 12K 12/10/16     655     $30  
53 12K's of Christmas Kirkland, WA 12K 12/18/16 12   988     $35  
54 Mount Washington Road Race Mount Washington, New Hampshire 7.6 MI 6/18/16 55 1,300 1,052     $80 $9,500
55 Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run Honolulu, Hawaii 8.15 MI 2/15/16 30   14,717     $50 $8,400
56 Double 15k San Jose San Jose, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 8/20/16 3   183     $66 $900
57 Pleasanton Double 15K Pleasanton, California DOUBLE ROAD RACE 12/18/16 4   252     $49 $6,880
58 Boilermaker 15k Utica, New York 15K 7/10/16 36 14,000 11,891     $35 $45,200
59 MVP Health Care Stockade-athon 15K Schenectady, New York 15K 11/13/16     1,568     $30 $1,000
60 Ted Corbitt 15k Classic New York City, NY 15K 12/10/16     4,880     $33  
61 Waterfront 10 Mile San Francisco, California 10 MI 1/17/16     89     $8  
62 Live Grit Lakefront 10 Miler Chicago, IL 10 MI 3/19/16     1,115     $60 $1,150
63 Credit Union SacTown 10 Miler Stockton, CA 10 MI 4/03/16     683     $20  
64 Pear Blossom Run 10 Mile Medford, OR 10 MI 4/09/16     967     $27  
65 Cleveland 10 Miler Road Race Cleveland, OH 10 MI 4/23/16 10   1,394     $30  
66 Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Mile Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10 MI 5/01/16 34   35,855 15,863 19,991 $36 $22,500
67 Soldier Field 10 Mile Chicago, IL 10 MI 5/28/16 12 17,500 10,389     $80  
68 Baltimore 10 Miler Baltimore, MD 10 MI 6/04/16 8   4,169     $60  
69 Crim 10-Miler Flint, Michigan 10 MI 8/27/16     12,449       $42,500
70 Bronx 10-Mile Bronx, NY 10 MI 9/25/16 3   9,353     $55  
71 10 for Texas The Woodlands, TX 10 MI 10/08/16 10 2,500 2,374     $50  
72 Army Ten-Miler Washington, DC 10 MI 10/09/16 30 30,000 26,709     $55  
73 Surfing Madonna 10 Mile San Diego, CA 10 MI 10/15/16     260       $15,000
74 Atlanta 10 Miler Atlanta, GA 10 MI 10/23/16     10,456     $85  
75 Boxing Day 10 Miler Hamilton, Ontario, CAN 10 MI 12/01/16 96   560     $65 $300
76 Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Half Marathon Carlsbad, California HALF MARATHON 1/17/16   8,000 6,667 2,717 3,950 $75  
77 Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras Half Marathon New Orleans, LA HALF MARATHON 1/24/16     7,699     $90  
78 Surf City USA Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA HALF MARATHON 1/31/16 19 15,000 14,378     $90  
79 Palm Springs Half Marathon Palm Springs, CA HALF MARATHON 2/07/16 17   689 301 388 $55  
80 Freescale Austin Half Marathon Austin, Texas HALF MARATHON 2/14/16 24   8,837 5,129 3,717 $65  
81 California Classic Weekend Half Marathon Fresno, Ca HALF MARATHON 2/28/16     1,087 431 656 $90 $1,800
82 Rock 'n' Roll Washington D.C. Half Marathon Washington D.C., US HALF MARATHON 3/12/16 5   15,675     $95 $500
83 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon New York, NY HALF MARATHON 3/13/16 10   19,455     $128 $100,000
84 Rock The Parkway Half Marathon Kansas City, Mo HALF MARATHON 4/09/16   5,500 1,362     $50 $1,800
85 GO! St. Louis Half Marathon St. Louis, Mo HALF MARATHON 4/10/16 15 12,000 6,253     $65 $35,425
86 Race to Robie Creek Boise, Idaho HALF MARATHON 4/16/16 40   2,289     $45  
87 More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women's Half Marathon Manhattan, NY HALF MARATHON 4/17/16     7,403     $85  
88 Parkway Half Marathon Sacramento, California HALF MARATHON 4/30/16   4,200 1,247     $60  
89 Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon St. Ynez, CA HALF MARATHON 5/07/16 8   13,697     $90  
90 Virginia Wine Country Half Marthon Loudoun, VA HALF MARATHON 6/04/16 5 3,000 889     $118  
91 Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon San Diego, California HALF MARATHON 6/05/16 5   12,638     $110  
92 ODDyssey Half Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania HALF MARATHON 6/12/16 3 3,500 2,474     $55  
93 Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT HALF MARATHON 6/26/16   5,000 2,933     $55 $8,600
94 Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon Chicago, IL HALF MARATHON 7/17/16     12,025     $85  
95 Salinas Valley Half Marathon Soledad, California HALF MARATHON 8/06/16   1,500       $65  
96 Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon Willamette Valley, OR HALF MARATHON 8/13/16 5 2,500 1,319     $90  
97 America's Finest City Half Marathon San Diego, California HALF MARATHON 8/21/16 37 8,000 5,018     $90 $1,000
98 Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA HALF MARATHON 9/04/16     8,443     $85 $3,500
99 Bupa Great North Run Newcastle upon Thyne, U.K. HALF MARATHON 9/11/16 35            
100 Chicago Half Marathon Chicago, Illinois HALF MARATHON 9/25/16 19 20,000 8,190     $65  
101 Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon San Jose, California HALF MARATHON 10/02/16 10   8,626     $110 $7,000
102 B.A.A. Half Marathon Boston, Massachusetts HALF MARATHON 10/09/16 14   15,648     $65  
103 Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon Geyserville, CA HALF MARATHON 10/29/16 7   1,069     $150  
104 Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA HALF MARATHON 10/30/16 5   12,876     $85 $3,500
105 Clarksburg Country Run Clarksburg, California HALF MARATHON 11/06/16 50   1,098     $53 $175
106 Anthem Richmond Half Marathon Richmond, VA HALF MARATHON 11/12/16 37   8,385     $70  
107 Big Sur Half Marathon Big Sur, CA HALF MARATHON 11/13/16           $95  
108 Fifth Third River Bank Run 25k Grand Rapids, MI 25K 5/14/16 36   5,574     $35 $72,600
109 Around the Bay 30k Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 30K 3/27/16 121 8,500 7,787     $70 $18,300
110 Walt Disney World Marathon Orlando, Florida MARATHON 1/10/16 12   45,524     $140  
111 P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon Phoenix, Arizona MARATHON 1/17/16 6   2,578     $135  
112 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Dubai MARATHON 1/22/16 14   2,532     $120 $887,200
113 Melbourne Music Marathon Melbourne, Florida MARATHON 1/31/16 7   213 129 84 $75  
114 Asics LA Marathon Los Angeles, California MARATHON 2/14/16 30   21,908     $145 $50,000
115 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan MARATHON 2/21/16 8 35,000 35,500     $130 $1,000,000
116 Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon Napa, California MARATHON 3/06/16 37 2,300 1,888 981 907 $100  
117 Jerusalem Marathon Jerusalem MARATHON 3/11/16 5   1,152     $72  
118 Seoul International Marathon Seoul, Korea MARATHON 3/13/16 84         $40 $190,000
119 Publix Georgia Marathon Atlanta, GA MARATHON 3/20/16     1,286     $60  
120 Martian Marathon Dearborn, MI MARATHON 4/09/16     273     $29 $3,600
121 Boston Marathon Boston, Massachusetts MARATHON 4/18/16           $300 $846,000
122 Virgin London Marathon London, England MARATHON 4/24/16     43,751       $1,000,000
123 KY Derby Festival Marathon Louisville, Kentucky MARATHON 4/30/16     2,576 1,192 1,384 $65 $6,000
124 Eugene Marathon Eugene, OR MARATHON 5/01/16     1,465     $60 $3,000
125 Belfast City Marathon Belfast MARATHON 5/02/16     2,224       $30,550
126 Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon Seattle, WA MARATHON 6/18/16     2,041     $105 $3,500
127 Missoula Marathon Missoula, Montana MARATHON 7/10/16 8 1,500 998 494 504 $75  
128 San Francisco Marathon San Francisco, California MARATHON 7/31/16 38   6,025     $105 $3,000
129 Pike's Peak Marathon Manitou Springs, Colo MARATHON 8/21/16   800 1,697     $115  
130 Kauai Marathon Koloa, Hawaii MARATHON 9/04/16 7   256     $180  
131 Heart of America Marathon Columbia, MO MARATHON 9/05/16 54   162     $45  
132 Maui Marathon Maui, HI MARATHON 9/18/16 44   536     $85  
133 BMW Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany MARATHON 9/25/16 42 40,000 27,976     $60  
134 St. George Marathon St. George, UT MARATHON 10/01/16 39 7,400 5,482     $80  
135 Eversource Hartford Marathon Hartford, CT MARATHON 10/08/16 21   9,457     $85  
136 Portland Marathon Portland, Oregon MARATHON 10/09/16 43   5,537     $125  
137 Baltimore Running Festival Marathon Baltimore, MD MARATHON 10/15/16 15 4,000 2,501     $90  
138 Yonkers Marathon Yonkers, NY MARATHON 10/16/16 92   1,256     $60  
139 Atlantic City Marathon Atlantic City, NJ MARATHON 10/22/16 57   767     $85  
140 Morgan Hill Marathon Morgan Hill, CA MARATHON 10/23/16 5   397     $85  
141 Marine Corps Marathon Arlington, Virginia MARATHON 10/30/16 40 30,000 21,738     $150  
142 Monumental Marathon Indianapolis, IN MARATHON 11/05/16 7   3,730     $65  
143 TCS NYC Marathon New York, New York MARATHON 11/06/16     49,467     $255 $100,000
144 Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon Las Vegas, NV MARATHON 11/13/16 8   2,501     $145  
145 Philadelphia Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MARATHON 11/20/16 23   9,651     $85 $1,000
146 Atlanta Half-Marathon Atlanta, GA HALF-MARATHON 11/24/16 53   7,219     $60  
147 Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon Seattle, WA MARATHON 11/27/16 45   2,569     $85  
148 St Jude Memphis Marathon Memphis, Tennessee MARATHON 12/03/16 13   3     $120  
149 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon San Antonio, TX MARATHON 12/04/16     2,498     $95 $9,000
150 Kiawah Island Marathon Kiawah Island, South Carolina MARATHON 12/10/16 38         $60  
151 Honolulu Marathon Honolulu, Hawaii MARATHON 12/11/16 43   12,109     $125 $52,000
152 Way Too Cool 50K Cool California 50K 3/05/16 26 850 978     $100  
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