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1 quick facts Rocky Mountain Festival for Runners

  • Currently 3.59/5
3.6/5 (455 votes)
Durango, Colorado 81301
26.20 mi, October 10, 2004, Filed Under: Running
The Durango Marathon & Telegraph Trail 50K courses are open for 9 hours. Walkers are welcome. The Horse Gulch Trail 25K and SJC Half Marathon courses are open for 4.5 hours. Course su ...
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2 quick facts National Marathon

  • Currently 3.59/5
3.6/5 (411 votes)
Washington, D.C. 20001
26.20 mi, March 25, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The first official marathon in Washington DC since 2002 -- Starts and finishes at RFK Stadium, where the Washington Nationals baseball team plays -- Come be part of America's new ...
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3 quick facts Big Sur Trail Marathon, Half Marathon and 5 Mile

  • Currently 3.58/5
3.6/5 (334 votes)
Big Sur, California 93920
26.00 mi, October 7, 2006, Filed Under: Running
JOIN US IN BIG SUR! The Monterey Peninsula boasts a wide range of post-race activities: From the wineries in Carmel Valley, to the eclectic art galleries and fabulous restaurants of Carm ...
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4 quick facts Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon

  • Currently 3.54/5
3.5/5 (500 votes)
Susanville, California 96127
26.20 mi, October 10, 2004, Filed Under: Running
What could be sweeter? A super-fast scenic trail that?s groomed to perfection and easy on your knees, winds mile after mile through northeast California?s most gorgeous landscapes. You might just set ...
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5 quick facts Wenatchee Marathon

  • Currently 3.53/5
3.5/5 (363 votes)
Wenatchee, Washington 98801
26.20 mi, April 23, 2006, Filed Under: Running
This race has 5 events for runners and walkers: a marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K and 2K (for kids). In these runs, you will find a scenic, traffic free course featuring apple blossoms, snow-capped m ...
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6 quick facts Coeur d'Alene Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k

  • Currently 3.53/5
3.5/5 (662 votes)
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816
26.20 mi, May 28, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Marathon Course Description: The course begins and ends at North Idaho College. At an elevation of 2391 feet, the 26.2 mile course starts with a large flat loop through the city of Coeu ...
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7 quick facts Harrisdirect Seattle Marathon 2005

  • Currently 3.52/5
3.5/5 (223 votes)
Seattle, Washington 98103
26.20 mi, November 27, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Rolling course with hilly sections and scenic views of downtown Seattle and Lake Washington. RRCA and AIMS certified 26.2 and 13.1 mile course. Course map is available on the race websi ...
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8 quick facts Stinson Beach Marathon, 25k and 7 Mile

  • Currently 3.49/5
3.5/5 (247 votes)
Stinson Beach, California 94970
26.00 mi, November 4, 2006, Filed Under: Running
JOIN US ON MT. TAMALPAIS! Mt. Tamalpais is a treasure trove of pristine trails. We've put together the best singletrack the mountain has to offer for some of the most beautiful mileage ...
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9 quick facts Baltimore Running Festival

  • Currently 3.45/5
3.4/5 (511 votes)
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
26.20 mi, October 15, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The course travels through the many diverse neighborhoods including the scenic Inner Harbor waterfront area, historic Federal Hill and charming Fells Point. The finish stretch takes runners through Ca ...
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10 quick facts Columbus Marathon

  • Currently 3.40/5
3.4/5 (124 votes)
Columbus, Ohio 43215
26.20 mi, October 17, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The 25th Anniversary Columbus Marathon, slated for October 17, 2004, is presented by Nationwide and supported by Alaskan Falls, WOW! Internet and Cable and Delta Airlines. The race will feature more t ...
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11 quick facts The San Francisco Marathon

  • Currently 3.33/5
3.3/5 (852 votes)
San Francisco, California 94107
26.20 mi, July 26, 2009, Filed Under: Running
Be a part of the only race that runs on the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge! The USAT&F Certified loop course highlights the best of San Francisco. San Francisco's blend of natural beauty, big ci ...
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12 quick facts Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

  • Currently 3.33/5
3.3/5 (284 votes)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
26.20 mi, April 24, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Listed in January 2005 Runner's World magazine among the 12 "Must Run" marathons in the world. MOST MEMORABLE Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon ?A very moving maratho ...
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13 quick facts Teton Dam Marathon

  • Currently 3.31/5
3.3/5 (1378 votes)
Rexburg, Idaho 83440
26.20 mi, June 14, 2008, Filed Under: Running
EARLY REGISTRATION January 1 ? May 31 at 11:59 p.m. LATE REGISTRATION June 1 ? June 11 at 11:59 p.m. ($10 late fee applied to entry fee) RUNNER LIMITS PER RACE ONLY 1,500 RUNNERS WILL BE ...
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14 quick facts Run for the Border Marathon

  • Currently 3.30/5
3.3/5 (318 votes)
Plentywood, Montana 59254
26.20 mi, May 29, 2004, Filed Under: Running
If you?re a runner or cyclist and like traveling and exploring new and different areas, enjoy clean, clear air, wide open spaces, long summer days, and vast stretches highways with virtually no traffi ...
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15 quick facts Portland Marathon

  • Currently 3.26/5
3.3/5 (212 votes)
Portland, Oregon 97205
26.20 mi, October 9, 2004, Filed Under: Running
Three loop marathon with a fair amount of small hills and one large one at mile 17 well organized and caters to the runner, a large amount of spectators and lots of music a fun one to run. ...
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16 quick facts Chevron Houston Marathon

  • Currently 3.26/5
3.3/5 (194 votes)
Houston, Texas 77010
26.20 mi, January 15, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The Chevron Houston Marathon invites you to be a part of Houston?s largest single-day sporting event. Combined with the Aramco Houston Half Marathon and Houston Press/Smart Financial 5K, more than 20, ...
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17 quick facts Burney Classic Marathon (Discontinued)

  • Currently 3.24/5
3.2/5 (355 votes)
Burney, California 96013
26.20 mi, September 18, 2005, Filed Under: Running
****** RACE CANCELLED ******** Travel Information: Burney is located approximately 55 miles Northeast of Redding, in Northeast Shasta County. Burney is located half way be ...
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18 quick facts Whidbey Island Marathon

  • Currently 3.24/5
3.2/5 (290 votes)
Oak Harbor, Washington 98277
26.20 mi, April 2, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Want to run a gorgeous scenic course on country backroads and along waterfront coastline? Starting near Oak Harbor, a point-to-point rolling course along the eastern shoreline of Whidbey Island, Washi ...
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19 quick facts Tri-Cities Marathon and Marathon Relay

  • Currently 3.24/5
3.2/5 (141 votes)
Richland, Washington 99352
26.20 mi, October 29, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The race course is very scenic and flat. It crosses the Mighty Columbia River four times and runs through parks and alond the river its entire length. The only hills are associated with the bridges yo ...
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20 quick facts Mardi Gras Marathon

  • Currently 3.23/5
3.2/5 (689 votes)
New Orleans, Louisiana 70011
26.20 mi, February 27, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The Nokia Sugar Bowl Mardi Gras Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5K and Kids 1 Mile Race are held around the end of February in New Orleans, finishing and starting at the Louisiana Superdome. ...
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21 quick facts Steamboat Marathon

  • Currently 3.19/5
3.2/5 (194 votes)
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487
26.20 mi, June 3, 2007, Filed Under: Running
Selected by Runner's World as one of the "10 Most Scenic Marathons of the Year" and one of the "Top 10 Destination Marathons in North America." This is an incredibly scenic course! Mar ...
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22 quick facts Sportshoe Center Maine Marathon and Maine Half Marathon

  • Currently 3.19/5
3.2/5 (112 votes)
Portland, Maine 04104
26.20 mi, October 1, 2006, Filed Under: Running
SELECTED NEW ENGLAND RUNNER MAGAZINE 2004 RACE OF THE YEAR!!! 15th Annual. Very scenic, out and back course, held during fall foliage season. First and last two miles run along our beautiful inner b ...
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23 quick facts Holualoa Tucson Marathon and the Jim Click Relay

  • Currently 3.18/5
3.2/5 (442 votes)
Tucson, Arizona 85728
26.20 mi, December 4, 2005, Filed Under: Running
This is a mostly downhill race it drops about 2000 feet. It is mostly gradual. The marathon has about 1500 runners. The course is open for the full marathon for 6 official hours. However, if you s ...
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24 quick facts Big Island International Marathon

  • Currently 3.18/5
3.2/5 (257 votes)
Hilo, Hawaii 96721
26.20 mi, March 19, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Beautiful, tropicial, within lush rain forest. First half of race run over wooden bridges with bamboo and waterfalls as a backdrop. After 9 miles the race follows along the Pacific Ocean, hu ...
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25 quick facts New York City Marathon

  • Currently 3.17/5
3.2/5 (491 votes)
New York, New York 10128
26.20 mi, November 5, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The first New York City Marathon, in 1970, was four-plus laps of Central Park. In 1976, in celebration of the U.S. bicentennial, NYRR moved the marathon to the streets of New York's five boroughs: Sta ...
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26 quick facts Marine Corps Marathon

  • Currently 3.17/5
3.2/5 (129 votes)
Washington, D.C. 22134
26.20 mi, October 30, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The People's Marathon, one of the best introductory and middle-of-the-pack kind of races out there, is held annually in and around Washington, DC. The course is sponsored and organized by the Marine ...
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27 quick facts Napa Valley Wine Country Classic Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

  • Currently 3.16/5
3.2/5 (791 votes)
Calistoga, California 94515
26.00 mi, October 28, 2006, Filed Under: Running
JOIN US IN THE WINE COUNTRY! Babbling streams will be your soundtrack as you challenge yourself on the lush singletrack within Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. This state park is a local tr ...
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28 quick facts Disney World Marathon

  • Currently 3.15/5
3.2/5 (419 votes)
Orlando, Florida 32801
26.20 mi, January 8, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Starts at Epcot, with all the lights and music going, tons of Porta Johns at the start, (warm, clean bathrooms in all the parks are open), then off to the Magic Kingdom and a run down Main Street, aro ...
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29 quick facts Jacksonville Bank Marathon

  • Currently 3.15/5
3.1/5 (419 votes)
Jacksonville, Florida 32217
26.20 mi, December 18, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The Jacksonville Marathon course is USA Track and Field certified. The course starts at The Bolles School on San Jose Blvd. and heads South to Mandarin, does a loop and heads back along the St. John's ...
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30 quick facts ING Miami Marathon

  • Currently 3.14/5
3.1/5 (737 votes)
Miami, Florida 33256
26.20 mi, January 27, 2008, Filed Under: Running
The Official Race Program describes the course as follows: "A morning start in front of American Airlines Arena welcomes 10,000 runners to the "Majic City". Standing under Miami's "Statue of Liber ...
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31 quick facts Suntrust Richmond Marathon

  • Currently 3.14/5
3.1/5 (216 votes)
Richmond, Virginia 23219
26.20 mi, November 11, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Run the race that Runner?s World called America?s friendliest marathon in its list of their ?New Favorites? Now celebrating its 29th anniversary, the SunTrust Richmond Marathon prides i ...
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32 quick facts Estes Park Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K

  • Currently 3.14/5
3.1/5 (246 votes)
Estes Park, Colorado 80517
26.20 mi, June 19, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The highest paved marathon in the world - and one of the most scenic. Our USAT&F certified course takes you on a spirit-soaring tour of the majestic Estes Valley, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Pa ...
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33 quick facts Black Mountain Marathon

  • Currently 3.13/5
3.1/5 (193 votes)
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711
26.20 mi, February 26, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The Marathon runners start side-by-side with the Challengers (40 mile alternate race that starts at the same time) and duplicate their course to the Black Mountain Gap overlook on the famed Blue Ridge ...
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34 quick facts Golden Gate Marathon, Half Marathon and 7 Mile

  • Currently 3.13/5
3.1/5 (555 votes)
Sausalito, California 94965
26.00 mi, April 1, 2006, Filed Under: Running
JOIN US IN THE MARIN HEADLANDS! As you view San Francisco tucked behind the rolling green hills of the Marin Headlands, you'll liken the image to Dorothy encountering the Emerald City. O ...
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35 quick facts Ellerbe Springs Marathon

  • Currently 3.12/5
3.1/5 (360 votes)
Ellerbe, North Carolina 28338
26.20 mi, March 25, 2006, Filed Under: Running
This course is a loop starting and finishing in front of the Inn. This is a low traffic rural area with many farms and large tracts of uninhabited woodland. Most runners consider thi ...
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36 quick facts Little Rock Marathon

  • Currently 3.10/5
3.1/5 (1713 votes)
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
26.20 mi, March 4, 2012, Filed Under: Cultural, Running
***presented by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette*** One bodacious race offering the largest marathon finisher?s medal on earth! The Little Rock Marathon and companion races are a running and walking t ...
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37 quick facts Shiprock Marathon and Relays

  • Currently 3.07/5
3.1/5 (195 votes)
Shiprock, New Mexico 87420
26.20 mi, May 6, 2006, Filed Under: Running
23rd Annual Shiprock Marathon & Relays, Half-Marathon, and 10K Trail Walk (non-competitive). Only event of its kind on the Navajo Nation. High desert scenery is spectacular. Course passes by the on ...
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38 quick facts Ogden Marathon

  • Currently 3.06/5
3.1/5 (428 votes)
Ogden, Utah 84403
26.20 mi, May 6, 2006, Filed Under: Running
A generally downhill rolling course that features the bucolic Huntsville Valley and the beautiful Ogden canyon. Start above Huntsville and run down Hwy 39, through Eden, around the Pineview Reservoi ...
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39 quick facts Country Music Marathon

  • Currently 3.05/5
3.1/5 (211 votes)
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
26.20 mi, April 28, 2007, Filed Under: Running
General Race Info The 8th annual Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will start in Centennial Park and run through Nashville's most scenic sights. 50 bands on 28 entertainment stages ...
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40 quick facts RE - MAX Preferred Trailbreaker Marathon

  • Currently 3.04/5
3.0/5 (246 votes)
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188
26.00 mi, April 1, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The Marathon course covers approximately four miles of city streets and sidewalks, 15 miles of improved trails (including the Glacial Drumlin Trail), and 7 miles of the Ice Age Trail. Miles 10 through ...
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41 quick facts Muir Woods Marathon, 25K and 7 Mile

  • Currently 3.04/5
3.0/5 (293 votes)
Stinson Beach, California 94970
26.20 mi, April 22, 2006, Filed Under: Running
JOIN US IN STINSON BEACH! Mt. Tamalpais is a treasure trove of pristine trails. We've put together the best singletrack the mountain has to offer for some of the most beautiful mileage y ...
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42 quick facts Rock 'N' Roll Marathon

  • Currently 3.02/5
3.0/5 (121 votes)
San Diego, California 92121
26.20 mi, June 3, 2007, Filed Under: Running
Since it's inception in 1998, The Original Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego continues to be the leader in merging music and running mile by mile. Voted Best Race and Best Post-Race Party by Competi ...
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43 quick facts Mount Desert Island Marathon

  • Currently 3.02/5
3.0/5 (210 votes)
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
26.20 mi, October 16, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Welcome to the fourth edition of the Mount Desert Island Marathon! Our certified 26.2-mile foot race begins in downtown Bar Harbor, where the first mile out is slightly downhill, which will allow runn ...
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44 quick facts Whistlestop Marathon

  • Currently 3.02/5
3.0/5 (135 votes)
Ashland, Wisconsin 54806
26.20 mi, October 14, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The WhistleStop Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relays is a point-to-point course to be held on the Tri-County Corridor, a rail-trail recently paved with limestone gravel. The course offers a flat and fa ...
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45 quick facts Dallas White Rock Marathon

  • Currently 3.02/5
3.0/5 (509 votes)
Dallas, Texas 75251
26.22 mi, December 11, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The 26.2-mile marathon course, mostly flat with a few rolling hills, begins and ends at the American Airlines Center near downtown Dallas. Along the way, runners pass through the wooded Turtle Creek a ...
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46 quick facts Valley of the Sun Marathon

  • Currently 3.02/5
3.0/5 (222 votes)
Mesa, Arizona 85211
26.20 mi, March 14, 2004, Filed Under: Running
Starting at 2,150' and finishing at 1,340' and with expected temperatures from the low 50s to the upper 60s, the Valley of the Sun Marathon is a good place to run fast. But the kids will also have a b ...
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47 quick facts New Hampshire Marathon

  • Currently 3.02/5
3.0/5 (354 votes)
Hebron, New Hampshire 03241
26.20 mi, October 4, 2008, Filed Under: Running
16th Annual NH Marathon on Oct. 4, 2008 at 9am at Newfound Memorial Middle School on Lake Street in Bristol, NH. The events for the day include Marathon, 10K, 5K Juddged Race Walk & Health Walk. ...
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48 quick facts California International Marathon

  • Currently 3.01/5
3.0/5 (536 votes)
Sacramento, California 95916
26.20 mi, December 3, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The Fastest Course in the West! Starts near the Folsom Dam. The gently rolling net downhill course (366 ft. elev at teh start - 26 ft. elev. at the finish) follows an historic gold mine ...
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49 quick facts Journeys Marathon

  • Currently 3.01/5
3.0/5 (91 votes)
Eagle River, Wisconsin 54521
26.20 mi, May 13, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The 10th Annual Journeys Marathon is a challenging and inspirational ract that starts with the woodland backdrop of Boulder Junction, Wisconsin on rustic roads, while meandering through the Norhtern H ...
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50 quick facts Stowe Marathon

  • Currently 3.01/5
3.0/5 (195 votes)
Stowe, Vermont 05672
26.20 mi, September 11, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Participating in Stowe's premier running event is an experience like no other. The new course covers miles of Vermont's classic rolling roadways, all under the beautiful backdrop of Mt. Mansfield, Ver ...
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51 quick facts Valley of Fire Marathon

  • Currently 3.00/5
3.0/5 (49 votes)
Logandale, Nevada 89021
26.20 mi, November 18, 2006, Filed Under: Running
This is a difficult course weaving through beautiful red rock formation in Nevada's oldest and largest park.From Las Vegas, take exit 75 through the Valley of Fire Park to the east entranc ...
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52 quick facts OC Marathon

  • Currently 3.00/5
3.0/5 (43 votes)
Newport Beach, California 92660
26.20 mi, January 8, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The 26.2 mile course will begin at Newport Center, adjacent to Fashion Island and wind its way through scenic Newport Beach and Irvine, finishing in Irvine, California. Runners will have eight hours, ...
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53 quick facts Mayo Midnight Marathon

  • Currently 3.00/5
3.0/5 (24 votes)
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
26.20 mi, June 20, 2001, Filed Under: Running
From what I can remember, the race takes place along a chewed up road that winds its way through what was once silver mining country in the middle of the Yukon Territory, some 6 hours north of Whiteho ...
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54 quick facts Sacramento Marathon

  • Currently 3.00/5
3.0/5 (22 votes)
Sacramento, California 95814
26.20 mi, October 3, 2004, Filed Under: Running
The Sacramento Marathon is a flat and fast marathon and half marathon road race in the heart of California's capital city. The marathon runners complete the out and back course twice. ...
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55 quick facts Lake Geneva Marathon

  • Currently 2.99/5
3.0/5 (196 votes)
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147
26.20 mi, May 7, 2005, Filed Under: Running
20th annual Lake Geneva Marathon and associated races including a 1/2 marathon, 5k, 10k, and euro cross country race which is 22 miles on the famous Lake Geneva lake path. Also have a kayak-run adven ...
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56 quick facts Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

  • Currently 2.99/5
3.0/5 (139 votes)
Deadwood, South Dakota 57732
26.20 mi, June 4, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The Deadwood - Mickelson Trail Marathon is a point to point course, beginning in the hamlet of Rochford, proceeding 1.1 miles past the Little Brown Church in the Vale; the University of Rochford; the ...
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57 quick facts The Big D Texas Marathon

  • Currently 2.98/5
3.0/5 (653 votes)
Dallas, Texas 75211
26.20 mi, April 2, 2006, Filed Under: Running
This is one of the most beautiful marathon courses as you run in the early spring bloom of Dallas, Texas. We have designed our course so you see the best of our city. High tech runner's shirt for all ...
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58 quick facts The San Francisco Marathon

  • Currently 2.98/5
3.0/5 (44 votes)
San Francisco, California 94111
26.20 mi, July 29, 2007, Filed Under: Running
Run through the beautiful city of San Francisco. Experience the phenomenal views and run on the Golden Gate Bridge. Start and finish in downtown San Francisco on the Embarcadero near the Ferry Build ...
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59 quick facts Mad City Marathon

  • Currently 2.97/5
3.0/5 (38 votes)
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
26.20 mi, May 28, 2006, Filed Under: Running
There is truly something for everyone in Madison- from our award winning museums and rich historical sites, to our exciting nightlife and our beautiful recreation areas. Madison boasts over 200 scenic ...
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60 quick facts Eugene Marathon

  • Currently 2.97/5
3.0/5 (146 votes)
Eugene, Oregon 97401
26.20 mi, April 29, 2007, Filed Under: Running
Could you add our event to your calander? Thanks, Richard Maher Race Director for The Eugene Marathon MAJOR MARATHON TO BE HELD IN EUGENE, OREGON Date: May 18t ...
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61 quick facts The San Francisco Marathon

  • Currently 2.97/5
3.0/5 (30 votes)
San Francisco, California 94107
26.20 mi, July 25, 2010, Filed Under: Running
Run the Golden Gate Bridge in the 2010 San Francisco Marathon! ...
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62 quick facts Las Vegas Marathon

  • Currently 2.96/5
3.0/5 (198 votes)
Las Vegas, Nevada 89180
26.20 mi, January 30, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The 39th Annual Las Vegas Marathon is expected to draw more than 10,000 racers, many of them International Elite runners. For the first time, the prize money will be in excess of $100,000. Over the n ...
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63 quick facts Siouxland Lewis and Clark Marathon

  • Currently 2.94/5
2.9/5 (83 votes)
Sioux City, Iowa 51102
26.20 mi, October 15, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The Siouxland Lewis and Clark Marathon and 5 Person Marathon Relay starts in South Sioux City, Nebraska, crosses the Missouri River, follows the trail of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, winds through ...
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64 quick facts Humboldt Redwoods Marathon

  • Currently 2.94/5
2.9/5 (33 votes)
Eureka, California 95501
26.20 mi, October 15, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Spectacular courses in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Run along the beautiful and famous Avenue of the Giants which is home to the world's tallest trees. All courses are paved, shaded, and fast. The ...
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65 quick facts Big Basin Redwoods Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

  • Currently 2.94/5
2.9/5 (1004 votes)
Boulder Creek, California 95006
26.00 mi, October 16, 2004, Filed Under: Running
Looking for a challenging trail run? How about one with scenery to reward your effort? Well, look no further -- nestled in the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this spectacular trail event ...
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66 quick facts Tri-Cities Marathon

  • Currently 2.93/5
2.9/5 (59 votes)
Richland, Washington 99352
26.20 mi, October 28, 2007, Filed Under: Running
The course is very scenic. It runs completely along the mighty Columbia River, crossing it four times across three bridges. Rivals Big Sur in beauty. Flat and fast. Online registration costs nothing e ...
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67 quick facts Virginia Creeper Marathon

  • Currently 2.93/5
2.9/5 (1122 votes)
Abingdon, Virginia 24210
26.20 mi, March 12, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Very scenic course. Following an out-and-back first two miles on gently rolling Watauga Road, the rest of the race is run on the Virginia Creeper Trail, a former railroad bed. One of the two out-and-b ...
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68 quick facts Lost Dutchman Marathon

  • Currently 2.92/5
2.9/5 (405 votes)
Apache Junction, Arizona 85220
26.20 mi, January 16, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The marathon starts a half mile south of the Peralta Trailhead on Peralta Road. The first six miles are on a well-maintained, unpaved road through beautiful desert vistas. The seventh mile of Peralta ...
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69 quick facts Death Valley Trail Marathon and 30k

  • Currently 2.91/5
2.9/5 (56 votes)
Death Valley, California 92328
26.20 mi, February 3, 2007, Filed Under: Running
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Trail running doesn't get any better than this wide, jeep road twisting through the towering red rocks of Death Valley's Titus Canyon. Only 300 lucky runners get to experience ...
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70 quick facts Saint Jude Memphis Marathon

  • Currently 2.90/5
2.9/5 (213 votes)
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
26.20 mi, December 1, 2007, Filed Under: Running
Enjoy Memphis...home of the blues and birthplace of Rock 'n Roll...help the kids of St. Jude in the race of their lives by running as a St. Jude Hero (see www.stjudemarathon.org for more information); ...
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71 quick facts Long Beach International Marathon and Half Marathon

  • Currently 2.90/5
2.9/5 (50 votes)
Long Beach, California 90805
26.20 mi, October 16, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The Long Beach International Marathon & Half Marathon has a course like no other marathon in the country. The highest elevation is only 45 feet, and offers magnificent ocean views of the city's coastl ...
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72 quick facts Surfside Beach Marathon

  • Currently 2.89/5
2.9/5 (37 votes)
Freeport, Texas 77541
26.20 mi, February 11, 2006, Filed Under: Running
This may be the only marathon you will find that is run almost entirely on the sands of a beach! The Village of Surfside is a quaint community centered on the South Texas Gulf Coast beach-front. Come ...
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73 quick facts Durango Marathon

  • Currently 2.87/5
2.9/5 (407 votes)
Durango, Colorado 81301
26.20 mi, October 9, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Durango Marathon ? course open for 9 hours, walkers welcome. This course has been designed to be runner friendly ? no killer hills here. Starting on College Mesa the Durango Marathon quickly, ...
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74 quick facts Freescale Austin Marathon

  • Currently 2.86/5
2.9/5 (298 votes)
Austin, Texas 78704
26.20 mi, February 19, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The Freescale Marathon is a USATF-certified and sanctioned, point-to-point course (elevation & course map available on race website) that begins in northwest Austin, continues south through downtown t ...
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75 quick facts P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona - Marathon

  • Currently 2.84/5
2.8/5 (338 votes)
Phoenix, Arizona 85006
26.20 mi, January 18, 2009, Filed Under: Running
The Race: Spend your holiday weekend in Arizona. Perfect running weather, flat, FUN courses and over 60 live bands await at the fourth annual P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marath ...
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76 quick facts Salt Lake City Marathon

  • Currently 2.84/5
2.8/5 (297 votes)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
26.20 mi, June 3, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Top runners from around the world will enjoy crisp, cool running weather in April, in a setting that surrounds them with snow-capped peaks contrasting with spring blossoms, all along a flat and slight ...
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77 quick facts Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k

  • Currently 2.82/5
2.8/5 (39 votes)
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487
26.20 mi, June 4, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Selected by Runner's World as one of the "10 Most Scenic Marathons of the Year" and one of the "Top 10 Destination Marathons in North America." The Half Marathon course begins at the m ...
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78 quick facts Walker North Country Marathon

  • Currently 2.82/5
2.8/5 (100 votes)
Walker, Minnesota 56484
26.20 mi, September 16, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Course winds through Chippewa National Forest, fall colors are beautiful in September. Less than 5 miles of the course is run on paved road. The remainder is gravel road, grass trail and paved trail. ...
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79 quick facts Florida Gulf Beaches Marathon

  • Currently 2.82/5
2.8/5 (871 votes)
Clearwater, Florida 33757
26.20 mi, January 23, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Flat, fast, scenic and USATF certified course showcasing Florida's award-winning beach communities, residential and commercial areas, and public parks. Just three bridges (75', 25', and 25') and three ...
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80 quick facts Potomac River Run Marathon and Half

  • Currently 2.80/5
2.8/5 (208 votes)
Alexandria, Virginia 22307
26.20 mi, May 7, 2006, Filed Under: Running
What you get: 26.2 miles (or 13.1 miles) of park trails ? a runner?s paradise (except for the hills) Shady, paved course through forest alongside Potomac River and George Washington Memorial Parkway. ...
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81 quick facts Stumpy's Marathon

  • Currently 2.80/5
2.8/5 (192 votes)
Newark, Delaware 19711
26.20 mi, September 11, 2005, Filed Under: Running
26.2 miles of single track, some dirt road, quiet woodlands, open meadows, moderately rolling terrain with a couple steep 200-300 meter elevation gains, one or two creek crossings, at least one short ...
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82 quick facts Run Charlevoix

  • Currently 2.80/5
2.8/5 (5 votes)
Charlevoix, Michigan 49720
26.20 mi, June 28, 2008, Filed Under: Running
The Red Rock Company will be hosting Run Charlevoix in beautiful Charlevoix, Michigan. The "Run Charlevoix Marathon and Half Marathon" is one of the very few Boston Marathon Qualifying events and Cert ...
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83 quick facts Wyoming Marathon Races - Marathon

  • Currently 2.79/5
2.8/5 (249 votes)
Laramie, Wyoming 82001
26.20 mi, May 28, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Out and back on dirt and gravel roads in Medicine Bow National Forest. Race begins at 8,700 feet and drops to 8,100 feet at the turnaround.Lincoln Monument Rest Area, Exit 323 from Inters ...
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84 quick facts Detroit Free Press - Flagstar Bank Marathon

  • Currently 2.79/5
2.8/5 (134 votes)
Detroit, Michigan 48226
26.20 mi, October 29, 2006, Filed Under: Running
International race crossing US and Canadian borders twice - once via the Ambassador Bridge from Detroit to Windsor and once via the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel from Windsor to Detroit. Offering the ONLY un ...
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85 quick facts Boulder Backroads Marathon

  • Currently 2.78/5
2.8/5 (420 votes)
Boulder, Colorado 80301
26.20 mi, September 25, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The Boulder Backroads Marathon and Half Marathon are professionally-timed road races, held north of Boulder, framed by the majestic Colorado Front Range foothills. Runners begin at the Boulder Reservo ...
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86 quick facts Death Valley Borax Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

  • Currently 2.74/5
2.7/5 (53 votes)
Death Valley, California 92328
26.00 mi, December 2, 2006, Filed Under: Running
JOIN US IN DEATH VALLEY! This is one event where participants cross the finish line smiling ear to ear and asking, "When can I sign up for next year?" The entire course is below sea level and s ...
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87 quick facts Grandma's Marathon

  • Currently 2.73/5
2.7/5 (231 votes)
Duluth, Minnesota 55816
26.20 mi, June 17, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Thirty years and still running strong! Join us Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, June 17 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Grandma's Marathon. From day one, this Duluth tradition has highlighted ...
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88 quick facts Park City Marathon

  • Currently 2.73/5
2.7/5 (88 votes)
Park City, Utah 84060
26.20 mi, June 11, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Park City Marathon is in its ninth year in 2005. This is the only marathon in Park City, and it is also part of the Utah Grand Slam, which is a five-marathons-in-five-months event for the hard core m ...
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89 quick facts The Toronto Marathon

  • Currently 2.65/5
2.7/5 (98 votes)
Toronto, Ontario M5P 2X8
26.20 mi, October 16, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The 11th annual Toronto Marathon will run through the streets of Toronto on Sunday, October 16, 2005 with 33 + countries represented, 50,000 + spectators, 12,000 participants and 1,200 volunteers. Th ...
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90 quick facts Mid Mountain Marathon

  • Currently 2.65/5
2.6/5 (294 votes)
Park City, Utah 84060
26.20 mi, September 9, 2006, Filed Under: Running
A marathon on the spectacular Mid Mountain Trail. Start is at Silver Lake Village at Deer Valley Resort, finish at The Canyons's Resort. Race begins at 8,000' and is fairly level terrain, 99% single t ...
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91 quick facts Napa Valley Trail Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

  • Currently 2.64/5
2.6/5 (349 votes)
Calistoga, California 94515
26.20 mi, March 25, 2006, Filed Under: Running
JOIN US IN THE WINE COUNTRY! Babbling streams will be your soundtrack as you challenge yourself on the lush singletrack within Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. This state park is a local tr ...
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92 quick facts Milwaukee's Lakefront Marathon

  • Currently 2.62/5
2.6/5 (100 votes)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
26.20 mi, October 1, 2006, Filed Under: Running
This flat and fast point-to-point course winds through charming communities along the scenic Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan to finish in Veteran?s Park in down town Milwaukee. The many wonderful an ...
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93 quick facts Boston Marathon

  • Currently 2.60/5
2.6/5 (216 votes)
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
26.20 mi, April 17, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is s ...
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94 quick facts Louisville Marathon

  • Currently 2.54/5
2.5/5 (67 votes)
Louisville, Kentucky 40299
26.20 mi, October 17, 2004, Filed Under: Running
Very flat Very Fast. You will run along the Ohio River for the whole race. Your never more that t wo block from the river. You will run along the bike paths and roadways in 6 of the parks in Louisvill ...
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95 quick facts Leadville Trail Marathon

  • Currently 2.51/5
2.5/5 (102 votes)
Leadville, Colorado 80461
26.20 mi, July 5, 2008, Filed Under: Running
26.2 miles of breathtaking, Leadville Rocky Mountain trails, summiting notorious 13,188 ft. Mosquito Pass. Seven well-supplied aid stations. Entries may be limited. Entries must include signed waiv ...
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96 quick facts Mesa Falls Marathon

  • Currently 2.47/5
2.5/5 (685 votes)
Ashton, Idaho 83420
26.20 mi, August 27, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The marathon consists of mostly flat terrain and some downhill. The starting line is a mile and a half above the Pole Bridge Campground off the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway or Highway 47 where runners wil ...
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97 quick facts Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach Marathon

  • Currently 2.43/5
2.4/5 (94 votes)
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
26.20 mi, February 18, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Start & Finish Locations: * The BI-LO Myrtle Beach Marathon will start and finish at Coastal Federal Field, 21st Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, SC. * Due to the large number of runners in ...
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98 quick facts Lower Potomac River Marathon

  • Currently 2.37/5
2.4/5 (191 votes)
Lexington Park, Maryland 20653
26.20 mi, March 12, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Chesapeake Bay Running Club presents the inaugural Lower Potomac River Marathon. 26.2 MILES OF RURAL RIVERFRONT CHARM Hosted by Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship, Pin ...
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99 quick facts Community First Fox Cities Marathon and Relay

  • Currently 2.27/5
2.3/5 (139 votes)
Appleton, Wisconsin 54912
26.20 mi, September 24, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Schedule of events: Saturday, September 23th, 2005: 5k Run/Walk - 8:00am Kids Run - 10:00am Expo - 9:00am-6:00pm Pasta Dinner - 5:30pm Sunday, ...
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100 quick facts Lake Tahoe Marathon Events

  • Currently 2.25/5
2.3/5 (126 votes)
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
26.20 mi, October 8, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Lake Tahoe Marathon Week, October 5-9, 2005 The 3-Day Triple Marathon, Lake Tahoe Triathlon, The 3-Day Lake Tahoe Triathlon, Marathon, Marathon Relays, 1/2 marathon, 10K, 5K, Bike, Kayak, Swim ...
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