Marathon races in the United States

Racing in the US

The US is one of the greatest nations for marathons. Numerous of the elite marathon athletes come from America. There are so many opportunities for runners that if you took the vast number of marathons held throughout the year and spaced them out evenly, it would equal about a race a day. Some of the world’s most iconic marathons attract people from around the globe, such as the Boston and Chicago marathon, but there are many lesser known ones that are just as spectacular. Fun and creative races can be found nationwide. With a countryside that is so expansive and unique, the best way to take it all in is by strapping on your shoes and hitting the pavement. Whether your goal is a marathon, a half marathon or an ultra marathon, America is truly the land of opportunity.

Quick facts


Region: North America
Capital: Washington, D.C.
Population: 323 Million