5 Spring Races for New Runners
As a new runner, you're excited to test out road racing but not sure where to start. Here are a few early season races that offer an exceptional first-timer experience.Share This
Carlsbad, California; April 11
The Carlsbad 5000 is the "World's Fastest 5K" on a flat, scenic course in Southern California. Take in the ocean views as you cruise your way through 3.1 miles.<!--<a class="more" href="http://globalrace.info-komen.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HQ_GR_Homepage" style="font-size: 80%;">Read More ?</a> <span class="credit">Photo Credit: Bill Ross/AP Photo</span>-->
St. Paul, Minnesota; April 17
This flat race is full of healthy, happy runners who have reached their fitness goals. Come celebrate your active life with your fellow athletes.
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Augusta, Georgia; April 24
Lace up your running shoes and help raise money for a worthy cause. Supporting others while you run offers the extra motivation to make it through the miles. Read More ?
Fredericksburg, Texas; April 24
What better way to ring in spring than to enjoy the blooming wildflowers along this scenic course through historic Fredericksburg.
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Eugene, Oregon; May 2
Part of the Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon, this 5K event is perfect for new runners. Watch the marathoners cross the finish line and you'll be inspired for your next race. Read More ? <!--<span class="credit">Photo Credit: St. Luke's Fitness Celebration</span>-->