6 Most Popular Marathons for Men and Women
What draws men and women out to marathons? Find out which races own the field with these top three races for men and top three races for women, according to Running USA. Editor's Note: Numbers are based on events with >1,000 finishers in each representative category.Share This
Dayton, Ohio; 74 percent male finishers
Celebrate your patriotism with your fellow countrymen at this military event. With about 74 percent male participants, this race is full of camaraderie and fun.
<!--<a class="more" href="http://www.runtofeedthehungry.com/" style="font-size: 80%;">Read More ?</a><span class="credit">Photo Credit: Run to Feed the Hungry</span>-->
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; 68 percent male finishers
This race made its mark during the inaugural event in 2009 with more than 9,000 runners and this year's field looks to increase to 13,000 runners. Read More ? <!--<span class="credit">Photo Credit: St. Luke's Fitness Celebration</span>-->
Washington, DC; 66 percent male finishers
The nation's capital plays host to many popular races, including the popular Suntrust National Marathon event. Find out what it's all about at this year's event. Read More ? <!--<span class="credit">Photo Credit: St. Luke's Fitness Celebration</span>-->
San Francisco, California; 93 percent female finishers
With Tiffany & Co. necklaces presented at the finish, it's no surprise this ladies-only event brings runners back year after year.<!--<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>-->
Seattle, Washington; 54 percent female finishers
The perfect running weather and beautiful landscape make Seattle a great place for a race. Though it's a fairly new race, thousands of female runners are flocking to run in the Queen City.
Read More ? <!--<span class="credit">Photo Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images</span>-->
Portland, Oregon; 53 percent female finishers
An annual crowd favorite among men and women of all ages, the Portland Marathon is starting to draw a larger female crowd. A challenging but fair course, this event is a great race for first-time marathoners. Read More ?