Inaugural Events for Runners
2012 Chicago 10K
Chicago, Illinois - August 12, 2012 1 of 8
Starting in downtown Chicago's iconic Grant Park, this 10K will take runners around the Loop and finish back in the park. All levels, from elite to walkers, will benefit from wave starts.
Applecrest Half Marathon 2012
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire - September 2, 2012 2 of 8
Celebrate the end of summer's bounty with a half marathon and fruit picking at the state's oldest and largest apple orchard. The post-race family festival includes horse-drawn hay rides, pie eating contests, face painting and live folk and bluegrass bands.
Blues N' Brews 10-Miler, 5K and Relay
Kansas City, Missiouri - September 30, 2012 3 of 8
Grammy award-winning musicians Blues Traveler will headline the rock bands that will line the downtown courses of the 10-miler, 5K and relay races. Celebrate your accomplishment with more music and beer after the finish.
Utah Marathon and Fittest State Festival
Salt Lake City, Utah - October 13, 2012 4 of 8
This race festival features something for the whole family, including a marathon, half marathon, 5K run and walk, kid's K and a bike tour. The combination of urban landmarks, stunning mountain views and thousands of cheering fans are sure to keep things exciting. Celebrate post-race at the Fit Stock Festival, which will feature live acts, awards, interactive exhibits, celebrity speakers and food from some of Utah's finest restaurants.
Tuna Run 200
Raleigh, North Carolina - October 19-20, 2012 5 of 8
The Tuna Run 200 overnight relay adventure will challenge your team to run 200 scenic miles before finishing at the beach, where you'll enjoy tuna and beverages. The relay begins just outside of Raleigh in Lake Benson Park in Garner, and will finish at Atlantic Beach on the Crystal Coast.
Inaugural Maryland Running Festival
Bowie, Maryland - October 20, 2012 6 of 8
Fly through this fast half marathon course that starts and finishes at Six Flags America, and tours through Prince Georges County. A 5K and children's fun run complete the event.
Really Big free Marathon 2012
Henderson, Nevada - November 3, 2012 7 of 8
How's this for incentive to finish: If you cross the finish line of the Really Big Free Marathon and Half Marathon, event organizers will refund the $50 deposit you paid at registration.