10 Biggest Marathons in the U.S.

10 Biggest Marathons in the U.S.

Are you ready to run 26.2? Here are the 10 marathons with the biggest number of finishers, according to Running USA.

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ING New York City Marathon

New York, NY; 43,660 finishers

It's no surprise the Big Apple boasts the nation's biggest marathon. If you're lucky enough to get an entry, just remember that if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. Read More ?

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Chicago

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Chicago, IL; 33,701 finishers

Want to run with some of today's elite runners? This race attracts some of the finest athletes to accomplish some of their dreams at this World Marathon Majors event. <!--<a style="font-size: 80%;" class="more" href="http://www.chicagomarathon.com/cms400min/chicago_marathon/" target="_blank">Read More ?</a><span class="credit">Photo Courtesy of BolderBOULDER 10K</span>-->

Boston

Boston Marathon

Boston, MA; 22,843 finishers

Arguably the most famous modern marathon, Boston is also one of the biggest. Qualifying for this event is an accomplishment on its own and offers a race experience you won't forget.

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Marine Corps Marathon

Washington, DC; 21,405 finishers

Dubbed "The People's Marathon," this race is popular for first-timers and veterans alike. This year it sold out in record time. Find out why runners flock to run the nation's capital at the Marine Corps Marathon.

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Honolulu Marathon

Honolulu, HI; 20,323 finishers

Running in paradise doesn't sound like a bad idea. The Honolulu Marathon is one of the classic destination races in the U.S. as runners come for the race and stay for the week.

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Walt Disney World Marathon

Orlando, FL; 14,948 finsihers

When the "Happiest Place on Earth" hosts a marathon, runner's highs abound. Feel like a kid again as you run through the castle and alongside some of Disney's most famous characters.

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Los Angeles Marathon

Los Angeles, CA; 14,125 finishers

With a famous landmarks at every mile, the newly revamped LA Marathon course is full of glitz, glamour and maybe a paparazzo or two. See the City of Angels like never before at the 2011 event.

San Diego

Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon

San Diego, CA; 13,391 finishers

San Diego is where rock 'n' roll marathons were born. Come check out the original Rock 'n' Roll marathon event and enjoy the sand, surf and sun while you're there. Read More ?

Minneapolis

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

Minneapolis, MN; 8,474 finishers

Dubbed the "Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America," the Twin Cities marathon is full of crowd support and exceptional scenery, including a finish at the state capitol.

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Portland Marathon

Portland, OR; 8,166 finishers

Rated for many years as one of the top events in the U.S., the Portland Marathon continues to draw the crowds each year and rounds out the top 10 biggest marathons in the U.S.


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