10 Biggest Running Races in the U.S.

10 Biggest Running Races in the U.S.

From a 5K to a marathon and everything in between, find out which races are topping the charts and have thousands of runners flocking to the starting line each year.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race 10K

<a href="http://www.active.com/atlanta-ga" target="_blank">Atlanta, Georgia</a> - 50,918 Finishers

This annual Independence Day classic is an Atlanta fixture and attracts runners worldwide. Read More

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Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K

Spokane, Washington - 50,721 Finishers

Since 1977, the Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K has been a Spokane staple. Have you ever run this race? Read More

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Dick's Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER 10K

Boulder, Colorado - 50,477 Finishers

"Sea level is for sissies" is the slogan for the BolderBOULDER 10K. This race requires a qualifying time and attracts some of the top talent. Read More

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ING New York City Marathon

<a href="http://www.active.com/new-york-ny" target="_blank">New York, New York</a> - 44,977 Finishers

As part of the World Marathon Majors, this NYC race offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to run around the Big Apple. It's no wonder so many runners are lining up to join. Read More

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

<a href="http://www.active.com/chicago-il" target="_blank">Chicago, Illinois</a> - 36,088 Finishers

Another World Marathon Majors favorite, the Chicago Marathon is a classic race that draws in thousands each year. Read More

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Race for the Cure: DC 5K

<a href="http://www.active.com/washington-dc" target="_blank">Washington, DC</a> - 35,143 Finishers

The Race for the Cure in Washington, DC is the largest of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure races, which have raised more than $1 billion for the fight against breast cancer. Read More

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Cooper River Bridge Run 10K

Charleston, South Carolina - 33,057 Finishers

Run across the Cooper River bridge in this classic 10K. The race also benefits any number of charities and let's you pick the organization of your choice. Read More

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OneAmerica 500 Festival Half-Marathon

<a href="http://www.active.com/indianapolis-in/" target="_blank">Indianapolis, Indiana</a> - 31,046 Finishers

This annual sellout race is the nation's largest half marathon event. What else can you run through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Read More

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Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K

Richmond, Virginia - 30,853 Finishers

This race was named one of the best running races in the country by USA Today. Runners come in costume and are cheered to the finish line with spirit groups and spectators. Read More

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EIF Revlon Run for Women: LA 5K

<a href="http://www.active.com/los-angeles-ca" target="_blank">Los Angeles, California</a> - 28,905 Finishers

Since 1993, the Revlon Run/Walk 5K has raised millions of dollars for cancer research, counseling, and outreach programs to celebrate and empower women. Read More

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