10 Biggest Running Races in the U.S.

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10 Biggest Running Races in the U.S.

From 5Ks to marathons and everything in between, these are the 10 biggest races in America—based on the number of finishers—according to Running USA.

Peachtree

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree 10K

Atlanta, Georgia

This annual Independence Day classic is an Atlanta fixture and attracts runners worldwide. Photo Credit: MarathonFoto

Bloomsday

Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K

Spokane, Washington

Since 1977, the Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K has been a Spokane staple. Have you ever run this race? Tell us about it.

Boulder

Dick's Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER 10K

Boulder, Colorado

"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. Photo Courtesy of BolderBOULDER 10K

Boulder

ING New York City Marathon

New York, New York

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 ?

Chicago

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Chicago, Illinois

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

Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure: DC 5K

Washington, DC

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.

Boulder

Cooper River Bridge Run 10K

Charleston, South Carolina

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.

Indianapolis

OneAmerica 500 Festival Half-Marathon

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Ukrop

Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K

Richmond, Virginia

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.

LA

EIF Revlon Run for Women: LA 5K

Los Angeles, California

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

 
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