10 Places to Race This Summer

10 Places to Race This Summer

From the beautiful beaches of Hawaii to the UFO-friendly Area 51 in Nevada, here are 10 fun, unique and challenging events to add to your summer racing calendar.

Manitoba Marathon

Manitoba, Canada - June 17, 2012

Forget the plaid ties. Celebrate Father's Day with a great outdoor adventure at one of Canada's biggest running events. Learn More

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Bastille Day 5k/8k Run

Chicago, Illinois - July 12, 2012

As if running in beautiful Lincoln Park in Chicago wasn't enough, this run/walk event offers a great block party and a Bastille-day themed cupcake at the finish line. Learn More

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Crazy 8s Events

Kingsport, Tennessee - July 14, 2012

Take part in one of these late-night candlelit events featuring the world's fastest 8K and a jaunt through scenic Kingsport. Learn More

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Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run 2012

Seattle, Washington - July 28, 2012

With its lush course through downtown Seattle, this popular race, known as "Seattle's best happy hour", is a great way to see the Northwest in the summer. Learn More

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Captain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Run

Sea Isle City, New Jersey - August 4, 2012

Looking for something different than the traditional road race? This 10-mile run along the South Jersey ocean front provides a great running surface and a picturesque setting. Learn More

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Ohio State Fair 5K

Columbus, Ohio - July 29, 2012

There's nothing quite like running alongside a Ferris Wheel. Tap into your inner child with this race course that runs along the Ohio state fairgrounds, and as a bonus participants get a free ticket for the Sky Glider. Learn More

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Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon

Rachel, Nevada - August 5, 2012

The truth is out there...and so is a great running event. Set in mysterious Area 51—and perched along the Extraterrestrial Highway—this race is full of out-of-this-world fun, and some gorgeous scenery as well. Learn More

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2012 Big Wild Life Runs

Anchorage, Alaska - August 18-19, 2012

This great late-summer, family-friendly event is a big draw for runners in the "lower 48". With great Alaskan views—and the chance of seeing wild life on the trail—this race is perfect for runners who want something a little different. Learn More

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Salt Lake Half Marathon and Relay

Salt Lake City, Utah - September 1, 2012

Run along the pristine Wasatch landscape that includes towering mountains, rolling hills filled with wild flowers and a friendly winding canyon road that gently descends to the Salt Lake Valley. Learn More

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The Kaua'i Marathon

Poipu Beach, Hawaii - September 2, 2012

Sparkling blue water? Pristine white sand beaches? Lush rainforests? You'll see all of these and more on one of the most beautiful marathon courses in the country. Learn More

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