16 Fun Fall Marathons
The Kauai MarathonKoloa, Kauai - September 2, 2012 1 of 17
Hawaii's "Garden Isle" is named such because, of all the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is the least developed and most lush. Start this race at Poipu Beach and view sparkling blue water, pristine beaches, rainforests and other parts of the tropical paradise that is Kauai.
42nd Annual Maui Marathon & Half MarathonMaui, Hawaii - September 15 - 16, 2012 2 of 17
Run this point-to-point marathon, from Kahului to Kaanapali, and feel the aloha—within 50 feet of that wild, blue South Pacific. This is one of the most scenic marathons in the USA.
Top of Utah MarathonLogan, Utah - September 15, 2012 3 of 17
This marathon starts at Hardware Ranch in Blacksmith Fork Canyon, part of the Wasatch Mountain Range. Pass through quaint towns and look out for wildlife like deer, elk or moose.
Omaha MarathonOmaha, Nebraska - September 23 4 of 17
Run through downtown Omaha on Bruce Springsteen's birthday. Hopefully the bands playing live music along the course will belt out some of Brucey's tunes. Party at the finish line when you're done.
Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team RelayAkron, Ohio - September 29, 2012 5 of 17
Receive world-class treatment, participate in the relay, enjoy downtown viewing at this marathon, known for its great swag and stadium finish.
Bellingham Bay MarathonBellingham, Washington - September 30, 2012 6 of 17
Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands offer natural beauty, mountain views and a touch of trail. Enjoy what many runners call "the most beautiful marathon in the Pacific Northwest."
California Wine Country MarathonHealdsburg, California - October 14, 2012 7 of 17
In its fifth year and growing fast, this marathon happens right in the middle of Sonoma County's post productive wine region. Follow this gently rolling loop and then delve into some vino.
Atlantic City MarathonAtlantic City, New Jersey - October 20, 2012 8 of 17
Fuggedaboutit! This is the third oldest marathon in the country. Run along the Atlantic on the AC Boardwalk and, afterwards, get into some slots and good ol' Jersey Shore trouble.
Humboldt Redwoods MarathonHumboldt Redwoods State Park - October 21, 2012 9 of 17
You may have trouble concentrating on the road during this one; you'll probably be too preoccupied by the gorgeous treetops above you. You can not only race, but you can also camp at this state park and make a whole trip out of it.
The Empire State Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay MarathonSyracuse, New York - October 21, 2012 10 of 17
Welcome to the best of autumn running. Explore the community of Syracuse and other upstate New York areas, enjoy fall colors, and adopt that Empire State of Mind.
Really Big Free MarathonHenderson, Nevada - November 3, 2012 11 of 17
It's free! Despite the $50 deposit—which you'll get back if you cross the start line—the entire event is already paid for. Run the course through Henderson and save your money for Vegas, baby.
Santa Barbara International MarathonSanta Barbara, California - November 10, 2012 12 of 17
This point-to-point course located in the "American Riviera" winds through scenic Goleta Valley, lush lemon and avocado orchards, historic Santa Barbara and the coastline. Enjoy the striking backdrop of mountains and sea.
Pensacola MarathonPensacola, Florida - November 11, 2012 13 of 17
Combine Verteran's Day weekend, historic Pensacola, sugar white sand beaches and a route atop the bluffs overlooking Escambia Bay and you have the Pensacola Marathon. Not to mention the sunny, vacation weather at a time when a majority of the country is already cooling off?
X-Country MarathonLithia, Florida - November 18, 2012 14 of 17
Enjoy the rolling hills and tall grasses of Alafia River State Park at this off-road race.
Philadelphia Marathon WeekendPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania - November 16, 2012 15 of 17
Come celebrate the City of Brotherly Love and enjoy fall in this historical area. The course is scenic, fan-friendly and great for running.
Gobbler Grind MarathonOverland Park, Kansas - November 18, 2012 16 of 17
Gobble, gobble! Join thousands of runners, walkers and spectators for the 2012 Gobbler Grind. The course is run on both city streets and asphalt running trails through Overland Park and Olathe, Kansas.