7 Races for First-Timers

7 Races for First-Timers

Are you ready to tackle a road race? The thought of racing can be intimidating, but if you find the perfect event it will be a first-time experience you'll always remember.

13.1 Chicago 2012

Chicago, Illinois - June 9, 2012

Head to the Windy City and take on 13.1 miles. This scenic course is also walker-friendly, perfect for newbies or run-walkers. Read More

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35th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon

New Bedford, Massachusetts - March 18, 2012

Hosted by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, this historic race is a New Bedford tradition that attracts runners year after year. Enjoy local seafood after the race and discover the best of this port city. Read More

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Salt Lake City Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Bike Tour & Kids Marathon 1K

Salt Lake City, Utah - April 21, 2012

Take advantage of the picture perfect running conditions at this spring race. The event offers distances for all levels, and finishes at Olympic Legacy Plaza at The Gateway, in downtown Salt Lake City. Read More

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Divas Half Marathon in North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - May 20, 2012

This will be the first time Divas heads to North Myrtle Beach. This race series is all about fun, so why not make it your first? Read More

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Boston's Run to Remember

Boston, Massachusetts - May 24, 2012

This annual running tradition to honor fallen law enforcement officers is a two-day celebration. The course starts at the Seaport World Trade Center and heads toward downtown Boston. You won't want to miss this memorable event in one of the most famous running towns around. Read More

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Vancouver USA Marathon

Vancouver, Washington - June 17, 2012

Now in its second year, the Vancouver USA Marathon is attracting more and more runners to its scenic course along the Columbia River. This event was a big success with first-timers last year, and could be the perfect pick for your first 26.2 adventure. Read More

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Carlsbad 5000

Carlsbad, California - April 1, 2012

Dubbed the "World's Fastest 5K," this race is perfect for first-time runners looking to try the racing scene. The course is flat and the scenery is inviting. Read More

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