Endurance Events to Do in 2012

Get ready for an unforgettable race season. Whether your goal is to do a marathon, a century or your first triathlon, here are 12 running, cycling and multisport events to put on your must-do list for 2012.

Spartan Race Series

Various Dates and Locations

Become a warrior: Spartan events will challenge your physical and mental endurance on race courses unlike any you've ever experienced. Read More

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ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

Miami Beach, Florida - January 29, 2012

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Miami Marathon. Warm weather, flat terrain and beautiful scenery await. Photo by Richard Patterson. Read More

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HITS Triathlon Series

Various Dates and Locations

This new series of races made its debut at the end of 2011. With 12 events in ideal locations across the U.S., this series should be on your list. For inside tips, sign up for one of the race-specific training camps leading up to race day. Read More

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LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon and Half Marathon

Austin, Texas - February 19, 2012

You've heard great things about Austin: Now you have the ultimate excuse to go. Take in the sights on your 26.2-mile run, then enjoy the tastes and sounds of this great town. Read More

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Solvang Century, Metric and 1/2 Century

Solvang, California - March 10, 2012

Over the last 29 years, "114,000 cyclists have ridden a cumulative total of almost 9 million miles." Join 5,000 fellow cyclists in 2012 to help celebrate the 30th year of this cycling event. Read More

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30th Avia Wildflower Triathlon

Bradley, California - May 4-6, 2012

Up for a challenge? Make this your long-course triathlon for 2012. The campground accommodations and festival atmosphere make Wildflower a unique multisport experience. Read More

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3 State 3 Mountain Challenge

Chattanooga, Tennessee - May 5, 2012

Hit three states on two wheels in one day. Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia offer great scenery and rigorous terrain that includes three mountain passes: Suck Creek, Sand and Lookout. Read More

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Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half, 10K & 5K

Cleveland, Ohio - May 19-20, 2012

Make it a family weekend at this 35th annual event presented by the Org for Autism Research. With a variety of distances to choose from, there's something for everyone. Don't forget to hit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame while you're in town. Read More

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Leon's World's Fastest Triathlon

Hammond, Indiana - June 3, 2012

Want a big time triathlon with a small town feel? Don't miss Leon's race—a fun event that honors the true spirit of triathlon. Read More

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Diva Half Marathon Series

Various Dates and Locations

Gather the girlfriends for an active weekend getaway. Destinations like San Francisco, New York and Hawaii offer scenic runs and plenty of fun post-race activities. Read More

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Marine Corps Marathon

Arlington, Virginia - October 28, 2012

This experience is about much more than just running 26.2 miles. Soak in the energy on race day as athletes and spectators alike honor the nation's heroes. Registration opens on March 7 and it will sell out quickly. Read More

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TriEvents Los Angeles Triathlon Championship and Tri Express Series

Los Angeles, California - Various Dates

Dubbed "The World's Oldest Triathlon Series", TriEvents celebrates its thirtieth year of races in 2012. Read More

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