Boutique Races to Add to Your Calendar

8 Boutique Races to Add to Your Calendar

Looking for a unique race, away from the hustle-and-bustle of the big city? With their beautiful scenery, and small-town charm, these eight events are the perfect addition to your race calendar.

Rockford Marathon

Rockford, Illinois - May 20, 2012

Looking for a break from the crowds? This popular Boston qualifier travels through scenic downtown Rockford and offers a great shot at a PR. Learn More

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Vancouver USA Marathon

Vancouver, Washington - June 17, 2012

Featuring one of the most beautiful courses in the country, this Pacific Northwest event offers historic sites and a scenic run across the Columbia River. Learn More

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Wineglass Marathon

Bath, New York - September 30, 2012

Got a need for speed? This fast, mostly flat, point-to-point course in upstate New York offers great scenery and a drop in elevation that can add some serious boost to your race speed. Learn More

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Haunted Hustle Marathon Ghost Tour 2012

Middleton, Wisconsin - October 13, 2012

Held in Money magazine's "2007 Best Place to Live", this event takes you through historical haunted sites and promises a few ghosts and goblins along the way. Learn More

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Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon

Syracuse, New York - October 21, 2012

There's nothing quite like New York in the fall. And this popular event is a great way to test your skills and enjoy autumn colors at their best. Learn More

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12th Silver Comet Half Marathon, Marathon and Fun Run

Mabelton, Georgia - October 27, 2012

Set on Atlanta's hottest running trail, this popular race offers a fast, flat course with plenty of scenery. (Be sure to register early, this event sells out fast.) Learn More

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2012 Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon

Geyersville, California - October 27, 2012

Located just north of San Francisco, this spectacular Halloween-themed course, that curves through the beautiful Dry Creek Valley, promises vibrant fall colors and a festive finish line. Learn More

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Santa Barbara International Marathon & Half Marathon

Santa Barbara, California - November 10, 2012

Stationed in Southern California's "American Riviera", this point-to-point course travels through the scenic Goleta Valley, historic Santa Barbara mesa area, and finishes with a stunning descent to the Pacific Ocean. Learn More

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