12 Endurance Races to Do in 2010

12 Endurance Races to Do in 2010

By Jesse Hammond

Looking for an unforgettable event to anchor your 2010 calendar? Whether you're a runner, swimmer, cyclist or triathlete, choose from these dozen races for a memorable season of training and racing.

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Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend

Orlando, Florida -- March 5-7

Women of all ages will feel like princesses as they run 13.1 miles around Disney World. Or challenge the family to Disney's Royal Family 5K and Kids Races. Learn More ?

Sea Otter Classic

Sea Otter Classic

Monterey, California -- April 15-18

If you're not watching you're racing—there's a race or ride for every level of mountain biker or roadie—at this four-day cycling extravaganza. Learn More ?

Photo Courtesy of Sea Otter Classic BolderBoulder10k

Dick's Sporting Good's BolderBOULDER

Boulder, Colorado -- May 31

Celebrate Memorial Day by running in one of the largest 10Ks in the country. Stick around after the race for the BolderBoulder Tribute. Learn More ?

Photo courtesy of BolderBoulder

Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim

San Francisco, California -- June 6

Take the ferry to Alcatraz Island and join hundreds of other swimmers as you escape from the Rock at this wetsuit-friendly, 1.5-mile swim across the San Francisco Bay. Learn More ?

Des Moines World Cup

Hy-Vee Triathlon

Des Moines, Iowa -- June 12-13

In addition to an age-group Olympic-distance tri, the weekend also features pros from around the world competing in a draft-legal, spectator-friendly ITU Elite Cup race. Learn More ?

AP Photo/ITU, Delly Carr Crescent City Classic

Muddy Buddy

Various locations -- March through December

You and your "Partner in Grime" take turns mountain biking and running along a six- to seven-mile course filled with fun obstacles before finishing in the infamous mud pit. Learn More ?

AP Photo/Bill Ross Mountain Bikers

Intermontane Challenge

British Columbia, Canada -- July 26-31

Experience some of the most beautiful singletrack in the world at this epic mountain bike stage race. Based solely out of Kamloops, BC, the event allows for more time riding and celebrating and less time spent on transportation. Learn More ?

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Timberman Triathlon Festival

Gilford, New Hampshire -- August 21-22

With a sprint tri on Saturday and a 70.3 on Sunday, this New England favorite offers spectacular scenery, a team tailgating area near transition and qualifying spots for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Learn More ?


Race the Lake

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin -- August 22

Challenge your cycling buddies at this popular 90-mile timed bike race around Lake Winnebago. The event is open to all levels of cyclists, including tandem and recumbent riders. Learn More ?

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Little Grand Canyon Marathon, Half and 10K

Huntington, Utah -- September 11

Head into the Jurassic age as you run below towering rock formations and past actual dinosaur footprints. This unique, mostly flat and downhill course is perfect for runners looking to get away from the crowds of big city races. Learn More ?

Philadelphia Distance Run

ING Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- September 19

Formerly known as the Philadelphia Distance Race, this fast half marathon has lured runners seeking p.r.'s since 1978. A band every mile keeps you grooving as you run by the City of Brotherly Love's historic sites. Learn More ?

AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower Silverman

Silverman Full and Half-Distance Triathlons

Henderson, Nevada -- November 7

Triathlon legend Dave Scott called Silverman the toughest course in North America. Great swag, stocked aid stations and a 4:1 volunteer-to-competitor ratio make this race a sure bet. Learn More ?

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