I know it seems like along way off, but if you have never run a marathon, or even a half, you want to sign up for one a few months in advance to give yourself enough time to train. May is a great month to schedule a marathon due to the normally nice Spring weather, which is perfect for first time runners. Below is a list of the top marathons in May around the country.
- Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Sunday May 1, 2011, this marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, and 5k walk is one not to be missed if you are located in or around the Midwest. Registration dues for the marathon are $90.
- OC Marathon: This race is held in Newport Beach, California on Sunday May 1, 2011. The marathon is scheduled to start at 6 A.M. and the course travels through the beautiful coastal communities.
There are over fifty marathons scheduled across the country in the month of April. If you are having trouble choosing which one is right for you, here is our list of the top marathons in April.
- Running Fit Martian Marathon: This race takes place in Novi, Michigan on April 2, 2011. Along with the marathon, a marathon relay, half marathon, 10k, and 5k are also available for registration. Hurry and sign up now before prices go up!
Why should you schedule a marathon in the month of February? I’ll give you a couple of reasons: 1. It gives you something to train for, 2. It gives you something to look forward to, and 3. It helps you stay on track and focused during the craziness of the holidays.
Check out the top marathons in February below!
- Critz Tybee Marathon: This marathon is the first one scheduled in the month of February and what a great way to begin the month. It is held in Tybee Island, Georgia on February 5, 2011.
- Surf City Marathon: The Surfcity Marathon is held in Huntington Beach, California on Sunday February 6, 2011. Huntington Beach is one of my favorite beaches in California and it is a perfect spot for a marathon. There’s nothing better than running by the ocean- so come out and run or come out just to enjoy the scenery. (more…)
December is rapidly approaching and it is now time to register for your winter marathon. Below is a list of the best marathons around the country that may spark your interest!
- Death Valley Trail Marathon: This race takes place in Death Valley, California and what a name for a marathon. Act fast: Because it’s one of the best routes in California and the registration is limited to only 300 participants, those spots will go quickly. Registration dues are $120. Visit www.envirosports.com for more information.
- Zappos.com Las Vegas Marathon: This marathon is held in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 5, 2010. The cost is $145 and includes a t-shirt, gift bag, finishers medal and certificate, and live course entertainment. Hurry and register before it’s too late: registration ends November 28, 2o10. For more details, visit http://www.rnrvegas.com.