Wherever you are this April, there is probably a marathon not far from you. Why not get your running shoes on & start training now?
1. Knoxville Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k & Relay
The marathon, half marathon & relay races will be held on April 2. The Covenant Kids Run & Covenant Health 5K will be held on April 1.
2. Run for the Animals Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Set at the Historic Onancock School, this run is a charity event & all proceeds go to the animal organizations serving the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Choose from a Half Marathon (13.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk. Leashed canines & baby strollers welcome.
3. Pony Express Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k
Featuring a full marathon, half marathon, relay, 5K & a pony run. Come check out Sacramento’s newest marathon & run through a beautiful & historic city. This is a flat, fast USATF certified course that begins & ends at Capitol Mall between the Tower Bridge & the Capitol Building.
4. Marathon de Paris
Runs through the beautiful city of Paris.
5. Brighton Marathon
A fast, flat marathon course in Brighton & Hove.
6. 36th Annual Skunk Cabbage Classic Half Marathon & 10k
The course is USATF distance-certified & sanctioned. The half marathon course is a loop, with some rolling hills & skunk cabbages near the half-way point. The 10k is a flat, fast course.
7. Boston Marathon
The world’s oldest annual marathon. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago & New York City.
8. Jersey Shore RunAPalooza Half Marathon & 5k
Come out to run the Jersey Shore on April 22 benefiting the Special Olympics of New Jersey & the Jersey Shore Dream Center. The Asbury Park Half Marathon & Jersey Shore 5K start at 08:30 in front of Convention Hall in Asbury Park.
9. Star Wars Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
A weekend of fun & runs during the Star Wars Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Run on Vader’s turf while stormtroopers cheer you on. This is a weekend of surprises including exciting runs, special events, entertainment & more.
10. Virgin Money London Marathon
A great way to stop traffic in London & take a run through the city. Featuring a fitness expo as well.
11. Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon & Half Marathon
Held every year in Louisville, the Kentucky Derby Festival is the biggest party of spring. Over 1.5 million people attend more than 70 events including the Marathon & Half Marathon. Come out to be part of the greatest community celebration in the country.
Know of another marathon or half marathon in April worth mentioning? Let us know about it so we can add it to our next list.