It’s also a pioneer when it comes to high-energy entertainment on the course, and features a half-marathon option if 13.1 miles is more your speed. Wineglass Marathon Location: Corning, NY Date: October 4, 2015 Just try to guess what’s waiting at the finish line for the winos (ahem, runners), who take on the Wineglass Marathon. The third weekend in October is a full-on running festival, taking over Charm City with the Under Armour Baltimore Marathon, a half-marathon, a team relay, a 5K and a kids’ fun run.
For many of us, summer means lazy beach vacations, barbecues and a break from schoolwork.
But for runners around the world, it’s also time to jump-start fall marathon training.
So just where will these aspiring marathoners, who sweat it out during the hot and humid months, race their 26.2 miles this fall?
Look no further than our list of the country’s best fall marathons.
While a few of the most popular races are already sold out this year, it’s never too early to mark your calendar and make your way to a starting line in 2015! Air Force Marathon Location: Dayton, OH Date: September 19, 2015 Marathoners will hopefully feel light on their feet at the U. Air Force Marathon, as they fly through a relatively flat 26.2-mile loop of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
(Note: The below races are listed by date, starting with September.) 1. An Air Force jet flyover kicks off the day, and 15,000 runners — military personnel and civilians alike — race past historical aviation sites including the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Wright Brothers Memorial Monument. Jackson Hole Marathon Location: Jackson Hole, WY Date: September 5, 2015 For the nature-loving runners out there, Jackson Hole Marathon doesn’t disappoint.
There may not be a high volume of spectators since it’s on a military base, but the race weekend does offer a half-marathon, 10K and 5K for runners of all levels. The course traverses scenic vistas with Instagram-worthy fall foliage, and, the eco-friendly race is also part of a growing number of “cup-free” running events around the country.
There are still plenty of aid stations with water, Gatorade and gel packets, but participants are responsible for carrying their own hydration system.
The Jackson Hole Marathon is small (with only 234 finishers in 2014), but there is also a half-marathon and marathon relay along the course on the same day. Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Location: Minneapolis and St.