Ready to race? Every month there is a smorgasbord of events for the avid racer to toe the line. Athlinks brings you a highlight of some of the next few weeks best races. What start lists have you joined for the next month? Let us know in the comments or give us a shout on Twitter at @Athlinks 

 

Seattle Spartan Beast

September 8, 2018 

Welcome to Snohomish County, located in northwest Washington State, nestled between the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains in Snohomish (sno-HOH’-mish) County. Snohomish County begins 12 miles north of Seattle, a little under 100 miles south of Vancouver, and a short ferry ride away from the San Juan Islands or Olympic Peninsula. Snohomish County is ideally situated for exploring the entire Pacific Northwest. 

2018 Arlington Police, Fire, & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5K

September 8, 2018

The Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial Race was born from an idea to start a road race after two Arlington County Police Officers had returned from a similar road race in Buffalo, New York. The first Arlington 9/11 Race was held on September 7, 2002, with 2600 runners, and raised approximately $40,000.

 

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival

September 15, 2018

To enthusiastic off-road bicyclists from across the country, the annual trek to the Chequamegon (She-wa-me-gon) Fat Tire Festival presented by Trek means fat tire racing and fat tire fun. Each year in mid-September, thousands of fat tired fliers descend on the towns of Cable and Hayward in northwestern Wisconsin to take on the off road bicycle tests of endurance and agility offered throughout the weekend.

 

Vermont Spartan Beast

September 15, 2018

Welcome to the Birthplace of the Spartan Beast. 

The Killington, VT Spartan Race has hosted three Spartan World Championship events. If you think you’re among the baddest of the east, we welcome you to come play in what is known as “Joe’s backyard.” This is where Spartan Race was born; and that means anything goes. You can expect steep slopes, off-trail descents, massive climbs, and chilly swims. The wonderful ski-town of Killington welcomes Spartans with open arms. Come see where it all began and witness the menace that gave Spartan Race its roots. Be forewarned though: this course has been known to destroy those not prepared in their mind, body, legs and soul.

 

Life Time Triathlon – Tempe

September 16, 2018 

Life Time Tri Tempe is an exciting fall triathlon experience through the Valley of the Sun – and a perfect training tool for the IRONMAN Arizona 70.3 and 140.6 races. The start line, finish line and transition area are all centrally located within Tempe Beach Park, making race day easy for athletes and spectators alike. The race kicks off with a swim in Tempe Town Lake, followed by a relatively flat, urban bike ride. In the final leg of the race, athletes run around Tempe Town Lake with views of the Mill Avenue District and a big finish at Tempe Beach Park.

 

Chicago Half Marathon

September 23, 2018 

Benefiting charity partner Chicago Run, the Chicago Half Marathon & 5K is centered around Chicago’s historic Jackson Park, once home to the 1893 World Columbian Exposition. The course highlights Chicago’s historic south shore and features a traffic-free Lake Shore Drive–the only Chicago race to completely shut down this main transportation artery.  Runners traverse the streets through Hyde Park and the Museum of Science and Industry before taking on the north and south Lake Shore Drive lanes and finishing at the Statue of the Republic or “Golden Lady” as she’s known to locals.

 

Escape to Miami Triathlon

September 30, 2018 

Join in one of South Florida’s premier events as you Escape to Miami! Brave the waters just off of Margaret Pace Park and head to the mainland from the infamous Escape Island. Continue on to the bike course and encounter scenic views of Miami. Round it all off with a run full of stunning sights of downtown and the Port of Miami before crossing the finish line. Many have tried, but Will You Finish?

 

Bellingham Bay Marathon 

September 30th, 2018 

COME EXPERIENCE BELLINGHAM AND “RUN THE BAY”! Featuring views of Bellingham Bay, San Juan Islands, and North Cascades mountains, we are often called the most beautiful marathon in the Pacific Northwest.

 

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