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
November 3rd – Sacramento
Van Vleck Ranch is the closest thing Reebok Spartan Race has on its calendar to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. If the weather remains dry, you will be confronted with an arduous, rolling landscape that goes as far as the eye can see. Should it rain, you will be presented with one of the most technical terrains you could hope to encounter — it will become slippery and the slopes will become a battle for even the most seasoned racer.
November 3rd – Manhattan, KS
Manhattan’s First EVER Marathon! November 3, 2018 will mark the first ever Marathon in Manhattan, KS. It will take place at the Tuttle Creek State Park area. The marathon will be 4 loops around the park area. There will also be Half Marathon, 5K and Marathon relay options.
November 4th – Phoenix, AZ
This is the race that started it all, bringing the City of Phoenix to it’s feet back in 1976. Founded by Dr. Art Mollen, his vision brought our growing, vibrant city together with a sport still in its infancy. It set the charge used to ignite the running boom in Arizona. Over the years, the race has hosted Olympic Gold medalists, American record holders and more first time race participants than any other event in the southwestern United States. Won’t you join us to be part of this Valley classic?
November 11th – Portsmouth, NH
Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon, 10k Run/Walk and 5k Run/Walk continues to be an exciting and challenging race at Independence Oaks Park. Please join us for a back roads run and a great post-race party!
“The organizers did a great job on the race. The course was fantastic and very challenging. Definitely the best half marathon course I’ve run. Post race party was great too. I’m sure this race will grow to be very popular. Congratulations.” — John
Join the Cleveland West Road Runners for the 43rd running of the Fall Classic 1/2 marathon and 5K on November 18th. Over the past 4+ decades, thousands of runners have enjoyed this fast, scenic course run entirely in the beautiful Cleveland Metroparks. The course is a double loop, flat, fast course mostly on the scenic valley parkway road and the 1/2 marathon course is USATF certified. The race is capped at 1000 runners.
This Original Hometown Marathon is on a beautiful course with rolling hilly sections and scenic views of downtown Seattle and Lake Washington. From its humble beginnings in 1970 when a group of friends from the University of Washington decided to hold their own marathon, the Seattle Marathon Family of Events has grown into one of the largest combination marathon/half marathon in the Pacific Northwest and one of the top ten largest in the U.S. That first marathon 48 years ago sported 38 runners. This year, 10,000 participants are expected for the marathon and half marathon walking and running events. Join us Thanksgiving Weekend for a great destination marathon on a beautiful course with rolling hilly sections and scenic views of downtown Seattle and Lake Washington.