After the pandemic wreaked havoc on the half marathon and marathon race calendar in 2020, runners saw many of their favorite events being held once again in 2021 as COVID-19 vaccines became widely available. No, it wasn’t a complete return to normalcy; for example, the Boston Marathon took place in October, and had a smaller field of runners.

But since there was hardly any racing in 2020, this year felt like a breath of fresh air. And in 2022, runners can anticipate even more races to return to their normal schedules and capacity.

Typically, there’s a huge selection of races at varying distances held every weekend across the world. So to help you plan out a potential race calendar, we compiled a list of our favorite races for 2022 by month—from the most popular 5Ks in the country to the biggest marathons and ultras. Wherever you live and whatever distance you want to tackle, we think you’ll find something to train for.

*With any race that you sign up for, be sure to check the race websites before signing up and as race day gets closer for the most up-to-date COVID-19 protocols and information.



January | February | March | April | May

June | July | August | September | October

November | December


January

2020 rock n roll arizona marathon and half marathon
2020 Rock ’n’ Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon
Christian PetersenGetty Images

January 5-9:
Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Also includes: 5K, 10K, and half marathon

January 15-16:
Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon
Phoenix, Arizona
Also includes: 5K, 10K

January 16:
Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon
Carlsbad, California
Also includes: 5K

January 15-16:
Houston Marathon and Half Marathon
Houston, Texas
Also includes: 5K

January 16:
Key West Half Marathon
Key West, Florida
Also includes: 5K

January 16:
Maui Oceanfront Marathon and Half Marathon
Lahaina, Hawaii
Also includes: 15K, 10K, 5K

January 22:
Red Rock Canyon Marathon and Half Marathon
Las Vegas, Nevada
Also includes: 5K

January 29-30:
Clearwater Running Festival Marathon and Half Marathon

Clearwater, Florida
Also includes: 5K, ultramarathon


February

prince royce serves as grand marshall for miami marathon
2018 Miami Marathon
John ParraGetty Images

February 5-6:
Miami Marathon and Half Marathon
Miami, Florida
Also includes: 5K

February 6:
Surf City USA Marathon and Half Marathon
Huntington Beach, California
Also includes: 5K, beach mile

February 12:
City of Santa Clarita Marathon and Half Marathon
Santa Clarita, California
Also includes: 10K, 5K

February 20:
Lost Dutchman Marathon and Half Marathon
Apache Junction, Arizona
Also includes: Half marathon, 10K, 8K trail run, two-mile fun run/walk

February 20:
George Washington’s Birthday Marathon
Greenbelt, Maryland
Also includes: Marathon Relay

February 20:
Austin Marathon and Half Marathon
Austin, Texas
Also includes: 5K

February 24-27:
Disney Princess Half Marathon
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Also includes: 5K, 10K

February 26-27:
Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon
Atlanta, Georgia
Also includes: 5K

February 26-27:
Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon
Tampa, Florida
Also includes: 5K, 8K, 15K

February 26-27:
Cowtown Marathon and Half Marathon
Fort Worth, Texas
Also includes: 10K, 5K

February 26-27:
Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon
Las Vegas, Nevada


March

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The men’s pro field at the 2019 NYC Half Marathon
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March 5:
Gate River Run 15K
Jacksonville, Florida

March 5:
Myrtle Beach Marathon and Half Marathon
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Also includes: 10K, 5K

March 5-6:
Little Rock Marathon and Half Marathon
Little Rock, Arkansas
Also includes: 10K & 5K

March 6:
Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon
Napa, California
Also includes: 5K

March 19-20:
Shamrock Marathon and Half Marathon
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Also includes: 8K

March 19:
Canyonlands Half Marathon
Moab, Utah
Also includes: 5-mile

March 20:
NYC Half Marathon
New York, New York

March 20:
Los Angeles Marathon
Los Angeles, California

March 20:
Bataan Memorial Death March
White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
Also includes: Virtual option

March 20:
Bataan Memorial Death March
White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
Also includes: Virtual option

March 20:
Shamrock Shuffle 8K
Chicago, Illinois
Also includes: 2-mile walk

March 26:
Rock ’n’ Roll Washington D.C. Half Marathon

Washington, D.C.
Also includes: 5K

March 26-27:
Knoxville Marathon and Half Marathon
Knoxville, Tennessee
Also includes: 5K, relays, kids fun run, virtual option


April

cherry blossom 10 miler
2017 Cherry Blossom 10-Miler
The Washington PostGetty Images

April 2:
Cooper River Bridge 10K Run
Charleston, South Carolina

April 3:
Cherry Blossom 10-Miler

Washington, D.C.
Also includes: 5K

April 9:
Charlottesville Marathon and Half Marathon
Charlottesville, Virginia
Also includes: 8K

April 16:
Crescent City Classic 10K
New Orleans, Louisiana
Also includes: Virtual

April 22-24:
Silo District Marathon Weekend

Waco, Texas
Also includes: 5K, half marathon, kids fun run

April 23:
Salt Lake City Marathon and Half Marathon
Salt Lake City, Utah
Also includes: 5K, 10K

April 24:
St. Luke’s Half Marathon

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Also includes: 5K

April 24:
Delaware Marathon Running Festival
Wilmington, Delaware
Also includes: Half marathon, relay, 5K, kids run

April 24:
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and Half Marathon
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Also includes: 5K

April 24:
Brooklyn Marathon and Half Marathon
Brooklyn, New York

April 29-30:
Illinois Marathon and Half Marathon

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Also includes: Marathon relay, 10K, 5K

April 30:
Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-Marathon (half-marathon distance)
Louisville, Kentucky
Also includes: Virtual option

April 30 - May 1:
Pittsburgh Marathon and Half Marathon
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Also includes: Marathon relay, 5K, kids 1-mile, pet walk


May

41st annual bolder boulder
2019 Bolder Boulder
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May 1:
Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon
Eugene, Oregon
Also includes: 5K

May 1:
Broad Street Run 10-Miler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

May 1:
Flying Pig Marathon and Half Marathon
Cincinnati, Ohio
Also includes: 10K, 5K

May 1:
Lilac Bloomsday 12K Run
Spokane, Washington

May 7:
Wisconsin Marathon and Half Marathon
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Also includes: 5K

May 7:
500 Festival Mini-Marathon
Indianapolis, Indiana
Also includes: 5K

May 7:
Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon
Solvang, California

May 14:
Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon
Loudoun County, Virginia
Also includes: 10K, 5K

May 15:
Bay to Breakers 12K
San Francisco, California

May 15:
Green Bay Marathon and Half Marathon
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Also includes: 5K, marathon relay, half-marathon relay

May 21-22:
Cleveland Marathon and Half Marathon
Cleveland, Ohio
Also includes: 10K, 5K

May 22:
Marine Corps Historic Half
Fredericksburg, Virginia

May 28:
Bayshore Marathon and Half Marathon
Traverse City, Michigan
Also includes: 10K

May 29:
Vermont City Marathon
Burlington, Vermont
Also includes: Marathon relay

May 29:
Coeur d’Alene Marathon and Half Marathon
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Also includes: 10K, 5K

May 30:
Bolder Boulder 10K
Boulder, Colorado


June

rock n roll marathon san diego
The 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego marathon was held in October.
Joe ScarniciGetty Images

June 4-5:
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon and Half Marathon
San Diego, California
Also includes: 5K

June 5:
Casper Marathon and Half Marathon
Casper, Wyoming

June 5:
Steamboat Marathon and Half Marathon
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Also includes: 10K

June 11:
Bellin 10K Run
Green Bay, Wisconsin

June 18:
Grandma’s Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
Duluth, Minnesota
Also includes: 5K

June 18:
Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon and Half Marathon
Anchorage, Alaska
Also includes: Marathon relay, half marathon relay, 5K

June 26:
Kona Marathon and Half Marathon
Big Island, Hawaii
Also includes: Quarter marathon, 5K

June 26:
Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon
Missoula, Montana
Also includes: 5K, kids run


July

peachtree road race
Peachtree Road Race
Atlanta Track Club

July 4:
Peachtree 10K Road Race
Atlanta, Georgia

July 11:
Boilermaker 15K
Utica, New York
Also includes: 5K

July 16-17:
Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon
Sonoma, California
Also includes: 5K

July 23-24:
San Francisco Marathon and Half Marathon
San Francisco, California
Also includes: Ultramarathon, 10K, 5K

July 30:
Bix 7-Mile and QuickBix 2-Mile
Davenport, Iowa


August

August 6:
Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race
Cape Elizabeth, Maine

August 21:
Falmouth Road Race 7-Mile
Falmouth, Massachusetts

August 21:
America’s Finest City Half Marathon
San Diego, California
Also includes: 5K


September

September 17-18:
Pikes Peak Marathon
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Also includes: Pikes Peak Ascent 13.3

September 17:
Air Force Marathon and Half Marathon
Dayton, Ohio
Also includes: 10K, 5K

September 18:
Philadelphia Distance Run (Half Marathon)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Also includes: 5K

September 24:
Akron Marathon and Half Marathon
Akron, Ohio
Also includes: 5-Person Team Relay

September 24-25:
Quad Cities Marathon & Half Marathon
Moline, Illinois
Also includes: Marathon relay, 5K, virtual option

September 25:
Heartland Marathon and Half Marathon

Omaha, Nebraska
Also includes: 10K, marathon relay

September 25:
Sunburst Marathon and Half Marathon
South Bend, Indiana
Also includes: 10K, 5K, 5K Fitness Walk


October

44th marine corps marathon
2019 Marine Corps Marathon
Chaz NiellGetty Images

October 1:
Hamptons Marathon and Half Marathon
Southampton, New York
Also includes: 5K, virtual

October 1:
New Hampshire Marathon and Half Marathon
Bristol, New Hampshire
Also includes: 10K

October 1:
St. George Marathon
St. George, Utah

October 1-2
Cape Cod Marathon and Half Marathon
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Also includes: 5K, marathon relay

October 2:
London Marathon
London, England

October 2:
Wineglass Marathon and Half Marathon
Corning, New York
Also includes: 8K, 5K

October 2:
Quebec City Marathon and Half Marathon
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Also includes: 10K, 5K

October 2:
Maine Marathon and Half Marathon
Portland, Maine

October 9:
Chicago Marathon
Chicago, Illinois

October 9:
Victoria Marathon
Victoria, BC, Canada
Also includes: Half marathon, 8K

October 9:
Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon
Hartford, Connecticut
Also includes: 5K, relay

October 9:
Army Ten-Miler
Washington, D.C.

October 16:
Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon
Columbus, Ohio

October 16:
Mount Desert Island Marathon and Half Marathon
Bar Harbor, Maine
Also includes: Relay

October 16:
Des Moines Marathon and Half Marathon
Des Moines, Iowa
Also includes: Marathon relay, 5K, kids race

October 16:
Detroit Marathon and Half Marathon
Detroit, Michigan
Also includes: Marathon relay

October 16:
Grand Rapids Marathon and Half Marathon
Grand Rapids, Michigan

October 30:
Marine Corps Marathon
Arlington, Virginia


November

new york city marathon
2021 New York City Marathon
ANGELA WEISSGetty Images

November 5:
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon
Indianapolis, Indiana
Also includes: 5K

November 6:
New York City Marathon
New York, New York

November 12:
Richmond Marathon and Half Marathon
Richmond, Virginia
Also includes: 8K

November 19-20:
Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 19-20:
Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Also includes: Marathon relay, 5K

November 25:
Manchester Road Race

Manchester, Connecticut

November 27:
Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon
Seattle, Washington


December

rock 'n' roll marathon san antonio
2021 San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
Patrick McDermottGetty Images

December 3:
Memphis Marathon & Half Marathon
Memphis, Tennessee
Also includes: 10K, 5K

December 3-4:
Rock ’n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon and Half Marathon
San Antonio, Texas
Also includes: 10K, 5K

December 4:
California International Marathon
Sacramento, California

December 4:
Reggae Half Marathon
Negril, Jamaica
Also includes: 10K

December 10:
Rocket City Marathon
Huntsville, Alabama

December 11:
Honolulu Marathon
Honolulu, Hawaii

December 31:
NYRR Midnight 4-Mile Run
New York, New York