10 Biggest Marathons in the U.S.

Here are the 10 marathons with the biggest number of finishers, according to Running USA.

NYC Marathon

TCS New York City Marathon
November 6th, 2022

It’s no surprise the Big Apple boasts the nation’s biggest marathon. If you’re lucky enough to get an entry, just remember that if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

Chicago Marathon
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Bank of America Chicago Marathon
October 9th, 2022

Want to run with some of today’s elite runners? This race attracts some of the finest athletes to accomplish some of their dreams at this World Marathon Majors event.

Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon
April 18th, 2022

Arguably the most famous modern marathon, Boston is also one of the biggest. Qualifying for this event is an accomplishment on its own and offers a race experience you won’t forget. 

Marine Corps Marathon
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Marine Corps Marathon
October 30th, 2022

Dubbed “The People’s Marathon,” this race is popular for first-timers and veterans alike. This year it sold out in record time. Find out why runners flock to run the nation’s capital at the Marine Corps Marathon.

Honolulu Marathon

Honolulu Marathon
December 11th, 2022

Running in paradise doesn’t sound like a bad idea. The Honolulu Marathon is one of the classic destination races in the U.S. as runners come for the race and stay for the week.

Walt Disney World Marathon

Walt Disney World Marathon
January 9th, 2022

When the “Happiest Place on Earth” hosts a marathon, runner’s highs abound. Feel like a kid again as you run through the castle and alongside some of Disney’s most famous characters.

Los Angeles Marathon

Los Angeles Marathon
March 20, 2022

With a famous landmarks at every mile, the newly revamped LA Marathon course is full of glitz, glamour and maybe a paparazzo or two.

Rock’n’ Roll San Diego Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon
June 5th, 2022

San Diego is where rock ‘n’ roll marathons were born. Come check out the original Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon event and enjoy the sand, surf and sun while you’re there. 

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
October 2nd, 2022

Dubbed the “Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America,” the Twin Cities marathon is full of crowd support and exceptional scenery, including a finish at the state capitol.

Portland Marathon

Portland Marathon
October 1st, 2022

Rated for many years as one of the top events in the U.S., the Portland Marathon continues to draw the crowds each year and rounds out the top 10 biggest marathons in the U.S.

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