The Fall Marathon: Training Done-Race On


Fall is officially upon us and the next wave of marathons is in full swing. No matter where you are in the world, there is a marathon that is happening in a city near you. If you have been training throughout the spring and the summer for your fall marathon, then the cooler temperatures are likely a welcome relief.

If you are looking for a fall marathon to add to your wish list, then there are many sources to find out what is going on and where. While no list is exhaustive, I have compiled some of the best places online to locate a fall marathon.

Running a Fall Marathon-Finding Races With Ease

Runner’s World

Runner’s World has an extensive 2018 Half marathon list which was released in January 2018. The list includes fall marathon locations around the world. This site also recommends a training schedule which is very helpful for new runners.

Daily Burn

Daily Burn provides a roundup of the The 15 Best Fall Marathons in The U.S. The list includes races in some of the largest and most well-known cities in the United States, ideal for the traveler who is looking for a fun weekend and scenic views.

Running the USA

Running the USA provides a detailed schedule of marathons taking place in every region of the country. You can filter your search by location, date, distance and run type.

Marathon Guide

If you are looking to travel internationally to race, then check out Marathon Guide. The guide has a complete list of marathons happening at locations around the world through the fall season.

Searching for a fall marathon is not difficult as there are many resources available. Smaller events can also be found through Facebook Groups. Chances are there are groups in your local area that will share event information. Keep up to date on marathons in your area during any season by setting up a Google Alert which will notify you when new information is added.

For more running information, check out Beginner’s Guide to Running Your First Marathon