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Runners pass a row of flowers at the GO! St. Louis Marathon Weekend
Runners welcome in spring at the GO! St. Louis Marathon Weekend (๐Ÿ“ธย David Carson)

Welcome to your RaceRaves guide to top upcoming races! Here we highlight a sampling of best bets and personal favorites to help you hit the ground running this spring.

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NOTE:ย Unless otherwise noted, the following list includes only events that are now taking registrations for an in-person race.

๐Ÿ† = Top Rated (Overall rating of at least 4.7 across 10+ reviews)

April Marathons

REVEL Mt Charleston
Apr 1; Las Vegas, NV
Marathon, half marathon
Speedy desert downhill is a perennial BQ favorite

GO! St. Louis Marathon (above)
Apr 1โ€“2; St. Louis, MO
Marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K
Celebrate spring in the Gateway to the West

Coastal Delaware Running Festival
Apr 15โ€“16; Rehoboth Beach, DE
Marathon, half marathon, 9K, 5K
Road/trail hybrid starts & finishes on the boardwalk

2Slow4Boston Marathon ๐Ÿ†
Apr 16; Greer, SC
Marathon, half marathon
High-value, low-pressure event caters to slower runners

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon ๐Ÿ†
Apr 22; Roanoke, VA
Double marathon, marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10K, 1 miler
“America’s Toughest Road Marathon” is both beauty & beast

Salt Lake City Marathon
Apr 22; Salt Lake City, UT
Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, bike tour
Rolling route through Utah’s capital marks its 20th year

Maui Marathon ๐Ÿ†
Apr 23; Lahaina, HI
Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K
Oceanfront course makes for prime whale watching ๐Ÿณ

Eisenhower Marathon
Apr 29; Abilene, KS
Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K
Friendly, small-town race in Ike’s final resting place

Eau Claire Marathon ๐Ÿ†
Apr 29โ€“30; Eau Claire, WI
Marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K
Scenic Midwestern gem ๐Ÿ’Ž features 8 bridge crossings

Eugene Marathon ๐Ÿ†
Apr 29โ€“30; Eugene, OR
Marathon, half marathon, 5K
Tour of TrackTown USA finishes on iconic Hayward Field

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
Apr 29โ€“30; Oklahoma City, OK
Marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 5K
Emotional Run to Remember is a unifying celebration of life

๐Ÿ‘‰ Or search for more April marathons

April Half Marathons

Savannah Womenโ€™s Half ๐Ÿ†
Apr 1; Savannah, GA
Half marathon, 5K
Energetic girls getaway in the Hostess City of the South

Rock the Parkway
Apr 8; Kansas City, MO
Half marathon, 5K
Scenic, philanthropic fan favorite is a KC masterpiece

Havasu Half
Apr 15; Lake Havasu City, AZ
Half marathon, 5K
Cross over & under the London Bridge on the Colorado River

Helderberg to Hudson Half
Apr 15; Albany, NY
Half marathon
Speedy downhill + few turns = PR potential

Race to Robie Creek
Apr 15; Boise, ID
Half marathon
What goes up must come down 2,000 ft at a time
(Registration opens Feb 20)

Hapalua Half
Apr 16; Honolulu, HI
Half marathon
Embrace the Aloha spirit free of time limits ๐ŸŒบ

The Split Half ๐Ÿ†
Apr 16; Spokane, WA
Half marathon, 10K, 5K
Riverfront out and back showcases the best of Spokane

RussVegas Half ๐Ÿ†
Apr 21โ€“22; Russellville, AR
Half marathon, 10K, 5K
Roll the dice on the Arkansas River Valley’s hidden gem

Southern Utah Half
Apr 22; Washington, UT
Half marathon
Point-to-point descent starts w/ sunrise over Zion Natl Park

Christie Clinic Illinois Race Weekend
Apr 27โ€“29; Champaign, IL
Marathon relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K, 1 miler
Well-supported loop finishes in UIUC’s Memorial Stadium

Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon
Apr 29; Louisville, KY
Marathon, marathon relay, half marathon
Kentucky’s largest race day celebrates its 50th running

๐Ÿ‘‰ Or search for more April half marathons

April Ultra Marathons

Lake Sonoma 50 Mile
Apr 7โ€“8; Geyserville, CA
50 miler, marathon, half marathon
Festive weekend fosters community & competition
(Last-chance 50M registration opens Dec 5)

Lake McMurtry Trail Run
Apr 8; Stillwater, OK
100K, 50K, 25K, 12K, 5K
Enjoy miles of runnable single track at OK’s oldest trail race

Ancient Lakes Trail Run
Apr 8โ€“9; Quincy, WA
50 miler, 50K, 25K, 10K
Discover a desert oasis of lakes, waterfalls & wildflowers

Zion Ultras & Trail Half
Apr 15โ€“16; Apple Valley, UT
100 miler, 100K, 50K, half marathon
Desert challenge boasts epic views of Zion’s sandstone cliffs

Mad City Ultras
Apr 22; Madison, WI
50K, 50K relay (100K will return in 2024)
Paved urban loop will feed your need for speed

๐Ÿ‘‰ Or search for more April ultra marathons

April Other Distances

Cooper River Bridge Run
Apr 1; Charleston, SC
“Amazing” energy & “spectacular” views of Charleston

Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
Apr 1โ€“2; Washington, DC
10 miler, 5K
The “Runner’s Rite of Spring” celebrates 50 years ๐ŸŒธ

Carlsbad 5000
Apr 2; Carlsbad, CA
20K (5K x 4), 5K
“The World’s Fastest 5K” welcomes all ages & abilities

Crescent City Classic 10K
Apr 8; New Orleans, LA
Big Easy original is a lively party from start to finish

Patโ€™s Run
Apr 15; Tempe, AZ
4.2 miler
Patriotic fundraiser honors the legacy of Pat Tillman
(Registration opens soon)

Statesman Cap10K
Apr 16; Austin, TX
Rocking & rolling urban loop front-loads the hills

๐Ÿ‘‰ Or search for more April races of other distances

April International Races

Ibiza Marathon ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Apr 1; Ibiza, Spain
Marathon, 22K, 12K
Picturesque run on a hedonistic Mediterranean island

Berlin Half ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Apr 2; Berlin, Germany
Half marathon
Savor the sights, sounds & spirit of Berlin

Schneider Electric Paris Marathon ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Apr 2; Paris, France
Eiffel Tower to the left of me, Louvre to the right, oh lร  lร 

Two Oceans Marathon ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Apr 15โ€“16; Cape Town, South Africa
56K, half marathon
Breathtaking course is a Cape Town treasure

Great Limerick Run ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Apr 30; Limerick, Ireland
Marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 6 miler
Vibrant community effort w/o the lottery angst of Dublin

๐Ÿ‘‰ Or search for more April international races

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Author: Mike Sohaskey

Mike Sohaskey, Co-founder of RaceRaves

Mike Sohaskey is the co-founder of RaceRaves, the premier online reviews community for runners to share their race experiences and find their next challenge. Mike honed his creative and critical thinking skills as a research scientist, earning a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from Stanford. He’s also completed over 100 races โ€” including 50+ marathons and ultras โ€” in locations ranging from Antarctica to Zimbabwe.

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