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Welcome to your RaceRaves guide to top upcoming races! Here we highlight a sampling of best bets and personal favorites to help keep you motivated through the winter. 

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

🏆 = Top Rated (Overall rating of at least 4.7 across 10+ reviews)

February Marathons

Mesa Marathon
Feb 4; Mesa, AZ
Marathon, half marathon, 10K
Chase down a BQ or PR while working on your tan

Mississippi River Marathon
Feb 4; Greenville, MS
Marathon, double half marathon, half marathon, half marathon relay, 5K
Flat point-to-point crosses two states & one mighty river

Surf City Marathon
Feb 4–5; Huntington Beach, CA
Marathon, half marathon, 5K, 1 miler
California’s oceanfront classic brings the beach vibes 🏄

Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon
Feb 18–19; Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Marathon, half marathon, 6K, 5K
Where the coast is your host & the ocean is your finish line

Run Oak Island (BAM! Race Series)
Feb 18; Oak Island, NC
Marathon, half marathon, 5K, 1 miler
Picturesque beachfront run popular for its huge medals

Austin Marathon
Feb 19; Austin, TX
Marathon, half marathon, 5K
Hilly, high-energy celebration in the quirky state capital

Lost Dutchman Marathon
Feb 19; Apache Junction, AZ
Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 8K, 2 miler
Hidden gold & a golden sunrise over the mountains

Atlanta Marathon
Feb 25–26; Atlanta, GA
Marathon, half marathon, 5K
Rolling urban tour of Running City USA

The Cowtown 🏆
Feb 25–26; Fort Worth, TX
50K, marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K
North Texas favorite will never “steer” you wrong

Ventura Marathon
Feb 26; Ventura, CA
Marathon, half marathon, 5K
Beach town boasts one of the nation’s top BQ races

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February Half Marathons

Critz Tybee Run Fest
Feb 3–4; Tybee Island, GA
Half marathon, 10K, 5K, 2.8 miler, 1 miler
Run an unconventional marathon with 5 races in 2 days

Best Damn Race Safety Harbor 🏆
Feb 4–5; Safety Harbor, FL
Half marathon, 10K, 5K
Scenic waterfront party lives up to its name

Run Sedona Half (above)
Feb 4; Sedona, AZ
Half marathon, 10K, 5K
Breathtaking red rock oasis in the Arizona desert

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half
Feb 5; San Francisco, CA
Half marathon, 10K, 5K
Net downhill thru Golden Gate Park & along the oceanfront

Colonial Half
Feb 18; Williamsburg, VA
Half marathon, 5K
Showcase of Colonial Williamsburg celebrates its 44th year

Saguaro Half
Feb 18; Tucson, AZ
Half marathon
Road/trail hybrid with a Wild West feel
(Race going on hiatus after 2023)

Run the Line Half
Feb 19; Texarkana, TX
Half marathon, half marathon relay
Interstate course includes half a mile on the TX/AR border

Gasparilla Distance Classic
Feb 25–26; Tampa, FL
Half marathon, 15K, 8K, 5K
Pirate-themed weekend promises a swashbuckling good time

Greenville Half
Feb 25; Greenville, SC
Half marathon, 5K
Go for broke at “the fastest half marathon in the south”

War Eagle Run Fest
Feb 26; Auburn, AL
Half marathon, 5K
Rolling tour of the AU campus finishes on the field 🏈

👉 Or search for more February half marathons

February Ultra Marathons

Outlaw 100
Feb 11–12; Wilburton, OK
135 miler, 100 miler, 100 mile relay, 50 miler, marathon, half marathon, 5K
Technical singletrack thru Robbers Cave State Park

Black Canyon Ultras
Feb 18–19; Mayer, AZ
100K, 60K
Historic desert trail welcomes Western States qualifiers

Holiday Lake 50K
Feb 18; Appomattox, VA
50K, 25K, 10K
First-timer friendly loop navigates a lake & state forest

Evergreen Lord Hill Trail Run
Feb 25; Snohomish, WA
50K, 20 miler, 10 miler, 5K
Impeccably produced challenge will test your legs & lungs
(Registration opens Oct 31)

Red Dirt Ultra
Feb 25; Provencal, LA
100 miler, 100K, 50K
Multi-use trail thru piney woods with A+ aid stations

👉 Or search for more February ultra marathons

February International Races

Dead Sea Marathon Israel 🇮🇱
Feb 3; Ein Bokek, Israel
50K, marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K
Run on the Dead Sea in the lowest point on Earth

Tarawera Ultramarathon 🇳🇿
Feb 11; Rotorua, New Zealand
100 miler, 102K, 50K, half marathon
Prestigious point-to-point wows with stunning scenery

eDreams Barcelona Half 🇪🇸
Feb 19; Barcelona, Spain
Half marathon
Urban tour of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities

Kilimanjaro Marathon 🇹🇿
Feb 26; Moshi, Tanzania
Marathon, half marathon, 5K
Low-altitude run in the shadow of Africa’s highest mountain
(Registration opens Oct 24)

Osaka Marathon 🇯🇵
Feb 26; Osaka, Japan
Big-city race experience offers a solid alternative to Tokyo
(Overseas entries open soon)

👉 Or search for more February 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 — including 50+ marathons and ultras — in locations ranging from Antarctica to Zimbabwe.

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