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Los Angeles Marathon runners on Sunset Blvd with the Hollywood sign in the distance
The iconic Hollywood sign beckons runners at the Los Angeles Marathon

Welcome to your RaceRaves guide to top upcoming races! Here we highlight a sampling of best bets and personal favorites to help you shrug off winter and welcome in spring.

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

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

March Marathons

Coast Guard Marathon πŸ†
Mar 3–4; Elizabeth City, NC
Marathon, half marathon, 5K
Run with the Coasties on one of the nation’s flattest courses

Little Rock Marathon
Mar 4–5; Little Rock, AR
Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K
Groovy weekend of peace, love & far-out finisher medals

Newport News One City Marathon
Mar 4–5; Newport News, VA
Marathon, half marathon, 5K
Coastal BQ favorite shows runners a good mari-time

Napa Valley Marathon
Mar 5; Calistoga, CA
Marathon, half marathon, 5K
Lovely, laid-back run along the iconic Silverado Trail

Sand Hollow Marathon
Mar 11; Hurricane, UT
Marathon, half marathon
Postcard-perfect scenery in stunning Southern Utah

Zydeco Marathon
Mar 11–12; Lafayette, LA
Marathon, half marathon, half marathon relay, 5K
Double loop in the beating heart of Cajun Country

Los Angeles Marathon (above)
Mar 18–19; Los Angeles, CA
Marathon, charity half marathon, 5K
America’s entertainment capital rolls out the red carpet

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon
Mar 18–19; Virginia Beach, VA
Marathon, half marathon, 8K
Flat course, great swag & a beachfront after party

Bataan Memorial Death March
Mar 19; White Sands, NM
Marathon, 14 miler
High-desert road/trail hybrid honors WWII heroes πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

B&A Trail Marathon
Mar 26; Severna Park, MD
Marathon, half marathon
Low-key, well-organized run on paved rails-to-trails path
(Registration opens Dec 3)

πŸ‘‰ Or search for more March marathons

March Half Marathons

Berry Half
Mar 4; Mount Berry, GA
Half marathon, 10K, 5K
Appalachian gem πŸ’Ž tours the world’s largest college campus

Zion Half πŸ†
Mar 4; Springdale, UT
Half marathon
Chase the sunrise past red rocks & soaring sandstone

305 Half
Mar 5; Miami Beach, FL
Half marathon, 5K
Seductive alternative to the sold-out Miami Half Marathon

NYC Half πŸ†
Mar 19; New York City, NY
Half marathon
Supersized half from Brooklyn to Manhattan via Times Square
(Application window closes Nov 16)

Garden Spot Village Half
Mar 25; New Holland, PA
Half marathon, 10K
Relentlessly rolling route thru beautiful Amish farmlands

Liberty Half
Mar 25; Liberty, MO
Half marathon, 5K
Big hills, bigger crowd support & the biggest medals

Tuscaloosa Half
Mar 25; Tuscaloosa, AL
Half marathon, 5K
AL’s largest college town puts its best foot forward

Great Bay Half
Mar 26; Newmarket, NH
Half marathon, 5K
Hilly route rewards with views of the Great Bay Estuary

Love Run Philadelphia
Mar 26; Philadelphia, PA
Half marathon, 7.6K
Feel the brotherly love at Philly’s festive spring fling

San Diego Half
Mar 26; San Diego, CA
Half marathon, 5K
Spectacular urban loop finishes in the Gaslamp Quarter

πŸ‘‰ Or search for more March half marathons

March Ultra Marathons

Way Too Cool 50K
Mar 4; Cool, CA
The nation’s most popular trail 50K brings the beauty

Antelope Canyon Ultras
Mar 11; Page, AZ
100 miler, 50 miler, 55K, half marathon
Slickrock, sand & slot canyons on sacred Navajo land
(55K, half marathon sold out)

Rabid Raccoon 100
Mar 18–19; Hookstown, PA
100 miler, 100 mile relay, 100K, 20 miler
20-mile loops on single track w/ a lakefront finish

The Pistol Ultra Run
Mar 18–19; Alcoa, TN
100 miler, 100K, 50 miler, 50K, marathon, half marathon
Pull the trigger on this well-supported urban ultra

HAT Run 50K
Mar 25; Havre De Grace, MD
Mixed-terrain trails explore Susquehanna State Park
(Registration opens Nov 25)

πŸ‘‰ Or search for more March ultra marathons

March International Races

Ultra Marathon Caballo Blanco πŸ‡²πŸ‡½
Mar 5; Urique, Mexico
50 miler, marathon, half marathon
Year 20 of the iconic race immortalized in “Born To Run”

Palestine Marathon πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Έ
Mar 10; Bethlehem, Palestine
Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K
Celebrate freedom of movement in the Holy Land

Antarctica Marathon πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά
Mar 12; King George Island, Antarctica
Marathon, half marathon
Otherworldly experience on the coldest continent 🐧
(Sold out, waitlist available for 2023 & 2024)

Pursuit in Paradise Aitutaki Marathon πŸ‡¨πŸ‡°
Mar 21–23; Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K
Picturesque tropical getaway in the South Pacific

Around the Bay 30K Road Race πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
Mar 26; Hamilton (Ontario), Canada
30K, 30K relay, 5K
Say hello to spring at North America’s oldest road race

πŸ‘‰ Or search for more March 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 β€” including 50+ marathons and ultras β€” in locations ranging from Antarctica to Zimbabwe.

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