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Welcome to your RaceRaves guide to top upcoming races! Here we highlight a sampling of best bets plus some personal favorites we think you’ll enjoy. (Sign up now for a free RaceRaves account to add these events & thousands more to your Future Races!)

NOTE:Β Unless otherwise noted, the following list includes only events that are now taking registrations for an in-person race and which, based on current information, are likely to take place. As with life, however, there are no guarantees.

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


November Marathons

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
Nov 5; Indianapolis, IN
Marathon, half marathon, 5K
Indiana’s best marathon is a fall BQ favorite

Moab Trail Marathon
Nov 5–6; Moab, UT
Marathon, half marathon, 5K
Moab wows w/ scenery, slickrock & stream crossings

bg26.2 (Bowling Green Marathon)
Nov 6; Bowling Green, KY
Marathon, half marathon, 6K
“Awesome” small-town race benefits MS research

Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon
Nov 6; Raleigh, NC
Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K
Rolling route offers an engaging tour of the state capital

Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon (above) πŸ†
Nov 12; Richmond, VA
Marathon, half marathon, 8K
Run happy at America’s Friendliest Marathon

Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon
Nov 12; Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Marathon, half marathon, 5K
Double-loop course in a hallowed Civil War setting

Magnolia Marathon πŸ†
Nov 19; Meridian, MS
Marathon, marathon relay, half marathon
Friendly hometown race for runners, by runners

Philadelphia Marathon
Nov 19–20; Philadelphia, PA
Marathon, half marathon, 8K
Big-city energy in the birthplace of America

Williams Route 66 Marathon
Nov 19–20; Tulsa, OK
Marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 5K, 1 miler
26.2-mile block party is a spirited ode to the Mother Road

Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon
Nov 20; Nashville, TN
Marathon
Hilly hidden gem πŸ’Ž in a densely wooded urban oasis
(Registration lottery open Aug 1–8)

Space Coast Marathon
Nov 27; Cocoa, FL
Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K
Florida’s oldest marathon embraces its celestial theme

πŸ‘‰ Or search for more November marathons


November Half Marathons

Hillbilly Hike Half
Nov 5; Carlisle, IA
Half marathon, 10K, 5K
Rustic point-to-point with a terrific post-race spread

Malibu Half
Nov 5–6; Malibu, CA
Half marathon, 5K
Run one of the world’s most iconic coastlines

100% Pure Kona Coffee Half Marathon
Nov 12; Kailua-Kona, HI
Half marathon
Oceanside run to the “End of the World” & back πŸ€™

Catalina Island Half πŸ†
Nov 12; Avalon, CA
Half marathon, 10K
Hilly trail challenge boasts sweeping ocean views

Colonel Sanders Half
Nov 12; Corbin, KY
Half marathon, 10K
“Bucket”-list race honors Corbin’s most famous citizen

St. Pete Run Fest
Nov 12–13; St. Peterburg, FL
Half marathon, 10K, 5K
Sunshine + coastline = fun times in Central Florida

Monterey Bay Half πŸ†
Nov 12–13; Monterey, CA
Half marathon, 5K, 3K
Big Sur’s stunning sibling is a feel-good favorite

Princeton Half
Nov 13; Princeton, NJ
Half marathon
Historic tour of Ivy League town supports LGBTQ+ youth

Snow Canyon Half
Nov 19; St. George, UT
Half marathon, 10K, 5K
Dramatic red sandstone & a finish on the high-school track

Palmetto Peach Half
Nov 26; North Augusta, SC
Half marathon, 10K, 5K
Two-state celebration spans the Savannah River

πŸ‘‰ Or search for more November half marathons


November Ultra Marathons

Barrier Island Ultra
Nov 5; Port Aransas, TX
50 miler, 50K, marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K
Run on a sandy beach steps from the Gulf of Mexico

Screaming Monkey 100
Nov 5–6; Keithville, LA
100 miler, 100K, 50K, 25K, 10K
Forested trails near the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary

Mt. Tam Trail Run
Nov 12; Stinson Beach, CA
50K, 30K, half marathon, 10K
Epic challenge on gorgeous trails among the redwoods

Tunnel Hill 100 & 50 Mile Runs
Nov 12; Vienna, IL
100 miler, 50 miler
Where first-timers & long-timers go for a personal best

JFK 50 Mile
Nov 19; Boonsboro, MD
50 miler
The nation’s most revered 50 miler celebrates its 60th year

πŸ‘‰ Or search for more November ultra marathons


November Other Distances

Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge
Nov 6; Camden, NJ
10K, 2 miler
Cross the Benjamin Franklin Bridge into Philly & back

Rocky Run
Nov 12; Philadelphia, PA
10 miler, 5K
Channel your inner Italian Stallion in his hometown

Battleship 12K
Nov 13; Mobile, AL
12K
Patriotic run across Mobile Bay honors our troops & veterans

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Run
Nov 13; Annapolis, MD
10K
Enjoy a Maryland tradition with 10,000 new friends

T9 Mermaid Run San Francisco
Nov 13; San Francisco, CA
10 miler, 10K, 5K
Female-focused run across the Golden Gate Bridge

πŸ‘‰ Or search for more November other distances


November International Races

Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
Nov 5–6; Hamilton, Canada
Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K
BQ favorite moves to a new loop course on Lake Ontario

Istanbul Marathon πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡·
Nov 6; Istanbul, Turkey
Marathon, 15K
Run from Asia to Europe at the only intercontinental marathon

Athens Marathon. The Authentic πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·
Nov 12–13; Athens, Greece
Marathon, 10K, 5K
From Marathon to Athens, follow in Pheidippides’ footsteps

Volcano Marathon πŸ‡¨πŸ‡±
Nov 17; San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Marathon, half marathon
Thin air & an active volcano in the Atacama Desert

Polar Bear Marathon πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
Nov 19; Churchill, Canada
50K, marathon, half marathon
Expect close encounters of the furry white kind πŸ»β€β„οΈ

Queenstown International Marathon πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ
Nov 19; Arrowtown, New Zealand
Marathon, half marathon, 10K
Soak up the scenery in the adventure capital of the world

πŸ‘‰ Or search forΒ more November 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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