5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Manheim Santa Run Manheim, PA 4 December 2021 Manheim Santa Run
    Chilly Trail Run 5K Haverford, PA 4 December 2021 Chilly Trail Run 5K
    We Came, We Thawed, We Conquered Holiday Races Bethlehem, PA 4 December 2021 We Came, We Thawed, We Conquered Holiday Races
    Santa - Will Run for Beer Bethlehem, PA 4 December 2021 Santa - Will Run for Beer
    Christmas Cash Dash Chambersburg, PA 4 December 2021 Christmas Cash Dash
    Lancaster County Ugly Sweater XC 5K Lancaster, PA 4 December 2021 Lancaster County Ugly Sweater XC 5K
    Jingle Bell Run - Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 4 December 2021 Jingle Bell Run - Pittsburgh
    Elves for the Shelves 5K Wayne, PA 4 December 2021 Elves for the Shelves 5K
    Clint Puller Memorial Toy Run Meadville, PA 5 December 2021 Clint Puller Memorial Toy Run
    Girls on the Run 5K - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 5 December 2021 Girls on the Run 5K - Philadelphia
    Lancaster Junction Trail 10K/5K Manheim, PA 11 December 2021 Lancaster Junction Trail 10K/5K
    Cousler Park 10K/5K York, PA 11 December 2021 Cousler Park 10K/5K
    Saint Bartholomew Church Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Crabtree, PA 11 December 2021 Saint Bartholomew Church Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K
    ERC Snowflake Race Presque Isle, PA 11 December 2021 ERC Snowflake Race
    Knights of Columbus Kris Kringle 5K Matamoras, PA 11 December 2021 Knights of Columbus Kris Kringle 5K
    Reindeer Romp 5K Havertown, PA 11 December 2021 Reindeer Romp 5K
    Shiver By The River Reading, PA 12 December 2021 Shiver By The River
    Roof Park 10K/5K New Cumberland, PA 18 December 2021 Roof Park 10K/5K
    New Year's Eve 5K Beaver, PA 31 December 2021 New Year's Eve 5K
    Harmony Silvester 5K Harmony, PA 31 December 2021 Harmony Silvester 5K
    City Island New Year 5K, 10K Harrisburg, PA 1 January 2022 City Island New Year 5K, 10K
    Shiver By The River Reading, PA 9 January 2022 Shiver By The River
    Shiver By The River Reading, PA 13 February 2022 Shiver By The River
    York Road Runners Winter Series - Northeastern 5K Manchester, PA 5 March 2022 York Road Runners Winter Series - Northeastern 5K
    Shiver By The River Reading, PA 13 March 2022 Shiver By The River
    Sheep Shuffle Liverpool, PA 14 May 2022 Sheep Shuffle

    About 5k races

    A 5k is the shortest of the common running event distances, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and new-comers as well.

    How did we choose the best 5k events in Pennsylvania? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 5Ks in Philly?

    There are many to choose from here as the Philly Area is host to many 5k races throughout it's many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k running events include the Komen Race for the Cure, Race Your Own Adventure, and the Heart & Soul 5K. These are just a few of the many 5K events in the Philadelphia area.

    What are the best 5Ks in Pittsburgh?

    There are many 5K events to choose from in Pittsburgh, as it has many neighborhoods that host races.   Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k running events include the Komen Race for the Cure and the Dormont Dash. These are just a few of the many 5K events in the Pittsburgh area.

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  • 10k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Christmas Cash Dash Chambersburg, PA 4 December 2021 Christmas Cash Dash
    Cousler Park 10K/5K York, PA 11 December 2021 Cousler Park 10K/5K
    York Road Runners Winter Series - Dallastown Wildkat 10K Dallastown, PA 11 December 2021 York Road Runners Winter Series - Dallastown Wildkat 10K
    Lancaster Junction Trail 10K/5K Manheim, PA 11 December 2021 Lancaster Junction Trail 10K/5K
    Shiver By The River Reading, PA 12 December 2021 Shiver By The River
    Roof Park 10K/5K New Cumberland, PA 18 December 2021 Roof Park 10K/5K
    City Island New Year 5K, 10K Harrisburg, PA 1 January 2022 City Island New Year 5K, 10K
    Lehigh Valley New Year's Chaser Half Marathon Coplay, PA 1 January 2022 Lehigh Valley New Year's Chaser Half Marathon
    Shiver By The River Reading, PA 9 January 2022 Shiver By The River
    York Road Runners Winter Series - Indian Rock 10K York, PA 15 January 2022 York Road Runners Winter Series - Indian Rock 10K
    Shiver By The River Reading, PA 13 February 2022 Shiver By The River
    York Road Runners Winter Series - Springettsbury 10K Springettsbury, PA 26 February 2022 York Road Runners Winter Series - Springettsbury 10K
    Shiver By The River Reading, PA 13 March 2022 Shiver By The River

    About 10k races

    A 10k is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are twice the distance of the 5k and still  relatively short in distance. Less runners tend to participate then the 5k, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10k events in Pennsylvania? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 10Ks in the Philly area?

    There are many 10K  races to choose from in the Philly area as the many communities and neighborhoods of the city host race events. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include the Wissahickon Trail Classic and the See Chicks Run races. These are just a few of the many available events.

    What are the best 10Ks in the Pittsburgh area?

    There are many 10K  races to choose from in the Pittsburgh area as the many communities and neighborhoods of the city host race events. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include the Hell Hath No Hurry 10K, Terrain Race: Pittsburgh, and the Father's Day 10K. These are just a few of the many available events.

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  • Half marathons
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Nittany Valley Half Marathon State College, PA 5 December 2021 Nittany Valley Half Marathon
    Lehigh Valley New Year's Chaser Half Marathon Coplay, PA 1 January 2022 Lehigh Valley New Year's Chaser Half Marathon

    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon which is a total of 26 miles. The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states. The growth rate of participants for the half distance is currently higher than that of the full.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in Pennsylvania? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Half Marathons in the Philly area?

    There are many to choose from here as the Philly area has many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Half Marathon running events include the Love Run Half Marathon, 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half Marathon, and the ODDyssey Half Marathon.  There are many other Philadelphia Area Halfs, so these are just a sampling of the races available.

    What are the best Half Marathons in the Pittsburgh area?

    There are many to choose from here as the Pittsburgh area has many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Half Marathon running events include the Pittsburgh Half Marathon.  There are many other Pittsburgh Area Halfs, so these are just a sampling of the races available.

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  • Marathons
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    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and in 2107 there are currently more than 800 events being held, and that number is consistently growing.

     How did we choose the best Marathon events in Pennsylvania? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Marathons in the Philly area?

    There are many marathons to choose from in Philly! Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Marathon running events include the Philadelphia Marathon and the 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Marathon, to name a few.

    What are the best Marathons in the Pittsburgh area?

    There are many marathons to choose from in Pittsburgh! Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Marathon running events include the Pittsburgh Marathon and the Erie Marathon, to give you a few ideas. There are many more to choose from!

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