5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
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  • 10k races
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    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 Georgia? 

    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.  According to Running in the USA, there are 208 10K races in Georgia with most of these 6.2-mile races being held in March, April and October.

    What are the best 10K races in Georgia?

    There are many 10K races to choose from in Georgia as there are many communities and neighborhoods that host race events.  Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some are fun runs and other are racing events, but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10K running events in Georgia include the Augusta 10K, the Savannah River Bridge Run and the Love Chocolate 10K.

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  • Half marathons
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    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 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 marathon distance is currently higher than that of the full.  According to Running In the USA, there are 94 half marathons in the state of Georgia.  Most of these half marathons take place in February, October and November.

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

    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 include how long the event has been around, the runner perks and Finisher's Medals, what runners thought of the event and how scenic the 13.1-mile course is.

    What are the best Half Marathon events in Georgia?

    There are many popular half marathon events in Georgia.  Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and other racing events, but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the more notable half marathon events include the Chickamauga Battlefield Half Marathon, the Chick-Fil-A Connect Half Marathon, and the Augusta University Half Marathon.  There are many more Half Marathon events, so these are a sampling of what is available to runners.

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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 2017 there are currently more than 800 events being held in North America, and that number is consistently growing.  Over 90% of these marathons are being held in the United States, with 7%  being held in Canada.  About 72% of these marathons are certified, which means they are Boston Marathon Qualifiers.  September and October are the most popular months for marathon events, with over 100 in each month.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in Georgia?

    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 include how long the event has been around, the runner perks and Finisher's Medals, what runners thought of the event and how scenic the 26.2-mile course is.

    What are the best Marathon events in Southern Georgia?

    There are many popular marathon events in southern Georgia.  Some of the more notable marathon events include the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in Savannah, the Snickers Marathon in Albany and the Soldier Marathon in Columbus.  The Snickers Marathon and Soldier Marathon are both Boston Qualifying events.

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