5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
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    About 5k races

    A 5k is the shortest of the standard running event distances, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These races in Maryland can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are the most popular of road running running races in Maryland 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 races in Maryland? 

    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 course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the route is. Finally, runners that are prone to injuries also tend to enjoy shorter races in Maryland.

    What are the best 5Ks in the Baltimore area?

    There are many to choose from here as Maryland is host to many 5k races throughout its many communities. 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 notable 5k running events include Donate Life Family 5k, Charm City Beer Run and Baltimore 5k. These are just a few of the many 5K events in the Baltimore Area.

    Don't forget to check neighboring races in the District of Columbia.

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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). Also, these races in Maryland 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. Fewer runners tend to participate then the 5k, but these races in Maryland always get a lot of not only seasoned runners but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10k races in Maryland? 

    We checked what races in Maryland runners are looked for 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 course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the route is.

    What are the best 10Ks races in Maryland?

    There are many 10K races in Maryland to choose from! 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 notable 10k running events include the Across the Bay 10k, Turkey Chase 10k and Dreaded Druid Hills 10k. These races in Maryland are just a few of the many available events.

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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, which is a total of 26 miles. Also, these races in Maryland can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events, have significantly grown since the early 2000s and they continue to do so, with significant 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 races in Maryland? 

    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 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 races in Maryland?

    You are sure to pick a good Half marathon in Maryland! Some of these races in Maryland are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs, and other racing events, but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Half Marathon running events include the Parks Half Marathon, Baltimore Inner Harbor Half Marathon, and Annapolis Running Classic Half Marathon.  These races in Maryland are just a few of the many available events.

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