5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    Name City Date Website
    Tiki Trail 5k
    Run 1 or run them all! The Tiki Trail 5k race series will be held at the Nashoba Valley Ski Area.  The course is similar to cross country with uneven terrain. All races begin at 7pm.  Participants who sign up for all 6 races will receive a t-shirt.  The cost is $30 per race or $150 for all 6. Post race food and drink will be available to all runners.
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    Westford 6 June 2018 Trail Tiki 5k
    Thursday Night Fever 5K
    Run along the Charles River in the Thursday Night Fever 5k! First wave begins at 6:30pm. Post race party will include food, live music and UFO Wheat Beer.  This race is part of the "Let's Run, Have Fun & Be Fit" Summer Series. Race day registration is not available, so make sure to register in advance.
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    Cambridge 26 July 2018 B.A.Events
    WCTC 5K
    The World Congress on Thyroid Cancer will be hosting their first ever 5k race in Boston.  Proceeds go to raising awareness about thyroid cancer.  Race starts at the DC Hatch Memorial Shell and is an out and back course along the Charles River.  A t-shirt will be available for an additional cost. Registration cost is $15.
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    Boston 30 July 2017 WCTC 5K
    Swag Flag 5k
    Looking for a cross country 5k?  Look no further then the Swag Flag 5k! Runners will run the flat and fast Bedford High School Cross Country course, beginning and ending at the Bedford High School track. Proceeds go to the BHS track and cross country program. Runners who sign up before July 29th will receive a shirt.  There will be post race refreshments and music  by Deejay Charles Alperin. Race begins at 8:30am.
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    Bedford 5 August 2017 Swag Flag 5k
    Ducky Dash 5k
    Enjoy the beautiful scenery starting at the Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary to Goosberry Island and back. Each participant will also receive a duck entry for the Duck Derby Fundraiser on August 12th. Winners of the Duck Derby will dinner for two anywhere in the world with airfare and two nights' stay of their choice. Registration costs $20.
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    Westport 2 August 2017 Ducky Dash 5k
    Newton Hill 5K
    Join the Central Mass Striders for this cross country series! Proceeds of the race go to trail improvements in Newton Hill. Pre-registration costs $10.  Race day cost is $12. There will be post race food and drink. Race begins at 6:30pm.
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    Worcester 1 August 2017 Newton Hill 5K Cross Country Series
    Taste of the Valley 5K
    Race begins and ends at the Senior Center on Park Street.  Start time is 9am. The first 100 registrants will receive a shirt and food coupon. Make sure to stick around and visit the Taste of the Valley event with food from local restaurants as well as family friendly activities and entertainment.
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    West Springfield 13 August 2017 West Side's Taste of the Valley
    5K Run for Jabberwocky
    Run on the island of Martha's Vineyard in this 5k race!  This flat, fast course features beautiful views of the harbor and Farm Institute in Katama. Participants will receive a t-shirt.  Race begins at 9am and is walker friendly. Packet pickup will be at Camp Jabberwocky before the race.
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    Edgartown 18 August 2018 5K Run for Jabberwocky
    Cure SMA 5K Run/Walk
    Come run the beautiful Lake Quannapowitt in this flat, fast 5k run to benefit Cure SMA. Registered runners receive a a shirt.  Race is walk friendly. There will be post race food and music. Race begins at 9:30am. There will be finishers prizes, raffles and more after the race.
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    Wakefield 25 August 2018 Cure SMA 5K Run/Walk
    Downtown GetDown 5K
    Run through the historic city of Chicopee in their first Downtown GetDown 5k race!  Runners will receive a shirt. Cost is $25 before race day and $30 on race day. Race starts at 9am. This event is family friendly, but dogs are not allowed. Stick around after the race for the Chicopee Downtown GetDown city festival featuring music, food and family friendly activities.
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    Chicopee 24 August 2018 GetDown 5K Race
    Daniel Lewis 5k
    Join over 400 runners for the 7th annual Daniel Lewis 5k! This tree-lined course goes through West Falmouth and is walker friendly.  This family friendly event begins at 8:45am, starting with the children's race and then at 9am the 5k begins. Registered runners will receive a shirt.  There will be a raffle following the race. Proceeds help support the Gosnold's Prevention and Recovery Programs.
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    Falmouth 29 September 2018 Daniel Lewis 5k
    Marshfield Run for the Hills 5k
    Runners begin and end at Marshfield Hills Fire Station, making a loop around Marshfield Hills. Proceeds benefit a variety of local groups in Marshfield.  Participants who pre-register will receive a shirt.  Packet pick up will be at the Marshfield Hills General Store.  Race begins at 10:00am.
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    Marshfield Hills 4 September 2017 Marshfield Run for the Hills
    Canal Digger 5k
    Come run one of central Massachusetts top races, the Canal Digger 5k! This fast, flat course will go through downtown Worcester as well as the historic canal district.  The first 1000 registered runners receive a performance t-shirt.  There will be post race food and drink as well as live music.  Runners over 21 will receive a free beer from Harpoon Brewery. Race starts at 11:00am.
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    Worcester 8 September 2018 Canal Digger 5k
    Meow Mile 5k
    The Gifford Cat Shelter will be hosting its annual Meow Mile 5k.  New this year is the Animal Costume Contest!  Runners will make two laps around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir Trail. Race begins at 10:00am.  Pre-registered runners receive a t-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Gifford Cat Shelter.
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    Chestnut Hill 9 September 2017 Gifford Cat Shelter 2017 Meow Mile 5k
    The Road to Wellness 5k
    Over 1000 runners are expected for the 3rd annual Road to Wellness 5k.  Participants will run through the historic Roxbury. The course is walker friendly.  Pre-registered runners will receive a shirt.  Race begins at 9:00am. Make sure to stick around after the race and visit the Health and Wellness Festival features health snack samples, demos, free health screenings and more.
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    Roxbury 8 September 2018 The Road to Wellness
    Starry Night 5k
    Run along the Charles at night at the Starry Night 5k! Proceeds help support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. This event is family friendly and there will be food, games and entertainment.  Race begins at 5:30pm at Christan Herter Park.  While there is no race registration fee, participants are encourage to fundraise and/or make a donation.  Runners who raise $100 or more will receive a shirt.
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    Boston 9 September 2017 Starry Night Boston 5k
    Run to the Rock 5k
    The Run to the Rock 5k begins and ends at Plymouth Rock in DCR Pilgrim Memorial State Park next to Plymouth Harbor.  Participants will receive a finishers medal. Runners who register before August 27th will receive a t-shirt. Race begins at 9:00am.  The course will have 3 water stations. Stick around for the post race BBQ, free for all participants.
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    Plymouth 9 September 2017 23rd Annual Run to the Rock

    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 Massachusetts? 

    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 the Boston Area?

    There are many to choose from here as the Boston 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 Thursday Night Fever 5K, B.A.A. 5k, Starry Night 5k and Meow Mile 5k. These are just a few of the many 5K events in the Boston area.

    What are the best 5Ks in Worcester?

    There are many 5K events to choose from in Worcester, 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 Canal Digger 5k and the Newton Hill 5K. These are just a few of the many 5K events in the Worcester area.

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  • 10k races
    Name City Date Website
    Bridge & Back 10k
    Run the Salem/Beverly Bridge and back! Race begins at the Tavern in the Square at 8:00am. The first 400 registered runners will receive a a short sleeve tech shirt. There will be post race refreshments including beer for runners over 21. Proceeds of the event go to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. Registration cost $25 before race day and $28 on race day.
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    Salem 6 August 2017 Bridge & Back 10k
    Watuppa 10K Trail Run
    Participants will run the beautiful Watuppa Reservation in this 10k trail run. The course will be a mix of grassy fire roads and single tracks and will have one aid station.  Race begins at 9:00am. Registered runners will receive a tech shirt and bib. Part of the proceeds of this race go to the 5 Year Trail Maintenance Project on the Watuppa Reservation.
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    Westport 19 May 2018 Northeast Race Management
    Bridge of Flowers 10k
    Run the Shelburne Falls historic 1890s iron bridge in the Bridge of Flowers 10k! Registered runners will receive a t-shirt, featuring art by a local artist. "Spaghetti Fest" past dinner will be held the day before the race during packet pickup.  Race day pack pickup is also available. Race begins at 9:00am.
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    Shelburne Falls 11 August 2018 Bridge of Flowers Road Race
    Salem Road Race
    Don't miss the beautiful waterfront views in this 10k road race! All participants will get a zip hoodie and finisher medal, as well as food and beer at the post race party at Notch Brewing.  Participants must be 21 and older. There will be water and sports drink on course. Race begins at 10:00am at Notch Brewing.
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    Salem 9 September 2018 Salem Road Race
    Cape Cod Canal 10k
    This race starts and finishes at the Bourne Bridge at Bourne Scenic Park, and follows 6.2 miles of the Cape Cod Canal.  There will water stops at mile 2 and 4 on the course.  All finishers will receive a medal.  Runners who chose to pick up their packet early will receive a 20% discount at Marathon Sports. Race begins at 7:30am.
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    Cape Cod 17 September 2017 Cape Cod Canal 10km
    Run 10 Feed 10 Boston Fun Run
    Help feed 10 people at the the Run 10 Feed 10 Boston 10k! Participants will receive a limited edition FEED bag.  With each registration, 10 meals will be donated to hungry kids in Boston. Race start and finish will be Marathon Sports.  Race begins at 9:00am.
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    Boston 23 September 2017 Run 10 Feed 10 Boston Fun Run
    Hip Hop 10k
    Run for a good cause at the Hip Hop 10k!  Runners will start and finish at the Oliver Ames High School. First 350 registrants will receive a t-shirt.  Race starts promptly at 9:00am. There will be post race food and live music. Proceeds help the Boston Children's Hospital Orthopaedic Hip Program.
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    North Easton 26 August 2017 Hip Hop 5k/10k
    Canton Road Race 10k
    Runners begins and ends at the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children, making two loops on course.  There is also a 5k option and kids' run and kids' one mile wheelchair race.  Participants who register before September 9 will receive a t-shirt.  There will post race refreshments available to all participants. Proceeds of the race go to various local organizations.
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    Canton 30 September 2018 Canton Road Race
    Peaked Mountain 10k
    This 10k trail race will go over the summit of the beautiful Peaked Mountain!  The course features steep inclines and declines as well as rolling trails. The first 50 entrants will receive an embroidered beanie.  Race starts at 9:00am. Race costs $30 before the race and $35 on race day.
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    Monson 24 September 2017 Peaked Mountain 5k/10k
    Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women
    Join thousands of runners through the streets of Boston for the Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women! Runners will start on Beacon Street, making their way through Back Bay and over the Charles River and returning over the bridge where they finish at Charles Street near Boston Common.   There will be 6 water stations on the course. All registered runners will receive a t-shirt. There will be refreshments for runners after the race.  The Health & Fitness Expo will be held at the Boston Common, starting at 9:00am.  Race begins at noon.
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    Boston 9 October 2017 Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women
    North Shore Cancer Run 10k
    Don't miss the view of Beverly Cove in the North Shore Cancer Run 10K! The race begins at the Beverly Cove Community Center and follows the scenic Route 127. First 150 registrants or participants who raise $100 or more will receive a long sleeve tech shirt. There will be a post race food for all participants.  Race begins at 8:00am.  Bibs will be mailed within two of weeks of the race, and will also be available on race day, starting at 7:00am.
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    Beverly 14 October 2018 North Shore Cancer Run
    Zooma Cape Cod 10k
    This women's only 10k race features beautiful ocean views off of Cape Cod.  Course begins and finishes at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel.  There will be a post race party at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel featuring food, massage, live music and wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.  All registered runners will receive a fitted race t-shirt, socks, shopping tote and free race photos.  All finishers will receive a medal.
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    North Falmouth 29 September 2018 Cape Cod | Zooma

    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 Massachusetts? 

    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 Cape Cod area?

    There are many 10K  races to choose from in the Cape Cod 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 Zooma Cape Cod 10k and the Cape Cod Canal 10k. These are just a few of the many available events.

    What are the best 10Ks in the Boston area?

    There are many 10K  races to choose from in the Boston 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 Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women, Run 10 Feed 10 Boston Fun Run and the Canton Road Race 10k. These are just a few of the many available events.

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  • Half marathons
    Name City Date Website
    Cape Ann TripleThreat Half Marathon
    You don't want to miss the amazing ocean views of the  coastline in Rockport and Gloucester in this race! Runners will receive a YuKanRun.com technical shirt, and free finishers photos.  Runners over 21 will be treated to beer at Cape Ann Brewing Company. All finishers will receive a medal.  Race begins at 9am and the course will have 4 water stations.  Make it a TripleThreat Challenge and run the 1 mile, 5k and half marathon together!  TripleThreat finishers receive a special summer beach towel.
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    Rockport 5 August 2018 Cape Ann TripleThreat Half Marathon
    Run to the Rock Half Marathon
    Run to the rock (Plymouth Rock, that is) in this half marathon! Participants will begin at the DCR Myles Standish State Forest and make their way to Plymouth Rock.  This is a challenging, hilly but fun course! Course will have 8 water stops, 1 gel stop and 2 Gatorade stops.  There is a 3 hours time limit. Stick around after the race for post race food and refreshments at the BBQ. Make sure to register early in order to get a race shirt. Finishers will receive a medal.
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    Plymouth 9 September 2017 23rd Annual Run to the Rock
    Wicked Half Marathon
    Run through the historic town of Salem in the 10th annual Wicked Half Marathon!  Water stations will be every 1.5 miles. Finishers will receive a custom medal.  The course limit is 4 hours.  Participants will receive a shirt. Post race food and drink will be available. Participants will be eligible for 10% off their bill at Brothers Taverna in downtown Salem. (Just show your bib!) Race begins at 7am.
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    Salem 22 September 2018 Wicked Half Marathon Salem, MA
    Westport Half Marathon
    The course of the Westport Half Marathon features beautiful farmland, stonewall, conservation land and even the ocean!  And with a great post race party at Buzzards Bay Brewing with free food, beer and live music, what's not to love?  All registered runners will receive a tech shirt and finishers will receive a medal.  There will be water and sports drink available on course. The course has a 3.5 hour time limit.  Race begins at 8am.
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    Westport 22 September 2018 Northeast Race Management
    Half Marathon By-the-Sea
    From the name of the race you probably guessed that this  course features some beautiful ocean views.  Participants will run along the scenic harbor and coastline in Manchester-by-the-Sea.  Registered runners will receive a tech shirt, finishers photos and beer at The Farm.  Medals will be given to all finishers.  the course itself is pretty flat with some rolling hills.  Race starts at 10am.
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    Manchester-by-the-Sea 23 September 2018 Half-by-the-Sea
    Wilmington Half Marathon
    Join runners at Wilmington's 13th Annual Half Marathon! This community event will also host plenty of festivities including music, food, give-a-ways, raffles and more.  This fast course goes through the scenic  back roads of Wilmington.  There will be water and Gatorade available on the course. Pre registered runners will receive a shirt and all half marathon finishers will receive a medal.  Race begins at 10am.
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    Wilmington 23 September 2018 Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce
    Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half Marathon
    Runners will enjoy the beautiful fall foliage in Cape Cod in this half marathon.  Make sure to stay for the post race BBQ, beer & wine garden and live music.  The race begins at noon at the Monomoy Regional High School.  There is a strict 3 hour time limit. There will be 10 aid station on course with both water and Gatorade. Participants will receive a tech shirt and medals will be given to finishers.
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    Cape Cod 30 September 2018 Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half Marathon & 10k
    Boston Half Marathon
    Unlike the Boston Marathon, there are no qualifying standards for this event.  However, register quickly as the race sold out this year in an hour!  The course begins and ends at Franklin Park and goes through the Emerald Necklace park system. Runners will even catch a peak of the Franklin Park Zoo! Runners will receive a shirt and finishers will receive a medal. Race begins at 10am.
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    Boston 18 July 2018 Boston Half Marathon
    Nantucket Half Marathon
    The course of the Nantucket Half will be on Nantucket Island and will be a mix of dirt roads, tree-lined bike paths, streets and some sandy spots. Runners will be treated to beautiful ocean views! There will be water and Gatorade at the aid stations. Runners will receive  a finishers medal and a reusable Nantucket Half Marathon water bottle at the finish line.  Be sure to register early as the race has sold out the past two years!
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    Nantucket 7 October 2018 Nantucket Half Marathon
    New England Harvest Half Marathon
    Runners will go through both towns of Swansea and Rehoboth, in this winding, rolling 13.1 mile course.  The entire course will be paved roads. There will be 7 aid stations along the course, all with water and select with GU gels and GU Brew. Finishers will receive medals.  Registered runners will receive a shirt as well as a couple of post race beers or hard cider and a piece of pumpkin pie. Other post race food and drink will be available.
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    Swansea 14 October 2018 New England Harvest Half Marathon
    Baystate Half Marathon
    The Baystate Half Marathon course is flat and fast, and runs alongside and over the Merrimack River.  There will be 7 water/Gatorade stops along the course. Finishers will receive a medal.  If you set a PR, make sure to stop by the Greater Lowell Road Runners tent to receive a special PR key chain! Race photos are free to all registered runners.   Race begins at 8am.
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    Lowell 21 October 2018 Baystate Marathon
    Happy Valley Half Marathon
    Experience a true New England fall in the Happy Valley Half Marathon! Participants will run the rural roads of Florence featuring beautiful fall foliage. The course is flat and perfect for a PR! Half marathon begins at 9am. There will be a post race party at the ball field in Look Park. All finishers will receive a medal. 50/50 Fitness Nutrition will be hosting free running clinics to help runners train for the hafl!c
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    Florence 21 October 2018 Happy Valley Half Marathon and 5k

    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 Massachusetts? 

    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 on the coast of Massachusetts?

    There are many to choose from that feature the beautiful ocean views! 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 Nantucket Half Marathon, the Half Marathon By-the-Sea and the Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half Marathon.  There are many other Halfs, so these are just a sampling of the races available.

    What are the best Half Marathons in the Boston area?

    There are many to choose from here as the Boston 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 Boston Half Marathon, the Baystate Half Marathom and the Wilmington Half Marathon.  There are many other Boston Area Halfs, so these are just a sampling of the races available.

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  • Marathons
    Name City Date Website
    Baystate Marathon
    Set a PR or even qualify for the Boston Marathon on this fast, flat course! Participants will run along and over the beautiful Merrimack River.  The course will be shut down after 6 hours. Water/Gatorade station will be every 2 miles.  Runners will receive free race photos and a shirt as well as a finishers medal.  Runners who either BQ or set PR in this race are invited to stop by the Greater Lowell Road Runners tent to receive a special PR or BQ keychain. Race begins at 8am.
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    Lowell 21 October 2018 Baystate Marathon
    Cape Cod Marathon
    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Cape Cod Marathon.  This scenic course may seem easy at first, but the later part is quite the hilly challenge! Finishers will receive a special "40th Year" medal at the finish line.  All participants will receive a long sleeve shirt and goodie bag.  Post race clam chowder and cider donuts will be available for all runners! There will also be live music and a beer tent at the post race festivities. Race begins at 8:30am.
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    Falmouth 27 October 2018 Cape Cod Marathon Weekend
    Black Goose Marathon
    Enjoy the countryside course at the Black Goose Marathon!  Runners will begin at Seekonk High School, run through 4 towns, including a cross over into Rhode Island and back to Massachusetts and then have a stadium style finish.  This race is a Boston Qualifier and has a 6 hour time limit.  All pre-registered runners will receive a tech shirt and all finishers will receive a medal. Race begins at 8am.
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    Seekonk 22 October 2017 Black Goose Marathon & Half Marathon
    Hyannis Marathon
    The Hyannis Marathon is the first long distance race of the year in Massachusetts! This scenic course features the Hyannis Harbor, John F. Kennedy Memorial, Craigville Beach, Kalus Beach and more.  Runners will make two loops on the course.  Gatorade and water will be available on course.  Runners will receive post race recovery drink Core Power and Zico coconut water. Finishers will receive a medal.  This years pre-race past dinner guest speakers are Bill Rodgers and Frank Shorter. Race begins at 10am.
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    Hyannis 24 February 2018 Hyannis Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & Relay
    Cape Cod Trail Marathon
    Make sure to register early for the Cape Cod Trail Marathon, as the race usually sells out by January. The course goes through the Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area and is mostly smooth trail, but does have some technical, rocky sections to watch out for. Aid stations will have various food and electrolytes as well as water.  There will be pre-race yoga and meditation and post-race massages.  This is a cup-less race . All runners are required to bring their own water bottle.  Race begins at 8:30am.
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    Falmouth 7 April 2019 Cape Cod Trail Race
    Boston Marathon
    Boston Marathon is one of the oldest and most famous marathons in the world! In order to get into this coveted race, runners must either qualify or run for charity.  The race happens every year on Patriots' Day. The race begins on Main Street in Hopkinton and finishes near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square.  Registration for Boston Marathon for the fastest qualifiers begins September 11, 2017.
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    Boston 16 April 2018 Boston Marathon
    Martha's Vineyard Marathon
    Martha's Vineyard Marathon should be on your run-cation bucket list!  The relatively flat course goes through DCR Manuel Correllus State Forest and over the famous "JAWS" bridge, finishing up at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs. Runners will receive a shirt, finishers medal, a goodie bag and a hat or visor.  Aid stations will be about 2 miles apart and have both water and TriFuel.  Race begins at 8:30am.
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    Oak Bluffs 19 May 2018 Martha's Vineyard Marathon
    Charles River Marathon
    Come run this fast, flat loop along the Charles in the inaugural Charles River Marathon! Participants will run 10 laps of the course.  Registration includes a shirt, finishers medal and post race refreshments.  Proceeds benefit the RACE Cancer Foundation and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.  The race is part of the Boston RUNFEST. Race begins at Herter Park at 8am.
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    Boston 13 May 2018 RACE Cancer Foundation

    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 Massachusetts? 

    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 Boston area?

    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 famous Boston Marathon and Charles River Marathon, to name a few.

    What are the best Marathons in the Cape Cod area?

    There are many marathons to choose from in Cape Cod! 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 Cape Cod Trail Marathon, Cape Cod Marathon and Martha's Vineyard Marathon, to give you a few ideas. There are plenty to choose from!

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