TCS New York City Marathon
Where: NEW YORK, NY
When: NOV. 1
You and 50,000 new running friends combined with thousands of spectators cheering along the route spanning all five of the city’s boroughs make for a race-day scene that can’t be matched. The best of the best agree that New York is the ultimate experience.
Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon
Where: SANTA BARBARA, CA
When: NOV. 7
East Coast transplants Rusty and June Snow designed their race after the Boston Marathon—the SB event even has a mini Heartbreak Hill at mile 23. But, unlike Boston, the route is never more than a couple of miles from the Pacific Ocean and often within spitting distance of the glassy water.
Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon
Where: LAS VEGAS, NV
When: NOV. 15
The Las Vegas strip isn’t really known as a playing field for athletic achievements— at least not sober ones—but maybe it’s time to challenge this perception. The superfun event, part of the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series that puts on races across the country, runs through the center of the city and back. The only sin would be not to run this US marathon.