Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Where: CHICAGO, IL
When: OCT. 11
At some point in your athletic life, you should know the feeling of how it is to run with the best. The combination of Chicago’s fast, flat course and the race’s large prize purse draws one of the best fields in US marathon running. You might even take (a small) part in a world-record run.
Mount Desert Island Marathon
Where: BAR HARBOR, ME
When: OCT. 18
It’s a hilly race, but with names like Seal Harbor, Cranberry Isles, and Cadillac Mountain, you know the views from the course will be amazing and memorable. At the halfway point, you’ll run by Somes Sound, the only true fjord on the Atlantic Coast. No one will blame you if you stop for a few minutes to take in the view. Just remember to start running again.
Niagara Falls International Marathon
Where: BUFFALO, NY
When: OCT. 26
You’ll start in Buffalo and run over the Peace Bridge into our neighbor to the north. You’ll be precleared through immigration when you register, so guards won’t stop you at the border. After 18 miles working your way up the Niagara Parkway along the Niagara River, you’ll end up at the famous falls.