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8 Fall Marathons To Sign Up For Now

If you've been undecided about running a marathon in the fall, here are a few of our favorites that still have open registration.

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Do you have FOMO from all your friends who are marathon training? Have you gotten roped into running 16- and 18-mile runs even though you aren’t signed up for a fall marathon? Are you thinking about maybe just maybe running a fall marathon but don’t even know what the options are?

I’ve got help! Read on for a few fall marathons that still have space for you to sign up!

  1. RichmondNovember 12. They don’t call this one America’s friendliest marathon for nothing. It is such a great race and entries are still available. It was my first marathon and I highly recommend it! If you do sign up, you can check out some of my tips to run Richmond here.
  2. SteamtownOctober 9. Rated the sixth best marathon, this is a super popular one. The weather is typically great for running and the course is beautiful (and mostly downhill).
  3. MaineOctober 2. Still open and less than $100 for a full marathon? Sign me up! The course is described as “moderately hilly”, which in my experience means it’s a beast but it will probably be a beautiful beast!
  4. Long BeachOctober 9. With an early start time (6 a.m.) and a generous course limit (7.5 hours), this race would be a fun one to add to your calendar if you are on the West coast or planning a fun race-cation.
  5. PortlandOctober 9. In its 45th year, Portland is known to be good for first timers and walkers. And don’t forget the Portland rose that finishers get!
  6. Twin CitiesOctober 9. Almost full! If you are thinking about this one, you need to get on it—it’s 95% full as of this writing!
  7. CharlotteNovember 12. This is another Saturday race—I’m a big fan because I feel like you can still have your weekend after you race. This one is great because you can register at the expo—which is rare for marathons!
  8. Outer Banks—8 Fall Marathons To Sign Up For NowPerfect for a race-cation. I love the Outer Banks and this just seems like a really fun race weekend. With a limit of 2500 entrants, there will be plenty of room to PR in this one!

What marathons are on your list?

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