Be a part of race history this year at brand-new events launching in 2015!
If scenic country roads and thoroughbred spectators are up your alley, test your giddy up at the Horse Capitol Marathon and Half Marathon. Set in the gentle, rolling countryside of Lexington, Ky., this inaugural event starts on the grounds of America’s Oldest Thoroughbred Auction Company (Fasig-Tipton) and passes by more than 40 local horse farms. Gallop through the finish line and head over to the post-race party, where you can celebrate your time over craft beer and Bluegrass tunes.
WHERE: Lexington, KY
Not for the faint at heart, the Bremerton Marathon promises quad-busting hilly terrain that’s sure to keep your muscles screaming. Nestled in the lush forest of Dyes Inlet, this race will reward nature-loving runners with spectacular views. Between the vast greenery, Manette Bridge and glimpses of the Olympic Mountain range, the miles will fly by as you make your way to the finish. Relax after the race by taking a ferry over to nearby Seattle, where you can watch the fish catchers and nosh on local eats at Pike Place Market.
WHERE: Bremerton, WA
Explore one of the best outdoor towns on the East Coast at the Race 13.1 Roanoke event. With half marathon, 10K and 5K races, there’s a perfect distance for every runner. Starting and finishing in downtown Roanoke, Va., each course runs along greenway stretches of the Roanoke River. Leave everything on the run as you chase down new records for this first-year event. After the finish, take a road trip on the majestic Blue Ridge Parkway to the Peaks of Otter Winery, where you can toast your accomplishment with award-winning wine.
WHERE: Roanoke, VA
Located in Jackson Hole, Wy., the Grand Teton Half Marathon is a high-altitude, pioneer race sure to test your legs and lungs. Between the Snake River and Grand Teton sightings, you’ll enjoy the stunning views as you pound through the miles at over 6,000 feet above sea level. With plenty of hiking, whitewater rafting and resort amenities nearby, you’ll want to bring the family for a weekend race-cation!
WHERE: Jackson, WY
Something STRONGER is coming…
Women’s Running is launching a totally new race series thaT combines running and strength training into one sweaty challenge. Check out thestrongerseries.com to find out what’s up—and welcome to the gun show.