Who runs the world? Girls. Duh. Check out these fun women’s races to dig the support-system vibes.
Running 38 years strong this year, the Tufts Health Plan 10K encourages ladies to get out there and get healthy—alongside thousands of their closest run buds. Taking place on Columbus Day, the 6.2-miler guides women along the Charles River in Boston, finishing where it starts—next to the gorg Public Garden near Boston Common. Just as historic as its host city, this 10K will reward those runners who have toed the line every year for the past 37 years—and are returning for their 38th go this fall!
WHERE: Boston, MA
In this case, Perfect 10 has nothing to do with pinups and everything to do with pushing yourself. At the Perfect
10-Miler you and your girlfriends can enjoy the sights on the run (hello, shirtless, bow-tied men at every water stop!) before crossing the finish line and rehydrating with your choice of hot cocoa, beer or wine.
WHERE: West Windsor, NJ
What’s fabulously feminine and filled with glitter all over? The Girls on the Go Run Half Marathon, 10K and 5K race series! These West Coast events celebrate girl power regardless of size, age or fitness. After collecting a sparkly medal, runners can treat tired feet to a nail-polish change and mini-massage.
WHEN: Various dates
WHERE: Multiple West Coast locations
At the Divas Half Marathon and 5K, ladies showcase their fierceness as they sweat out the miles. Zoom past the
finish line to be greeted by a hunky firefighter waiting to ask if you’ll accept his rose. Say yes and you’ll be granted a spinning-gem medal before stretching tired muscles at the post-race yoga session.
WHEN: Various dates
WHERE: Multiple locations across U.S. and Puerto Rico
Other October Women’s Only Races
The Pink Series Half Marathon– October 11: Park City, UT
Queen Bee Half Marathon– October 11: Cincinnati, OH
Girlfriends Run for a Cure Quarter and Half Marathon– October 12: Vancouver, WA
Women’s 5K Classic– October 18: Allentown, PA
Mazda Lyrca and Lace Women’s Tri– October 18: St. Petersburg, FL
Nike Women’s Half Marathon– October 19: San Francisco, CA
Toronto Women’s 8K & 5K– October 25, Toronto
Goldilocks 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon– October 25: Las Vegas, NV