24 Must-Do Nov./Dec. Races Across The U.S.

Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon. Photo: PhotoRun.net


Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon
Nov. 17, San Antonio, Texas

If you’re in search of a race that can rock your world, look no further than the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½. Known to attract big names in both running and music, the event boasts four-time Grammy nominee Joe Nichols as its headliner. To keep your mind off those weary legs, runners will also be greeted by local bands at every mile of the course, making for a race-long party. Featuring a new looped course, the races will take runners past Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Zoo, The Pearl and Trinity University. With a scenic course and plenty of entertainment along the way, this event is much more than just a marathon (or half).

The UltraCentric Experience
Nov. 21–23, Grapevine, Texas

Now in its 28th year, The UltraCentric Experience was around before ultrarunning was cool. With 6-, 12-, 24-, 48- and 72-hour events, races are held at the scenic Meadowmere Park on Lake Grapevine. All runners receive UltraCentric commemorative medals and embroidered fleece jackets, while the champions earn a quarter-ounce American Eagle Gold Coin. Attracting runners from across the nation, several American records have been set at this USATF-certified event. Whether you’re looking to try an ultra event for the first time or you’re a seasoned veteran, The UltraCentric Experience is accessible to all, with on-site camping, dinner and brunch available to you and your entire cheering squad.

Music City Thanksgiving Day 4- and 8-Miler
Nov. 28, Nashville, Tenn.

Earn your Thanksgiving feast by running the Music City Thanksgiving 4- and 8-Miler through the streets of Nashville. Starting and finishing at Titan Stadium, these races will take you right past the Nashville Rescue Mission—the event beneficiary. All runners are asked to bring a frozen turkey to be donated. Not only will you burn enough calories to consume holiday fare without guilt, but you’ll also know that you made someone else’s Turkey Day possible. With both 8- and 4-mile races, this event is fit for the whole family, providing a great way to kick off Thanksgiving celebrations.

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