32 Must-Do January/February Races Across The U.S.

Mountain West

Frosty’s Frozen Five and Ten
Jan. 18, Littleton, Colo.


For those who embrace the sub-zero winter temps—as long as the course is flat!—Frosty’s Frozen Five and Ten is calling your name. The flat 5- and 10-mile courses begin and end at Hudson Gardens and weave through the paved Platte River Trail. If the frozen winter scenery doesn’t warm your appendages, all participants will receive a long-sleeved race logo shirt to wear on all future 2014 runs. Gear up and line up for this grand, winter extravaganza—you can take a hot shower and revel in finish-line refreshments when you’re done.

Prairie Dog Half Marathon
Jan. 19, Louisville, Colo.


Lace up your shoes and get running with the winter edition of this four-race series. Kicking off at 8 a.m., this race explores numerous parks and scenic areas of the city. Participants also earn a unique finisher medal, featuring Peedy the Prairie Dog, and a long-sleeved T-shirt. Relive the experience with the free photos that will be available to download online following the event. The event is offered in different Colorado locations for each season, including autumn.

Running From An Angel Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 50-Miler
Jan. 25, Boulder City, Nev.


Take a break from the bright lights of Las Vegas Boulevard and venture out to Lake Mead for a variety of race options. Rolling hills and beautiful desert landscape will provide you with the perfect backdrop for your next PR at a distance of your choosing. Every runner will receive a finisher medal, inspired by the desert landscape that surrounds the courses. Try your luck in Sin City—away from the slots—and cover the desert terrain of Nevada on foot.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
Jan. 19, Tempe and Phoenix, Ariz.


Kick off 2014 with the first Rock ‘n’ Roll event of the year. This event features two starts in two different cities, with both races finishing at Tempe Beach Park (new this year!). If your legs aren’t quite ready to stride 13.1 miles, grab a run bud and register for the two-person relay option. Running is better together, especially during the finish line concert, featuring headliner The Joy Formidable. For those who prefer biking this January, the event offers a 19-mile bike tour, starting in Phoenix and ending at the park in Tempe.

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