24 Must-Do April/May Races Across the U.S.

Runapalooza Jersey Shore Half Marathon and Relay Marathon

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More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon
April 13, New York City
nyrr.org

If you’re a woman and want to see New York in its full spring splendor, then this is the race for you. According to organizers, the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon is the largest women-only half in the nation, with an estimated field of 7,500 runners. The course winds along the entire length of Central Park.

B.A.A. 5K
April 19, Boston
baa.org

The start and finish of this race will be relocated from Copley Square Park to historic Boston Common, offering runners a tour of the country’s oldest public park and the starting point of The Freedom Trail. (British troops camped in the park prior to the start of the American Revolution in 1776.) All participants will receive an Adidas-branded short-sleeved T-shirt.

Runapalooza Jersey Shore Half Marathon and Relay Marathon
April 26, Asbury Park, N.J.
runapalooza.org

If you’re not up for a spring marathon this year but still want to experience the thrill and excitement of a 26.2-mile race, add this event to your running list. Participants can form teams (from two to five people) to run a scenic course with five legs. The New Jersey event boasts a “giant party” waiting for you at the finish line.

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