12 July Races to Sign Up For

Photo: Courtesy of the San Francisco Marathon


Take advantage of warmer weather with a growing number of 5K, half marathon, marathon and trail races that will challenge your overall fitness and have you sweating. Just remember to hydrate!

Marathon/Half Marathon

Saratoga Springs Half Marathon
July 10; Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Known for its horse racing, Saratoga Springs is a scenic small town nestled in the Adirondack region of upstate New York. This half marathon course is relatively flat and fast, mostly in Saratoga Spa State Park. A relay and 5K run is also available, and overall and age-group winners receive a pint glass.

Rock ’n’ Roll Chicago
July 17; Chicago

The Rock ’n’ Roll tour makes a stop in Chicago with a half marathon that offers an impressive tour of downtown and the Lakefront. The race starts and ends in Grant Park, with live music along the route to keep you going. Then enjoy a post-race concert from the headlining band Echosmith.

The San Francisco Marathon
July 31; San Francisco

Experience one of America’s most beautiful cities with this course that takes you along the scenic San Francisco waterfront and over the Golden Gate Bridge. You can choose from the full marathon, a half (the first or second half of the race), 5K or even a 52.4-mile double marathon.

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