Running Events

Running events are held every day in amazing places around the globe. Check out this section to find information on the most popular running events today, from 5Ks to marathons.

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How the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series Works

Peak fitness and rock might seem at ends. On the one hand, you have protein shakes and training runs; on the other, all-nighters and beer runs. But to the folks behind the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, running 26.2 miles and partying aren't mutually exclusive activities.

How the Rome Marathon Works

This is a unique marathon because many runners discard notions of running a personal best in favor of giving themselves time to stop and photograph the various landmarks along the route. Let's take a tour of this romantic race.

How the Seal Beach 10K Works

Seal Beach, Calif., hosts a couple of the most picturesque long-distance races in the U.S. The Seal Beach 5K/10K brings some 5,000 runners to this quiet seaside town on the first Saturday of every April.

What are the toughest marathons in the world?

A marathon is a grueling event that involves running for more than 26 miles. So, what makes a tough marathon? How about rocky terrain, steep inclines and extreme weather? Here's a rundown of the world's most punishing marathons.

How AIMS World Running Works

Although the first marathon was run 2,500 years ago -- and its lone participant died in the process -- long-distance running has never been more popular. AIMS coordinates thousands of races around the world at a variety of distances, from fun runs to marathons.

How Bay to Breakers Works

To your left is a team of Elvises. To your right is Spongebob Squarepants. And up ahead, well, someone is nude. Welcome to San Francisco's infamous 12K race -- the Bay to Breakers.

How Green Running Events Work

All you need to run is a pair of good shoes and the open road. That said, the sport could be a lot more eco-friendly. How do the world's greenest running events toe the line?

How Marathon Race Timing Works

When a race has thousands of participants, how on Earth can anyone keep track of the time of each individual runner? Simple -- with a little device called a timing chip.

How Meaghan's 5K Works

Meaghan Latone was 35 when she learned she had lung cancer. Less than two years later, the wife and nonsmoking mother of two was dead, but not before helping create a charity race to help awareness and research funds for the disease that took her life.

How Mini-Marathons Work

Around 1 percent of the world's population has run a marathon. What about people who are physically fit -- but not athletes -- who want to run a longer race than the 10K? These three mini-marathons may be the ticket.


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