Top Spring Races to Have on Your Radar - FITS®

March 19, 2019

Spring race season is almost upon us and it’s not too late to map out your training plans and sign up for a challenge. Destination races or races with a clever hook make the miles go by faster, so go ahead and add some of these unique competitions to your spring race radar.

500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Where: Indianapolis, Indiana

When: May 4, 2019 

This half marathon is one of the largest road races in the country and deserves your consideration, especially thanks to the course-wide entertainment and route that takes you onto the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Bay to Breakers

Where: San Francisco, California

When: May 19, 2019

With a distinctly San Francisco vibe, this race earns accolades for being one of the oldest footraces in the world after 106 consecutive years. Don’t forget to dress to impress — runners in this 12K race are known to wear elaborate costumes.

New York City Half

Where: New York City, New York

When: March 17, 2019

This famed half marathon attracts some of the best runners from around the world and follows a sightseeing tour through the city. Plus, the NYC Half is televised, so your long distance fans can watch your race.

Cooper River Bridge Run

Where: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

When: April 6, 2019

One of the largest 10K races in the country, the Bridge Run crosses the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, which is the longest cable-stay bridge on the continent. Runners enjoy live bands and beautiful views on this point-to-point course. 

Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run

Where: Washington, D.C.

When: April 7, 2019

Taking place when the iconic cherry blossoms are at their peak, this 10 miler isn’t short on historical sites — the route goes around the National Mall and past famed locations like the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and Capitol. 

With warmer temperatures and sunnier days, now is the perfect time to get back to pounding some pavement. Where will you be spending spring race season?


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