There are 595 marathons scheduled in the United States and Canada in 2011. 537 of these are in the U.S. and 58 in Canada. In 2010, 570 were held.
The USTAF or Athletics Canada have certified 427 of these marathons.
There are 98 marathons scheduled in October in the U.S. and Canada in 2011. Below is a breakdown of each month with the number of marathons in parentheses.
Number of Marathons by Month (2011):
|January (27)||May (75)||September (69)|
|February (35)||June (54)||October (98)|
|March (44)||July (28)||November (52)|
|April (53)||August (34)||December (26)|
The New York City Marathon has the highest entry fee: $266. There are several low key marathons without an entry fee.
The median marathon entry fee for 2011 races is $75. There are currently 63 marathons with an entry fee over $100.
In 2010 44,712 people finished the New York City Marathon. Canada's largest marathon was the Ottawa Marathon with 3,865. So far, the New York City Marathon has had the most in 2011 with 46,795 finishers.
Below is a list of the marathons with the most finishers last year and the most so far this year.
The Newfoundland Provincial Marathon in St. Johns, NL is the farthest East and the Kauai Marathon in Poipu, HI is the farthest West.
The Equinox Marathon in Fairbanks, AK is the northernmost and the Kona Marathon in Kailua-Kona, HI is the southernmost.
The Running with the Devil Marathon in Boulder City, NV has the highest race day average temperature at 89F/31C. At the other extreme, the Yukon Arctic Marathon in Whitehorse, YT has an average race day temperature of only 10 F/-12C.
The coldest marathon in the United States is Hudson Mohawk Winter Marathon in Albany, NY with an average race day temperature of only 26 F / -3 C.
In 2010 the median number of finishers per marathon was 172. The 10 largest marathons accounted for 43% of the total number of marathon finishers in the U.S. and Canada.
2009 - 493,407 finishers
2010 - 534,911 finishers
2011 - 554,143 finishers (thus far)
Of the 570 marathons in 2010, 111 have pace groups. You can find the marathons that have pace groups by filtering that criteria on our search tools.
There are 62 marathons scheduled in California this year. Washington has the second most marathons with 31. Washington D.C. has the least scheduled with only 2.
You can view each of the marathons by state or province by using the By State search tool.
If you are looking for a race on Sunday, May 1st, there are 24 marathons to choose from.
Sunday, October 16th is a close second with 23 races on this day.