Whether you want to run a full marathon or a local 5K, fall temperatures are perfect for running. We found 10 races (still open for registration) that will give you the best fall racing experience, as well as a chance to see how fast you got over the summer. Run by brooks and through foliage laden roads to experience one of the best running seasons.
Harpoon Octoberfest Road Race
October 13, Windsor, Vermont - The Harpoon Octoberfest Road Race takes place on a beautiful and challenging course amidst the peak of fall foliage in Vermont, with a pint of fresh Harpoon beer awaiting runners upon finishing at the brewery!
Runner's World Half and Festival
October 18-20, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - The Runner's World Half and Festival offers a weekend full of running. With a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and kids race, the race series showcases historic Bethlehem during the city's peak foliage season.
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Napa Wine Country Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K
October 26, Calistoga, California - Babbling streams will be your soundtrack as you challenge yourself on the lush singletrack within Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. This state park is a local treasure that is untapped by tourists and located just minutes from the area's great restaurants and wineries.
November 16, Richmond, Virginia - The Anthem Richmond Marathon features a scenic course that winds through the city's most historic and beautiful neighborhoods and runs over and along the James River, showcasing the fall foliage in a spectacular setting.
Portland Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler
November 28, Portland, Maine - A southern Maine tradition, heading into its 32nd year, the Portland Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler takes runners through the historic Downtown and Old Port districts of Portland. (Race day registration)
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