The 10 Best Fall Races (Still Open for Registration)

9/12/2013 9:53:11 AM

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.

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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.

Richmond Marathon

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.

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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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