10 Winter Marathons to Keep You in Shape


Stay in shape this holiday season with our list of winter marathons.

1. Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon

Date: December 1st, 2013

Location: Seattle, Washington

Race Types: Marathon Walk, Half Marathon Run, Half Marathon Walk, Marathon Run

Highlights: Rolling course with hilly sections and scenic views of downtown Seattle and Lake Washington

2. Calico Racing’s Running From an Angel Marathon

Date: January 25th, 2014

Location: Boulder City, Nevada

Race Type: Marathon, 50 Miler, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

Highlights: Spectacular scenery – takes place entirely inside Lake Mead N.R.A., cool winter desert conditions

3. Yuma Territorial Marathon

Date: January 25th, 2014

Location: Somerton, Arizona

Race Types: Marathon, Half Marathon

Highlights: Mostly level course, 50% of participants set their best marathon time

4. Livestrong Austin Marathon

Date: February 16th, 2014

Location: Austin, Texas

Race Types: Marathon and Half Marathon

Highlights: Running fundraiser benefits Livestrong Foundation to fight against cancer, challenging hilly course

5. Canyon Meadow Trail Run Marathon

Date: March 24th, 2014

Location: Oakland, California

Race Types: Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Mile, 30 K and 50K

Highlights: Held in Redwood Regional Park – home of the Coastal Redwood Tree, plenty of animals and wildlife

6. Run Hard Columbia Marathon

Date: March 8th, 2014

Location: Columbia, South Carolina

Race Types: Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 5K, Kids’ Marathon

Highlights: Scenic route through USC campus, last leg is completely flat for a strong finish 

7. Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon

Date: February 15th, 2014

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Race Types: Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Kids’ Race

Highlights: Best entertainment and nightlife, ocean breeze and palm trees 

8. Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon

Date: February 2nd, 2014

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Race Types: Marathon, Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay

Highlights: Live and local bands along the way, historic landmarks 

9. Walt Disney World Marathon

Date: January 12th, 2014

Location: Walt Disney World – Orlando, Florida

Race Types: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

Highlights: runDisney Kids’ Races, takes place in all four parks – Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios

10. JAL Honolulu Marathon

Date: December 8th, 2013

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Race Types: Marathon

Highlights: One of largest marathons in the world, scenic course with ocean views

Have you ran in one of these winter marathons before? Tell us about your experience below.