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2011 Marathon Series (Race Across America)

May 13th, 2011

With summer right around the corner the Marathon and Race Circuits have kicked into full effect.  All across america there are tons of Marathons, Half-Marathons and other race events you can participate in.  We decided to do something fun and pull together a listing of Marathon events spanning from Maine to California, Hawaii to Alaska and all the in betweens.  For the laughaul trucker driving from Maine to San Diego California it takes approximately 3,327 Miles.  We have pulled a combination of Marathons across the US that if you were to run all of them you could literally have run across the whole continuous united states.  Through the course of this Trek you would touch 22 states and it would take you 127 days if you were to run continuously 26.2 miles every day of the week.  Starting this weekend May 14th it would take you until Sept 17th to complete the 3,327 miles. In the Average Marathon there is an attendance of 35,000 participants and doing these 127 races that would equate to a total of 116.5 Million Miles run in these races during the course of the summer.  Adding all that up that is enough mileage to run around the Earth 4700 times.  For all of us runners out there image if we were to run a consistent relay race each person taking a 26.2 Mile leg of the race it would take 950 people to run their own Marathon to complete a full rotation around the Earth over the 2 1/2 years. 

If the average Person was to run 3 Marathons a year it would take them 42 years to run across the United States. If you were to run 9.65 Miles each day over the course of 1 year you would successfully have run across the whole continuous US.  Sometimes it may be difficult to continuously motivate ourselves to get out there and run everyday but if you put your efforts in terms of running across america and plot your destinations each day it may make your running experience that much more enjoyable.  There are a bunch of cool sites out there that can help you plot your journey as well many people who have already completed this trek. 

Here is a neat site that shows the course Matt and Brandon took on their run across the US. 

Run Across the US
Happy Running

Listings from the Summer Marathon Series across the US.

DATE: NAME: CITY:
5/14/2011 Brookings Marathon  Brookings, SD
5/14/2011 Running Fit Dances With Dirt Gnaw Bone Nashville, IN
5/14/2011 Famous Idaho Potato Idaho Great Potato Marathon  Boise, ID
5/14/2011 Journeys Marathon  Eagle River, WI
5/14/2011 Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon  St. Joseph, MN
5/14/2011 Palos Verdes Marathon  San Pedro, CA
5/14/2011 Sky Mesa Pass Trail  Gateway, CO
5/14/2011 Twisted Ankle Trail Marathon and Half  Summerville, GA
5/14/2011 Prescott YMCA Whiskey Row Marathon  Prescott, AZ
5/14/2011 Windermere Marathon  Spokane, WA
5/15/2011 Bob Potts Heritage Rail Trail Marathon  York, PA
5/15/2011 Capital City Marathon  Olympia, WA
5/15/2011 Chicagoland Marathon Schaumburg, IL
5/15/2011 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon  Cleveland, OH
5/15/2011 Kaiser Permanente Colorado Colfax Marathon  Aurora, CO
5/15/2011 Christiana Care Health System Delaware Marathon  Wilmington, DE
5/15/2011 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon  Green Bay, WI
5/15/2011 Pasadena Marathon  Pasadena, CA
5/15/2011 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon  Pittsburgh, PA
5/15/2011 American Red Cross of Monroe County Pocono Mountain Run For The Red Marathon  Pocono Mountains, PA
5/15/2011 Rockford Marathon  Rockford, IL
5/15/2011 Shires of Vermont Marathon  Bennington, VT
5/15/2011 TransCanada Sugarloaf Marathon  Carrabassett Valley, ME, ME
5/21/2011 Berryman Marathon  Potosi, MO
5/21/2011 Scheels Fargo Marathon  Fargo, ND
5/21/2011 Horseshoe Lake Trail Run  Palo Alto, CA
5/21/2011 Twin Rocks Trading Post Huff to Bluff Marathon Blanding, UT
5/21/2011 XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Marathon Pelham, AL
5/21/2011 Zions Bank Ogden Marathon  Ogden, UT
5/21/2011 Rock/Creek Scenic City Trail Marathon  Chattanooga, TN
5/21/2011 Timp Trail Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Orem, UT
5/22/2011 Moutaineer Marathon Lake City, CO
5/28/2011 Traverse City State Bank Bayshore Marathon  Traverse City, MI
5/28/2011 Prince of Wales Island International Marathon  Craig, AK
5/28/2011 Salomon/Fleet Feet Sports Sehgahunda Trail Marathon Mount Morris, NY
5/29/2011 Andy Payne Marathon  Oklahoma City, OK
5/29/2011 Arkansas River Bluegrass Marathon Salida, CO
5/29/2011 Buffalo Marathon  Buffalo, NY
5/29/2011 Coeur d’ Alene Marathon  Coeur d’Alene, ID
5/29/2011 travelwisconsin.com Great Midwest Marathon  Elkhart Lake, WI
5/29/2011 Madison Marathon (Mad City Marathon)  Madison, WI
5/29/2011 Med-City Marathon  Rochester, MN
5/29/2011 Memorial Day Marathon  Lenox, MA
5/29/2011 Stillwater Marathon  Stillwater, MN
5/29/2011 KeyBank Vermont City Marathon  Burlington, VT
5/29/2011 Wickham Park Marathon  Melbourne, FL
5/29/2011 Wyoming Marathon  Laramie, WY
6/4/2011 Forest of Nisene Marks Marathon  Aptos, CA
6/4/2011 God’s Country Marathon  Coudersport, PA
6/4/2011 Green River Marathon  Kent, WA
6/4/2011 Newport Marathon  Newport, OR
6/4/2011 Ridge Runner Races  Cairo, WV
6/4/2011 Sunburst Marathon  South Bend, IN
6/4/2011 The North Face Endurance Challenge – Washington DC  Sterling, VA
6/4/2011 Timberline Marathon  Government Camp, OR
6/5/2011 Casper Wyoming Marathon  Casper, WY
6/5/2011 Deadwood-Mickelson Trail Marathon  Deadwood, SD
6/5/2011 Lewis and Clark Marathon (MT)  Bozeman, MT
6/5/2011 Minneapolis Marathon  Minneapolis, MN
6/5/2011 Therapeutic Associates North Olympic Discovery Marathon  Port Angeles, WA
6/5/2011 Ojai 2 Ocean Marathon Ojai, CA
6/5/2011 Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon  San Diego, CA
6/5/2011 San Juan Island Marathon  Friday Harbor, WA
6/5/2011 Steamboat Marathon  Steamboat Springs, CO
6/10/2011 Bear Lake Idaho Marathon  Fish Haven, ID
6/11/2011 Bear Lake Marathon  Garden City, UT
6/11/2011 Mangum Track Club Boogie Marathon  Ellerbe, NC
6/11/2011 Carmel Marathon Carmel, IN
6/11/2011 Hatfield-McCoy Marathon  South Williamson, KY
6/11/2011 Indian/Celina Challenge  Tell City, IN
6/11/2011 Marathon-to-Marathon  Marathon, IA
6/11/2011 Maryville Marathon, The Chamber Country Classic  Maryville, MO
6/11/2011 Run the Caldera Marathon  Jemez Springs, NM
6/11/2011 Sizzler Utah Valley Marathon  Provo, UT
6/12/2011 Mama Rose’s Estes Park Marathon  Estes Park, CO
6/12/2011 Lake Placid Marathon  Lake Placid, NY
6/12/2011 St. Joe River Marathon St. Maries, ID
6/12/2011 Swan Lake Marathon  Viborg, SD
6/18/2011 Grandma’s Marathon  Duluth, MN
6/18/2011 ConocoPhillips Mayor’s Marathon  Anchorage, AK
6/19/2011 Vancouver USA Marathon Vancouver, WA
6/25/2011 Keyes Peak Trail Marathon  Florence, WI
6/25/2011 Pacific Crest Marathon  Sunriver, OR
6/25/2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon  Seattle, WA
6/25/2011 Run Charlevoix Marathon  Charlevoix, MI
6/25/2011 Running With The Devil Marathon  Boulder City, NV
6/26/2011 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Marathon  Philadelphia, PA
6/26/2011 UCC Coffee Kona Marathon  Kailua-Kona, HI
7/2/2011 Leadville Trail Marathon  Leadville, CO
7/2/2011 Stars and Stripes Marathon  Beaverton, OR
7/3/2011 Freedom Marathon Gresham, OR
7/4/2011 Foot Traffic Foot Traffic Flat Marathon  Portland, OR
7/9/2011 Running Fit Dances With Dirt Devil’s Lake Baraboo, WI
7/9/2011 Grandfather Mountain Marathon  Boone, NC
7/10/2011 Mad Marathon Waitsfield, VT
7/10/2011 Missoula Marathon  Missoula, MT
7/16/2011 Make It By Midnight Marathon  Macon, GA
7/16/2011 University of Okoboji Marathon  Okoboji, IA
7/24/2011 Carrollton Education Foundation Carrollton Festival of Races  Carrollton, MI
7/24/2011 Light at the End of the Tunnel Marathon  North Bend, WA
7/24/2011 The Madison Marathon  Ennis, MT
7/29/2011 Somerville Road Runners Around the Lake Marathon  Wakefield, MA
7/30/2011 Southeast Road Runners Frank Maier Marathon  Juneau, AK
7/30/2011 Grand Island Trail Marathon  Munising, MI
7/30/2011 King Salmon Marathon  Cordova, AK
7/31/2011 Bearfest Wrangell, AK
7/31/2011 The San Francisco Marathon  San Francisco, CA
8/6/2011 Eagle Creek Trail Full/Half Marathon and 15K/5K Indianapolis, IN
8/6/2011 Grizzly Marathon  Choteau, MT
8/7/2011 The Center Haulin’ Aspen Trail Marathon  Bend, OR
8/13/2011 Crater Lake Marathon  Klamath Falls, OR
8/13/2011 Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon  Rachel, NV
8/13/2011 Paavo Nurmi Marathon (USA)  Hurley, WI
8/20/2011 Fallsburg Marathon and Half Marathon  Lowell, MI
8/20/2011 Newpark Town Center Resort Hotel Park City Marathon  Park City, UT
8/20/2011 Green River Chamber of Commerce Run With the Horses Marathon  Green River, WY
8/21/2011 Drake Well Marathon  Titusville, PA
8/21/2011 Humpy’s Classic Marathon  Anchorage, AK
8/21/2011 LEADING LADIES’ MARATHON  Spearfish, SD
8/21/2011 Pikes Peak Marathon  Manitou Springs, CO
8/25/2011 Self-Transcendence Marathon  Nyack, NY
8/27/2011 Aspen Backcountry Marathon Aspen, CO
8/27/2011 Eisenbahn Marathon  West Bend, WI
8/27/2011 Mesa Falls Marathon  Ashton, ID
8/27/2011 North Country Trail Run  Wellston, MI
8/28/2011 The Santa Rosa Marathon  Santa Rosa, CA
8/28/2011 Timmy’s Challenge Marathon Cairo, WV


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