Throughout the running community, Washington is known for having some of the most spectacular trail races you’ll ever find. It’s not exactly slouching in the road race department either, though. From the light-hearted pirate theme of Captain Jack’s Treasure Run to the festive atmosphere of the Hop Hop Half, check out these 10 best road races in Washington.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the best way there is - by running side by side with your sweetheart. Held around Valentine’s Day every year, this fun event features a half marathon as well as a 5K and 10K.
Hosted by Negative Split, The Split Half Marathon is always a great opportunity to explore Spokane and have a great time. There’s a distance for any ability level, whether you prefer a half marathon, 10K, or 5K.
Birch Bay is one of Washington’s many naturally gorgeous areas, which makes it the perfect place for a run. The Birch Bay Road Race will bring you around the bay so you enjoy fabulous views whether you conquer the 5K, 15K, or 30K.
Seattle is all about its craft beer, and you can participate in that passion at the Craft Classic Half Marathon and 5K. This fantastic event in Redmond, just outside Seattle, offers a fast, flat course along with plenty of great beer after the finish line.
Get rrrrunning with the fabulous pirate-themed Captain Jack’s Treasure Run. Held just before Halloween every year, this race invites you to grab your favorite pirate costume (or wear whatever you choose) for the 5K, 8K, or 12K.
The Whidbey Island Marathon has an incredible scenic course unlike any other. Conquer island bridges and more with this road race whether you run the full marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K, or the 1K kids’ run, it’s sure to be a great time for all.
Celebrate sisterhood with the outstanding Snohomish Women’s Run. This incredible and inspiring Everett event brings together women from around the country for a half marathon and 10K on refreshingly flat courses.
Discover strength you didn’t know you had at the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. This exhilarating event welcomes runners of all levels with its 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, and marathon relay options.
Switch up your Easter celebration with a festive and fun road race. Dress up in your favorite bunny gear or just bring your Easter spirit for the half marathon, 10-miler, 10K, or 5K.
Memorial Day is a time to reflect on sacrifice and gratitude, and a perfect way to do that is with a run. That’s exactly what you’ll find at the beautifully reverent Reflection Run held every Memorial Day weekend.