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Stay Motivated This Winter By Targeting A Spring Marathon

Looking for a spring marathon to keep you motivated during your winter training? We’ve compiled a list of upcoming marathons from all over the country to help you find your next spring race! Whether you're looking to stick close by the Chicagoland area or travel somewhere new, there are plenty of options to get you racing.

 

April


Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon


Date: Sunday, April 30, 2022


City: Champaign-Urbana, IL ( ~ 130 miles from Chicago)


Registration Info: Registration open at illinoismarathon.com


Details: Course takes a scenic loop around the Champaign-Urbana area, running through the University of Illinois campus and finishing on the 50-yard line of Memorial Stadium!



Delaware Marathon


Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022


City: Wilmington, DE ( ~ 700 mi from Chicago) Registration Info: Registration open at delawaremarathon.org


Details: This course will take runners alongside the Brandywine River, as well as through historic neighborhoods, past notable landmarks, and through the Jack Markell Trail.



Maui Marathon Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022


City: Maui, HI ( ~ 4,000 miles from Chicago) Registration Info: Registration open at mauimarathon.com


Details: The Maui Marathon will be celebrating its 50th year in 2022! This scenic course runs up the coastline and finishes in the Kaanapali Beach Resort.



Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon


Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022


City: Oklahoma City, OK ( ~ 800 miles from Chicago)


Registration Info: Registration open at okcmarathon.com


Details: A single loop BQ course! This race starts at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and winds through the capitol and scenic neighborhoods.



Derby Festival Marathon


Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022


City: Louisville, KY ( ~ 300 miles from Chicago)


Registration Info: Registration open at derbyfestivalmarathon.com


Details: 2022 course will be a combination of the 2020 and 2021 courses, with sections covering downtown Louisville, Churchill Downs, and the Olmsted Park System.


 

May

Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon


Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022


City: Cincinnati, OH ( ~ 300 miles from Chicago)


Registration Info: Registration open at flyingpigmarathon.com


Details: “Fly” through the streets of Cincinnati on this single-loop course!



Eau Claire Marathon

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022


City: Eau Claire, WI ( ~ 300 miles from Chicago)


Registration Info: Registration open at eauclairemarathon.com


Details: Course starts and finishes in Eau Claire’s Downtown District, with a unique highlight of crossing 8 different bridges over the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers.



Eugene Marathon


Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022


City: Eugene, OR ( ~ 2,000 miles from Chicago)


Registration Info: Registration open at eugenemarathon.com


Details: This course allows participants to follow the footsteps of many running greats as the course loops through Eugene (aka Track Town, USA!) and finishes on historic Hayward Field.



Wisconsin Marathon


Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022


City: Kenosha, WI ( ~ 65 miles from Chicago)


Registration Info: Registration open at wisconsinmarathon.com

Details: This double loop marathon course takes runners alongside Lake Michigan, through downtown, and through residential neighborhoods. Worth noting, pre-race day packet pick up is offered at Chicagoland, Milwaukee area, and Kenosha locations.

 

If you’re in need of support or a training plan to reach your start line, CARA is here to help! Visit cararuns.org/wintermarathon to learn more about our Winter Training program.


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