Best In-Person & Virtual Marathons in California for 2022

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Best In-Person & Virtual Marathons in California for 2022

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California

Known as the Golden State, California is one of the most popular states in the US. An average of 42 million visitors come to California every year, which makes it one of the top industries in the state. Many of these visitors come to California to check out some of the marathon races and events that are held in various parts of the state including major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and many more. These marathon races vary in difficulty level and some of them are located in iconic or interesting locations. There are also marathon events for varying levels of participants, so experts and beginners alike can take part in these events.

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Schedule

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Full List of Events & Milestones

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26.2 miles

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Marathon

Month

City/Location

Distance

Carlsbad Marathon

January

Carlsbad

26.2 Miles

Redding Marathon

January

Redding

26.2 Miles

Death Valley Marathon

February

Death Valley

26.2 Miles

Surf City Marathon

February

Huntington Beach

26.2 Miles

Buzz Marathon

February

San Miguel

26.2 Miles

Seaside Marathon

February

Ventura

26.2 Miles

Ventura Marathon

February

Ventura

26.2 Miles

SOCAL Marathon

March

Huntington Beach

26.2 Miles

Napa Valley Marathon

March

Calistoga

26.2 Miles

Los Angeles Marathon

March

Los Angeles

26.2 Miles

Oakland Running Festival

March

Oakland

26.2 Miles

Bakersfield Marathon

March

Bakersfield

26.2 Miles

Modesto Marathon

March

Modesto

26.2 Miles

Big Sur International Marathon

April

Big Sur

26.2 Miles

Avenue of the Giants Marathon

May

Weott

26.2 Miles

OC Marathon Weekend

May

Costa Mesa

26.2 Miles

Mountains 2 Beach Marathon

May

Ventura

26.2 Miles

Rock n Roll San Diego

June

San Diego

26.2 Miles

San Francisco Marathon

July

San Francisco

26.2 Miles

Lake Tahoe Marathon Weekend

October

South Lake Tahoe

26.2 Miles

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13.1 miles

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Marathon

Month

City/Location

Distance

Carlsbad Marathon

January

Carlsbad

13.1 Miles

Redding Marathon

January

Redding

13.1 Miles

Death Valley Marathon

February

Death Valley

13.1 Miles

Surf City Marathon

February

Huntington Beach

13.1 Miles

Buzz Marathon

February

San Miguel

13.1 Miles

Seaside Marathon

February

Ventura

13.1 Miles

Ventura Marathon

February

Ventura

13.1 Miles

SOCAL Marathon

March

Huntington Beach

13.1 Miles

Napa Valley Marathon

March

Calistoga

13.1 Miles

Oakland Running Festival

March

Oakland

13.1 Miles

Bakersfield Marathon

March

Bakersfield

13.1 Miles

Modesto Marathon

March

Modesto

13.1 Miles

Big Sur International Marathon

April

Big Sur

13.1 Miles

Avenue of the Giants Marathon

May

 

13.1 Miles

OC Marathon Weekend

May

 

13.1 Miles

Mountains 2 Beach Marathon

May

Ventura

13.1 Miles

Loco Go Big or Go Home Challenge

June

Butte Meadows

13.1 Miles

Rock n Roll San Diego

June

San Diego

13.1 Miles

San Francisco Marathon

July

San Francisco

13.1 Miles

Lake Tahoe Marathon Weekend

October

South Lake Tahoe

13.1 Miles

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26.3 miles and up

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Marathon

Month

City/Location

Distance

Run4Kids 24 Hour Running Party

March

Corona

100 Miles

Badwater Salton Sea

April

Borrego Springs

81 Miles

San Francisco 50 Miler

May

San Francisco

50 Miles

Loco Go Big or Go Home Challenge

June

Butte Meadows

100 Miles

San Francisco Marathon

July

San Francisco

52.4 Miles

Cirque du Griffith Park

September

Los Angeles

100 Miles

Ruth Anderson Memorial Endurance Run

October

San Francisco

50 Miles

Lake Tahoe Marathon Weekend

October

South Lake Tahoe

72 Miles, 52.4 Miles

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