West Virginia has 3 great races though they aren't as "big" as they used to be. They will all be half marathons this year as that is the new craze.
Wheeling 20k (now half)
Parkersburg half marathon
Charleston 15 mile (now half marathon)
No it's not. The last 200 meters of Grandfather finishes on the track that marks the halfway point of the Bear and is the only portion found on both courses. The Bear climbs as much in 5 miles as Grandfather does in 26.2. The Bear is ALL uphill except for the short segment on the track.
i kinda like running wrote:
It's actually the final 5 miles of the Grandfather Mountain Marathon course.
Also for the women, the Tufts 10k in Boston in October, one of, if not the, biggest women's only (or almost only) races in the country.
Joe Garland wrote:
Not the NYC HM.
NYRR Mini 10K
Freihofer's 5K, Albany, NY.
What about the New Haven 20K on Labor Day week-end?
Agree, these are all terrific, probably don't make the top 10 except maybe Manchester, but are terrific races year after year. I'll add to that with:
Never have run these ones but they sound good
George Sheehan Classic
Manchester Road Race
Great Cow Harbor 10k