Ladies, Find Your Inner Runner!

Ladies, Find Your Inner Runner!

Wednesday February 3, 2010

Today is National Girls & Women in Sports Day, so I thought it would be a great day to highlight some women-only and female-friendly races around the U.S. If you’re interested in any of these, don’t wait too long to register – many of these popular events sell out quickly!

More Magazine + Fitness Magazine Half-Marathon: This 13.1-mile race, sponsored by More and Fitness magazines, takes place in New York’s Central Park on April 25. Open to women only, this race is very friendly to run/walkers and walkers, as long as they finish within the 3:30 time limit.


Leading Ladies Marathon: If you’re looking for a marathon that’s women-only, check out this one in Spearfish, South Dakota. The course is described as a “scenic, serene, spectacular and gentle down-hill 26.2-mile journey through Spearfish Canyon.” Held on August 15 this year, it also includes a women-only half marathon.

Nike’s Women’s Marathon: If the spectacular San Francisco views aren’t enough incentive to run this race, you might be enticed by the Tiffany necklace given to all finishers. Runners also love the massages, manicures, and yoga classes at the Nike Expotique, as well as the Ghirardelli chocolate stop. And, despite the marathon’s name and all the amenities, the race is open to men, too. This year the race will be held on October 17. Check the Nike website for registration information soon.