In United States there are marathon races run all over the country. There are some well know marathons, such as Boston Marathon, which also happens to be the oldest yearly run marathon in the world, or New York City Marathon, that is the largest marathon run in the world.
But there are also so many, maybe less know, but equally great, and well orgainzed marathon races. Some, like Arizona Marathon that runs through the beautiful scenery of western red rocks, or Charlottesville Marathon that runs through farmland in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains, might be less known, but well organized events.
Marathon runners really have so much to choose from. Miami Marathon, held in January, is a perfect time and place to run a race. It is particularly great for those that like to run in flat areas. If you like to be pampered, and on your way maybe make a chocolate stop at Ghirardelli, you might want to head for San Francisco in October.
So much to choose from for those brave enough to run 26.2 miles, current standard of a marathon race. In 2006 there were 408 marathons run in United States.