Top 3 Things to Look for When Searching for “Marathons Near Me”

Have you been searching for “marathons near me” lately? Yeah? Well, you’re in the right place! 

We’re here to help you pick the best race for you so you have a great experience and most importantly – have fun! There are a few important factors to consider when searching for the perfect marathon near you. 

Many runners find the 2020 Colorado Marathon at the top of their list because it has all the things you should be looking for in a marathon. 

Check out our top three things to look for when searching for “marathons near me” and “half marathons near me” this year:

Will You Be Able to Accomplish Your Goals?

Okay, so you set up a list of goals to reach this year (or maybe just one or two!). It’s time to do a little digging to figure out which races will help you accomplish those goals. Do you want to qualify for the Boston Marathon? Do you want to get a new personal record this year? Do you want to run a fast half or full marathon through the scenic wonders of the beautiful state of Colorado? Whatever your main intentions are for running a race this year, the Colorado Marathon has you covered.

Perhaps you answered “yes” to one (or all) of the questions above – great! The Colorado Marathon is the perfect race for you. You can officially stop searching for “marathons near me.” There are so many ways to reach your dreams with us on May 3rd this year. Our marathon is not only a Boston qualifier, but it also boasts a gentle downhill course and it’s in a location that can’t be beat: along the Wild and Scenic Poudre River. Learn more about the race courses here.

If you’re ready to crush your goals this year, the Colorado Marathon is the race you’re looking for! 

Time of Year

When searching for “marathons near me” or “half marathons near me,” you’ll also want to think about the time of year.  When do you want to do most of your training? If you choose a spring marathon, you’ll be training through the winter; choose a fall marathon, and you’re going to be training through the summer. Which do you prefer? 

Ultimately, it comes down to your personal preference, but it’s an important factor to consider when searching for the perfect race to run. The Colorado Marathon takes place on the first Sunday of May every year. If you’re a fan of training throughout the winter (we love it!), this is the race for you! As your mileage builds, the days get longer and warm up just enough without being too hot. It’s perfect! Plus, a May marathon in Colorado is typically not too hot, nor too cold. 


Experienced runners know that race logistics are a huge part of it. As you search for “marathons near me” don’t overlook this piece.

You want to be sure you can relax and focus on the race. As you look for marathons, consider important questions like: Where does the race begin and how do I get there? Where does it end? Can my family watch me cross the finish line? How many aid stations will there be? We could go on and on, but you get the point.

Race logistics can make or break your marathon or half marathon experience. Luckily for runners who choose the Colorado Marathon, we’re in our 19th year of hosting this race and have our logistics dialed in. From a shuttle bus to get you to the start line all the way to an organized bag check pick up after the race, we have worked out every last detail so you won’t have to worry. You can learn more about our logistics and race information here.

You can officially stop searching for “marathons near me” – the 2020 Colorado Marathon might just be the race for you. Go ahead, switch your search tab over to our registration form so you can sign up for the 2020 Colorado Marathon now! We’re proud to host the best race in Colorado and can’t wait to see you run with us on May 3rd!