Running road races, from 5Ks
, is a great way to stay motivated. Follow these steps to find races in your own backyard.
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- Contact your local road running club. Most clubs sponsor at least a couple of local races each year. Even if they don't, they'll probably know about some local races in your area. If you become a member of the club, they'll put you on their mailing list.
- Check in at your local running specialty shop or sports store. They'll probably have signs posted advertising upcoming races. If not, talk to one of the salespeople -- they should know about local events.
- Search the Internet for races. Some great sites with lots of local events to check out include: active.com or Running in the USA. If you're looking specifically for full or half marathons, try MarathonGuide.com and HalfMarathons.net.
Also see: How to Pick the Right Race to Run