You may think that promoting internationally is something only larger races. That is not true. Most events can benefit from the exposure of listing on international race calendars.
To help you target the right type of directory, we have split up entries between race calendars that will accept all types of races and other, more niche race directories that focus on specific distances or event types.
A collection of free-to-list race calendars accepting all event types and distances.
Let’s Do This
Number of races: 30,000+
Let’s Do This is a fantastic-looking site with an international race directory that grows with leaps and bounds. With a fast-growing Facebook audience and tons of ambition, this is a directory you want to add your race to. To do that, just click on the link below and fill in the necessary details about you and your race, and the team at Let’s Do This will do the rest for you.
Number of races: 50,000+
If you’ve had aspirations for world domination on the race front, you know ahotu Marathons. The directory claims to be “The largest marathon directory on the web” and, with more that 50,000 races in their database, it is much more than that. First place to start if you’re thinking of promoting internationally.
Number of races: 12,000
myRaceland is a another one of those national directories – German this time – which has with time grown to a meaningful international directory of races. We think that’s a good thing: plenty of German runners looking your race up next time they think of racing abroad. To add you race, click on the link below, start with your race’s name and follow the instructions from there.
My Next Race
Another strong national directory gone global, this time based in Canada. And what a great idea it is to put your race in front of – mostly – Canadian racers browsing international races. Besides a very active website, MyNextRace boasts a 17k+ Facebook audience and 6k+ happy Twitter followers – not to mention a banana on the logo.
Number of races: 7,500+
RaceRaves is a race directory with an emphasis on race reviews. and substantive editorial content. The majority of races on RaceRaves are based in the US (around 80% of them), but there is significant number of international races as well. To add your race, simply follow the link below and provide some basic info about your event – you don’t even have to register.
Number of races: 7,000
SportsPlanner.com is probably the most diverse website, in terms of sports accommodated on the calendar. That doesn’t make it any less relevant – most of the events here are running or other endurance events and even if the weight is once again a bit US-leaning, SportsPlanner.com can rightly claim to be a properly international directory.
Race-Calendar.com is a mostly UK/US-based directory with a good measure of rest-of-the-world thrown in. The directory is part of a broader set of online running-related assets with significant audiences on both Facebook and Twitter, so a great place to be found by eager racers.
Marathon & Half-Marathon Race Calendars
A collection of free-to-list race calendars specifically for marathons and half marathons.
If you plan a marathon anywhere in the world, you would do well to add your race on MarathonGuide.com. Your race will receive a free review-enabled listing and the support of a 10k+ Facebook page. To get started, register with the site at the link below and you can add your race from there.
A mostly North American race directory with plenty of marathons form the rest of the world. If you’re planning a marathon, click the below below to get started adding your race. If instead you’re organising a half marathon, you need a Fanatic, not a Maniac (see below).
Half Fanatics are the sister site to Marathon Maniacs (nifty, eh?) and here too you have a mostly American directory (and therefore audience) for your international race. Can’t make the point often enough: having Americans looking up your non-American event is a great thing for your race. Don’t get confused that the link below takes you to the Marathon Maniacs website – same database, different links.
Ultramarathon Race Calendars
A few more directories to try, if you’re planning an ultramarathon.