Promoting your race online should start as soon as you have a date set for it. And there is no better place to start than listing your race on free race directories.
Below, we’ve put together for you the most popular free-to-list race directories in the US. Millions of runners search these sites for their next race – so dig in and get started listing your race!
Want to list your race on all the top race calendars in one go?
Check out our automated race calendar submissions service.
Free-to-list race directories accepting all event types and distances (see more in international race directories)
Running In The USA
Let’s Do This
Number of races: 20,000+
With more than 20,000 races in the US and growing fast, Let’s Do This offers your race a chance to be discovered by thousands of eager racers each month. The design of the site is slick, making for a very smooth experience for visitors, and the technology behind the scenes makes sure every one of them leaves the site having found their perfect race. To add your event on the Let’s Do This calendar, you can use the form below, with the ability to make changes to your listing directly coming soon.
US Race Calendar
Number of races: 2,000
US Race Calendar is a fairly new race directory, offering users a number of ways of searching for races by date, state or event type. Although not particularly fancy visually, the directory presents listings with all the information a user would need and a SEO-friendly URL that can help boost your search engine visibility.
Number of races: 10,000
We love RacePlace. They offer an excellent race discovery website that sees upwards of 1,000 race searches per day. The website has plenty to keep racers coming back and more than 350k of them do every year.
Number of races: 6,000
RaceRaves is a race directory with an emphasis on race reviews and substantive editorial content, so if you want a calendar you can list your race on and get to know what your participants think of your event, this is the place to list it. 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: 8,000
RunGuides is one of those well-designed race directories that are a pleasure to use and navigate. Events in the US and Canada are grouped by metropolitan area, so if you find your city or state/region listed here, it’s more than worth while adding your race on it. No registration required, just use the website contact form to submit your race details to the RunGuides admins.
Number of races: 500+
Another great looking race discovery website with an inventory (at time of writing this) of about 500 races and growing. You can search for events by state and distance and you can add your own for free (don’t even need to register).
GetSetUSA.com offers a basic listing for your race for free with several premium options from there on – including email blast packages (select states only) – starting at $45. It’s fair to say they are not one of the largest directories, although the wealth of listings is state-dependent.
A modest-sized searchable race directory. You can submit your race for free once – you don’t event have to register – and then keep refreshing the race date every year without the need to add a new entry.
Let’s Race has been a labor of love for amateur triathlete and self-taught programmer Brian Hunt. And a job well done, considering what users have to say about the ease of finding and registering for races on the platform. Let’s Race is available on iOS and Android, and adding your race on it is as simple as clicking the link below and sending a few details about your race over email.
Kukimbe is another race discovery app available on both iOS and Android and currently mostly catering for US races. App race directories seem to be the new thing and Kukimbe are definitely doing well for inventory, with several thousand races on the platform. If your race isn’t already on, you’ll be able to add it for free.
Marathon & Half-Marathon Race Calendars
Free-to-list race directories specifically for marathons and half marathons (see more in international race directories).
A very popular race directory & resource for marathons. Registering your race takes two steps and it all starts with registering wi