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 on free race directories.

We have found the top free-to-list race directories in the US so you don’t have to go searching. Millions of runners browse these every year for their next race and you are one click away from reaching out to them.

Ready to give your race a head start?

All-Race Calendars

Free-to-list race directories accepting all event types and distances (see more in international race directories)

Running In The USA

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Number of races: 48,000

When it comes to race directories, they don’t come any bigger than RunningInTheUSA.com. Truly, this is the one US race directory to rule them all. Add your race for free and instantly be found by hundreds of thousands of racers.

Add you race on RunningInTheUSA.com

Endure Strong

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We don’t know exactly how many of the 52k+ events on EndureStrong.com are running (typically in these directories, most are), but the answer has to be ‘plenty’! With so many events already onboard, check before you add yours – it could be on the directory already and all you’d have to do is claim it.

Add you race on EndureStrong.com (requires free registration)

RRCA

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Number of races: 3,000

RRCA do a great job of promoting the sport of running and have a wealth of resources that can help give your race a lift. Amongst them, a decent-sized directory with great search functionality you can be sure runners are using to find your race.

Add you race on the RRCA Race Calendar (requires free registration)

US Race Calendar

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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.

Add you race on USRaceCalendar.com (requires free registration)

RacePlace

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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.

Add you race on RacePlace.com (requires free registration)

RaceRaves

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Number of races: 4,000+

RaceRaves is a race directory with an emphasis on race reviews, 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.

Add you race on RaceRaves

RunGuides

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RaceGuides is a running race directory with a difference, grouping running events in the US and Canada by metropolitan area. The race calendar is very easy on the eye and a pleasure for users to navigate and, if you can find your city or area listed there, more than worth while adding your race on it. No registration required, just get in touch wit the admin through the website contact form.

Add you race on RunGuides

Race-Find

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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).

Add you race on Race-Find.com

GetSetUSA

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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.

Add you race on GetSetUSA.com

Jog.Run.Race.

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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.

Add you race on JogRunRace.com

Kukimbe

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Kukimbe is a 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.

Add you race on Kukimbe.com

Marathon & Half-Marathon Race Calendars

Free-to-list race directories specifically for marathons and half marathons (see more in international race directories).

MarathonGuide

A very popular race directory & resource for marathons. Registering your race takes two steps and it all starts with registering with the site by clicking the link below.

Add you race on MarathonGuide.com (requires free registration)

FindMyMarathon

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Another great nationwide marathon directory. In addition to basic race information, FindMyMarathon offers a wealth of information on past results and participation, as well as a number of tools to allow racers to review and compare events.

Add you race on FindMyMarathon.com

Race Navigator

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Race Navigator is trying to make a name for itself as the most comprehensive US marathon calendar out there. So much so, that it is offering incentives to users for adding races not already on the directory and for submitting race reviews. Easy to search and easy for you to list on.

Add you race on RaceNav.com

Marathon Maniacs

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If you’re organising one of the 1,100 or so marathons taking place in the US, you’ll need all the maniacs you can lay your hands on. So jump on to Marathon Maniacs and get started with reaching those runners!

Add you race on MarathonManiacs.com (requires free registration)

Half Fanatics

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Half Fanatics are the sister site to Marathon Maniacs (nifty, eh?) and their users are “half-marathon crazy” (apparently). Definitely a key directory for your half. Don’t get confused that the link below takes you to the Marathon Maniacs website – same database, different links.

Add you race on HalfFanatics.com (requires free registration)

HalfMarathons.net

Half Marathons is both the most popular and fastest growing event distance. That also makes it one of the most competitive. HalfMarathons.net offers a great, well-designed website with a very comprehensive list of US (and some international) half marathons. You gotta be on this one.

Add you race on HalfMarathons.net

Half Marathon Calendar USA

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A no-nonsense calendar of half marathons in the US that claims to be the largest of its kind. Entries in Half Marathon Calendar USA are organized by month and state, making it easy for users to find their perfect half marathon. And it’s also easy to add your race, requiring nothing more than filling in a form with your race details.

Add you race on Half Marathon Calendar USA

Ultramarathon Race Calendars

A few more directories to try, if you’re planning an ultramarathon (see more in international race directories).

Ultrarunning Magazine

Number of races: 700

Listing your ultra on the largest US ultrarunning magazine’s race directory should be a no-brainer. So don’t think about it! The listing is fairly basic, but the audience is prime and you get to add a link back to your race website.

Add you race on Ultrarunning.com (requires free registration)

Mud, Obstacle, Trail & Adventure Race Calendars

A collection of free-to-list race directories specifically catering to the mud, obstacle, trail and adventure racing scenes (see more in international race directories).

ATRA

 

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Number of races: 2,000

Something is stirring at ATRA, the American Trail Running Association. From recent communications, it looks like ATRA has woken from a period of lethargy and is getting a lot more energetic. That includes their website. If you organize a trail race, you got to be on the ATRA directory.

Add you race on TrailRunner.com

Mud Run Guide

Number of races: 800

List on MudRunGuide.com and you’re listing on the strongest OCR/Mud Race directory in the US. Not only that, but your event will also appear on sites like Mud & Adventure as a bonus! These guys have built a very active 50k+ Facebook audience with another 11k+ followers on Twitter, so they must be doing something right!

Add you race on MudRunGuide.com

 

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