Women’s Running Events With more women running than ever before, there is an increasing variety of races geared specifically towards their unique needs and interests. From obstacle course races to half marathons and fun runs, these events can inspire and motivate any runner!
Women Marathon Runners
Since the first Olympics were held in 1896, distance running has come a long way. Although women participated in some track and field events at that time, distance running remained predominantly male until 1984 when American Joan Benoit Samuelson won her marathon race at Los Angeles Olympic.
Disney’s princess-themed races offer fun, colorful events for novice runners or those returning after taking an extended hiatus from running. Race options include 5k “Walk”, 10k and half marathon distances.
The Divas Race Series encompasses about 10 events throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Entry includes a pink tutu, sparkling tiara, and crown-shaped medal.
Join SHAPE and New York Road Runners in Central Park for one of the nation’s most legendary races: SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon NYC. Thousands of women participate each year to get fit, meet friends and celebrate women.
Yokohama International Women’s Marathon The Yokohama International Women’s marathon stands out as a unique event as one of only a few women-only full marathons in Asia. Starting and ending at Yamashita Park, this 13.1-mile course passes through Shin-sugita, Honmoku and Minatomirai before returning back into Yamashita Park for its finish.