race Links to Walkable Half-Marathons and Marathons

Marathonguide.com's list of walker-friendly marathons
100 Half Marathons Club Guide to Walker, Slow Runner and Back-of-the-Pack Friendly Half Marathons


First Light Marathon and Half-Marathon (Mobile) Judged racewalks, January


Little Rock Marathon and Half-Marathon Racewalk awards, January
Mid-South Marathon and Half-Marathon (Wynne) Racewalk awards, November


Los Angeles Marathon Judged racewalk divison, March
Wine Country Half-Marathon (Napa to Sonoma) Unjudged walk divison, July
Long Beach Half-Marathon and Marathon Monitored (no awards,) separate start for walkers in the full marathon, October<
Eye-Q Two Cities Marathon and Half-Marathon (Fresno)Unjudged walk category, early November
Avenue of the Giants (Eureka) 8-hour time limit, early May


Savin Rock Half Marathon 5-hour limit, March
Hartford Half-Marathon Judged racewalk in the half-matathon, October


"Running for the Bay!" Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Ultra 50K (Apalachicola). 8-hour limit in the full marathon. All events have wheelchair and walking divisions, October
Disney World Marathon, Half-Marathon and "Goofy's Race and Half Challenge." 7-hour limit in the full marathon. Judged racewalk event has been cancelled, but the race is still mderadelty walker-friendly, January


Honolulu Marathon 10-hour limit, December
Kona Marathon 9-hour limit, June
Maui Marathon 8-hour limit, June


Marysville Illinois Half Marathon, Family 3 Mile Run/Walk, Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run, and Healthy Family Event No walk division, but half-marathon course is open 4 1/2 hours, May


Sunburst Marathon and Half-Marathon (South Bend) No walk awards but they welcome walkers. 6.5-hour time limit in the full marathon
Monumental Half-Marathon & Marathon (Indianapolis) 6.5 hour limit in the full marathon; Racewalk division!


Mardi Gras Marathon and Half-Marathon (New Orleans) Although there is no longer a judged racewalk since being taken over by Competitor Group, Mardi Gras is still a great event. 7-hour time limit in the full, 4 in the half, February


Detroit Free Press Half-Marathon Judged racewalk, October


Run Stillwater Half Marathon Half marathon, 10K and 5K. 4 hour limit in the half marathon, May


Missoula Marathon and Half-Marathon Named USA's Best Marathon in January, 2010 Runner's World Magazine. Walkers actively encouraged to participate! 7.5 hour (full) and 6.5 hour (half) time limits! Mid-July

New Hampshire

Great Bay Half Marathon (Newmarket) Racewalk division with awards, April
White Mountain Milers Half-Marathon (North Conway) Monitored walk, October
Seacoast Half Marathon (Portsmouth) Racewalk division with awards, November

New Mexico

Duke City Half-Marathon (Albuquerque) Monitored walk with awards in the 10k and 5k only. (Marathon and half-marathon continue to allow walkers, but there are no longer awards for walkers beyond the official finisher's medal, October
Bataan Memorial Death March (White Sands) 84% of participants are walkers. Must wear 35-lb. back-pack, March

New York

New York City Marathon. 10-Hour time-limit. Judged racewalk has been cancelled, but the race is still walker-friendly, November


Cleveland Marathon and Half-Marathon Walk divisions, May
Columbus Marathon and Half-Marathon Walk divisions, October


Deleware & Lehigh Heritage Half (Slatington to Northhampton, PA) Walk awards and pace groups, November


Shamrock Half-Marathon and Marathon (Virgina Beach) Monitored competitive walk divisions. Walk awards for 1st-5th places overall men and women both races, March


Fox Cities Half-Marathon "Power Walk" Monitored walk division, September
Green Bay 8-hour limit, May