Marathons in USA

Marathon races are recognized as more than niche sports events as they have become major tourist attractions. Spectators as well as participants travel for marathon events.

The New York City Marathon is estimated to have more than 2 million spectators along the 26.2 mile route.

The following are economic impacts of select marathons (sources: U.S. Travel Association [] and Advertising Age):

Marathons in USA Photo Gallery

• TCS New York City Marathon (

• Honolulu Marathon (

• Boston Marathon (

• Bank of America Chicago Marathon (

• ASICS LA Marathon (

• Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon (

• The Life Time Miami Marathon (

• Marine Corps Marathon (Washington, DC (

• Portland Marathon (

• Baltimore Marathon (

• Houston Marathon (

• Peachtree Road Race (

“Cities are embracing marathons for the economic upswing. One of the benefits of a marathon of any size is that it brings people to your city, it showcases your city, it brings people back.”

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