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The Loony Bin - January7

Buy a Race and Get One Free!

Register for one race and get your next race of equal (or lesser) value FREE! One free race per customer who has not already had a free race. Free race must be used in the same series of a paid race. For details email Daniel@MainlyMarathons.com.

Check out this exciting new 50-states club for all the “other” distances, from 5K to 100K and beyond!

If running with us isn’t loony enough, we now have a new option called “Doubling Down.”

After the completion of your race, you may run another. BUT the second race will be limited to a 5K or 10K.
AND you may purchase your second race at HALF-PRICE. You may purchase this second race in advance or on race day.
BUT you must be able to complete both races within the 50K time limit and the longer race must be run first.

For those of you thinking “This is MADNESS, why would anyone want to do two?” The answer is, “Yes, this is a tad beyond normal, but our runners are asking for this option, often in an attempt at the Herculean Challenge of finishing the five main races in a state, 5K-50K. For example, they are doing a 5K after their marathon, 10K after a half.”

Contact Daniel@MainlyMarathons.com with any questions.

All of our races now include a 50K option, with a time limit of 8:30. Just register for the marathon and supersize at packet pickup for $10!

Are YOU a Mainlyner?

If you participate in Mainly Marathons events, you are, and we want to reward your efforts!

Click HERE  to learn how to earn handmade, custom awards by joining us for multiple races!

And click HERE to view our top Mainlyners!


Still on the fence? With over 80 events in all 50 states, we are sure to be coming to a course near you. Check out these testimonials from some of our veteran runners!

Thousands of happy runners agree, Mainly Marathons is simply the best marathon series on the planet!

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See you on the course!

You’ve seen them out on the course. They rarely win, but you always see them out there running, and running and running. And sometimes walking.
These events were inspired by and designed for them, and for those who just want to run long and run often.

Whether you want to participate in one marathon, half-marathon, or 5K, pick up a couple of new states in your quest to finish all 50, or you want to take the ultimate challenge and run every race in a series, we encourage you to join us. Walkers are just as welcome as runners: none of our races have a time limit, and you never need to worry about whether you’ll make it before the course support has packed up and gone home. (In fact, we have become famous for celebrating last place in every race with the now-coveted caboose!)

Mainly Marathons puts on a race series like no other, from the unique course setup to the unparalleled spread of food and drinks to fuel you on your journey, all mixed with a sense of fun and family you just won’t find anywhere else.

Check out our schedule to see where we’ll be, then sign up on our simple registration page.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Peace and Toudaloo!
Jesse and Daniel Rueckert

ALL of our races include a 50K, full marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K.
Gulf Coast (New Series!)FL, AL, MS, LA, TXSaturday, Feb.17-Wednesday, Feb.21, 2018
Dust BowlTX, OK, KS, CO, NMWednesday, Mar.28-Sunday, Apr.1, 2018
RiverboatLA, AR, MS, TN, KY, MO, ILSunday, Apr.15-Saturday, Apr.21, 2018
IndependenceDE, MD, PA, NY, NJ, PATuesday, May 8-Saturday, May 13, 2018
HeartlandOH, MI, IN, IL, IA, WI, MNSunday, June 3-Saturday, June 9, 2018
New EnglandME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, PASunday, June 24-Sunday, July 1, 2018
PrairieMN, ND, SD, IA, NE, KS, MOSunday, July 8-Saturday, July 14, 2018
Minnesota Brothers Trail Series (New Series!)St. Cloud, MNSunday, June 10-Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Alaska (New Series!)Juneau, AKTuesday, July 24-Friday, July 28, 2018
NorthwestOR, WA, IDSaturday, Sept.1-Thursday, Sept.6, 2018
Center of the NationMT, ND, SD, WY, NE, COMonday, Sept.10-Saturday, Sept.15, 2018
AppalachianWV, VA, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, FL (2)Saturday, Oct.6-Sunday, Oct.14, 2018
Day of the DeadLas Cruces, NMSaturday, Oct.27-Sunday, 28, 2018
SouthwestNM, CO, UT, AZ, NV, CASunday, Nov.4-Friday, Nov.9, 2018
AlohaKaua'i, HIThursday, Jan.24-Sunday, Jan.27, 2019
Click to view and print our full calendar.


We reserve the right to refuse registration and participation in our events.


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Check out the amazing aerial video shot by a drone flown over our course in Clayton, NM, during the 2015 Dust Bowl Series!
Click HERE to video the full-sized video on our YouTube channel.

Check out We're All in This Together, an insightful look into the very first 5-state, 5-day series, by author and series participant George Rose!


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