These Races Are Perfect For The Football Obsessed Runner
These road races that include football stadiums in their courses! Some even finish on the 50-yard line.
The start of both the college or pro football season is just around the corner. But you can still visit your favorite stadium even after the season ends. There are several great races that give participants the chance to run on or around football stadiums. Many of these races even finish on the 50-yard line.
Check out this list of road races that include football stadiums in their courses.
Back to Football Colts 5K
Aug. 26, Indianapolis
This run/walk starts outside of Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts. The race finishes on the 50-yard line, which is the perfect way to kick off the season.
Broncos Back to Football 7K
Sept. 3, Denver
Runners and walkers get to run onto Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. Participants also get the chance to see the Super Bowl trophies and meet the Broncos cheerleaders, players and Miles the Mascot. The Broncos also host 5K’s in May and June as well.
Sept. 4, Fort Collins, Colo.
Everything about this race is new. In its first ever running, this 10K will finish inside Colorado State’s brand new stadium. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Labor Day weekend.
Oct. 15, Columbus, Ohio
The marathon course routes through Ohio Stadium, home of the Ohio State University Buckeyes, around mile 18.
Ohio State Four-Miler
Oct. 22, Columbus, Ohio
This four-mile course gives participants a tour of The Ohio State University campus. The course finishes on the 50-yard line of the Ohio Stadium. It is the largest four-miler in the United States, with 15,000 runners.
Marshall University Marathon
Nov. 5, Huntington, W.V.
This race offers a marathon, half marathon and a 5K. The race finishes inside the Marshall University Football stadium. Participants have the option to carry a football 100 yards to the goal line finish. Also, the race provides flowers that participants can place at a memorial fountain that honors the players, coaches, staff and fans that died in a 1970 plane crash.
Big House 5K
April 2018, Ann Arbor, Mich.
This 5K finishes on the 50-yard line of Michigan Stadium, home of the University of Michigan Wolverines. The event also raises thousands of dollars for local charities.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon
April 29, 2018, Canton, Ohio
This race offers a marathon, half marathon, 5K, and a relay. The race starts at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and finishes in Fawcett Stadium (which hosts the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game). If you can’t make it in April, the Hall of Fame hosts a Kickoff 5K in September and a Super Bowl 5-miler.
May 6, 2018, Lincoln, Neb.
The half and full marathoners finish at the 50-yard line of Memorial Stadium, home of the University of Nebraska Huskers. Before that, runners get a tour of the UNL campus and the streets of Lincoln.
Cellcom Green Bay Marathon
May 19-20, 2018, Green Bay, Wis.
This race includes a full marathon, half marathon, children’s run and 5K. This race starts outside and finishes inside Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. Participants run through the players’ tunnel and then do a loop around the field.
May 20, 2018, Denver
Full marathoners get to run around Sports Authority field at Mile High Stadium, the home of the Denver Broncos, twice. The course loops around the field at mile 6 and mile 20. If 26.2 miles is too long, the Urban 10-miler, taking place the same weekend, also runs through the stadium.
Soldier Field 10 Mile
May 26, 2018, Chicago
Participants finish on the 50-yard line of Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears. Participants enter the stadium via players tunnel and finish to America’s armed forces servicemen and women presenting the race medals. This course also gives participants beautiful views of the Chicago skyline and offers pace groups.
May 28, 2018, Boulder, Colo.
One of the biggest 10Ks in the country, this fun Memorial Day weekend race finishes on the floor of the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field.
Chiefs 5K Run/Walk
June 2018, Kansas City, Mo.
Participants in this summer race finish right outside of Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. The race then ends right on the 50-yard line. Spectators are invited on field to cheer the runners in.
Finish at the 50 at Patriot Place
July 2018, Foxboro, Mass.
This race offers a 5K and 10K at Foxboro Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. The race is held on the evening of July 3. Participants run and walk through Foxboro, run into the stadium, and then finish on the 50-yard line. A free fireworks display is offered after the race (weather permitting).
July 2018, Green Bay, Wis.
This race starts at Lombardi Avenue, runs through side streets of Green Bay, around the rubber track of Lambeau Field, and finishes on a replica 50-yard line constructed in the parking lot. Former Packers players are on hand to cheer on the participants.