Walking Events

Running is more than just a great form of aerobic exercise. It’s been proven to be good for your mental health, memory and energy levels. And as a runner, you become part of a global community. A running event can bring together participants from all over the world to compete with and motivate each other.

Walk into fitness

Walking regularly and taking part in walking events has many benefits. Most importantly, the increased cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness helps in reducing the risk of strokes and heart diseases. It also aids in management of conditions like diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. The gentle impact generated during walking strengthens the bones in the lower body, greatly reducing risks of osteoporosis. Walking, especially when practised in parks and forests, reduces stress and releases endorphins.

Distances vary from short 1km city walks to endurance walks/hikes that are completed in stages over a course of the weekend. Many running events open to walkers the same courses used by marathoners or half-marathoners, so it is possible to complete a famous marathon without having to run!

Those willing to go a step further and progress to race walking can find events that award prizes to the fastest walkers. Although, most walking events are usually more relaxed and not about competition.

Our calendar focuses on casual, non-competitive walking events.

News

Kärnten Läuft Wörthersee Halbmarathon Highlight 2014
News Results

Results 2020: Kärnten Läuft

Dominik Sowieja grinded past more than 1208 runners to win in 01:09:47. Markus Bretterklieber earned runner-up honours with a time of 01:11:46. Rounding out the top three was Janez Mulej with a time of 01:12:11. In the ladies race, it was Thea Heim (01:16:43) taking the top spot. Anja Fink earned runner-up honours with a time of 01:22:06. Finishing third was
Kärnten Läuft
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 26 Aug 2020 07:35
Starting Line Quad Cities Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K 9/23/2018
Press Release

2020 TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon Becomes Virtual Event This September

The TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon has announced plans to offer a virtual event in 2020, with opportunities to participate in the month of September. Race officials have reviewed best practices from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and from the WHO (World Health Organization). The team also consulted with local officials and healthcare providers. Based on recommendations and feedback, the
Quad Cities Marathon
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 15 Jun 2020 06:29
Servus Edmonton Marathon
Press Release

Servus Edmonton Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19

Edmonton, April 27, 2020 — The organizers of the Servus Edmonton Marathon announce that this year’s event, scheduled for August 14, 15, and 16, 2020, is cancelled due to the COVID-19 health situation. Last week, all mass events for the summer of 2020 were cancelled under authority of the Chief Medical Officer of Alberta Health Services (AHS) which necessarily includes the
Servus Edmonton Marathon
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 29 Apr 2020 06:47
Press Release

Inaugural Brampton Half Marathon postponed to 2021

Brampton, ON – Amid the recent developments surrounding COVID-19, the Brampton Half Marathon, which was scheduled for June 13-14, is now postponed to 2021. The decision was made with the guidance of Peel Public Health, the Province of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer and the World Health Organization. The postponement is in the best interests of everyone in an effort to limit
Brampton Half Marathon
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 03 Apr 2020 07:21
Glass City Marathon
Press Release

Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is Attracting Top Females to Toledo for its 44th Running

Toledo, Ohio – January 17, 2020: The 44th Running of the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon has attracted the deepest women’s field in the event’s history, with each woman boasting a very impressive personal record. The race will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at the University of Toledo, finishing inside the Glass Bowl Stadium. “We’ve worked hard to develop
Glass City Marathon
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 21 Jan 2020 08:40
Semi-marathon de Beaune 2017
News Results

Results 2019: Semi Marathon de la Vente des Vins de Beaune

semi-marathon Bethwel Kibet outpaced more then 2136 runners to win in 01:06:03. He bested Vincent Nchogu who crossed the finish line 18 seconds behind him. Rounding out the top three was Ernest Ketwony Kimutai with a time of 01:06:25. In the ladies race, Maria Koropotskia won the race with a time of 01:16:21 , ahead of Eunice Lucia (01:18:27). Nzembi Kithone
Semi Marathon de la Vente des Vins de Beaune
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 17 Nov 2019 17:04
Marshall University Marathon 2015
News Results

Results 2019: Marshall University Marathon

Marathon Mieczyslaw Swiatkowski grinded past more than 370 runners to win in 02:36:10. He bested Donald Alexander who crossed the finish line 4 minutes 32 seconds behind him. Jonathan Neal (02:45:07) made notched third place. In the ladies race, it was Aubrey Lemine who took the top spot in 02:45:20 , ahead of Hollyann Swann (02:46:48). Rounding out the top three
Marshall University Marathon
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 04 Nov 2019 19:20
Tallinna Marathon
Press Release

World Athletics has recognised Tallinn Marathon as a Bronze Label race.

World Athletics has recognised Tallinn Marathon as a Bronze Label race. This is the first time a sports event held in Estonia is awarded such a high international organisational standard. This year, 21,494 runners from 65 countries in total took part in the international sports event with the highest participation rate in Estonia. Next year, the public’s interest will likely be
Tallinna Marathon
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 31 Oct 2019 23:00
News Results

Results 2019: Ocean City New Jersey Half Marathon & 5k

Half Marathon The victory went to Zach Brooks who crossed the finish line at 01:25:46. Coming in second was Marquis Cox (01:27:13). Finishing third was Jason Benham (01:27:55). In the ladies race, it was Margaret Vido (01:19:15) taking the top spot. She finished 9 minutes 19 secondes ahead of Adrienne Viola. The third place went to Olivia Derogatis with a time
Ocean City New Jersey Half Marathon & 5k
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 01 Oct 2019 13:05
Starting Line Quad Cities Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K 9/23/2018
Press Release

Guangul, Four-Time Champ And Record Holder, Headlines Solid Women's Field For QCM Elites

MOLINE, IL – The most dominant runner in the history of the TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon headlines the 2019 women’s elite runner field. Hirut Guangul (Ethiopia) is entered in the 22nd annual, 26.2-mile race with a 7-am start Sept. 22nd at John Deere Commons. Guangul owns four wins in her four races at the QCM and has the women’s course
Quad Cities Marathon
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 19 Sep 2019 06:37