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The Most Expensive Marathons in the United States

The prevalence of marathons has exploded in the past decade across the United States, and the entry fee for these races has exploded at the exact same pace.

So we have compiled the list below of The Most Expensive Marathons in the United States that we could find. We are sure there are many that aren’t on this list that we haven’t come across yet. Don’t worry! We’ll update the list as they come to our attention.

(The list is limited to 26.2 mile marathons. It does not include half marathons or ultramarathons.)

The Most Expensive Marathons in The United States

  1. New York City Marathon – $255
  2. Walt Disney World Marathon – $190
  3. Chicago Marathon – $185 ($220 outside of the U.S.)
  4. Los Angeles Marathon – $180
  5. Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon – $180
  6. Boston Marathon – $175 ($225 outside of U.S)
  7. San Francisco Marathon – $165
  8. Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon  – $160
  9. Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon – $150
  10. Big Sur International Marathon – $150
  11. Malibu International Marathon – $140
  12. Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon – $140
  13. Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Marathon – $135
  14. Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon – $135
  15. Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon – $130
  16. Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon – $130
  17. Twin Cities Marathon – $130
  18. Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon – $130
  19. Griffith Park Trail Marathon – $125
  20. Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio – $125
  21. Maui Oceanfront Marathon – $125
  22. Flying Pig Marathon – $115
  23. Marine Corps Marathon – $110

How much is too much to pay for a 26.2 mile marathon? What’s your financial limit for a marathon?

So which marathons did we miss that deserve to be on this list? Email us at with the name of the race, price, and date of the race. You can tweet us on Twitter @runitfast as well.



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Joshua Holmes has completed 325 marathons/ultramarathons while running 100+ miles 62 including races such as the Badwater 135 (9x), Western States 100, The Last Annual Vol State 500K (4x). He is the founder of Run It Fast, the most driven club on the planet. His favorite races to date are the Vol State 500K, Badwater 135, Barkley Fall Classic, Catalina Eco Marathon, Chimera 100, Across The Years, Savage Gulf Trail Marathon, Strolling Jim 40 Miler, Tunnel Hill 100, RUTS, EC100 and the Flying Monkey Marathon in his home state of Tennessee. Follow @bayou Follow @joshuaholmes on Instagram

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