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2017 Women’s Only Running Races & Events in the U.S. & Canada

2017-womens-only-running-events

If you want to challenge yourself in 2017 by running in a race with your gal pals, then check out this list of women’s-only road and trail running races across the United States and Canada. Many are walker-friendly as well. Each event focus on fun, friendship, and support.

The races are listed by state and province in alphabetical order. Please bookmark this page as it will be updated as information becomes available.

Spot a listing that needs updating? Want to add a women’s only running race to this page? Just let me know!

Short cuts: Alaska – Colorado | Florida – Kansas | Maine – New York | North Carolina – Quebec | South Carolina – Wisconsin

Updated: April 30, 2017

Alaska

  • Her Tern Half Marathon, Anchorage, AK. No 2017 info yet. Web page at SkinnyRaven.com

Alberta

  • Ladiesfest 8K, Lethbridge, AB. No 2017 info yet. RunnerSoul.com.
  • Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Women’s Run & Walk, Canmore, AB. Saturday & Sunday, May 27-28. 5K, 10K & half marathon. RMSWomensRun.com
    • Registration opens Jan. 1
  • Woman2Warrior, 5K obstacle adventure race. Woman2Warrior.ca
    • Calgary, Saturday, May 27, 2017.
    • Edmonton, TBA.

Arizona

British Columbia

  • Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Women’s 5K/Run & Walk, Vancouver, BC. Date TBA. RMSWomensRun.com
  • Victoria Goddess Run, Victoria, B.C. date TBA. 5K, 10K & half marathon. VictoriaGoddess.com
    • Special note: I did the 5K with my best friend in 2014; we had a blast!
  • Woman2Warrior, 5K obstacle adventure race. Woman2Warrior.ca
    • Vancouver, date TBA
    • Victoria, dates TBA

California

  • California Girl Series™, CaliforniaGirlSeries.com
    • Beach Babe Half Marathon & 5K, Long Beach, CA. Sunday, June 25, 2017.
    • Princess Challenge Half Marathon, Folsom, CA. No 2017 info yet.
  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, RunLikeADiva.com
    • San Francisco, CA. Sunday, June 4, 2017.
    • Temecula, CA. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.
  • Girls on the Go, race pages at HeadToToeWomensExpo.com
    • Los Angeles, CA. No 2017 info yet.
    • San Diego, CA. Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017
  • Mermaid Series, MermaidSeries.com
    • San Diego, CA. Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017. 5K, 10K & half marathon.
    • East Bay, Fremont, CA. No 2017 info yet. 5K, 10K & Sirena 18 mile.
    • San Francisco. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. 5K, 10K & Sirena 10 mile.
  • Nike sponsored women’s races. No 2017 info yet
    • Note: Nike discontinued the popular Nike Women’s San Francisco half marathon after the 2015 event, replacing it with the international NikeWomen Victory Tour in 2016. No word how that series fared.
  • See Jane Run San Francisco Bay Area, Alameda, CA. Sunday, June 4, 2017. Kids race, 5K & half marathon. SeeJaneRun.com
  • SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon & 5K, Temecula, CA. Saturday, June 3, 2017. SoCalWineCountryHalf.com

Colorado

  • Dirty Girl Mud Run, Copper Mountain, CO. Saturday, June 10. GoDirtyGirl.com
  • Skirt Sports 13er, Louisville, CO. Sunday, June 4, 2017. 5K & 13.1 miles (“13er”). SkirtSports13er.com

Connecticut

  • Stronger Women Stronger World 5K Obstacle Race, Winsted, CT. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. More info on the race page. <– New listing!

Florida

  • Iron Girl Clearwater, Clearwater, FL. Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017. 5K & half marathon. Race info at IronGirl.com
  • Zooma Florida, Amelia Island, FL. No 2017 info yet. 5K, 12K & half marathon. ZoomaRun.com

Georgia

  • Dirty Girl Mud Run, Atlanta, GA. Saturday, May 13. GoDirtyGirl.com
  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, Peachtree, GA. Slated for Spring 2018. RunLikeADiva.com
  • Esprit de She 5K & 10K, Atlanta, GA. No 2017 info yet. Race info at EspritDeShe.com
  • Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K, Savannah, GA. Saturday, Apr. 8, 2017. SavannahWomensHalf.com

Hawaii

Illinois

  • Divas Half Marathon & 5K, Chicagoland, IL. Apr. 30, 2017. RunLikeADiva.com
  • Esprit de She 5K & 10K, Chicago, IL. No 2017 info yet. EspritDeShe.com
  • Run Mag Mile Half Marathon & 5K, Chicago, IL. No 2017 info yet. RunMagMile.com
    • Note: Formerly The Magnificent Mile Chicago Women Half Marathon & 5K
  • Venus de Miles Women’s Bike Ride & 5K Run, Lake Forest, IL. July 22, 2017. <– New Event!
    • Got gal-pals who love cycling? They can while you run/walk the 5K!
  • Women ROCK, Chicago, IL. No 2017 info yet. 5K, 10K & half marathon. ChicagoWomenRock.org

Indiana

Kansas

  • Go Girl Run Half Marathon & 5K, Kansas City, KS. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. Race info at UltraMaxTri.com

Maine

  • Zooma Cape Cod, Cape Cod, MA. No 2017 info yet. 10K & half marathon. ZoomaRun.com

Maryland

  • Dirty Girl Mud Run, Baltimore, MD. Sunday, June 25. GoDirtyGirl.com
  • Zooma Annapolis, Annapolis, MD. Saturday, June 3, 2017. 10K & half marathon. ZoomaRun.com

Michigan

  • Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K, Detroit, MI. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. www.WomenRunTheD.com
    • Note: Last year, the event was Detroit Goddesses Half Marathon & 5K
  • Gazelle Girl 5K, 10K & Half Marathon, Grand Rapids, MI. Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017. GazelleGirlHalfMarathon.com

Minnesota

  • Dirty Girls Mud Run, Twin Cities, MN. Saturday, July 29. GoDirtyGirl.com
  • Esprit de She 5K & Fitness Jam, Maple Grove, MN. No 2017 info yet. EspritDeShe.com
  • Women ROCK, St. Paul, MN. No 2017 info yet. 5K, 10K & half marathon. WomenRockMN.org
  • Women Run the Cities, Minneapolis, MN. No 2017 info yet. 5K, 10K & 10 mile. WomenRunTheCities.com

Missouri

  • Go Girl Run Series, race info at UltraMaxSports.com.
    • Columbia, MO. Saturday, June 3, 2017. 5K, half marathon & marathon.
    • Springfield, MO. Saturday, Apr. 15, 2017. 5K & half marathon.

Nevada

  • Goldilocks Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Dropped running events, remains women’s only bicycle event. Goldilocks.events/glv

New Jersey

New York

  • Dirty Girl Mud Run, Buffalo, NY. Saturday, July 15. GoDirtyGirl.com
  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, Long Island, NY. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. RunLikeADiva.com

North Carolina

North Dakota

  • Go Far Woman, Fargo, ND. Saturday, Aug. 19. 5K, 10K, half marathon & relay. GoFarWoman.com

Nova Scotia

  • Sole Sisters Women’s Race Series, Dartmouth, NS. SoleSistersRace.com
    • Sole Sisters 5K, Saturday, June 10, 2017
    • Sole Sisters 5K, Quarter Marathon & Half Marathon, Oct. 1, 2017

Ohio

  • Queen Bee Half Marathon & 4 Mile Run/Walk, Cincinnati, OH. Saturday, Oct. 7. QueenBeeHalf.com

Oklahoma

  • Go Girl Run Women’s Half Marathon & 5K, Oklahoma City, OK. Sunday, Mar. 19. Race info at UltraMaxTri.com.

Ontario

  • Divas Half Marathon & 5K, Toronto Island, ON. Sunday, June 11, 2017. RunLikeADiva.com
  • Island Girl Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay & 5K, Toronto, ON. No 2017 info yet. IslandGirlRunning.com
  • Niagara Falls Half Marathon, Niagara Falls, ON. Sunday, June 4, 2017. NFWHM.com
  • Toronto Women’s Run Series, Toronto, ON. ToWomensRuns.com
    • Half Marathon & 5K, Sunday, May 28, 2017
    • 10K & 5K, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
    • 8K & 5K, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Oregon

  • Country Girl Half Marathon & 10K, Portland, OR. No 2017 info yet. Race info at TerrapinEvents.com.
  • Happy Girls Run Series, HappyGirlsRun.com
    • Happy Girls Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Bend, OR. Saturday, May 27, 2017.
    • Happy Girls Run Half Marathon & 5K, Sisters, OR. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

  • Divas Half Marathon & 5K, San Juan, PR. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. RunLikeADiva.com

Quebec

  • Defi des Dames Coeur Desjardins, Levis, QC. This race is cancelled for 2017. Info at CouriraQuebec.com

South Carolina

  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, North Myrtle Beach, SC. Sunday, May 7, 2017. RunLikeADiva.com

South Dakota

Texas

  • Cocoa Women’s Half Marathon & Wild Woman 5K/10K, San Antonio, TX. Sunday, Jan. 15. CocoaHalf.com
  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, Galveston, TX. Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017. RunLikeADiva.com
  • Espirit de She 5K & 10K, Woodlands, TX. No 2017 info yet. EspiritDeShe.com
  • Gritty Goddess 5K obstacle race, Galveston, TX. Saturday, Apr. 8. GrittyGoddess.com
  • RunGirl 13.1, Houston, TX. No 2017 info yet. Half marathon & 2-person relay. Visit the race page here.

Utah

  • Goldilocks Provo, UT. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Dropped running events, remains women’s only bicycle event. Goldilocks.events/gsl
  • Thelma & Louise Half Marathon & Relay, Moab, UT. Saturday, June 3, 2017. Half marathon (solo & 2-woman relay team). Race info at MoabHalfMarathon.com.
  • Women of Steel Relay Run, Midway, UT. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Race info at TriUtah.com <– NEW LISTING!
    • Teams of 3-6 women will take turns running 3-mile segments of the 54-mile course

Vermont

Virginia

  • Dirty Girls Mud Run, Virginia Beach, VA. Sunday, May 21. GoDirtyGirl.com
  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, DC’s Wine Country, VA. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. RunLikeADiva.com

Washington

  • Girlfriends Run for a Cure Half & Quarter Marathon, Vancouver, WA. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Visit the race page here.
  • Happy Girls Run Spokane, Spokane, WA. Saturday, Sept. 23. 5K, 10K & half marathon. HappyGirlsRun.com
  • See Jane Run Seattle, Seattle, WA. Sunday, July 9, 2017. Kids race, 5K & half marathon. Race info at SeeJaneRun.com
  • Snohomish Women’s Run, Everett, WA. Sunday, May 7, 2017 (Mother’s Day). 10K & half marathon. SnohomishWomensRun.com
  • Wild Woman Trail Marathon & Relay, Trout Lake, WA. Saturday, July 15, 2017. Marathon, Relay & 50K. WildWomanMarathon.com

Wisconsin

If you know of any women’s only running races and events in these states or provinces, please let me know!

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