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2018 Women’s Only Running Races & Events in the U.S. & Canada

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No matter if you’re a walker, just starting out as a jogger, or already a steady runner, you’ll enjoy participating in a women’s only road or trail running race. Whether you go solo or team up with your gal pals, dress in tutus or Lycra, you will join with fellow women in shared goals of conquering challenges and doing their best.

The women’s only road and trail running races are listed by state and province in alphabetical order. Can’t find you’re a race? Check this post for revamped or discontinued races.

Let me know about races not listed here or if something needs changing.

Published: April 3, 2018 // Updated: May 28, 2018

Alaska

  • Alaska Run for Women, Anchorage. Saturday, June 9. www.akrfw.org

Alberta

Arizona

British Columbia

  • Victoria Goddess 5K & 10K Run, Victoria. Saturday, June 2. VictoriaGoddess.com
    • I’ve signed up for their virtual run (my first virtual race)
    • My best friend and I did the 5K in 2014; we had a blast!
  • Woman2Warrior, 5K obstacle adventure race. 2018 TBD. Woman2Warrior.ca
    • Website hasn’t been updated as of Apr. 1

California

  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, RunLikeADiva.com
    • San Francisco. Sunday, Apr. 15
    • Temecula. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
  • Mermaid Series, MermaidSeries.com
    • San Diego. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. 5K, 10K, half marathon & virtual.
    • East Bay (Fremont). Saturday, May 5. 5K, 10K & Sirena 18 mile.
    • San Francisco. Sunday, Nov. 11. 5K, 10K & Sirena 10 mile.
    • Woodside. Saturday, Dec. 8. Trail run, 3.5 mile, 6 mile & 9.5 mile
      • Note: Women ages 70 or better run free!
  • SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon & 5K, Temecula. Saturday, June 2. SoCalWineCountryHalf.com

Colorado

  • Colorado Women’s Classic, Westminster. Sunday, May 13. Race page at RunSignUp.com
    • 5K, 10K, 10 miler & kids fun run
  • Mermaid Run Boulder 5K & 10K. Sunday, May 13. MermaidSeries.com
    • Note: Women ages 70 and better run free!
  • Skirt Sports 13er, Louisville. Sunday, June 3. 5K, 10K & 13.1 miles (“13er”). SkirtSports13er.com

Connecticut

  • Stronger Women Stronger World 5K Obstacle Race, Winsted, CT. Saturday, Aug. 4. More info on the race page.

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois

  • Venus de Miles Women’s Ride or Run, Lake Forest. Saturday, July 21. VenusDeMiles.com/illinois/
    • Choose from a 25-mile or 60-mile bike ride or 5K run/walk.
    • Got gal-pals who love cycling? They can ride while you run/walk the 5K!
  • Women ROCK, Chicago, IL. Date in Sept. TBA. 2.5K, 5K, 10K & half marathon. Go to race page at MonsterRunSeries.com.
    • Compete in one of two challenges to score more medals!

Indiana

Kansas

Maine

Michigan

Minnesota

  • Unleash the SHE 5K & 10K. UnleashTheSHE.com
    • Rochester. Sunday, May 6
    • St. Paul. Sunday, Oct. 14
  • Women ROCK, St. Paul. Saturday, Aug. 25. 2.5K, 5K, 10K & Half Marathon Race page on MonsterRunSeries.com
    • Compete in one of two challenges to score more medals!
  • Women Run the Cities, Minneapolis. Sunday, May 20. 5K, 10K & 10 mile. WomenRunTheCities.com

Missouri

  • Go Girl Run Series, GoGirlRun.com/races
    • Columbia. Saturday, June 2. 5K & half marathon.
    • Springfield. Saturday, Apr. 14. 5K & half marathon.
    • Offering virtual race option, too.

New Jersey

New York

  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, Long Island. Sunday, Oct. 7. RunLikeADiva.com

North Dakota

  • Go Far Woman, Fargo. Friday & Saturday, Aug. 10-11. Half marathon, relay, 10K, 5K, and girls run. GoFarWoman.com

Nova Scotia

  • Sole Sisters Women’s Race Weekend, Dartmouth. SoleSistersRace.com
    • Sole Sisters 5K, Saturday, June 9
    • Note: the girls’ Little Miss Sole Sisters and the Sole Sisters 5K, Quarter Marathon & Half Marathon will be held in 2019 as part of the new Sole Sisters Girls Race Weekend

Ohio

  • Queen Bee Half Marathon & 4 Mile Run/Walk, Cincinnati. Saturday, Oct. 13. QueenBeeHalf.com

Oklahoma

  • Go Girl Run Women’s Half Marathon & 5K, Oklahoma City. Sunday, Mar. 24. GoGirlRun.com/oklahoma-city
    • Offering virtual race option, too.

Ontario

  • Divas Half Marathon & 5K, Toronto Island. Sunday, June 10. RunLikeADiva.com
  • Emile’s Run 5K for Women, Ottawa. Saturday, Apr. 21. Emile’s Run 5K race page
  • Le Chocolat, Windsor. Sunday, May 6 (Mother’s Day!). LeChocolat race page
  • Niagara Falls Half Marathon & 5K, Niagara Falls. Sunday, June 3. NFWHM.com
    • 5K added for 2018!
  • Toronto Women’s Run Series, Toronto. ToWomensRuns.com
    • Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Sunday, May 27
    • 10K & 5K, Saturday, Aug. 25
    • 8K & 5K, Saturday, Oct. 13

Oregon

  • Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon & 10K, Cascade Locks (east of Portland). Saturday, Sept. 15. Go to the race page on RunWithPaula.com
  • Country Girl Half Marathon & 10K, Portland, OR. Saturday, Sept. 22. Go to the race page at TerrapinEvents.com
  • Happy Girls Run Series, HappyGirlsRun.com
    • Bend. Saturday, May 26. Half marathon & 10K on paved roads, groomed paths, and wide trails.
    • Sisters. Saturday, Nov. 3 Half marathon trail & 5K road.

South Carolina

  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, North Myrtle Beach. Sunday, May 6. RunLikeADiva.com

South Dakota

Texas

  • Cocoa Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Family Run, San Antonio. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. CocoaHalf.com
    • Note: While race organizers are “going to allow a certain percentage of the guys to join” the races, awards will be for women only.
  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, Galveston. Sunday, Apr. 22. RunLikeADiva.com
  • Gritty Goddess Fest 5K obstacle race, Galveston, TX. Saturday, Apr. 14. GrittyGoddess.com
    • First wave is for couples & co-ed duos
  • RunGirl Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay & 5K, Houston. Sunday, Dec. 2. Go to the race page on TriGirlSports.com

Utah

  • Thelma & Louise Half Marathon & 2-Woman Relay, Moab. Saturday, June 2. Race page at MadMooseEvents.com.
  • Women of Steel Relay Run, Midway, UT. Saturday, Sept. 22.
    • www.CoreTerraRacing.com was in development on Apr. 1; race info to be posted when completed
    • In past races, teams of 3-6 women will take turns running 3-mile segments of the 54-mile course

Virginia

  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, DC’s Wine Country, VA. Friday & Saturday, Sept. 14-15. RunLikeADiva.com

Washington

  • Cosmo 7K Run/Walk, Cosmo7k.com <– NEW EVENT!
    • Vancouver. Saturday, Aug. 11
    • Seattle. Saturday, Aug. 25
  • Girlfriends All-Women’s Triathlon & Fitness Festival, Vancouver. Saturday, Aug. 18. Race page at WhyRacingEvents.com.
    • Sprint triathlon, sprint duathlon (run-bike-run), sprint aquabike (swim-bike), and 5K run.
  • Happy Girls Run Spokane. Saturday, Sept. 22. Half marathon, 10K & 5K. HappyGirlsRun.com
  • Mermaid Run Spokane, Sunday, June 3. 5K & 10K. MermaidSeries.com
    • Note: Women ages 70 or better run free!
  • Snohomish Women’s Run, Everett. Sunday, May 6 (Mother’s Day). 10K & half marathon. SnohomishWomensRun.com
  • Wild Woman Trail Marathon, Relay & 50K, Trout Lake. Saturday, July 7. 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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Publisher & Chief Diva here at Slowpoke Divas. I always feel better after a good workout or race...no matter how sore I am afterwards. Tweet me @bparrishkell or @slowpokedivas. Instagram: @slowpokedivas