2019 Women’s Only Running Races & Events in the U.S. & Canada

Race photo from Cocoa Half

Explore this comprehensive list of nearly 80 women’s only running races in the U.S. and Canada for 2019

Women’s only running races, trail run, and obstacle course challenges range from party-themes with tutu-attire to serious competitions. No matter your personality or fitness goal, you’ll find the perfect event right here!

Not a runner just yet? No worries! The majority of running events listed below warmly welcome race walkers, power walkers, stroller joggers, and the casual-paced saunterers. So lace up your shoes, get training, invite your gal pals, and do your best and have fun!

The women’s only running events are listed by American state and Canadian province in alphabetical order. Can’t find a race you saw last year? Check out our list of discontinued, on hiatus, or revamped races.

Bookmark this page as it will be updated as information becomes available.

Let us know about any races or events not listed below or if updates are needed. Thanks for your help!

Originally published: Feb. 25, 2019 / Updated: Mar. 2


  • Alaska Run for Women, Anchorage. Saturday, June 8. www.AKRFW.org



  • SHE Power Half Marathon & 5K, Chandler. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. SHE Power race page
  • The Women’s Run Series, Phoenix. Sunday, Jan. 27. Race page at StartLineRacing.com.
    • Half marathon, 10K, 5K & Butterfly Dash for younger runners.

British Columbia

  • Victoria Goddess 5K & 10K Run, Victoria. Saturday, June 1. GoddessRun.ca
    • Offers virtual race. I’ve signed up for their virtual run last year, got great swag!
    • My best friend and I did the 5K in 2014; we had a blast!


  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, Temecula. Saturday, Feb. 16.  RunLikeADiva.com
    • Also offers 7 holiday-themed virtual races for 2019
  • Mermaid Series, MermaidSeries.com — Women ages 70+ run for free!
    • San Diego. Saturday, Feb. 9. 5K, 10K, half marathon & virtual.
    • East Bay (Fremont). Saturday, May 4. 5K, 10K, half marathon & Sirena18 mile.
    • San Francisco. Sunday, Oct. 20. 5K, 10K & Sirena10 mile
    • Woodside. Saturday, Dec. 7. 3-mile, 6-mile & 9-mile trail runs.
  • SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon & 5K, Temecula. Saturday, June 1. OffRoadPursuits.com/socal-wine-country/
  • The Women’s Run Series, Long Beach. Sunday, Sept. 8. Race page at StartLineRacing.com.
    • Half marathon, 10K, 5K & Butterfly Dash for younger runners.


  • Colorado Women’s Classic, Westminster. Sunday, May 12. Race page at RunSignUp.com
    • 5K, 10K, 10 miler & kids fun run
  • Mermaid Run Boulder 5K & 10K. Sunday, May 12. MermaidSeries.com
    • Note: Women ages 70 and better run free!
  • Napa Valley Women’s Half Marathon & 5K, Napa. Sunday, Mar. 24. NapaWomensHalf.events/
  • Skirt Sports 13er, Louisville. Sunday, June 2. 5K, 10K & “13er” (13.1 miles). SkirtSports13er.com
  • The Women’s Run Series, Denver. Sunday, Sept. 15. Race page at StartLineRacing.com.
    • Half marathon, 10K, 5K & Butterfly Dash for younger runners.


  • Stronger Women Stronger World 5K Obstacle Race, Winsted, CT.



  • Girlz on Fire Women’s 5K, Clermont (west of Orlando). Saturday, May 11. Go to the race page at SommerSports.com <– NEW LISTING!
  • Iron Girl Clearwater Half Marathon & 5K. Sunday, Mar. 31. IronGirlClearwater.com
  • Zooma Florida 5K, 12K & Half Marathon, Amelia Island. Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 19-20. ZoomaRun.com


  • Alpharetta Women’s Half Marathon & 5K. Sunday, Nov. 3. AlpharettaWomensHalf.events
  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, Peachtree, GA. Saturday, Nov. 2. RunLikeADiva.com
    • Note this is now a fall race.
    • Also offers 7 holiday-themed virtual races for 2019
  • Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K, Savannah, GA. Saturday, Apr. 6. SavannahWomensHalf.com





  • Go Girl Run Half Marathon & 5K, Kansas City. Sunday, Aug. 25. GoGirlRun.com.



  • Zooma Cape Cod Half Marathon, Relay & 10K, Falmouth, MA. Saturday, Sept. 29. ZoomaRun.com

Detroit Women's Half Marathon race photoMichigan


  • Unleash the SHE 5K & 10K, Rochester. Sunday, May 5. UnleashTheSHE.com
  • Women ROCK, St. Paul. Saturday, Aug. 24. 2.5K, 5K, 10K & Half Marathon Race page on MonsterRunSeries.com
  • Women Run the Cities, Minneapolis. Sunday, May 19. 5K, 10K & 10 miles. WomenRunTheCities.com


  • Go Girl Run Series, GoGirlRun.com/races
    • Columbia. Saturday, June 1. 5K & half marathon.
    • Springfield. Sunday, Apr. 14. 5K & half marathon.


  • Montana Women’s Run, Billings. Saturday, May 11. WomensRun.org
    • 5-mile and 2-mile runs & virtual runs
    • Wheelchair athletes welcome

New Mexico

  • The Women’s Run Series, Albuquerque. Sunday, Apr. 28. Race page at StartLineRacing.com.
    • Half marathon, 10K, 5K & Butterfly Dash for younger runners.

New York

  • SHAPE Women’s Half Marathon, New York City. Sunday, Apr. 14. Race page at NYRR.org

North Carolina

North Dakota

  • Go Far Woman, Fargo. Friday & Saturday, Aug. 9 & 10. Half marathon, half marathon relay, 10K, 5K, and girls run. GoFarWoman.com

Nova Scotia

  • Sole Sisters Women’s Race Weekend, Dartmouth, NS. June 1 & 2. SoleSistersRace.com
    • Sole Sisters 5K, evening race, Saturday, June 1
    • Sole Sisters Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & 5K morning races, Sunday, June 2
    • Little Miss Sole Sisters for girls under 18 years of age, Sunday, June 2
    • 3 virtual race options, too


  • Queen Bee Half Marathon & 4 Miler Run/Walk, Cincinnati. Saturday, Oct. 12. QueenBeeHalf.com


  • Go Girl Run Women’s Half Marathon & 5K, Oklahoma City. Saturday, Mar. 23. GoGirlRun.com


  • Divas Half Marathon & 5K, Toronto Island. Sunday, June 9. RunLikeADiva.com
    • Also offers 7 holiday-themed virtual races for 2019
  • Emile’s Run 5K for Women, Ottawa. Saturday, Apr. 27. Emile’s Run 5K race page
  • Niagara Falls Half Marathon & 5K, Niagara Falls. Sunday, June 2. NFWHM.com
  • Toronto Women’s Run Series, Toronto. ToWomensRuns.com
    • Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Sunday, May 26
    • 10K & 5K, Saturday, Aug. 24
    • 8K & 5K, Saturday, Oct. 12


  • Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon & 10K, Cascade Locks (east of Portland). Saturday, Sept. 14. Go to the race page on RunWithPaula.com
  • Country Girl Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Portland. Saturday, Aug. 3. Go to the race page at TerrapinEvents.com
  • Happy Girls Run Series, HappyGirlsRun.com
    • Bend. Saturday, May 25. Half marathon, 10K & 5K on paved roads, groomed paths, and wide trails.
    • Sisters. Saturday, Nov. 2 Half marathon trail & 5K road.

South Carolina

  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, North Myrtle Beach. Sunday, May 5. RunLikeADiva.com
    • Also offers 7 holiday-themed virtual races for 2019

South Dakota

  • Leading Ladies’ Marathon & Half Marathon, Lead-Spearfish, SD. Sunday, Aug. 18. LeadingLadiesMarathon.com
    • USA Track & Field-certified, downhill courses


  • Cocoa Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Family Run, Boerne. Sunday, Jan. 20. CocoaHalf.com
  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series, Galveston. Sunday, Apr. 28. RunLikeADiva.com
    • Also offers 7 holiday-themed virtual races for 2019
  • Gritty Goddess Fest 5K obstacle race, Galveston. Saturday, Apr. 13. GrittyGoddess.com
    • First wave is for couples & co-ed duos
  • RunGirl Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay & 5K, Houston. Sunday, Dec. 1. Go to the race page on TriGirlSports.com
  • Zooma Women’s Only Series, ZoomaRun.com
    • Lost Pines Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Bastrop. Friday-Saturday, Mar. 8-9.
    • Wine Country Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Fredericksburg. Nov. 1-2.
    • Complete both races in the same year and earn the Texas Two Step Challenge medal


  • Thelma & Louise Half Marathon, 2-Woman Relay & 10K. Moab. Saturday, June 1. Race page at MadMooseEvents.com.
  • Women of Steel 5K, American Fork. Saturday, May 11. Race page at TriUtah.com
    • TriUtah is the new organizer for this popular race
  • Women of Steel 50 Mile Relay, Midway. Saturday, Sept. 21. Race page at TriUtah.com
    • Run solo or form a 3-6 woman team which each member taking turns running a leg of this race
    • TriUtah also organizes this race

Washington, D.C.

Washington State

  • Girlfriends Run for a Cure, Vancouver. Sunday, Oct. 13. Race page at WhyRacingEvents.com
    • Half & quarter marathons, 10K & 5K
  • Girlfriends Triathlon & Fitness Festival, Vancouver. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 16-18. Race page at WhyRacingEvents.com.
    • Sunset 5K & 10K races, Friday evening
    • Running Girlfriends 5K, Sunday morning
    • Events also include sprint & Olympic-distance triathlon, duathlon (run-bike-run) and aquabike (swim-bike) for individuals, girls 17 & under, and 2-3 woman relay teams on Saturday & Sunday.
  • Happy Girls Run Spokane. Saturday, Sept. 21. Half marathon, 10K & 5K. HappyGirlsRun.com
  • Mermaid Run Spokane, Sunday, June 3. 5K, 10K & virtual. MermaidSeries.com
    • Note: Women ages 70 or better run for free in the 5K or 10K!
  • Snohomish Women’s Run, Everett. Sunday, May 5 (Mother’s Day). 10K & half marathon. SnohomishWomensRun.com
  • Wild Woman Trail Marathon, Relay & 50K, Trout Lake. Saturday, June 22. WildWomanMarathon.com


  • Bellin Women’s Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay & 5K, Green Bay, WI. Saturday, Oct. 5. BellinHealth.rsupartner.com
  • Her Madison Half Marathon, Relay & 5K Run & Walk, Madison, WI. Sunday, July 21. HerMadisonRun.com
  • Zooma Great Lakes Half Marathon, Relay & 5K, Lake Geneva. Saturday, Sept. 14. ZoomaRun.com

If you know of other women’s only running races and events in the U.S. or Canada, please let me know!