7 Cheap Marathons That Cost Less Than $100

July 21, 2023

The best hedge against high marathon prices is to pick a race and sign up early. Many races in the U.S. will offer the lowest prices if you sign up a full year in advance. And because registration service fees are often tacked on as a percentage of the race price, you’ll pay less in fees, too.

But not everyone can plan that far ahead. Runner’s World went looking for marathons that are less than $100 even if you wait until a week out to sign up. We also sought races whose course are USATF-sanctioned (so you can use results for the Boston Marathon if you hit your qualifying time), and have at least 100 finishers, so you’re not alone out there. Runners World