Dayton Running - Race Schedules, Race Reviews, and Race Rankings

Welcome to the Dayton running home page! Road Race Place provides a detailed listing of Dayton 5k races, 10k races, marathons and more, the links above will direct you to race calendars, rankings, and ratings for all of your local Dayton events. You can help us out by rating your favorite (and least favorite) Dayton races to help determine which races rank the highest in Dayton, in the state of Ohio and in the nation.

Area Stats

Total Races: 42

Scheduled Races: 37

April Races: 7

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Without Limits

Starring: Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland


The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to Oregon University where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.

This is one of the most inspirational stories that one will ever watch. One of us over here at RRP, used to watch this movie before every high school track meet!

Latest Dayton Area Race Reviews

Americana Festival 5k
Liked the race - 2013 Race
By: Tamara Mcmillan
I hate having to stop midway and turn around and start up a hill. I enjoy the race but could you design it to go through the residential areas instead of stopping and turning around?
Date Posted: 2013-07-09

Top Dayton Area Races

Runner can't make it to the Boston Marathon finish line, so others carry him to the end
4/21/2014 - Washington Post
Marathons are massively difficult enterprises for the people who participate, feats of incredible endurance that are accompanied by a staggering physical toll.
American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon
4/21/2014 - Chicago Tribune
He becomes first U.S. man to win at Boston since 1983
Jogger brags of perfect conditions for running to reporter, immediately bites the dust
2/10/2014 - The Independent
Schadenfreude doesn't come much better than this, as a Portland jogging enthusiast details to a reporter how people shouldn't be afraid to jog in snowy conditions, only to take a fall moments after the interview.
Former 300-pound NFL lineman loses 100 pounds and runs a marathon
2/4/2014 - USA Today
Former offensive lineman Alan Faneca weighed over 300 pounds when he retired from the NFL in 2011.
Couple in their 60s run marathons for record 366 days in a row
1/1/2014 - The New York Daily News
The Melbourne pair has broken a record of 365 days previously held by a Belgian couple. Janette Murray-Wakelin, 64, and Alan Murray, 68, ran to raise money for charity.