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Upcoming, Headphone-Friendly Marathons

If you wouldn't dream of running without listening to music, then you'll be happy to know that there are a bunch of upcoming marathons that allow headphone use. Keep in mind that some marathons ban the use of headphones and portable MP3 players such as iPods. They're banned for safety reasons — you know, because listening to Queen's "We Will Rock You" just might send your body into uncontrollable speeds, and you may run into the banana and water stand. If you're looking to run 26.2 miles with your headphones, here's a list marathons compiled by Runner's World where you can crank up the tunes and run!

Surf City Marathon (California): Feb. 1
Melbourne and Beaches Marathon (Florida): Feb. 8
Austin Marathon (Texas): Feb. 15

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Big-D Texas Marathon (Texas): April 5
OC Marathon (California): May 3
Green Bay Marathon (Wisconsin): May 17
Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon (Anchorage): June 20
San Francisco Marathon (California): July 26
Lake Tahoe Marathon (California): Sept. 25-27
Portland Marathon (Oregon): Oct. 4
Des Moines Marathon (Iowa): Oct. 18
Richmond Marathon (Virginia): Nov. 14
Tucson Marathon (Arizona): Dec. 13
Dallas White Rock Marathon (Texas): Dec. 13
Miami Marathon (Florida): Jan. 24, 2010

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almostloli almostloli 7 years
no music while running is just too harsh..
Fitness Fitness 7 years
alright, alright runningesq, i hear ya (pun intended). i think it is good that folks have a choice on this matter. many people were wearing headphones anyway. i do appreciate the safety concerns and hearing the experience.
javsmav javsmav 7 years
I agree runningesq. I wouldn't dream of running a marathon with headphones. I think someone really misses out if she wears headphones during the race.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
They're banned for safety reasons — you know, because listening to Queen's "We Will Rock You" just might send your body into uncontrollable speeds, and you may run into the banana and water stand. Actually, Fit, they are banned for REAL safety reasons --- for example .. ambulances that need to get through, runners trying to pass people wearing headphones that can't hear ON YOUR RIGHT!, changes in the course, medical issues, etc. I think the sounds of a marathon is part of the experience, and listening to music cheapens that.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
<i>They're banned for safety reasons — you know, because listening to Queen's "We Will Rock You" just might send your body into uncontrollable speeds, and you may run into the banana and water stand.</i>Actually, Fit, they are banned for REAL safety reasons --- for example .. ambulances that need to get through, runners trying to pass people wearing headphones that can't hear ON YOUR RIGHT!, changes in the course, medical issues, etc.I think the sounds of a marathon is part of the experience, and listening to music cheapens that.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I hate that too!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I hate that too!
pioneers pioneers 7 years
loosely related--does anyone know really good headphones to wear for running? Whenever I'm on the treadmill, mine are constantly falling out.
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