Running a Marathon in 2012? Don’t Forget to Register

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Photo by Karla Bruning

Running a marathon this year? Now that 2012 is here, it’s time to think about what marathon you might want to run. Registration for the 2012 ING New York City Marathon lottery opened this week. Runners have until April 23 to sign-up for a chance to run the world’s biggest marathon. Looking to run another big-city marathon in the U.S. or Canada this year? Here are the registration dates for a few metropolitan races.

Los Angeles

Race date: March 18

Registration: Open now until the race reaches capacity.

Salt Lake City

Race date: April 21

Registration: Open now until April 18.


Race date: May 6

Registration: Open now through race day.


Race date: June 3

Registration: Open now.

San Francisco

Race date: July 29

Registration: Open now.

Quebec City

Race date: August 26

Registration: Open now until the race reaches capacity.


Race date: Sept. 23

Registration: Not yet open.


Race date: Oct. 7

Registration: Opens Feb. 1 and closes when the race reaches capacity.

New York City

Race date: Nov. 4

Registration: Entry by lottery from Jan. 2 to April 23.


Race date: Nov. 18

Registration: Opens April 1 and closes when the race reaches capacity.


Race date: Dec. 9

Registration: Open now through Jan. 15 for Hawaii residents only. Opens to the general public at a later date.

Karla Bruning is an award-winning journalist and running nerd. She has completed four marathons, trains with the New York Harriers and is a member of New York Road Runners. Follow Karla’s “Notes From a Running Nerd” at, Facebook and Twitter@KBruning.

Karla Bruning


Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.


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