(Little Rock, Ark. – May 31, 2023) – The runners have spoken, and the annual Little Rock Marathon was voted the top marathon in Arkansas, according to RaceRaves.com.

RaceRaves announced the winners of its 2023 “Runners Choice: Best Marathons in the U.S.” poll.  RaceRaves.com is an “online community for runners to share information on race events around the world” and is the site that conducted the poll.

“For more than 21 years, the Little Rock Marathon has given more than 320,000 athletes the unique opportunity to be a part of the magic that is the Little Rock Marathon,” said Geneva Lamm, Little Rock Marathon executive director.  “This honor is a testament to the dedication of our volunteers, our partners, and to the Central Arkansas community, who are an integral part to making our event a success every year.   To also be recognized for exceptional race management, the best medals, and one of the best races in America is the icing on the cake!”

“The ‘Best Marathons in the U.S.’ initiative exemplifies our passion for the sport and our commitment to helping runners discover the best races across the country,” said RaceRaves Co-founder Mike Sohaskey. “We’re thrilled at the enthusiastic response from runners nationwide and congratulate the Little Rock Marathon on this well-deserved accolade.”

Registration will open in July for the next edition of the Little Rock Marathon, which takes place March 2 – 3, 2024 welcoming athletes of all abilities with distances from the marathon to a 1-mile children’s race.

For more information visit littlerockmarathon.com.

About Little Rock Marathon

The mission of the Little Rock Marathon is to provide a premier event open to athletes of all abilities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through running and walking and raising money for Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Since its inception in 2003, more than $1.3 million dollars has been donated to Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend is held the first weekend in March each year and includes a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K run/walk, a children’s mile and a free two-day health and fitness expo. With an estimated $3 million in local spending annually, more than 140,000 individuals have participated in a Little Rock Marathon race, sponsored event, or free training program. This has been achieved through school-based programs, community outreach, partnerships with running/walking groups across the country and passionate grass roots promotion.

About RaceRaves

Founded in 2014, RaceRaves.com is the leading online race finder and reviews community for runners around the world to share their experiences and find their next challenge. The company’s robust race database, intuitive search tools, finisher reviews from all 50 states and 90+ countries, and compelling editorial content establish RaceRaves as a trusted resource for runners and endurance athletes. With its authentic voice and fast-growing audience, RaceRaves helps brands and events connect with runners of all abilities.