John Bingham Racing

There's only one word to describe a JBR event...


Find out why Runner's World columnist and best-selling author John "the Penguin" Bingham has taken his spirit of joy to races of his own.

Now you can be a part of the biggest movement in the running community in 25 years.

Make this the year YOU join the revolution!

Summer in the City

Chicago Distance Classic Half Marathon presented by Bank of America
August 10, 2008
— The Chicago Distance Classic presented by Bank of America is truly a classic—featuring an exciting new downtown course. Between the flat and fast course and the stunning city views, we're sure that you'll see why the CDC has been the MUST DO Chicago race for over 30 years.

Spring Break in Arizona

Arizona Distance Classic
March 29, 2009
— The first four editions of the Arizona Distance Classic were HUGE successes in every way. Runners and walkers from 25 states came to Tucson and Oro Valley for one of the most unique and beautiful races anywhere. From Spring training, the spas, the sun, the pools, the sightseeing and the golf, there is something for everyone.

Spring Time in Columbus

The Bank of America Capital City Half Marathon
May 2, 2009
—The Bank of America Capital City Half Marathon and Commit to be Fit 5K have become a rite of spring in the Midwest. Don't miss all the hospitality of Columbus and the Arena district. It's a Saturday event, because a party like this couldn't happen on a Sunday.

Spring Celebration in Ohio

Cinco de Mayo Cuatro Miler presented by Corazon Club & Spa
May 3, 2008
— Join your family, friends, and neighbors at Corazon Club and Spa on Saturday, May 3, at 5:00pm for this one of a kind, Cinco de Mayo event! Then celebrate a great run/walk with a margarita overlooking the vineyards, waterfall and pool at Corazon Club and Spa. THERE'S NOT A BETTER PARTY… plus a great running event!

The ULTIMATE Destination Marathon

The Great Alaskan Marathon Cruise — A Staged Marathon in the Last Frontier
June 2010
— More info coming soon. Run the world's ONLY staged maritime marathon. A year's worth of racing in just one week. With a predict your time deck run, trail runs, road runs and more, you face a new challenge every day. Departing from Seattle WA, spend a week racing in Alaska, relaxing and earning a big finisher's medal. You'll enjoy the elegance of Holland America Line's fabulous ms Westerdam, and an experience that you'll remember for a lifetime.

Thanksgiving in Ohio

The Flying Feather Four Miler presented by Corazon Club & Spa
November 27, 2008
— A great new family tradition with wine and cookies too! Thanksgiving is all about family, fun and food. Now you can add fun and activity! Bring all your relatives, house guests, cooking buddies and little turkeys out to Corazon Club & Spa in Dublin, Ohio on Thanksgiving Day. Celebrate the Active, Healthy Lifestyle and support some great causes: Toys for Tots and the 2nd & 7 Foundation. Limited to 2,000 people, this event has sold out in each of its first 2 years.

Winter in North Carolina

Run to Victory
December 7, 2008
— The Victory Junction Gang Camp, co-founded by Kyle Petty, has teamed up again with John Bingham Racing for the third annual Run to Victory Half Marathon and 5 Mile Run/Walk, presented by Sprint. This unique and fun run will start in the heart of Randleman (N.C.) and finish up inside the Victory Junction Gang Camp with all proceeds going to the camp.

Do one, do them all. Come for the races—stay for the celebrations!

About John Bingham Racing

John Bingham Racing, LLC is a road race marketing and management firm that was founded in 2002. The John Bingham Racing Half Marathon Series currently consists of the Arizona Distance Classic in Oro Valley Arizona, The Bank of America Capital City Half Marathon in Columbus Ohio, The Chicago Distance Classic Half Marathon presented by Bank of America on the Chicago lakefront, and the Run to Victory Half Marathon presented by Sprint in Randleman, North Carolina.

All of the JBR events are celebration of athletes, young and old, fast and slow. Everyone gets a warrior's send off at the start and a hero's welcome at the finish line. And of course the BIG Honkin' PENGUIN Finisher's Medal.

For more information please contact us.



JBR event medals are made by Maxwell Medals & Awards. Click image to enlarge.