Take Amtrak to Your Next Marathon

Take Amtrak to Your Next Marathon

Marathon runners

Marathon season is in full swing. Don’t worry about how you’ll get to the race—take Amtrak and focus on setting a new PR instead!

Boston Marathon

Held in early spring, the Boston Marathon’s historic course starts on Main Street in the rural New England town of Hopkinton and finishes near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square. Learn more

Amtrak routes that get you there: Acela Express, Downeaster, Northeast Regional, Lake Shore Limited

Chicago Marathon

Held in fall, the Chicago Marathon features a flat course that starts and finishes in Grant Park. The race takes runners through 29 Chicago neighborhoods, and has produced four world records. Learn more

Amtrak routes that get you there: Southwest Chief, Texas Eagle, Capitol Limited, California Zephyr, Cardinal, Empire Builder, Hoosier State, Lake Shore Limited, Illinois Service, Michigan Services, Hiawatha Service

Los Angeles Marathon

The Los Angeles Marathon begins at Dodger Stadium and finishes just steps from the Santa Monica Pier—not a bad way to start spring. Learn more

Amtrak routes that get you there: Coast Starlight, Pacific Surfliner, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle

Marine Corps Marathon

The Marine Corps Marathon, held in Washington, D.C., takes participants on a journey around some of our nation’s most historic landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall, and the U.S. Capitol. Learn more

Amtrak routes that get you there: Acela Express, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, Carolinian, Northeast Regional, Palmetto, Vermonter

New York City Marathon

New York City is home to the largest marathon in the world and is often considered the pinnacle of racing in the U.S. Held the first Sunday of each November, this course offers participants a chance to visit all five boroughs of New York City during their run. Learn more

Amtrak routes that get you there: Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Vermonter, Cardinal, Carolinian, Cresent, Empire Service, Keystone, Adirondack, Ethan Allen Express, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf, Pennsylvanian, Palmetto, Silver Star, Silver Meteor

Walt Disney World Marathon

26.2 miles is still quite a feat, even in the most magical place on Earth. By the time they complete this race, runners will have traveled through four Disney parks and met at least a few of their favorite characters along the way. Learn more

Amtrak routes that get you there: Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Auto Train