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February Featured Races you need to know about

Welcome to your RaceRaves guide to top upcoming races! Here we highlight a sampling of “best bets” for February 2022 as well as some personal favorites we think you’ll enjoy. NOTE: Scheduling remains fluid, and some February races have yet to open registration. Unless otherwise noted, the following list includes only events that are now […]

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Racing & Spectating the Chicago Marathon

(Editor: Thanks to RaceRaves contributor Dan Solera, Chicago native & 4-time Bank of America Chicago Marathon finisher, for sharing his insider tips on this epic running event! Note the following details are subject to change as COVID-19 policies for the 2021 event continue to evolve.) The World Marathon Majors feature six global marathons with incredibly deep fields, world-class organization […]

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January Featured Races you need to know about

Welcome to your RaceRaves guide to top upcoming races! Here we highlight a sampling of “best bets” for January 2022 as well as some personal favorites we think you’ll enjoy. NOTE: Scheduling remains fluid, and some January races have yet to open registration. Unless otherwise noted, the following list includes only events that are now […]

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Anniversary Races Worth Celebrating (2021-22)

With the past year bringing the events industry to a standstill, the return of racing season is a reason to rejoice. Adding to the optimism, a number of notable events celebrate milestone anniversaries in 2021–2022. For the novice runner seeking the perfect first-time marathon/half marathon or the seasoned veteran in search of motivation, the distinctive […]

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Top Five Things You Can Do as a RaceRaves Member

RaceRaves helps runners of all levels find the best endurance events across the U.S. and around the world. But did you know we also offer a slew of handy features and functionality available exclusively to our members? Here we share five member benefits that newcomers and loyal Lunatics alike should know in order to make […]

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December Featured Races that may actually happen

Welcome to your RaceRaves guide to top upcoming races! Here we highlight a sampling of December “best bets” as well as some personal favorites we think you’ll enjoy. NOTE: Scheduling remains fluid, and many December races (some of which moved from early 2021) have yet to open registration. Unless otherwise noted, the following list includes […]

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Lunatic Spotlight: 50 States the Hard(er) Way

For many running careers, completing a marathon in all 50 states would be the beginning of the end—the achievement of a lifetime and the perfect excuse to pause and take a breath. But for long-time RaceRaves member Tim Mullican, crossing the finish line of his 50th state at the 2017 Kona (HI) Marathon was instead […]

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Tested & Trusted Race Day Tips

Any runner who’s toed a start line knows: like it or not, every race is a learning experience. We’ve certainly made our share of mistakes in the 100+ races we’ve run, and while some were clearly our own fault, others were beyond our control. And a surprising number occurred before the race even started. So […]

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November Featured Races that may actually happen

Welcome to your RaceRaves guide to top upcoming races! Here we highlight a sampling of November “best bets” as well as some personal favorites we think you’ll enjoy. NOTE: Scheduling remains fluid, and many November races (some of which moved from early 2021) have yet to open registration. Unless otherwise noted, the following list includes […]

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Late October Featured Races that may actually happen

Welcome to our handy guide to top upcoming races—a list so nice, we’re doing it twice! (For the crowded months of Sept & Oct, that is.) Here we highlight “best bets” and personal favorites that are scheduled to take place Oct 16–31. NOTE: Scheduling remains fluid, and many Oct races (some of which moved from […]

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