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Why Do You Run?

“Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.” – Julie Isphording, 1984 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Over the holidays, we received the usual assortment of timely Christmas cards and season’s greetings from friends and family, many of whom I hadn’t seen in a while—a global pandemic, as it turns out, will put […]

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April & May Featured Races that may actually happen

Welcome to our new monthly guide to top upcoming races! Here we highlight a sampling of “best bets” as well as some of our team’s personal favorites. For a more comprehensive list of April/May road & trail races—and to exclude canceled races from your search—check out our Find a Race page! Please note: Scheduling remains […]

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12 Days of (a Runner’s) Christmas

Christmas carols are a fun tradition, but really—who gifts their true love ten lords a-leaping? And what would we do with a partridge in a pear tree, anyway? To help runners everywhere celebrate the holidays and put 2020 in their rearview mirror, we proudly present our own updated version of the timeless classic, “12 Days […]

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Runners Choice: Best Racing Cities in the U.S.

You voted, we wrote it—introducing our 2020 Best Racing Cities in the U.S.! Here we recognize the top racing destinations across the nation as chosen by you, the runners. THANK YOU to everyone who voted in our poll; from bustling metropolitan areas to unsung municipalities, your tremendous support and insightful commentary enabled us to compile […]

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Remembering Tony Banovich

This is the most difficult post we’ve ever written. We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of Tony Banovich, a luminary and one of our best friends—as well as one of the best people—in the running industry. You may not have known Tony personally, but you’ll likely know of or have […]

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Best Bets for Boston Marathon Qualifying Races

Originally inspired by the first Olympic marathon in Athens in 1896, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon. Held each year on Patriots’ Day (the third Monday in April), the race features top-notch production, raucous crowd support and its iconic blue-and-yellow unicorn medal waiting to celebrate your achievement at the […]

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WANTED: The best racing cities in the US!

Welcome to our “Best Racing Cities in the U.S.” poll, the third installment in our annual Runners Choice series! As the premier resource to help runners of all levels find the best races, we’re building the go-to list of the top racing cities (big and small) across the U.S., as voted on by those who […]

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Must-See Running Documentary Movies

With road racing on hold and the red carpet yanked out from under the summer movie season, there’s no better time to escape to the small screen and catch up on the best running documentaries from some of the sport’s leading filmmakers. Whether you’re looking for motivation to kick start your training, camaraderie to help […]

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8 Trail Running Tips: How to get started

By guest author Nancy Hobbs, Founder / Executive Director, American Trail Running Association; republished with permission Images © RaceRaves You’ve read a few things about trail running and even had a few friends tell you a thing or two about the sport, but you are still apprehensive about giving it a try. A few trail running […]

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Tips & Tricks: Finding Races

If you’re looking for a race, you’re in the right place! RaceRaves covers the entire spectrum of running events across the country and around the world, on paved roads and unpaved trails, and with distances from one mile to 100+ miles. Much more than a static race calendar or directory, RaceRaves features several easy and […]

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