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World Marathon Majors Challenge Quiz

Think you know your Abbott World Marathon Majors? Test your knowledge of the world’s six most prestigious marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City—with our World Marathon Majors Challenge Quiz. Have fun and good luck! (Images are courtesy of each event’s social media, the Abbott World Marathon Majors Facebook page, or the official […]

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August Featured Races that may actually happen

Welcome to our monthly guide to top upcoming races! Here we highlight a sampling of summer “best bets” as well as some of our team’s personal favorites. Please note: Scheduling remains highly fluid, and some August races have yet to open registration (while others have already sold out!). Unless otherwise noted, the following list includes […]

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Taco Bell launches runner-inspired CarboLoad menu

IRVINE, CA – Taco Bell, in partnership with two leaders in the sports nutrition industry, today announced its new lineup of healthier options aimed at runners & endurance athletes, who along with college students and gastro-masochists make up the company’s most coveted demographic. The announcement of its new “CarboLoad” menu follows Taco Bell’s previous unveiling […]

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Races Inspired By Hollywood

Awards season is in full swing — with the Golden Globes behind us and the Oscars still to come, what better time to recognize running events that pay tribute to the big and small screens? Grab your popcorn and join us as we say “Hooray for Hollywood” with our rundown of movie- and TV-themed races. […]

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July 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 July road & trail races of all distances—and to exclude canceled events from your search—check out our Find a Race page! Please […]

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Toughest Road Marathons in North America

Looking for an easy first-time marathon or speedy Boston Qualifier? You’re in the wrong place! As if running 26.2 miles weren’t challenging enough, here we spotlight the toughest road (paved or unpaved) marathons in North America. With high altitude, brutal hills and extreme weather, these 13 races take perverse pleasure in extracting as much blood, […]

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June 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 June road & trail races of all distances—and to exclude canceled events from your search—check out our Find a Race page! Please […]

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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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