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Getting to know the Abbott World Marathon Majors

With the new year underway and many of us eyeing ambitious goals and resolutions, there’s no better time to plan out your 2022 (and beyond!) race schedule. For many runners this schedule will include one or more “bucket list” races, chief among these the six marathons that comprise the Abbott World Marathon Majors. Founded in […]

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Lunatic Spotlight: One Year, 100+ Races

For many runners, completing 100 races would be an ambitious lifetime goal. For Amy Seagroves, that lifetime happened in a single year. A resident of Rochester, NY, Amy tallied an astonishing 107 races in a pandemic-constrained 2021 while regularly challenging herself in new ways. She tackled distances ranging from one to 31.1 miles on roads and […]

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May 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 May 2022 plus some personal favorites we think you’ll enjoy, as the racing season enters one of its busiest months of the year. NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, the following list includes only events that are now taking registrations […]

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2021: The Year in Racing

After last year’s sudden and unprecedented stoppage, the racing industry warily re-emerged from its forced hiatus in 2021. Hopes rose and records fell among elite and recreational runners alike, fueled by a yearning for pre-pandemic normalcy, motivated by the Tokyo Summer Olympics, and abetted by the inexorable impact of the shoe-technology revolution. Here we relive […]

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April 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 April 2022 plus some personal favorites we think you’ll enjoy, as the spring racing season shifts into high gear. NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, the following list includes only events that are now taking registrations for an in-person race […]

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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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March 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 March 2022 plus some personal favorites we think you’ll enjoy. And this month, we introduce our newest segment on featured international races. NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, the following list includes only events that are now taking registrations for an […]

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Races Inspired by Monsters, Myths & Legends

With Halloween lurking around the corner, now’s a spook-tacular time to spotlight running events inspired by cryptozoology, the study of monsters, myths & legends. For believers and skeptics alike, here are 12 (because 13 would be… unlucky) races where a sudden rustle in the bushes, a shadowy figure in the distance, or an unidentified light in […]

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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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