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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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Tips & Tricks: Individual Race Pages

Each event listed on RaceRaves features a dedicated race page that details key information about that event, including: Date Location Finisher ratings based on shoes (1=lowest, 5=highest), with an Overall Rating and four separate subratings: Difficulty Scenery Production Swag Number of reviews Race distances offered Terrain/Type (road/paved, trail/unpaved, triathlon, OCR, synthetic, duathlon, swimrun) Description from […]

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Tips & Tricks: Reviewing a Race

As our name suggests, race reviews are the cornerstone of what we do at RaceRaves. Reviews celebrate your racing adventures, help your fellow runners make smart decisions, and tell appreciative race directors how to make their events even better. Our finisher reviews cover all 50 US states (+ DC) and 80+ countries! Our Review a […]

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Tips & Tricks: My Staging Area profile

As a RaceRaves member, My Staging Area is your profile page and personal race HQ! Here you’ll track your racing history — including Past Races, Future Races and Personal Bests — as well as all your reviews (My Raves) in one convenient location. My Staging Area is accessible for signed-in members by clicking/tapping your first […]

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Tips & Tricks: Your (Smart) 50 States Map

Whatever your inspiration and wherever it takes you, the RaceRaves 50 States Map is a smart, intuitive online tool that lets you track and visualize your racing progress. Found on each member’s My Staging Area (profile) page, your personal 50 States Map: Colors in each US state automatically by distance — half marathon, marathon, ultra […]

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Tips & Tricks: It’s All About Community

RaceRaves is a thriving community of runners — road warriors, trail enthusiasts, triathletes and competitors of all types. Here we highlight three ways for members of our community to correspond both publicly and privately. Follow other members Our Follow feature is a great way to meet like-minded athletes & keep up with what your friends […]

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Virtual Racing: Takeaways from the RaceRaves community

With road racing on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many runners have turned to virtual racing as a temporary alternative to keep their training on track while maintaining much-needed motivation and accountability. With that in mind, we asked our RaceRaves community of avid runners and endurance athletes to share their thoughts on virtual races […]

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