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6 Racecation destinations for U.S. history buffs

By guest author Heather Miller, Founder, Runfari Though the concept of running while on vacation may not win the popular vote, “We the People” know racecations are a front-runner for future generations of active vacationers. For those who like to throw a little history into the mix, we’ve outlined six racecation destinations that work the […]

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Coach Bette: Time- & Effort-Based Training

In the early years of my running career, I simply went out the door and ran around the block or around the neighborhood, increasing the distance when I felt like it. It never occurred to me to run faster. Running farther seemed to be the goal. A couple years later I joined a marathon training […]

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Lunatic Spotlight: Unbreakable

Life can change in a heartbeat — just ask Sarah Presley Dasaro. On the evening of September 6, 2012, the Pasadena Police Department Community Services Officer and avid runner was enjoying a relaxing evening with her boyfriend when an aneurysm — an abnormally dilated blood vessel — ruptured in her brain, causing internal bleeding that […]

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Racing & Spectating the Chicago Marathon

(Thanks to RaceRaves contributor Dan Solera, Chicago native & 3-time Chicago Marathon finisher, for sharing his insider tips on this epic running event!) The World Marathon Majors feature six global marathons with incredibly deep fields, world-class organization and tens of thousands of dedicated runners. Each event has its personality and standout characteristics that lure runners […]

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Wanted: The best half marathon in every U.S. state!

 Welcome to our RaceRaves “Best of the U.S.” Half Marathons poll! As the premier resource to help runners find the best races, we’re building the go-to list of the top half marathons in each of the 50 states, as voted on by those who know best — YOU. Our voting ended Sunday, Oct 13, […]

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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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Coach Bette: We are runners

I am a runner Some fellow runners go for the win They train and they strain and then do it again. But not me, I’d much rather run for swag The goodies I find in the race event bag. I’ve got all my medals displayed on a wall I stay motivated when I look at […]

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Racing on all seven continents

It’s no secret runners are highly motivated athletes with ambitious goals. One increasingly popular goal is to complete a {insert your favorite race distance} on all seven continents, but where to start? Here on RaceRaves, of course! Whether you’re looking for fresh inspiration to ward off complacency, a compelling goal to jump-start your training, or […]

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Coach Bette: Tips for the traveling runner

As I walked off the ferry in the town of Galway on Ireland’s west coast, our fellow passengers swarmed up a small road to the hub of activity on the Aran Island of Inis Mor. Known for the sheep that produce wool for famous Aran sweaters, the island also draws tourists to view the ruins […]

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Packing for a destination race

By guest author Lani Teshima, MLIS. Tech writer, copy editor, marathoner, traveler. Like us, many of you love to combine your twin passions for running and travel. But with all the training that goes into preparing for race day, you’d rather not fret over your packing list. So we asked RaceRaves member and experienced traveling […]

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