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9 Quick Picks for 2019 Races

It’s that time of year — so many races, so little time! Whether you’re looking to map out your 2019 race schedule or simply add the finishing touches, you’re in the right place. From picturesque training runs to dialed-in goal races, we’re here to help you jump-start your New Year’s resolutions and keep your eyes […]

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Coach Bette: The Long and Short of Training Cycles

It’s that time of the year when we stand back, look at the big calendar and start filling in our race dates. Luckily, here on RaceRaves it’s easy to fill that calendar with your perfect races. But before you start committing to all those amazing events, have you planned your training cycles? If you are […]

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2018: The Year in Racing

If 2018 taught us anything, it’s that records are made to be broken. From the GOAT’s dominance in Berlin to a flurry of 100-mile records to a one-legged ultra marathoner, the human drama of the past 12 months kept us on the edge of our seats. So as the sun sets on 2018, we’re excited […]

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12 Days of (a runner’s) Christmas

Christmas carols are a fun tradition, but who in their right mind would give their true love “ten lords a-leaping”? And what would any of us do with a partridge in a pear tree, anyway? To help you celebrate the holidays in a more relatable way, we proudly present our version of the classic “12 […]

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Coach Bette: Mindful Running

As a longtime runner and coach, I’ve become increasingly interested in the science that explains how we can tap into our psyche to run faster, stronger, or with a more “present” state of mind. For example, the overwhelming evidence of the power of the mind to improve our performance shows that we can increase speed […]

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Runners Choice: Best Marathons in the U.S.

Welcome to the results of our 2018 Best Marathons in the U.S. poll! Here we crown the top marathon in every U.S. state as chosen by you, the runners. THANK YOU to all who voted or posted your reviews — your overwhelming support enabled us to compile this list with confidence. Thanks also to those […]

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Run, Reflect, Repeat: Country road

With an appreciative nod to my old favorite James Taylor, running down a country road is a favorite way to escape the mental overload and visual onslaught of city life. Living in Southern California, it can be difficult to find a refreshing place of solitude. With houses set back off the road and few, if […]

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The three Rs of post-workout recovery

Sponsored post from guest contributor Tailwind Nutrition We all know the feeling after a long workout. You are exhausted, to the point that even the thought of taking off your shoes sounds exhausting. Shower?! Yeah, right. But before you sit down for that hard-earned relaxation, you cannot forget the one thing your body needs after […]

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Races inspired by Hollywood

With the summer box office season coming to a close and the fall TV season heating up, what better time to recognize running events that pay tribute to the big and small screen? Join us as we say “hooray for Hollywood” with our rundown of movie- and TV-themed races, where the celluloid hits the road. […]

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Lunatic Spotlight: Racking up the (s)miles

Abraham Lincoln once noted, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Lorelei Suehrstedt is clearly among the latter. The proud Trail Ambassador for the Cleveland (Ohio) MetroParks and happily married mother of two young adults (ages 14 and 21) exudes positive energy, so it’s no surprise she […]

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