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Runners Choice: Best Racing Cities in the U.S.

You voted, we wrote it—introducing our 2020 Best Racing Cities in the U.S.! Here we recognize the top racing destinations across the nation as chosen by you, the runners. THANK YOU to everyone who voted in our poll; from bustling metropolitan areas to unsung municipalities, your tremendous support and insightful commentary enabled us to compile […]

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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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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 2020 (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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Runners Choice: Best Half Marathons in the U.S.

(Due to the ongoing pandemic, some races have postponed dates [noted below] and/or modified courses for 2021, and so the following details are subject to change. Fingers crossed for normalcy in 2022!) Welcome to the results of our 2019 Best Half Marathons in the U.S. poll! Here we crown the top half marathon in every U.S. state […]

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Runners Choice: Best Marathons in the U.S.

(Due to the ongoing pandemic, some races have postponed dates [noted below] and/or modified courses for 2021, and so the following details are subject to change. Fingers crossed for normalcy in 2022!) 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 […]

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Best Half Marathon Series in the U.S.

Widely considered the “sweet spot” of distance running, it’s clear why the half marathon is one of the most popular race distances in the United States. Whereas 13.1 miles (21.1 km) is long enough to require a focused effort, it’s also short enough to run hard without limping for three days after. Given the enduring […]

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