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Runners Choice: Best Half Marathons in the U.S. (2024)

Welcome to the results of our 2024 “Best Half Marathons in the U.S.” poll! Here we crown the top half marathon in every U.S. state as chosen by you, the runners. THANK YOU to all who voted — your overwhelming support enabled us to compile this list with confidence. Whether you’re a first-time or long-time half […]

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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 2024 (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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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 finisher’s medal. Boston is also a member of […]

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Runners Choice: Best Marathons in the U.S. (2023)

Welcome to the results of our 2023 “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. Whether you’re a first-time or […]

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Let’s Talk Marathons! The AMR Trains Podcast

Let’s talk marathons! From the most scenic to the most first-timer friendly to the best BQ options and much more, RaceRaves co-founder Mike Sohaskey sits down with our friends at Another Mother Runner for the recent Marathon Edition of the AMR Trains Podcast.   Mapping out your racing schedule for 2023 and beyond? Looking for […]

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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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Runners Choice: Best Marathons in the U.S. 2018

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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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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